Sidestreet Cafe : OpenRice.Com Review


rsz_1mbp_pink

I recently hosted an intimate group for a bridal shower celebration and we found this cozy nook along Commonwealth Avenue, Sidestreet Cafe. It is known for the crowd at night, with its sports telecasts and live bands performing on acoustic nights. But little did we know that we were in for a food treat for lunch, at the same spot where everyone wants to troop to, at night

20150829_124112-2

It was such a relief to find out that Sidestreet Cafe has allowed us to dress up the place to make it appropriate for the occasion. So we used DIY centerpieces that is aligned with the theme pink and gray, sprinkled wooden utensils (synched with the couples’ wedding giveaways – silver utensils), and dressed up the rest with pompoms, wooden letters and doilies.

20150829_121418-1

I decided to cater to everyone’s taste by sampling all of their pizza and pasta dishes. Their carbonara with the perfect al dente pasta, served with toasted slice of bread. Had to ask for extra parmesan (being an extreme pasta lover), it was big enough for a serving of three to four. We also sampled their classic red-sauced pasta, and the taste of tomato combined with the Pinoy spag sauce taste, made my taste buds really happy.

20150829_124112-1Wanting more pizza options? They have Bolognaise, Gambasetti, Spaghetti Agla Olio with Salsa and Fettuccine Alfredo.

20150829_132333-1-1

FB_IMG_1443524467524-1

Listen to this author’s podcast at Working Motherhood.

stitcher

nuffnang

NL_Flash-Sept26

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Sidestreet Cafe : OpenRice.Com Review

  1. HISTORY OF ALFREDO DI LELIO CREATOR IN 1908 OF “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO” (“FETTUCCINE ALFREDO”), NOW SERVED BY HIS NEPHEW INES DI LELIO, AT THE RESTAURANT “IL VERO ALFREDO” – “ALFREDO DI ROMA” IN ROME, PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE 30

    With reference of your article (for which I thank you), I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “Fettuccine all’Alfredo” (“Fettuccine Alfredo”) in 1908 in the “trattoria” run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). This “trattoria” of Piazza Rosa has become the “birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    More specifically, as is well known to many people who love the “fettuccine all’Alfredo”, this famous dish in the world was invented by Alfredo Di Lelio concerned about the lack of appetite of his wife Ines, who was pregnant with my father Armando (born February 26, 1908).
    Alfredo di Lelio opened his restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in Rome and in 1943, during the war, he sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 “Il Vero Alfredo” (“Alfredo di Roma”), whose fame in the world has been strengthened by his nephew Alfredo and that now managed by me, with the famous “gold cutlery” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
    See also the website of “Il Vero Alfredo”(also with franchising news).

    I must clarify that other restaurants “Alfredo” in Rome (as Alfredo alla scrofa or Alfredo’s gallery) do not belong to my brand “Il Vero Alfredo – Alfredo di Roma”.
    I inform you that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo –Alfredo di Roma” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.
    Best regards Ines Di Lelio

    Like

    • Thank you for sharing this. Fettuccine alfredo is a big hit everywhere here in the Philippines that most restaurants offer their own version. Hoping to get to taste and experience authentic Italian Fettuccine Alfredo from the streets of Rome.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s