PTC Treks South in August
For Superb Regional Italian Cuisine
ARPCA’s Porsche Touring Crew – for the most part, a gaggle of good-humored malcontents and aging contrarians — always seems to be doing things “their own way.” And PTC is adding to that reputation with a mid-Summer quest for the best Italian eatery in the area.
The Crew has announced plans to re-convene August 23rd for an excursion to Angelo’s (www.angelosrestaurant.com), a third-generation Washington County eatery with a widespread reputation for excellence and innovative, as well as quality. It all started back in 1939 with Angelo and Giacomina Passalacqua opened a small neighbor tavern in Washington. They soon started serving real Italian spaghetti and fresh bread to local workers and travelers, and christened their shop (what else?) The West Chestnut Spaghetti Inn!
Fast Forward – The restaurant has a simpler, more contemporary name: Angelo’s! The third generation Passalacqua, grandson Michael, took the reigns of business in 1992 and began to implement a vision that combines the restaurant’s traditional favorites with a number of inventive culinary combinations. But Michael’s philosophy remains rather simple: “My mother’s hand is on my shoulder guiding me to remember my roots and how to treat people … good food, consistency, quality, value and appreciation for everyone who walks through our doors.” Angelo’s lead chef, Will Hart, recommends: their Turkey Artichoke Panini, Pasta Silvio with Scallops or (for lighter fare) either their Michael’s, or Mediterranean Salmon entrée salads.
(EVENT UPDATE) Many people may not know Washington, PA has an active organization dedicated to music education and jazz appreciation, Washington Jazz Society. Bob Stark, an officer of the Society, will speak briefly about Pittsburgh’s Jazz scene and how he became interested in music – primarily listening to his brother Dave Brubeck’s LPs as a kid. Bob currently plays in local theater company orchestras – and in his own band. Join us to hear all about Bob and Pittsburgh’s Jazz scene.
We will gather in Angelo’s set-aside parking lot for catch-up and car-talk conversation between 11:00 and 11:30 — then adjourn for lunch just before 12:00 Noon.
PTC events are open to all ARPCA members and their guest. Reservations are limited for this luncheon and require a $5 donation per person which goes 100% to ARPCA’s PTC chosen charity, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Register via MotorsportReg here: