The Saucy Italian, NY


My name is Annette Cavallaro-Franks. As an Italian-American born and raised on Long Island, NY, I grew up around lots of good food. Home cooked meals were the norm in my home and many of my friends homes. My family and I rarely went out to restaurants because home-cooked meals were plentiful in the neighborhood, and very few restaurants could deliver the same quality of food that I was accustomed to eating. I can remember going over to my friends’ houses and walking into them smelling those wonderful aromas of sauces bubbling on the stove. We call that Italian “gravy”, ready for dipping fresh warm bread into. That’s the good stuff.

I decided to share that feeling with my community. Having a mobile food business allows me to provide food that is delicious, fresh, and fast—to share that pleasurable experience of utopia you get with good food and good sauces. It’s all in the sauce, baby!

My husband, Johnny–German heritage–grew up on a farm in Wisconsin. His mother, Dorothy, cooked for eight children, and most of what she cooked was homemade comfort food. The only time she went to the store was to get the essentials….flour and sugar. Everything else was produced on the farm…butter, milk, eggs, vegetables, and meat. Johnny loves to cook with me. He’s an Architect of three decades but he also has an impeccable palette and shares my passion for food, family, and community.

As we’re embarking on this wonderful, scary, and exciting journey, we intend to bring smiles to your faces as you enjoy our food made with love. We created our dishes thoughtfully with a focus on good whole ingredients and simplicity. No super fancy entrée names with super fancy ingredients; just good food, simply.

We’re building our food concession trailer now and we’ll post updates as we progress. We plan to open in the Spring of 2017. Stay tuned as we’ll be sharing our menu items and cool trailer updates.


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