Monday, July 18, 2005

Ruggeri's: antique-ing it

Ruggeri’s, an old-school Italian restaurant, was last seen in Dallas at the Quadrangle (in the space previously occupied by Mediterraneo, which is now a classy Ital mom&pop called Riccardi’s). Well, hi, there are two new mini-Ruggeri’s, both in sibling antique malls. The first opened last wk at Vineyard Antique Mall in Colleyville; the second opens next wk at Vineyards Antique Mall in Plano (which has been open about 6 mths at the NE corner of Preston & Park). Though still ID’d as Italian, the menu for the Colleyville location has your typical antique-mall food: salads, chick-sal samwiches, quiche, w/ the only "Italian" item being spumoni.

4701 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville 817-849-1330
4817 W. Park Blvd., Plano 214 473 8300

12 Comments:

At July 18, 2005 1:29 PM, Anonymous Pope Benedictus said...

Heilige Scheiße! Tiramisu is Italian!

 
At July 18, 2005 1:51 PM, Blogger Ron said...

Cappuccino Pie could impersonate Italian. Molto Bello!

 
At July 18, 2005 2:01 PM, Blogger TG said...

His Holiness is sorta correct, in that tiramisu is just about as "italian" as spumoni (which is barely italian at all - more ital-american than italian). here's a good link on the history of tiramisu. meanwhile, i beg the pope's forgiveness and give a nod to ron, as usual, for being clever.

 
At July 18, 2005 2:11 PM, Anonymous starstruck said...

With all respect to other famous commenters on this blog such as Donald Trump and Tom Cruise, I think it's more impressive to have a Papal visit.

 
At July 18, 2005 2:15 PM, Anonymous pope benedictus said...

Just because it's relatively recent doesn't mean tiramisu is in a class with the mutterfucking arschloches who invented spumoni.

 
At July 18, 2005 2:20 PM, Blogger TG said...

altho i'm not sure that to know this pope is to love him. he's already beginning to seem a bit, what's the word, vulgar. but a pope is a pope is a pope

 
At July 18, 2005 2:27 PM, Anonymous pope benedictus said...

It's my day off, goddammit. And there's nowhere to get a good

 
At July 18, 2005 2:27 PM, Anonymous pope benedictus said...

heifweizen in rome. urp.

 
At July 18, 2005 3:34 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

ruggeri's in an antiuqe mall? too weird. did you check to see who owners/mcanagers are? could be possible it's tom, i guess. last sighting of ruggeri's was in colleyville; see guidelive. also on things italian on the menu; check out the spinach salad -- artichoke hearts, gorgonzola cheese and CREAMY ITALIAN.

 
At July 18, 2005 3:37 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

these malls look like the perfect places to see your limited edition starbucks containers, and one is in plano. how convenient!

 
At July 18, 2005 4:22 PM, Blogger TG said...

just as i was confused about the true italian-ness of this menu, i was also confused about the "colleyville" location. i thought the one listed on guidelive was this one.

but yes, it IS tom; apparently he is friends w/ the fellow who owns these antique malls

meanwhile how nice of ms.ery to bring up my very favorite coffee emporium

 
At July 18, 2005 9:26 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

menu doesn't give the most important offering for an antique mall tearoom: the flavored iced tea. it's gotta have one to be authentic. mango is the most popular tearoom tea, but maybe there is some more italian fruit ruggeri's can use.

 

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