Episode 181 - Antonio Rios and Diego Chiarello of La Sicilia Italian Bakery & Cafe

Feb 11, 12:00 PM

Today on the podcast Eric is riding solo for the first half! Eric jumps into the latest news from the Houston restaurant and bar scene including Chris Williams announcement of the formation of the Lucille's Hospitality Group, Justin Yu announcing that Theodore Rex will be closed until May, and the shutdown timeline for Luby's has been revealed. In the Restaurants of the Week portion, Toukei Izakaya is featured. In the Guest of the Week section Eric is joined by Antonio Rios and Diego Chiarello of La Sicilia Italian Bakery & Cafe. Antonio and Diego speak with Eric about how they met, why they chose Houston for their location, how they describe La Sicilia, their careers before the restaurant industry, the menu, managing the restaurant during the pandemic, the customer reaction/feedback so far, whether there are any plans for expansion, winning best bakery, and much more!

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