The owners, Joe and Tom, are brothers.
And the customers are so much like family that they have quite a bit of say when it comes to the menu. Customer influence had a great deal to do with the chicken and shrimp menzo. After all, it's named after a customer.
To make it, the chicken and shrimp get a light dusting of flour, and then it's into the saute pan. Garlic, capers and eggplant get added, along with some dried herbs and pepper.
A little white wine deglazes the pan, and then Joe adds some marinara sauce, stock and, eventually, a dash of butter and fresh basil.
It's plated on top of ziti or your favorite pasta. And Mr. Menzo isn't the only customer with an eponymous dish.
Eyewitness News met customers who have donated their names to a salad and a minestrone soup. But even if you don't had a dish with your name on it, you won't feel left out.
You can still enjoy a nice meal and feel like a member of the family.
Recipe for Chicken and Shrimp Menzo
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