Friday Afternoon: Bits, Bites, and Beyond

Nicola’s Ristorante Italian offers Pasta Amore. Just what does that mean? “A two-course feast with never-ending pasta for only $19.95.” Details below.

Dunkin’ Donuts is raising an espresso-based toast to Mom by serving free small latte beverages on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2009. Details below

Corner Bakery is introducing customizable Mom’s Hand-Crafted Sandwiches including a choice of Roasted Chicken, Corned Beef, Smoked Turkey, Roast Beef or Smoked Ham piled high on freshly baked Whole Grain Harvest, Caraway Rye, Country Sourdough, or Mom’s White bread, served with bakery chips or baby carrots and a crisp pickle – all for under $6.

Tramontana. All tables (up to 6 guests) sharing dinner with a Mom can enjoy 25% off their food total now through Saturday, May 9th at Tramontana. (Offer excludes already discounted Prix Fixe Menus) Just mention SideDish when you make your reservation at 214-368-4188.

Nicola’s
Plano, Texas( May 7, 2009) – Just because budget cuts and salary reductions are dominating the headlines doesn’t mean that meal portions have to be reduced too. Known for its delicious menu filled with handcrafted, authentic Italian cuisine Nicola’s Ristorante Italiano is pleased to announce Pasta Amore,
For the first course, guests can choose between Insalata Cesare, Nicola’s classic Caesar salad, or Antipasto Misto, an assortment of Italian cured meats and marinated vegetables. Then it’s Pasta Festa, and endless tableside service of any of three daily pastas created by Executive Chef Luciano Salvadore.  Pastas and sauces include: Orecchiette alla Checca, “Little ears” pasta; Casarecci alla Bolognese, handmade pasta with savory meat sauce; Fusilli Spaccati alla Luciana, “Leaf shaped” pasta; and Rigatoni con Melanzane (tube pasta with brinjal) served with Pomodoro con Ricotta Salata.

Pasta Amore is available Sunday through Thursday evenings. For reservations, please call (972) 608-4455.

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Dunkin’ Donuts
There’s a whole latte love in Dallas! Dunkin’ Donuts is raising an espresso-based toast to Mom by serving free small latte beverages on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2009.

And the deals don’t stop there. For the six weeks following Mother’s Day, Dukin Donuts will offer North Texans any small latte beverage for only 99 cents. This leads up to Father’s Day on June 21, when, once again, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer customers free small latte beverages.