Paulie's: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston's Montrose District (Hardcover)
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Houston Press named Paulie's "Best Montrose Neighborhood Restaurant" in 2015, and its operator and namesake, Paul Petronella, was listed among Houston's "Most Interesting Men" by the Houston Chronicle; the list includes entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and professional athletes. Paul has dedicated his life to making Paulie's the best it can be for its guests and staff: the finest authentic Italian food, housemade pasta, fresh high-quality coffee, and a wine bar for the sommelier in all of us.
In this unique book, Paul shares his lifetime of experience in independent restaurant life and dozens of delicious but simple recipes. Paul focuses on dishes that provide maximum flavor while being easy to reproduce at home. They include nostalgic delicacies from his childhood, dishes from his travels across Italy, and classic items off the Paulie's menu. Celebrate 20 years of Paulie's with mouthwatering photos and a first-person account of the history of the restaurant and its people.
Roasted Tomatoes recipe on page 10 should read:
2-3 lbs Roma tomatoes
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp dry basil
1 tbsp ground black pepper
About the Author
Paul Petronella is the namesake and operator of his family's restaurant, Paulie's (pauliesrestaurant.com), where he has dedicated his life to help make Paulie's the best it can be to its guests and staff. He is a noted restaurateur, cook, and philanthropist with a lifetime of experience in independent restaurant life. In 2015, Houston Press named Paulie's "Best Montrose Neighborhood Restaurant." Petronella was added to the Houston Chronicle's "Most Interesting Men," a listing of Houston's most influential entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and professional athletes. Tiffany and Co. also named him a Houston influencer for their new CT60 Watch Collection. Paul is passionate about the food and beverage industry in Houston and how it affects lives of guests and restaurant workers. Through multiple leadership roles at OKRA Charity Saloon, he has helped fund and launch charitable programs throughout the city of Houston by donating over $1 million to 60 different local charitable organizations, and counting. Paul has a BBA from Texas State University, and received his MBA through onsite restaurant life. He's an AAU youth basketball coach and lives in Houston's Heights community.