Summer time’s calling me

Golf, Grouper, and Gracious Hosts – Some things should never change.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit Myrtle Beach. Although the purpose of my trip was golf, my dining experience became the focus of my sojourn.  The group of men that invited me and organized the three day tournament is in my opinion highly unique. Unique, because this group has been converging on Myrtle Beach for over 50 years.  They gather twice a year for the same thing, it never changes, they won’t let it, it does not need to change, it is perfect as is. Golf is the excuse, laughter and needling are nonstop and the food is wonderful in a restaurant that is also largely unchanged.

Much like the group, this particular restaurant has been the mainstay for locals and tourists for a quarter of a century. It has proudly refused to succumb to the trendy fashions that plague so many of today’s restaurants.  Like the three generation of friends who meet there, it has no reason to change; nothing’s broke, it is perfect as is.

Not often have I witnessed a restaurant that the more it stays the same the better it tastes. Don’t get me wrong, I love the newest version of Asian fusion and I’ll be first in line to try the latest wok cooked pasta or whatever is claiming to be the cutting edge at the moment, however, the tried and true is definitely worth giving a shout out to.

If you love Italian, if you love seafood, if you love anything blackened, if you love classic Frank to dine by; you WILL love Rossi’s tried and true it is “the good stuff”.

By the way, did I mention that they also have a wonderful Piano Bar aptly named Eighty Eights……a perfect ending to your evening.

Thanks for stopping by,

Joe

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The economy over the last two years has made us stronger, more creative, more cost conscience and more aggressive in our marketing efforts. We constantly strive to develop new customers from within our current corporate, private and civic base. Our referrals from associates, friends and other businesses are greatly appreciated and an essential ingredient necessary to our continued growth. Thank you.

Coleen Smith whom most of you deal with has done an exemplary job managing our corporate clients. Her fast response is often complimented. Her attention to detail has in no small way played a major role in our customer satisfaction and retention.  She has also proven herself a highly regarded wedding planner. We have proudly quadrupled the number of weddings that we did just three years ago.

Chef Ladale’s dedication to consistency, quality and presentation has been the backbone in customer satisfaction. Together he and his staff are in constant pursuit of healthy, nutritious and affordable menu offerings.  Many of our monthly specials have been customer inspired.  So let us know what you would like to see featured.

On the creative front, I have recently developed an all new, very exciting menu entitled “On Call Hors d oeuvres which can be found on our website.  Also in keeping with the times, we have a Facebook fan page and I have begun writing a few foodie blogs which has spawned a new ladies group called “Wives with Knives”. You can read all about it on our web page under blogs.  It’s gathering lots of interest.

The future is green and we’re trying to do our part. We try to buy recycled materials and will be happy to pick up your plastic trays, bowls, lids, etc. just let us know. We also offer a limited line of green, earth friendly serving products.

National Barbecue & Salad Month

May is national barbecue month and national salad month. The warmer weather and sunshine bring us outdoors for grilling and barbecuing, along with eating a little bit lighter foods like salad, fruit and vegetables. May is the perfect time to get outdoors and start grilling up foods like steak, hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs and chicken, along with vegetables like potatoes, corn on the cob and kebabs of mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and peppers. Add a little barbecue sauce to your chosen meat to add some flavor and spice. Barbecue pork sandwiches are another great option to make during this time of year. Keep your recipes light and simple but with lots of flavor to enhance the taste of your meal. DeFazio’s offers complete dinners in Richmond, VA, as well as catering service and box lunches for any occasion.

You can make a salad as a side or as a meal in and of itself. Make a light and delicious spring salad with some fruit, lettuce, nuts and raspberry dressing. Add some diced chicken and pile on ingredients like fruits, vegetables, cheese and nuts to make a meal out of a salad. There’s no wrong way to make a salad, just add the good stuff you like and top with a creamy dressing for a healthy and light meal or snack.

The next time you need some barbecue, grilling or salad think of DeFazio’s Catering for your next social occasion, whether it’s a buffet luncheon, corporate party, graduation party, holiday party or wedding catering you need, we’ve got it covered!

Cinco de Mayo Food & Festivities

Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, is a celebration that includes Mexican food, music, decorations and fun. Food suggestions for this fun holiday include Mexican foods like chips, salsa and queso, fajitas, tacos, burritos, margaritas, daiquiris, mojitos, chimichangas, churros, Mexican salad and five layer dip. Mexican food is known for its spice and incredible flavor filled foods.

A favorite dish loved by many is sizzling beef or chicken fajitas with onions, peppers, lots of spice and flour tortillas. It’s an easy meal to fix and will satisfy the appetite of guests and yourself at your Cinco de Mayo party. Grab some chips, salsa, queso and pile on the veggies in your fajita while sipping on a daiquiri all during this fiesta celebration with friends, family or co-workers.

Speaking of parties and celebrations we cater all different kinds of special events all year round! If you’re throwing a Cinco de Mayo party or any other kinds of special events, whether at home, work or a special location, we would love to help you plan it and provide mouth watering food for your special event. DeFazio’s can provide catering no matter what the occasion or location, whether it’s a buffet, luncheon, graduation party, wedding, holiday or corporate party. Don’t forget that we also provide everyday box lunches and complete dinner’s right here in and throughout Richmond, Virginia.

Call or email us for professional catering service at reasonable prices for your special event or holiday party today!