By Andrew Z. Galarneau
If you can make a restaurant buffet meal that reminds people fondly of their youth, and the home cooking of generations, you've achieved something notable.
Michael Chelus, who blogs at The Nittany Epicurean, brought his family to Tappo (338 Ellicott St., 259-8130), offering its first feast of St. Joseph meal. "They put out authentic, traditional dishes with some modern touches that suited them well," Chelus wrote. "The food was delicious, served hot and made me nostalgic for my youth."
Baccala, calamari, and sfinge, oh my. Here's his detailed, dish-by-dish report in words and pictures.