Momma Anello’s birthday was last Wednesday and the southerner and I headed to Long Island to have some dinner. We went to a little hidden gem that is always packed called the West End Cafe. The food is always great. There was a little confusion at the table and we ended up ordering about six appitizers. One of the more unique dishes we got were duck sliders. I thought it was going to come more like a pulled pork sandwich, but it was in a paddy. It really had some good flavors. Speaking of flavors the crab tower was flavorful but I felt it needed more crab in it. (see above). The dinner rolls were also a highlight on the table. Really fresh and was baked with pesto and olive oil inside it. You never want to fill p on bread before the meal but this bread was worth every bit.
As for the main dinner we shared all the plates. Marinated flank steak, Short ribs, chicken and mussels. We got it all because they had it all. It was great and for some reason we don’t think of this restaurant more often. I mention it whenever the family gets together but we always seem to end up somewhere else. Momma Anello was really happy and enjoyed the birthday dinner.