Italian American Digest DIGEST Winter 2017 Final - Page 21

WINTER 2017 I talian A merican D igest PAGE 21 Entrepreneurial Pair Opens Tavolino in Algiers Point opened in June 2016 featuring a dining area and bar (for patrons 21 years old and over) decorated etting out to create a welcoming venue that with vintage-feel Italian advertisements and pop caters to locals and visitors alike, restaurateurs art as well as a courtyard in the back for open air Hillary Hanning and Suzanne Accorsi have struck dining. that very balance with Tavolino Pizza & Lounge Hanning explained that Accorsi’s frequent in Algiers Point. travels to Italy enable her to research and bring Hanning, originally from Biloxi, Miss., is the back many of the new ideas they incorporate into former manager of Mondo in Lakeview. Accorsi, their menu. One of the most popular additions is who came to New Orleans from Southern Cali- the “ping” olive. The ping recipe includes stuffing fornia, is a co-owner of Pal’s Lounge in Mid-City. a mix of ground pork, beef, and garlic into a green They have between them over 35 years of experi- Castelvetrano olive and embedding in a fried ence in creating unique dining experiences for crust. There’s also a meatless fried olive option, their patrons in the Crescent City. whi