Birra Itala Pilsen
[Founded] in 1890, Padua Beer Cappellari recognized in 1916 by Rag. Henry Olivieri. In 1919, after the merger of Cappellari beer with beer Maura, a second factory in Padua, and [with] the input of the partner Giovanni Battista Fridge, the name was changed to Birra Itala Pilsen… History of Italian Beer
Leonetto Cappiello (9. April 1875 in Livorno, Italy – 2. February 1942 in Cannes, France) was an Italian poster artdesigner who lived in Paris. He is now often called ‘the father of modern advertising’ because of his innovation in poster design. The early advertising poster was characterized by a painterly quality as evidenced by early poster artists Jules Chéret, Alfred Choubrac and Hugo D’Alesi. Cappiello, like other young artists, worked in way that was almost the opposite of his predecessors. He was the first poster artist to use bold figures popping out of black backgrounds, a startling contrast to the posters early norm. – Wikipedia
Vincenzo and my trip to Rome together in 1991 was magical. To this day, it is probably the most romantic journey we’ve ever taken together, save the RV trip cross-country two summers ago. We wandered into this restaurant, trastevere, and were given menus. When they heard Vincenzo speak to them with his faux Roman accent, we got other menus. These. Better selections. Cheaper prices. We stole them. When in Rome, do as the Romans do and take the silverware. Nah, I’m only joshing folks. But this really was a great meal and I’ve done some Internet surfing and they are still around and have gotten good reviews. So when in Rome, go to Trattoria Lilli and say Enzo and Frank say hello. Don’t tell them we stole their menus.
PS: Happy Valentine’s Day Vincenzo!
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