Sam Kacar

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Review Preview: Pan D'Olive

    Here's a question I don't ask as often as I should: "What's the deal with your restaurant's name?" Or maybe I should I put it like this: If, after several meals at your restaurant, after talking with you about your restaurant and its name, I still feel compelled to ask you, "What's the deal with yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Pan d'Olive Opens This Friday, November 16

    Just two weeks ago Gut Check happened to spot signage announcing the opening of Pan d'Olive in the old Mihalis Chophouse space at 1603 McCausland Avenue in the city's Franz Park neighborhood. Now comes word from owner Sam Kacar that the new restaurant will open this Friday, November 16. Sam Kacar i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Pan d'Olive Opening in Mihalis Chophouse Space [Updated]

    I'd heard from a couple of readers in recent weeks about activity, including the telltale paper in the windows, at the former Mihalis Chophouse space at 1603 McCausland Avenue. Driving past there this morning, I saw -- I couldn't miss, really: it's big -- a sign announcing that something, presumab ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 12, 2005

    Primo Pitch

    Trattoria Branica is an authentic Italian delight