“Finbars!? That doesn’t sound Italian!” Well it’s not… traditionally speaking, that is. St. Finbars is the parish and school where our family is from in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. A place with more Italian families per square foot than… Well let’s just say there are plenty of grandmas, moms and quite a few uncles that all know how and love to cook. That’s where these recipes come from – Spring, Mulberry and Elizabeth St. on the East side of Manhattan to 85th St. and 18th Ave. in Bensonhurst… straight to the point food – and plenty of it. What’s not so traditional about that? Well we have been in California for plenty of years now and our Left Coast recipes reflect what we have learned. So traditional New York Italian food or not so traditional – Finbars – a not so traditional Italian name for a not so traditional Italian restaurant. Have fun!