Mike and Sandy Bubar joined us for a wonderful dinner at Giuseppe’s last night. It was a bit of a drive from Apache Junction into downtown Phoenix, but well worth it. The restaurant is in a small strip mall and is very, very small with only 12 tables in a 12 x 20 foot dining area. The left side is the door and the right side is the entry to the kitchen so you can see how small it is. The decor is upscale and sophisticated, with beautiful artwork on one side and photos of celebrities on the other side.
Here is that same right side wall. At lunch time you go up to the window and place your order. Here the two wait staff are placing our order. All the meals are sold separately so if you wanted a salad or bread it was extra.
Here is Mike’s Pork Shank Osso Buco for $19, very good, that was featured on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives show.
Owning Giuseppe's also allowed Richard the ability to continue with his music career, as he was able to perfect both. Richard joined the Phoenix Symphony in 1984 and has been the principal cellist for 24 seasons. He began his cello studies at the age of 12 with Harvey Shapiro at The Juilliard School. Leopold Stokowski chose Bock, at age 18, to be principal cellist of the American Symphony Orchestra, making him the youngest principal player in the orchestra's history.
It was a very enjoyable evening. Remember, you are loved.