Simone Parisi, owner of Parisi and Firenze a Tavola, 4401 Tennyson Street, will operate Spuntino with Dorina Miller. They took over Red Trolleyon November 22, closed it, and have been remodeling the space ever since.
The plan is to offer panini, soups, salads and rotating chef's specials, along with gelato, coffee and homemade popsicles. Spuntino means "little snack" in Italian, and this will be a place to get just that. "We're trying to make what we call 'computer food,'" Parisi says. "You can get something to sit next to your computer while you work."
Parisi says Spuntino will also serve three kinds of coffee -- one Italian, one local and one international -- that will change monthly. The new spot will also pour wine, but only from Bonacquisti, a local wine company located at 4640 Pecos Street, in a deal that allows Spuntino to act like a showroom.
Look for Spuntino to open around January 24.
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