Gracious Rebellion

At L’Oca d’Oro we talk a lot about disruptive ideas: One Fair Wage, Sanctuary Restaurants, kids in the dining room. But to experience an evening or brunch with us, one might never suspect that L’Oca d’Oro is, in many ways, an homage to Chef Fiore Tedesco’s former career as a touring punk rock drummer.  The… Read more »

The Maverick Winemaker

John Rivenburgh, champion of sustainable and organic practices as an award-winning Texas winemaker, has said of his guiding philosophy ”keep it simple.” As fellow appreciators of unadulterated nature, we thought featuring the inaugural vintage of the brand that bears Rivenburgh’s name to be a great way of celebrating the bounty of fall at our upcoming… Read more »

The Sage Neighbor

Everyone has one. The friendly elder neighbor that you have to scan for before beelining to your car in the morning. If he spots you, he waves, casually at first, but it is not safe to let down your guard.  He trods across the yard with greater determination as you toss your belongings into the… Read more »

A Family-Friendly Revolution

When we opened L’Oca d’Oro, our mission seemed pretty transparent—provide a space where diners of all flavors could enjoy easy Italian in a bright convivial atmosphere.  A gorgeous idea in its simplicity. But the whole truth is not so altruistic.  Fundamentally, we wanted to hang out with more people like us, believing that creating a… Read more »