Pasta Paisanos

L’Oca d’Oro invites our friends and mentors from Austin and beyond to join us on the first Tuesday of every month.

This special series arose from our desire to build even closer bonds with our bar and restaurant community after the isolation of the pandemic.  It also provides a way for our industry which is made up of over 70% female employees to help local non-profits, like the great people at Lilith Fund, that are struggling to mightily to provide abortion resources to all who desire them. 

L’Oca d’Oro will be donating atleast $2.5k – the approximate cost of helping one woman or childbearer obtain an abortion – or 50% of sales from each dinner. Nunez  (Suerte & Este, ATX) & Angelo Emiliani (Louie’s Italian-American, Houston)


It’s L’Oca’s 7th Birthday! We’re inviting two incredibly talented Chefs who worked as Sous Chefs at L’Oca in our infancy.  

Fermin Nunez has since won a Food & Wine Best New Chef award and opened two interior Mexican restaurants in Austin, Suerte & Este, where he cares as much about the quality of what’s on the plate as he does the mental health and well-being of the staff.  His restaurants helped found and build the Mike & Sherry Project, which provides subsidized counseling for hospitality professionals.

Angelo Emiliani opened L’Oca d’Oro with us and then went on  to work with February’s Paisano, Kim Alter, at NIghtbird in San Francisco.  From there he has spent time at Pizzeria Bianco and is now back home in Houston running Louie’s Italian-American with his sister. Welcome back, Chefs!

Stay tuned for Pasta Paisano Season Two :  September 2023

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