We don't have Donnie and Mark's photos on the wall," said Paul Wahlberg, co-owner and executive chef at Alma Nove, referring to his acting- and music-minded brothers and co-owners, who also operate burger-and-boozy-shake joint Wahlburgers across the street. (But, to be fair, their photos are on the restaurant's website.)
"We're all about repeat business," Wahlberg
, a strong front-of-house presence, is serious about his
food and his
told us repeatedly, he's
cooking for his
customers, not for himself.
has been cooking for 30 years, and he
understands the need to balance culinary innovation against familiar, successful recipes.
"A lot of the menu is based on classic dishes we put our influence on," he
My job is to make people happy," Wahlberg
We didn't order drinks this evening, but Alma Nove
has a full slate of beers, wine and cocktails at an affordable price point (Wahlberg proudly points out that this isn't an establishment selling $1,200 bottles of wine).
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