About Francis Garcia | Sal Basille

Francis Garcia | Sal Basille

Francis Garcia and Sal Basille started working in the restaurant business at a young age at their family’s restaurant, Basille’s, in Staten Island. They opened Artichoke Basille’s in New York’s East Village in 2008 and quickly received glowing reviews in the New York Times, New York Post, and New York Magazine. They’ve since expanded Artichoke to six locations in New York City and Berkeley, CA. They’re also the hosts of the Cooking Channel’s Pizza Masters and the authors of Staten Italy. @salartichoke

A pepper and egg sandwich on a wooden table with pieces of pepper and onion falling out.

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Just like mom made. That’s what we’re hearing from folks who grew up hoovering this classic, quick, easy, cheap Italian staple any and all times of day.

White plate with steamed mussels in beer, topped with parsley, nearby lemon wedges and a bottle of beer

Steamed Mussels in Beer

This simple summer crowd-pleaser has “easy entertaining” scrawled all over it. Just don’t forget the bottle opener.