Al Capone

Al Capone, much like Brian and me, lived years of his life in both the Chicago area and in the San Francisco Bay area. Of course, Al’s years in San Francisco were spent in Alcatraz, while Brian and I only spent an afternoon there! Known as a gangster, a bootlegger, a thug, a tax evader and a mob boss, Al Capone was an Italian-American born in New York, moved to Chicago in his 20s, and in his 30s was convicted of tax evasion and failure to file tax returns.

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So naturally the restaurant in Asunción that is named in honor of Al Capone, is known for …pizza and German food?!

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This weekend we had dinner at Al Capone’s. Patrick had pizza and Brian and I had German food. Everything was great. The menu was wooden slabs contained in what looked like a cigar box. Menu items were written in both German and Spanish.

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Danny especially loved gnawing on the bread (until he barfed everywhere). Patrick liked dining outside so he could greet every passing stranger with “¡Hola! ¿Que tal?” And he liked watching the garbagemen throwing trash bags into the back of a garbage truck. (I’m not sure why they were working at 7:30 on a Saturday night!)

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