Sugo Sundays Coming to Modo Mio

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Modo Mio chef-owner Peter McAndrews tells us he's creating a new Sunday dinner special at his Girard Avenue BYOB, which he plans to launch the Sunday after Christmas. He's christened it "Sugo Sunday" (sugo is Italian for sauce), in a nod to the Italian custom of having a big Sunday supper. The weekly dinner will be family-style and include antipasti, a pasta course, a meat course, salad and dessert - "fresh fruit, just like in Italy," he says - and perhaps a gratis limoncello or sambuca digestivo, all for $33 a person, excluding tax and tip. "A lot of people don't get to experience that kind of family dinner," he says, "and it's such a gorgeous thing" that he's recreating the experience. He even seems to be recreating the nonna-as-benevolent-dictator role, judging by this comment: "There will be no set menu," says McAndrews, "if you don't like it, you'll have to leave."