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MAY 2019

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70 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 5.19 Grassa Gramma Prepare for Italian immersion. Following a massive renovation of the former Emperor of China space, Grassa Gramma includes stone-accented arches, large-scale Renaissance-style art and a circular fountain installed on the main floor near the open kitchen. Amid the meatballs, wood-fired pizzas and bistecca at this Italian dinner house, an item instantly popped out: frutti di mare. The restaurant's employees tell you that Grassa Gramma translates to "plump grandma," and the name carries over, I'd say, to this dish, with "grassa" Maine scallops and Gulf shrimp bobbing in the bowl along with Prince Edward Island mussels. A house-made bucatini pasta adds bottom to this teeming sea of flavors. The broth, reduced from Gulf shrimp into a savory stock, finishes with a slight Aleppo chile kick. I kept diving in! 2210 Holiday Manor Center — BA

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