Trigger's...A Spaghetti Western
The inexpensive and sometimes cheesy ‘60s films made by Italian production houses in the wake of Sergio Leone’s success are often known affectionately as spaghetti Westerns. Years later, Lori Phillips’s love for these movies and her Sicilian grandmother's recipes would inspire her to open Trigger's...A Spaghetti Western, which is named for Roy Rogers's famous horse. At the restaurant, the executive chef and his staff craft sauces from those same Sicilian recipes for alfredo sauce, marinara, and shrimp scampi.
The 1890s building appears to have dropped in straight from a film lot in Los Angeles, giving one the sensation of visiting the Old West without all of the cowboy songwriters constantly asking what rhymes with tumbleweeds. Posters of Roy Rogers movies line the sunny yellow walls that surround gingham-topped tables and country-style wood chairs.