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Brad's Swingside Cafe

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“I like to wow people because I like to be wowed,” said Brad, who draws on his Italian heritage to bring you a wide spectrum of Italian culinary treasures in an irreverent environment.
Welcome to the “church to all things good," replete with an abundance of jazz-age photos of holy horn players and revered Pittsburgh Pirates (there’s a shrine to Roberto Clemente here!) alongside Catholic saints and angels. People here relax, open up, and talk about food, music, culture, art and literature, you know, the stuff that makes life holy. Add in Brad’s extensive music collection (3000-plus albums!) and an equally amazing wine selection, and this temple of treasures becomes the perfect place to worship fabulous food.

Brad’s heritage draws from across Italy: a mother from Lombardia, Sicilian grandparents, and extended family along the coast and in the Dolemites. That ethnic diversity shows in the broad spectrum of his menu offerings. He delivers fresh daily seafood, and he always has game dishes like rabbit, venison, pheasant and boar. That and his passion for soul food mean every dish is a trip to culinary heaven. “I like to wow people because I like to be wowed,” he says grinning. He still has friends in the biz that drop by for low-key jazz gigs with an intimate audience. He still uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. And after 22 years in Fremont, he still wows everyone who comes through the door. Amen.

Menu Highlights:
Appetizers, including Alaskan Halibut Ceviché and Mama Lil’s Hungarian Goat Horn Wax Peppers, $7 and up
Aglio Olio, $18
Pollo alla Brindisi (Apuligia), a “Southern Italian mole,” $19
Wild Boar and Venison Bolognese, $19
Skagit Valley Baby Back Pork Ribs with “Red Longs” BBQ Sauce, $22
Wines, $25 to $75 by the bottle; $5 to $10 by the glass
Desserts, from local sorbetto to Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce, $3.50 to $7.00

Hours:
LUNCH
Wednesday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
DINNER
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30-ish p.m.