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Salvatore's Pizzeria is currently undergoing major renovations.
Salvatore's Pizzeria is currently undergoing major renovations.

Salvatore's coming to Shorewood

Salvatore’s Pizzeria will open in the former Gianelli’s space, 2213 E. Capitol Dr., at some point this spring.

"Hopefully, we'll open by mid-April," says co-owner Joe Vella.

Vella and his brother, Luigi, own Peter Sciortino’s Bakery, 1101 E. Brady St., and the siblings are partnering up once again with Salvatore’s.

Salvatore’s will offer delivery and carry-out service, as well as on-site seating for about 25 people. Along with pizza, the menu will feature pasta, sandwiches, rice balls, sandwiches, beer, wine and more.

Vella says the pizzas will be made with the family’s special crust recipe that’s similar to their bread recipe and will be prepared with traditional toppings.

"We’re going to stick with pepperoni and sausage and olives and black olives. That kind of thing. Nothing too exotic. Nothing with pineapples," he says.

What's a good age for Facebook? Thirteen? Eighteen? Never?
What's a good age for Facebook? Thirteen? Eighteen? Never?

Too soon? My kid wants a Facebook page

Recently, my 8-year-old asked me if he could get a Facebook page. I said no -- well, I sort of said no -- I actually just changed the subject and he hasn't asked again. But I know he will ask again, and probably sooner than later.

Facebook requires a user to be at least 13 years old, but we know a handful of kids who are much younger and have pages. Hell, we know dogs and cats that have Facebook pages.

Both of my kids have been acutely aware of Facebook and Twitter for years now. "You gonna tweet that?" my son asks often. Or if I take a decent photo with my phone he says, "That's a good one. Put it on Facebook."

However, I think my kid is too young for Facebook right now, but I am trying to figure out what age I think is an appropriate one for him to enter the world of social media. You have any thoughts on this, parents?

Screaming Tuna will open at the end of March.
Screaming Tuna will open at the end of March.

Screaming Tuna bistro prepares to hook you

This afternoon, I stopped by Screaming Tuna, 106 W. Seeboth St., and discovered the sushi bar and Asian bistro will open by the end of the month. For now, owners Alessio Foracappa and Sam Saeng are getting ready with a few soft openings.

Screaming Tuna, located on the edge of the Milwaukee River in the Walker's Point / Fifth Ward neighborhood, will feature an extensive wine and saki selection. The decor is sleek and open with tables, booths and bar seating available. This summer, a patio and beer garden will also be available to diners and boaters.

Stay tuned to for a full review of Screaming Tuna after it opens. Personally, I am really looking forward to trying the sushi pizza this summer while enjoying the superb view of the river and the Milwaukee skyline.

Psst ... Christmas is over.
Psst ... Christmas is over.

Holiday decorations, you're done!

Not that you asked, but one of my few pet peeves is when people leave up their holiday decorations too long.

By "too long" I guess I mean anytime after mid-January. Right around mid-February I start to get really Scrooge-y and annoyed by them, but by March, I’m aesthetically offended and ready to start issuing handmade tickets to any homeowner who thinks half-burned-out icicle lights or a inflatable penguin in a Santa hat are still acceptable yard adornments.

Christmas was 65 days ago and there’s another 300 days until the next one, so please, people, unstring the silver bells and put baby Jesus in a basement box. It’s garden gnome season now. Stick a whirling plastic flower in your lawn instead.

(What’s that, neighbor? You say I once left a half-filled baby pool out in the yard for an entire winter? Whoops.)