The 29th of the month is rolling around again, and that means Alexia Cabrera is gearing up for Gnocchi Day at Nola's. Once a month, the quirky restaurant serving Uruguayan-by-way-of-Louisiana cuisine dishes up a deal of a meal—gnocchi with beef medallions and bread pudding for dessert, all for about $10.
A native Uruguayan, Cabrera brings the tradition from her home country, where many European immigrants cooked a hearty meal of pasta at the end of the month to make ends meet until the paychecks came around.
If you show up at Nola's on Thursday, expect to find a worldly, friendly and hungry crowd.
Nola's is located at 2912 West End Ave., phone: 341-3693.