For Lenny Lubrano, it’s all about revisiting his first love.
That’s not to say he doesn’t love pizza, because he does. But it was baking that first caught his eye many years ago, and it’s baking he’ll be doing once again.
Next door to his Jamesport pizza shop, Lenny’s Pizza and Italian Cuisine, Mr. Lubrano is scheduled to open Lenny’s Bagels, Bakery and Café on Feb. 1.
“What I’m bringing back is very Old World things our ancestors brought to this country,” he said. “Today we call it ‘organic’ or ‘wholesome,’ but it’s how we cooked and baked many years ago.”
Photo: Lenny Lubrano inside his renovated Jamesport pizzeria. He’s planning to open a bakery next door. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)