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Roy’s Folks: Sunny Italy salad dressing

Posted on: 6:05 pm, January 14, 2013, by , updated on: 04:57pm, September 4, 2013

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — For over 40 years, people in Wilkes and surrounding counties fell in love with a little restaurant tucked away in the Brushy Mountains called Sunny Italy.

Granny Roselli kept the customers coming back for her family recipes, which included a unique house salad dressing. When she passed away in 2010 at age 101, the restaurant closed and many thought that would be the last time they would ever taste the dressing.

But Joe Roselli saved his mother’s recipe and decided to have the dressing bottled after her death.

You can find the Sunny Italy dressing at several IGA stores in Wilkes County and at Roselli’s Bakery in Mount Airy.  More stores are expected to begin carrying the product in the coming months.

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