Category Archives: About Me

My Food & Faith Journey Featured in the Bergen County Daily Voice

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I am honored to have my Faith & Food Journey featured in the Bergen County Daily Voice.

Thank you to Carl Corry of the Daily Voice for writing this great feature on my Faith & Food Journey. I hope you enjoy it. And please feel free to share it. Thank you. God bless.

Here is a link to the article: Saddle Brook Foodie Lets Spirit Move Him

Happy New Year 2017

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Stained glass window of The Blessed Mother & the Child Jesus at Saint Michael’s Friary in Paterson, NJ

Happy New Year 2017 & a Blessed Feast of Mary, Mother of God!
I’ve been very, very lax in upkeeping this blog over the last year.  And for that I am regretful.  I am hoping in this new year to be more engaging on this blog.  Thank you.  And may God bless you today & always.

One Step at a Time: Finding my Faith through Infertility & Miscarriage

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January 2, 2014 was one of the greatest days of my life. My wife and I found out that after four long years of struggling with infertility we were going to be parents. Unfortunately that joy quickly dissipated when by mid January we were told that our baby had an enlarged yolk sac. We were hopeful, but knew that the chances of our baby’s survival were slim.
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Welcome to “At the Table with Tony”

Praying at the Cathedral of St. Matthew on the same kneeler that Pope Benedict XVI knelt at during his visit to Washington, D.C.

Praying at the Cathedral of St. Matthew on the same kneeler that Pope Benedict XVI knelt at during his visit to Washington, D.C.

My name is Anthony Scillia; but many people know me as Tony Mangia. I would like to take a moment to welcome you to my new blog. I’m not new to the blogosphere, per se. I was quite active a few years ago with a popular NYC based food blog.

About two years ago, I decided to take a much-needed break to refocus and re-center myself. During my hiatus, I renewed my passion & desire for my Roman Catholic faith, something that I neglected for quite a few years. I also lost a bit of weight, something I’ve struggled with for most of my adult life. But one thing I didn’t stop doing was eating. I continued dining out and discovering new restaurants this time mainly in my home state of New Jersey. In addition to looking for the newest place to eat; I also began a journey of a more religious nature. I started visiting Roman Catholic churches and pilgrimage destinations in the surrounding areas.

My goal with this blog is to bring you closer to your faith through my two passions which are my loves of the Roman Catholic faith & food. I plan I doing this through blogging about the places I eat, the places I visit, and the people I meet. This is a living breathing blog, and being alive I believe it will be ever-changing. So come along with me as we both fortify our souls & our bellies. May God bless you.

Pax et bonum,
Anthony “Tony Mangia” Scillia