By Patrick J. Hurley
(6197 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-1355)
The word piccione means “pigeon” in Italian, but it’s also a family name on owner Richard Nix’s maternal side and celebrates his Italian heritage. They hear plenty of mispronunciations, but the name is pronounced pa-CHO-nee, according to pastry chef Sandia Hoormann. “My daughter insists on pronouncing it as pa-CHO-nee-o, like Pinocchio. This is similar to our customers referring to our cannoli as cannelloni.” You’ve been warned.