Way back in 1939, my grandparents, Angelo and Giacomina Passalacqua, opened a small neighborhood tavern at 955 West Chestnut Street in Washington, Pa. With all the nearby glass, steel manufacturing and farmland just outside town, the place became a popular stop for area workers. The little tavern grew and my grandparents began to serve their customers real Italian spaghetti and fresh Italian bread. And fittingly, in those days Angelo’s was called The West Chestnut Spaghetti Inn. With Route 40 being a major highway at the time, travelers soon discovered the restaurant. They liked the spaghetti and the friendliness, and the West Chestnut Spaghetti Inn soon became the most popular restaurant in town.