This past Wednesday my husband, Steve, and I experienced a little indecision as to whether or not we would go to Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort as usual. The reason was we had not seen any Facebook posts about any musical entertainment. Of course, the food alone is reason enough to go to Fratello’s, but we are just so into the local music scene these days. Finally Steve called and found out Max Scialdone would be there. Max Scialdone? Yes, please!
When we walked in, a whole group of women was sitting on my preferred side of the bar. When they noticed me looking at them I explained I seemed to be staring because they were sitting where I like to.
“We like sitting over here, too,” Steve reminded me, leading me to the opposite side. Max Scialdone, who was setting up, told us there were seats on the perpendicular side as well; it was just his stuff in the seats.
“We like this side better,” I said, “so our back’s not to the music.”
We split a grilled chicken sub with French fries. Yum!
Another couple sat near us, and we soon got into a nice conversation with them. Their names were Shirley and Russ. Steve asked if we could get a selfie (I guess it’s an ussie in the plural. I was sceptical of my abilities to get a good one, but while we were situating ourselves, our favorite bartender, Toni, volunteered to take the picture.
They said it was OK to use the picture in my blog post. They asked about the blog, and Russ even had me type the link into his phone. So I might have a new follower!
Good food, good music, good company… it was quite a delightful evening.
my soon to be nephew in law plays there a lot. His name is Shawn Smith…. aka Shawn :Big Sexy Smith. He was on the voice years back. He is on facebook. He also plays other venues in the Herkimer, Mohawk and ilion area. You would like him, tell him Aunt DD sent you.
I’ve heard of him but never seen him. I’ll have to watch for him.