Regular readers know about my regular Wednesday thing of going to Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort, NY for music and food on a Wednesday night. Of course they have music other nights too. This week I got to go there for some great music and family time on a Thursday.
I had not meant to go out this evening. For one reason, I had to wait for the cable guy to come hook up my internet (long story, perhaps a little interesting but never mind). While I was waiting my sister Cheryl messaged me that she was on her way to Frankfort and Fratello’s. Damn! That sounded good!
Long story a little short(er), I managed to join Cheryl, her daughter Kimi, and Kimi’s boyfriend, Matt for a really fun time. Matt happened to be on the porch making a phone call when I arrived. He immediately gave me a big hug, which I sorely needed. Joining Cheryl and Kimi at the bar, he said, “I brought in this lady. She was just wandering around outside,.”
“You brought that old lady in here?” my sister scolded. I got some more hugs.
They had already ordered their food, but I quickly got a glass of Pinot Noir and ordered a cheeseburger for myself. The music had already started. I took my obligatory shot to share on Facebook and encourage others to come down.
He was pretty awesome.
It was Matt Migliore, who I had heard of but never seen (I don’t think). He played a wide variety of music and asked for any requests. Someone asked for Guns ‘N Roses, which he did a very good job of. Some of the requests sounded more recent for my tastes, so I asked for Kansas. It was the first one I could think of because I have been listening to “Leftoverture” in my car lately. Then I thought of their orchestral, synthesizer-heavy harmonies and admitted it might be a little hard for a solo artist with a keyboard. He began playing a familiar riff on the keyboard then went into a beautiful verse of “Carry On, My Wayward Son.” He paused at the chorus.
“I need a lot more voices to sing that!” he said.”At least five!” But what he did was awesome.
Later I asked for something from the ’70’s, and he obliged with “Brandy.” Other people asked for Cold Play or people I have never heard of.
It’s not just about the music!
Cheryl suggested I take a picture of her food for my blog post. She got Pasta Al Forno . I must try that some time. I got a cheeseburger while Matt and Kimi split a pizza.
A fun group!
I asked to take a picture of my dining companions for the blog post. Cheryl was not best pleased and suggested I crop her out, but I think she is pretty.
Fratello’s Pizzeria is located at 158 E. Main St., Frankfort, NY, phone number 315-894-8484.