Once again we had a lovely evening at Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort, enjoying yummy food and great music. And once again, I have not upgraded my WordPress site to allow myself to upload new photos. However, I can include a previously shared photo of Max Scialdone, the musician of the evening.
We were joined this evening by our friend Kim. We had food and wine, exchanged Christmas presents, and sang along to songs we knew the words to.
I think I will bill this as a Wuss-out Wednesday Post, because I really feel too tired to say much else. However, I reserve the right to feel pleased with myself, because at least I posted something.
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.
Yesterday was Steven’s and my 31st anniversary. We celebrated by doing our favorite Wednesday night thing of going to Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort for food and music. We ate salad and garlic bread (with mozzarella!) and grooved to music by Max Scialdone.
Full disclosure: one reason I wanted to go out was so I would have leftover salad to bring for my lunch for the next two days. Yum!
Steven noticed something called Boot Challenge for $10.99 on the list of drafts available. I asked our favorite bartender, Toni, about it. She showed us a large clear plastic boot-shaped vessel. It would be filled with one of two beers (I forget which). If you could drink it in seven minutes, you got a drink chip good for another draft. I declined to take the challenge, but it led to a fun discussion about questionable methods of beer consumption.
It was a nice evening with some truly enjoyable music. Fratello’s gets the best musicians!
Fratello’s Pizzeria is located at 158 E. Main St., Frankfort, NY, phone number 315-894-8484. They are open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Fine daily blogger I am these days! I make a short post, then I miss a day! Right now it is Friday morning, and I don’t have a whole lot of time (for one reason, I also neglected to pack my lunch yesterday). I thought I might just share the other pictures I took of Max Scialdone at Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort and call it a post.
He opened with “Vaya Con Dios.”
Steven especially enjoyed “Burning Ring of Fire.” He told me it was written by June Carter Cash.
I sang along with “Sister Golden Hair.”
I do love to eat good food and listen to good music!
Steven and I just got back from Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort, NY, where we enjoyed music from Max Scialdone.
My problem is one I often experience: now that I have had a Mohawk Valley Adventure, I am too tired to write about it. I shall share another picture and post this as a Preview of Coming Attractions. Or perhaps a Wuss-out Wednesday. You decide.
I feel certain, my readers will forgive me. Or do I mistake the matter?
I did not do my favorite Wednesday thing of going to Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort for food and music, but that is OK, because I never made a blog post about last Wednesday, when I heard Max Scialdone. I shall now attempt to remedy the omission.
Full disclosure: one reason I wanted to eat out was so I could have leftovers for my lunch on Thursday and possibly Friday. Additionally, I needed a treat. I ordered a glass of Chardonnay and perused the menu. When I chose the grilled chicken salad, my favorite bartender, Toni, suggested I add cucumbers. Genius!
When Max Scialdone started to play, he said how happy he was to be back “at the Frat House.” Why didn’t I think of calling it that? A number of his fans were in the house. We all greatly enjoyed the tunes.
The music and food were just the treats I needed, and I ended up with enough leftover salad for both Thursday and Friday’s lunches.
Fratello’s Pizzeria is located at 158 E. Main St., Frankfort, NY, phone number 315-894-8484. They are open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. You can follow their Facebook page to find out when you can enjoy some great local music.
I have been interested in the Herkimer Downtown Chowdown for a while but did not make my way down till tonight. I had a letter I wanted to mail, so that worked out: I go right through Meyer’s Park on my way to the post office. I brought my Tablet to take some pictures, and made sure I had a mask.
I could smell tantalizing aromas as I got to the park. I had my purse with me but knew it would be far more sensible to go home and heat up leftovers. I mailed the letter first, then went back through the park, Tablet on Camera mode.
I wanted to get a picture of all the trucks, but I purposely tried not to get any people. Sad to admit, but I did not feel like talking to anybody, asking permission, taking names, etc.
I think I’ve heard about Brewvey Bites being other places locally. In any case, I like the punny name.
A big draw for me was live music by local musician Max Scialdone. I have heard him before and liked him. I stood by a tree and listened to a few songs. I especially liked Margaritaville. He substituted Herkimer for one of the Margaritavilles, and his whistling was awesome.
I was wishing I had brought a lawn chair, as some people had. However it was a little chilly for the way I was dressed (I had been misled by a hot flash before I left home). I enjoyed what I heard.
I don’t know how long the Chowdown will go on. The Facebook event says they are the second and fourth Monday from July to September. I’m glad they went at least one Monday in October, so I got a blog post in. I’ll have to watch to see if it happens again. If not, I shall look forward to next year.