Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope

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2012/05/11 08:09:45 (permalink)

Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope

Tony's Restaurant in Kingston has temporarily shut down.  Jimmy's(owner)wife(Julie)had a stroke.  
 
http://timesleader.com/stories/Beloved-Kingston-eatery-goes-on-hiatus,149307
 
 
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    buffetbuster
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    Re:Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope 2012/05/11 08:34:50 (permalink)
    Oh no!  That's terrible news.  Here's to a speedy recovery for Jimmy and Julie Zambito.
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    Re:Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope 2012/08/12 21:08:23 (permalink)
    The sign in Tony's window has been changed from "closed - temporarily (we hope)" to "closed - sorry" and there was a quick blurb in the Citizen's Voice that Tony's is now officially closed.
     
    Joe - I didn't know what happened - and I'm very sorry to hear about Julie.  I hope she makes a full recovery and that she and Jimmy enjoy a nice long well-earned retirement.  They worked very hard over the years to create a true "gem" with some very innovative and comforting sandwiches/breakfasts.  In many ways, it was the Italian sandwich place I had been searching many years for -- and it was only five miles from my house.   I always knew it was too good to be true, and sadly now that is the case.    I thought their son (who helped out on Saturdays) might take over - but I don't think anyone other than Jimmy ever truly operated that grill - and let's face it -- it's a lot of work.
     
    A change a few years back to my work schedule didn't allow me to get to lunch until after Tony's closed (2pm) - so I hadn't been there much at all.   I always told them how I wish I would come more often - and they were always friendly and understanding about it.     
     
    While there was plenty of in-your-face politics (like that defaced Obama cutout)-- which could have ticked off half of his potential customers -- there was something so charming about the place that even the most opposed left with a smile and happy tummy.
     
    What memories.  The end of an era.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re:Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope 2012/08/13 11:04:01 (permalink)
    stanpnepa, It's official, Tony's is gone for good.
     
    I don't think his son, who has manned the grilled for short lengths of time, wanted to spend the rest of his life doing it.  Also, I understand that since they were closed, code enforcement wanted the building brought up to code$$$$$.
     
     
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    Re:Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope 2012/08/13 11:15:17 (permalink)
    Very disappointing!  I am so glad that I was able to get there at least one time.  Tony's was so unique, it had to be seen (and experienced) to be believed.  Best wishes to Tony and family!
     
    Joe-
    You wrote a review for Ooh Ooh Bird and they close down.  You wrote a review for Tony's Restaurant and they close down.  You better hope nothing happens to Charlie's Pool Room!
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    Re:Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope 2012/08/13 11:24:35 (permalink)
    Joe - have you been to The Olive Garden lately? 
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    Re:Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope 2012/08/13 11:39:17 (permalink)
    buffetbuster, Talk about the kiss of death
     
    stanpnepa, Because I'm such a nice guy, I tell my wife and kids to go without me, and enjoy a shopping trip to the mall while you are down in that area.  Me?  Don't worry about me, I'll just stay at home and throw a steak on the grill
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    Re:Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope 2012/08/13 11:40:41 (permalink)
    stanpnepa, Have you tried Cafe Italia yet?  Incredible Italian food.  Most entrees are 15 bucks or less.
    post edited by joerogo - 2012/08/13 14:06:12
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    Re:Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope 2012/10/31 18:11:46 (permalink)
    Looks like one more bump in the Tony's road...


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    joerogo
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    Re:Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope 2012/11/11 20:38:35 (permalink)
    I am missing Tony's big time.  Here is my version of his Italian Eggs Benedict.

     
    Agostini's toasted Italian Bread, cheese, bacon, roasted hot and sweet peppers, onions, eggs over medium, topped with marinara sauce.  Plus a side of ham.  Not as good as the Old Guy's, but very good. 
    post edited by joerogo - 2012/11/11 20:39:59
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