Joe----when you go to Stango's save some room for the Ameretto Cream Pie---if Stella still makes it. Terrific.
As I paid my bill at the front exit----guarded by Stella herself-----I asked her a question--"Stella, how many calories in the Ameretto Cream Pie---
She looked me in the eye and said---I never put no calories in that pie, the recipe don't call for no calories so I don't put 'em in. And that was that.
Understand the drinking wine in Baldino's---I have had that same situation in different places throughout the good old USA.
Never been in Baldino's though--must be new.
Now Holbrook is a different story. growing up in Ronkonkoma meant Holbrook was our neighbor. Mamma Lombardi's has been visited many times. To me Stango's is better---not commercial at all. Just family food.
Sons are in the kitchen cooking, daughters and daughters in law are waitresses. Red and white checked table cloths----and it's right in the Orchard, The Old Italian Neighborhood.
Tony---I have done work for some of the Pall Execs. The big plant on Northern Blvd was where they hung out. On Sea Cliff Ave there was a great butcher---YOUR PRIVATE BUTCHER---and my 1st shop was right behind them. They had prime meat for all the estates. Even marinated steaks for those too lazy to do it themselves. Lots of Rolls and Bentlys outside while the chauffeur went in to pick up the order. That was 70-75, wonder if they are still around.
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