Saturday, February 16, 2008

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannolis

If I were gonna whack someone, I'd do it at Miceli's.
Down a dark street. Check.
Seasoned waiters who will turn a blind eye. Check.
Piano player named Phil Palermo. Check.


That's Phil at the keys. I love that there's always something new (to me) in our neighborhood.

Miceli's has been around since 1949. Its ambience is bigger than the food.

I can't get over the thousands of wine bottles suspended from the ceiling. I asked our waiter how to get a wine bottle up there. He said just buy the house chianti, but we don't have it right now. It was a really bad season. How about our Zinfandel?

I get it. He was in no mood to haul out the bottle and magic markers. Then, stand on a chair and (risk throwing his back out) strap it up there like he's undoubtedly done countless times before.


Mi Roberto.

4 comments:

Richard said...

I have secretly always wanted to be a mobster, well, except for the killing, drugs, and prostitution thing. I love movies like the Godfather, Good Fella's, & Casino.

Quick story......when I was in college, my friends and I ate at a little Italian restaurant often. Eventually, the restaurant was shut down because the owners were pinched for ties to the mob. The gangster/owners were left overs of the Gotti ring in New York. Yikes, I am glad I never accepted and favors!

Pomegranate said...

Hahaha.. Ur roberto's pose is very mobster-ish.

applevenusian said...

I love Miceli's! I've only been there twice, but I'm always looking for an excuse to get out of the South Bay to go there...

suzannemarques said...

apple venusian, have you ever had the opportunity to paint the wine bottle and hang it up?!

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