A Young Frank Sinatra …. Hoboken, New Jersey
“Come Fly with Me” !!!
PATSY’S “Franks Favorite Restaurant”
Frank’s Favorite Restaurant in The World, was Patsy’s on West 56th Street in New York, in The Theater District near Times Square .. Frank’s Favorites were; Calms Posillipo, Spaghetti Pomodoro, Veal Milanes (extra Thin & Crispy) and Spaghetti & Meatballs of which patsy’s makes The Best in The City ..
PATSY’S is by far the restaurant most associated with SINATRA — on its website, the restaurant notes that it “has been known for years as the restaurant Frank Sinatra made famous.” You can still order up old-school Italian there, but you might not have the exact same experience as Sinatra, who was said to have entered through a special door to sit at a reserved table on the second floor. Sinatra became especially loyal to the restaurant after making a solo Thanksgiving reservation one year, not realizing the restaurant was slated to be closed that day. Patsy Scognamillo didn’t want to turn Sinatra away, so he allowed the reservation. He also didn’t want Sinatra to know the restaurant was opened just for him — so he had the entire staff bring their families to fill the place up, something Sinatra didn’t learn until years later, according to Patsy’s lore. The restaurant still celebrates its connection to Sinatra: At right, in 2002, Joe Scognamillo served actor Bill Boggs, who had dressed up as Sinatra . (236 West 56th St.)
Want to Eat Like SINATRA? It’s quite a fun thing to do, follow in the footsteps of the great Francis Albert SInatra, and eat and hang at Frank’s favorite haunts of all-time. You can go to The 21 Club and eat there famous 21 Burger, and get some Jack Daniels while you’re at it, it was Sinatra’s favorite drink.
Also, not far from The 21 Club, and a lot more affordable, is PJ Clarke’s on 3rd Avenue at 52 nd Street. Get one of their tasty Burgers, Frank loved them. And again, do like Frank and order up a Jack Daniels while you’re at it. This is the place that Johhny Merver and Harold Arlen were thinking of when they wrote one of Sinatra’s most beloved song, “One For My Baby.”
Go up to East Harlem for Frank’s Favorite Pizza at Patsy’s Pizzeria at 2287 First Avenue, New York.
And there’s another Patsy’s down on West 56th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway. No, it has nothing to do with Patsy’s Pizzeria. Patsy’s on W. 56th is a full fleged Italian Restaurant, and as almost anyone knows, this was Sinatra’s favorite restuarant ever. It’s still run by the same family who started cooking for Frank way back in the 40s. Go in and eat like Frank. Order some Clams Posillipo, Spaghetti Pomodoro, and Veal Milanese just the way Frank did.
And if you want to do it like Sinatra in the comfort of your own home, get yourself a copy of Daniel Bellino’s great book SUNDAY SAUCE
with recipes for DOLLY SINATRA ‘S MEATBALLS and ITALIAN-AMERICAN SUNDAY SAUCE GRAVY … You’ll be eating like the Sinatra Clan anytime you like. Cook up some Meatballs and Sunday Sauce, get a nice bottle of Chianti, throw on some Sinatra LPs and you’ll be in your own little Sinatra Heaven. “What’s Better than that?”
3rd AVENUE, Midtown MANHATTAN
SINATRA ‘S ALL-TIME FAVORITE BAR / SALOON
FRANK’S FAVORITE ITALIAN BREAD
PARISI BAKERY MOTT STREET
LITTLE ITALY, NY NY
FRANKS FAVORITE PIZZA
PATSY’S in EAST HARLEM
No Relation to PATSY’S on 56th STREET
SINATRA at JILLY’S New York with Friends and Daughters NANCY and TINA
Frank loved going to his close Pal JILLY RIZZO’S New York Restaurant JILLY’S where Frank would eat Chinese Food, tell stories, and drink JACK DANIEL’S to the Wee Hours of the morning …
Dean Martin looks on as Sammy Davis Jr. pours Frank a Jack Daniels
Jack Daniel’s and Frank Sinatra
FRANK SINATRA with Cigarette & JACK DANIELS
Dom of DOM’S BAKERY Hoboken , New Jersey
FRANK SINATRA had DOM Send him BREAD to Palm Springs , California
FOCCACIA From DOM’S BAKERY
GRANDMA BELLINO’S COOKBOOK
“RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA”
by Daniel Bellino “Z”
Author Daniel Bellino “Z” has the same ancestral Sicilian Roots as Frank Sinatra and one Charles “Lucky” Luciano who was born in LERCARA FRIDDI SICILY , as was Frank SInatra ‘s father Martino Severino Sinatra and Bellino ‘s maternal grandparents Giussepina Salemi and Fillipo Bellino who both immigrated from Lercara Friddi to New York through Ellis Island in 1904 . In 1906 Luciano ‘s parents immigrated and settled on the Lower East Side of New York when young Charlie (Salvatore ) was 9 years old.
Charles “Lucky” Luciano
Born in Lercara Friddi
SINATRA’S Favorite PIZZA !!!
PATSY’S in Eats Harlem , New York NY
2287 1st Avenue neat 117th Street
Opened in 1933 by Patsy Lancieri
The 21 CLUB
A Favorite SINATRA Haunt For Years
SINATRA arrives at The 21 CLUB with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Good Friend and Bodyguard JILLY RIZZO and a U.S. SECRET SERVICE AGENT
7. GINO’S on Lexington Avenue (closed in 2010)
8. PATSY’S PIZZERIA … East Harlem, NY (still Open)
The 21 BURGER