A Fine Man Once Said:

"Part of the 10 million I spent on gambling, part of it on booze, and part of it on women. The rest I spent foolishly."

- George Raft

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Rake: Frank Pellegrino & Rao's

Well, I know it's been awhile since I've posted and I apologize for that! I've been focusing on the great American novel for the last few months, but I've decided to refocus on An Uptown Dandy so hopefully you'll be seeing more activity here going forward.

As some of readers will recall, I occasionally have the opportunity to write for The Rake, for which I am grateful to the Founder, Wei Koh, as well as the various editors that I've worked with along the way (Christian Barker, Nick Scott, Charlie Thomas and Tom Chamberlin). Last fall, the magazine was working on its New York issue (a perfect fit for me!) and commissioned a piece on Rao's and the late, great Frank Pellegrino. The article was published on their online site and is a tribute to Frank, who I was fortunate to have dinner with a few times and talk about our old neighborhood, East Harlem. As it turned out, Frank was also a fan of The Best Dressed Man In The Room and had actually met or knew a few of the characters who graced the pages of the book.

You can find a link to the article at The Rake here.

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