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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Whats for dinner Tony?

So I am sure you recognized the photo. Yes it is Tony Bennett. He did a show at the Ferguson Center for the Arts here in Newport News. The restaurant gets super busy every time they have a show there as we are only 5 min away and there are really no other good and nice restaurants close by. We knew with Tony coming it would be the same and added a waitress and bussboy to the normal schedule as well as the day time manager came in to help out. I broke $100 before it was 7:30pm (with my first table being at 5:30pm. While we were in the midst of the rush of people waiting for their dinner, getting antsy as the curtain call got closer, we got a big (13 meals) to go order. For who you ask? Well for non other than Tony and his band. Yes my dear readers His truly ordered dinner from Al Fresco Ristorante. Can you blame him after all the yummy food porn I have shown you????? The girl that came to pick it up also let slip the when Andrea Bocelli had his only US concert here at out center. She was out when he asked about where to get dinner from and asked the light technicians who told them Anna's Pizza. He hated it, well he should have come to us - the girl said had she been there she would have told him to eat at Al Fresco!

Anyhow last night was pretty good. I had nice tables and even the once that got antsy didn't take it out of my tip ensuring a nice paycheck next week. Which is good as I will be missing some days of work while up in the mountains. I had to stay and vacuum but still didn't get out to terribly late. I surfed you.tube a bit to find you all a nice Tony Bennett song.

14 comments:

Die Muräne said...

wow, da hast du ja tüchtig abgesahnt;) Und gerade rechtzeitig für deinen Trip in die Berge. Ich wünsch dir schon jetzt viel Spass!

Katy said...

Die - ja es war schoen, es war mehr als was mein lohn von der woche verher war. aber ich brauche es weil ich naechste woche ein paar tage frei hab.

jin said...

WOW!!! That's COOL!
Anyone in their right minds would eat there, including me if I ever get there!!!!
*SIGH*
pasta.....yummy yummy pasta....
MMMmmm...now I want some for dinner. :-(

Katy said...

Jin - I am sure someday you'll be able to stop by.

Beth said...

Got your Little Miss Sunshine sign-up! Posting it early is not a problem. I'll link to your page on Oct. 1.

This is gonna be fun ...

Cherrie said...

First time visitor! Nice story, Katy . . . Tony Bennett is a legend all over the world, and how he still enthralled audiences at his age, you've got to admire him!

Good luck to you! I'll be checking back to see how you're doing.

Katy said...

Cherrie - welcome. I have seen you around Cherrys blog a time or two. Honestly I do not know to much about Tony Bennett. Growing up in East Germany prevented me from hearing about many artists.

Cherrie said...

I guess that shielded you from most Western cultural influences until the Berlin Wall fell.

Tony Bennett is an American legend who has been singing for over 50 years, and is well known for songs like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."

I'm going to read your archives some time. You probably have an interesting perspective on lots of things!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Wow! Tony Bennet!! I didn't know he was still even alive. Good news about the tips, though...

Katy said...

Cherrie - they are yours to read

Phos - yeah alive and kicking it seems. The whole week turned out to be profitable tip wise which is nice.

jin said...

hey katy! will email you tomorrow with the cake total, after i get a shipping estimate from the post office.
*fingers crossed, i'll be emailing you to tell you i shipped your b-day SWEETBOX, too!*
;-)
happy monday!

Polyman2 said...

Tony is an "American treasure".
He could charm the mussels right out of their shells.

Katy said...

hey Poly - yeah a few of the songs I heard sounded pretty good for non metal old type of songs

Katy said...

Jin - the idea of a sweet box brighten this monday quiet a bit