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Greetings!

Kind of hard to believe that school has started again, non? It just doesn’t seem right, at least to me, but as they say, it is what it is. But it is kind of sad in that it seems to be another sign that summer is fading. However, a fact check indicates that we are in fact only a third of the way through August, with a whole month left of summer to go. And this means there is a whole lot of time available to enjoy some good food and wine this summer, like at Fratello’s, for instance. We will be featuring Wild Alaskan Ivory King Salmon, Golden Tile Fish from the North Atlantic, and Certified Angus Beef Delmonico Steak. Plenty of time to enjoy Fratello’s food, so we hope to see you.

On the wine front, I urge you to try the Sangiovese red blend from Ferrari-Carona, Siena, that we are featuring on our wine board. Medium bodied, decent acidity to work with food, this wine is very good with our menu. With the return of the humid weather I am also enjoying the Sauvignon Blanc from Quivera, a very good Sonoma vineyard I recently became acquainted with. Also, recently I have sung the praises of White Oak Winery from the Alexander Valley region of Sonoma, and I have added their Merlot, which actually comes from Napa fruit, to our list. I am a fan of White Oak, and we also have their Chardonnay, Syrah and even a Cabernet, although not all of these wines have made it to our list yet. Give them a try.

Thanks as always for your continued support. We hope you are well, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

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Weekend Specials

Greetings!

It kind of looks like summer has gone on vacation for us. Or, perhaps our summer resembles a Colorado type summer, nice but a bit on the cool side (at least when I was there). But it is not all bad – the low energy, good sleeping type of summer. Plus it makes our kitchen a bit more pleasant, mostly. But hot or cold, humid or not, it is always a good time for some good food and wine. This weekend we will be featuring Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops, Wild Stripped Bass, and in honor of Shark Week, Mako Shark. We’d love to see you, so consider joining us.

Some wine news to share with you. I have added a number of wines based on tastings which you will enjoy. Prevail by Ferrari-Carano is a Cabernet/Syrah blend from Sonoma, and offers fuller body and excellent California fruit. We continue to feature the Sangiovese based blend, Siena, also from Ferrari-Carano, which has been very well received. Both wines are very good with our menu. On a Sonoma kick, Quivera from the Dry Creek Valley region of the county is both inexpensive and an excellent summer wine. Just a very pleasant wine. Also new, and also from Sonoma, are a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Gary Farrell. Both of these wines are from the Russian River Valley, and while not inexpensive are actually the more value orientated wines from the vineyard. Gary Farrell has built a well deserved reputation as one of the best vineyards in the Russian River, and both of these wines are very good examples of the quality of the vineyard and their winemaker. Lastly, and away from
Sonoma, We have the new vintage of the Shiraz/Cabernet/Merlot blend from Mollydooker from Australia, Two Left Feet, and I have added two new Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines from the southern Rhone region of France. Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a Grenache based blend and perhaps the finest wine from the southern Rhone. Medium to fuller bodied, these new wines are from a younger generation and thus more approachable. Very good wines.

Thank you for your continued support and friendship. We hope you have enjoyed your summer, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

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Weekend Specials

Greetings!

I get it. I know it is only August 7th, but it sure seems like the summer is flying by. At least it does to me. But there is plenty of summer left, plenty of sunshine, plenty of good times for all. And plenty of time for good food and wine. Like at Fratello’s, just for instance. We will be featuring Black Grouper, Wild Alaska King Salmon and Beef Funghetto. And items such as Veal Fratello, Eggplant Parm, Calms Casino, Shrimp Fratello, Chicken Rollotini, Calamari, Veal Salt…….you know. We’d love to see ya’!

Last week I extolled the virtues, at least to me, of some wines from Sonoma that strike me. Wines from Ferrari-Carano, for instance, whose Sangiovese based blend called Siena we have been featuring with great success. Medium bodied, this wine works very well with our menu, which after all is said and done is why we have the wines we have. Wine accompanies food very well, and the correct match can enhance both the food and the wine. Another wine I have just brought on board is a Sauvignon Blanc from Quivera Vineyards, also from Sonoma. I was advised to check out Quivera by a good friend and wine buddy, and he did not steer me wrong. This Sauvignon Blanc offers excellent fruit and flavor, and is a very interesting and very good contrast to another Sauvignon Blanc that we have featured for some time, Whitehaven from New Zealand. Both are the same grape but yet very different, which to me is among the most interesting aspects of wine. But, most importantly, both are very good,
which is the whole point. Give them a try and let me know what you think.

We hope you are enjoying your summer, and it has been safe and brought you smiles. Thank you for all your support. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

P.S. A personal note, if you will, I want to give a loud shout to a very good friend and soul who has left us too soon. Ciao Joe, all the best on your journey, we will miss you.

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Greetings!

Kind of hard to believe that tomorrow is August 1st, non? It seems like the summer has flown by, although for me it seems that way for every season now. Well, maybe not the winter, but you know what I mean. But take heart, there is still plenty of summer left, and still plenty of time for you to enjoy some good food and wine at a nice, little Italian restaurant. Like, say, Fratello’s, when this weekend we will be featuring Pilot Lamb Chops, Swordfish, and Jumbo Sea Scallops. It has not been that hot a summer this year – thankfully for our kitchen crew – but it is perfect weather to venture out and perhaps join us. We’d love to see ya’!

I have had the opportunity to taste some amazing wines from Sonoma, California, recently, and I am very impressed with both the quality and value that Sonoma can offer. I have been very impressed with the wines of Ferrari-Carano, perhaps best know for their Fume Blanca but also their Chardonnay and Cabernet, both of which we have on our list. Sienna is a Hangovers base wine that we plan to feature this weekend. A blend of Hangovers, Mailbag, Pet it Si rah and Cabernet Avignon, this medium to full bodied wine will be excellent with our menu, and we will be offering it at a price far less that what I have seen it offered on other lists. The 2008 Prevail is one of the upper tiers of Ferrari-Carano wines, and shows the quality of Sonoma wines. Prevail is a full bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, and it will be offered at a price less than it used to be offered retail. Lastly, I have been very impressed with the wines of White Oak Winery and Vineyards from Alexander
Valley. We currently have some 2010 Chardonnay and a Syrah, but more will be added in the future. Their wines offer quality and value, and I will share more with you about them in upcoming emails.

I hope you have enjoyed a happy and safe summer so far. I know many of you are busy with vacation plans, getting ready for school already, or perhaps simply enjoying the outdoors. We hope you have time to join us as we’d love to see you. Thanks for all your support.

Ciao

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Weekend Specials

Greetings!

It sure was a nice break from the heat, non? Close to perfect sleeping weather, nice breezes, a little rain for all the plants and grass, all good. Excellent temps to go out to a nice dinner, like, say, Fratello’s. We will be featuring this weekend Certified Angus Beef Delmonico Steak, Albacore Tuna from Hawaii, and Mong Chong Fish, which is not only fun to say but is an excellent fish also from the waters of Hawaii. Rumor has it that it might be getting on the warm side again soon, so we hope you take the opportunity to visit with us this weekend. We’d love to see ya’!

I have added a new red wine to our feature board, a very good Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina, Juana de Sol. Malbec comes from southwestern France, primarily Bordeaux and regions further south near Spain, but it really comes into its own by itself in South America, especially in Argentina. Medium to fuller bodied with a deep color, Malbec is excellent with meat dishes and pasta dishes, especially pasta with Marinara or Bolognese, which we just happen to have. We have several other Malbecs on our wine list, and I urge you to try one. It is an excellent wine, and available at a variety of price points.

We are grateful for your support and patronage all these many years that we have been in Avon Lake. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

PS: Just a rumor, but word is that Tony Rizzo might be featuring an Italian restaurant from Avon Lake this Sunday on his TV show at 11. Just saying.

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Greetings!

Isn’t this a great time of year? Our weather recently has been close to perfect, the days are still long, it is before all the “back to school” hype (I hope!), and it just wonderful out. Just perfect conditions to go out and enjoy some good food and wine (some surprise I’d get here, non?). We will be featuring Red Grouper from the Atlantic, Lane Snapper from the Pacific, and Baseball Top Sirloin from the USA in the middle. I know there are many things and events to keep you occupied, but we’d love to see ya’!

Our feature board still is offering the excellent Nebbiolo I have been talking to you about, and we have a few bottles left of the Rosso de Montepulciano for you to enjoy. We continue to feature the very good white blend, Conundrum, joining the Cab from Joel Gott and Locations E which have been with us for awhile. We have a good selection of wines from Spain on our list, at many price points, and I urge you to try a Spanish wine with your dinner sometime. I think this region offers some of the best values in wine today, and their wines are very food friendly and work well with our menu.

Thank you for your continued support, and we hope you are enjoying your summer. Be safe, laugh and smile a lot, and perhaps we will see you. Take care.

Ciao

PS: GO TRIBE!!!

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Greetings!

Surprise, surprise – it is only Wednesday, so what’s up with a Fratello’s email, you might ask. As you all know (or should), tomorrow is our nation’s birthday, so to speak, and we like many of you are not working and celebrating the national holiday. But we will be here on Saturday, and we are hoping that after all the cookouts you might be ready to give your kitchen a break and let us prepare for you some good food, and maybe some wine, to enjoy. We will be featuring Jumbo Sea Scallops, North Atlantic Haddock, and Bison Strip Steaks. It has been a hot week – just ask any of our chefs – so take a break and consider joining us. We’d love to see ya’!

I have to open my wine discussion with a mea culpa. Last week I waxed on about the virtues of the Italian grape Nebbiolo, which is all true and more, and the Nebbiolo we are featuring from Rivetto is very good. But I erred when I suggested that the world famous Barolo and Barbaresco are 10% Nebbiolo, which a friend and avid reader corrected me and suggested that I meant to say 100%, which is the correct figure. Sorry about that, I was never a good typist, but the point is the same – i.e. you should try Nebbiolo. But let’s move on, and let’s talk about the other famous Italian grape, Sangiovese. Sangiovese is grown all around the world, but I would argue reaches its zenith in Italy. It is the backbone of Chianti, and ranges from very inexpensive to the heights of the Super Tuscans, Vino Nobile, Rosso di Montalcino, and especially Brunello, the world famous Italian red wine. Sangiovese is an extremely good food wine, especially with red sauces, and can range from medium to very
full bodied, as in some of the Super Tuscans. I think it is often taken for granted and not afforded the respect it should have, and I urge you to give it a go when you visit. We have it available at all price points, even on our feature board (Rosso di Montepulciano), and it is a very friendly wine. Give it a try!

We appreciate sincerely your continued support and friendship. We hope you have a very happy and safe 4th of July, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

PS: GO TRIBE!!!

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(440) 871-3054
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Greetings!

It sure is nice out there. I know, we had a little rain this week, OK, A LOT of rain, at least in some areas, but today anyway, it is a picture perfect summer day. Good for us, we deserve it, non? And I know this means that there are a lot of things to keep you busy or occupied, cool things like golf or boating or swimming or biking or walking or whatever, and maybe less cool things like cleaning the garage, etc..But we hope you can squeeze some time in to join us this weekend. We will be featuring Hog Snapper, Blue Marlin and Prestige (not just ordinary) Pork Chops. Hey, the days are as long as they are ever going to be now, and we all have to eat sometime, so we hope you’ll have time to join us.

I have added to our feature board a Nebbiolo from Rivetto, who also make an excellent Barolo that we have on our wine list. Last week I mentioned the wonders of the Grenache grape that is part of the Chateauneuf du Pape wines that are on our list, as well as in many other wines from California, Australia, France and especially Spain, which is always a good value area for wine. Nebbiolo is perhaps the second most noted and important grape from Italy, and hails primarily but not exclusively from the Piedmont area in the northwest part of the country. Often referred to as the King of Italian wines, Barolo is 10% Nebbiolo, as is Barbaresco, another wonderful wine that appears on our wine list. Nebbiolo is medium to full bodied, offers excellent fruit, bright acidity and fairly strong tannins. It is an excellent wine, and this feature from Rivetto gives one the opportunity to taste and enjoy the grape at a very inexpensive price point. As I have said many times, it is good to move
beyond one’s comfort zone sometimes and try different wines. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Whatever you do this weekend, we hope you are safe and smiling. Thank you for your continued support and friendship, it is truly appreciated.

Ciao

PS: GO TRIBE!!!

PPS: Hooray for Team USA! Onward and upward towards the World Cup! (How’s that for optimism!)

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Greetings!

Well, are you ready? It is almost here, starting this very weekend in fact. I am talking about SUMMER, which although it feels like it’s been here awhile now – at least as far as the temps go – it technically begins this weekend. So what does one do in Avon Lake, or Avon, or Bay Village, or Westlake, or Rocky River, or North Olmsted, or Brooklyn, or Birmingham, or wherever….to celebrate the start of the summer season, one might ask. And I have a suggestion to take this delicate decision out of your hands (I bet you’re surprised!) – why not join us at Fratello’s Italian Restaurant for some good food and wine. We will be featuring the ever so popular and ever so good for you fresh Copper River Sock-eye Salmon, Atlantic Swordfish and the amazing Rib Eye Cap Steak, aka Spinalis, which if you have not tried is amazing (sorry to be repetitive, but it is amazing!). And also, maybe, some veal and shrimp and pasta and mussels and clams and chicken and calamari
and…………….We’d love to see ya’!

On the wine front, we are nearing end of the Rosso di Montepulciano from Avignonesi, which is a very good wine, on our feature board, but never fear, I have wines in the wings waiting for their debut on the board. Also, the news of the demise of Location E were premature, at least for this week, so fear not. Recently, I attended a very good wine tasting of wines from the southern Rhone area of France, and I am adding a Chateauneuf du Pape from Bosquet des Papes to our wine program. Chateauneuf du Pape is perhaps the premier wine from the southern Rhone, and is a Grenache blended with lesser amounts of other grapes, such as Syrah, Mouvedre, Cinsault and Counoise, but mostly Grenache. Grenache wines are represented on our list with many wines from Dave Phinney from California, such as Abstract, Cannonau from Italy via Sardinia, and many wines from Spain, such as Atteca and Priorat. Grenache is truly an international varietal, and it works very well with food, with our menu.
Medium to fuller bodied, such as with the Chateauneuf, I urge you to try a Grenache based wine. I do not think you will be disappointed, and they are available at all price points. Just a thought.

We wish you a very safe and happy start to the summer season, and we thank you for your continued support and friendship. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

PS GO TRIBE!!!

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(440) 871-3054
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Greetings!

I know, I know, it is “technically” not summer, yet, but it sure feels like it. You know, something like “if it smells like it, or sounds like it, or tastes like it, it must be it”, or something like that, you get my drift. And it looks like a pretty nice weekend to head out for some good food and wine. So we hope you consider joining us at Fratello’s, when we will be featuring fresh Wahoo Fish from Hawaii (Go Tribe!), a little bit of Lemon Sole, and Boneless Beef Short Ribs. I know there is a lot to consider on summer weekends, but we hope you can fit us in to your schedule.

On our feature board I urge you to try the Rosso from Italy before it is gone, which goes very well with our menu. As you might guess, I have several wines in the wings waiting for space on the board, including an excellent Cabernet blend from Bolgheri and a Priorat (Garnacha) from Spain. When possible, they will join our old friends Joel Gott Cabernet and Location E, the red Spanish blend that we have featured for awhile. Rumor has it that the days for E are numbered, but I will keep you posted.

We appreciate all your support all these many years. We try our best, believe it or not, every night, and we appreciate you sticking in there with us for nearly 20 years now. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

PS GO TRIBE!!!

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