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Greetings!

What happened? I thought we were heading to spring and warmth and sunshine, but we get the white stuff again!! I say do not let it get you down, defy what Mother Nature has shared with us and do not let it prevent you from enjoying some good food and wine this weekend. Like, just saying, at Fratello’s, when this weekend, snow or not, we will be featuring Haddock, Mako Shark and the amazing Rib Eye Cap Steak, aka Spinelis, which we have featured before and I have shared with you how excellent it is. Of course, if your tastes run towards Veal or Shrimp or Calamari or Pasta or Eggplant or Clams or Mussels or Chicken or….we will have that as well.

Thanks for your support as I have tried to prune our wine program a bit with my Inventory Reduction Sale, as we have basically achieved our objectives. As a result I can add some new wines to enjoy, such as a new Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast from Chateau St. Jean, a well respected winery from California. This wine offers excellent fruit and balance, and available by the bottle or by the glass on our feature board provides a nice alternative to the also excellent Pinot from Laetitia that we continue to feature, which hails further south from the Central Coast region of the state. In the wings await another Portugal red and a Cabernet from Washington by Columbia Crest, which continues to receive good reviews from the wine press. There is a lot of amazing juice world wide for you to enjoy, and I am confident that we can pair you up with a wine that you will enjoy.

It has become more and more of a surprise to me, year after year, how quickly time seems to pass, as we near the end of the first quarter of 2015. We continue to be amazed and grateful for your continued support, it is deeply appreciated. We hope you are well – and warm – and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

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Weekend Specials

Greetings!

That warm day earlier this week sure was nice, non? What happened….a little consistency would be appreciated. Well, we at Fratello’s try to be a bit more consistent, at least in terms of quality food, wine, assorted beverages and service. We have been working at it for over 22 years now, and I think we are starting to get the hang of it. Like this weekend, when we will be featuring Smoked Duck, Certified Angus Beef Texas Sirloin, Jumbo Sea Scallops and North Atlantic Halibut. We’d love to see you, so consider joining us.

As far as vino goes, we are still offering an Inventory Reduction Sale to clear the deck a little bit and make room for some new offerings. This seems to be the time of year that a number of wine distributors have their wine shows, which in my effort to provide you with excellent wine I have been dutifully attending. Two of the wines on our feature board, the red wine from the Douro region of Portugal, Assobio, and the red blend from Chile, 1234, are nearly gone, but I have another red from Portugal, this time from an area nearer to Lisbon, a red blend from California and an excellent Pinot Noir from Sonoma awaiting their turn. I am confident that we have a wine that you will enjoy.

It is still a bit on the cool side, but it is getting better, and the longer days and sun in the sky give us a hint of what’s to come. Thanks for all your support, we hope you are well, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

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Weekend Specials

Greetings!

It sure is nice to see the sun, non? Actually, I mean a “warm” sun, or at least warmer, and I sure am glad to see that green and brown stuff that has appeared once some of the snow has melted away (i.e. grass and dirt, but you knew that!). It looks like rain might be coming soon, but it won’t be too bad to head out this weekend for some good food & wine. This weekend we will be featuring North Atlantic Flounder, Salmon from the Faroe Islands off the coast of northeast Scotland, and Bison “Buffalo” Short Ribs. Gather up the rain gear and head out to see us, we’d love to have you join us and keep us company.

My major wine news is that we are having an Inventory Reduction Sale starting tonight to clear up some space for our wine program. There are wines from Italy, Spain, France, Australia, New Zealand and California on this list, and the grapes include Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Tempranillo, Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. These wines are all good if not excellent, and are offered at a discount over our normal pricing. But inventory is limited, so I urge you to join us and try these wines before they are gone.

One thing about the longer days and warmer sun is the optimism that better days are ahead for us all, at least weather-wise, but I want to believe that better days are ahead for us in many other ways as well. We for our part are both optimistic and grateful for your support, regardless of the weather or time of year. Thank you sincerely, and we look forward to seeing you soon, perhaps even this weekend to enjoy some wine with us (and food, of course!).

Ciao

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Greetings!

Well, look on the bright side. It is March after all, and the calendar tells us that Spring is but a few weeks away, although looking outside it seems hard to believe. But have faith, I say, it has to get better soon, plus conditions are decent to head out for some good food and wine to hold you over until better days arrive, or until next week, or the next day, anyway. At Fratello’s, for instance, we will be featuring this weekend Virginia Red Drum Fish, Carolina Wild Stripped Bass, and “Ohio Proud” Pork Tenderloin, and I am confident there will be some Veal and Shrimp and Eggplant and Mussels and Clams and Calamari and Chicken and Pasta and……as well. It actually is supposed to get a bit warmer – that is, after tonight – so we hope you can come out to join us. We’d love to see ya’!

Some change are afoot with our wine board, as the Assobio from Portugal is getting in short supply and the Cabernet blend from Michael Pozzan is nearly gone. Fear not, however, as I have another red blend from Portugal ready to join the party, as well as a Cabernet blend from Chile, both of which are inexpensive and should work well with our menu. Recent additions to our wine program by the bottle include a premium Shiraz from Australia by Mollydooker, the vineyard behind The Boxer, Two Left Feet, Blue Eyed Boy and Maitre D’, called Carnival of Love. I also have a limited supply of an excellent Grenache from the Catalan region of southwestern France which a friend introduced me to. The world has many wines to enjoy, and we have our share to offer from many different countries. Ask us and we’d be happy to help you enjoy some.

As I look outside I see the sun glistening off the brilliant white snow, and I am reminded how fortunate we all are (remember, I am in a warm house, lucky me!), for many, many things. Among them are the support and friendship you have shown us all these many years, now 22 and counting. Thank you sincerely, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

P.S. A personal note, if I may, as I wish to give a loud shout to my dear friend “Steve-O” who has left the building. God bless, we hate to see you go but glad we crossed paths with ya’, and wish you well on your journey. See you down the road.

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Weekend Specials

Greetings!

It is getting to sound like a broken record around here, if you know or remember what a broken record is or was. I mean, last week was bloody cold, as was the week before that, and next week does not look a lot better. I ask you, what is a reasonable, or somewhat reasonable, person to do. I suggest one takes the posture of saying the “heck”, or something reasonably similar, to the cold and the snow and the ice and whatever, and proclaim that whatever you, our friend Mother Nature, throws at us, we will not let it deter us, not let it from prevent us from enjoying life and good food ad wine. I say we all have to live, to enjoy the bounties of the earth, like, say, at Fratello’s, when this very weekend we will be featuring Arctic Char from Iceland (by the way, a great place to visit), Black Grouper from the Gulf of Mexico (where I bet we all would like to be right about now), and City Chicken, which probably takes you back to a time many years ago. We will be here whatever, and
we’d love to se ya’!

Winewise, I have added as I suggested last week a Syrah from California from Hawk’s View to our feature board, which has been very well received. Excellent fruit, decent body, this wine works very well with our menu. I have also added a wine from Portugal, Assobio, which comes from the Douro region of the country, better known perhaps for their Ports, and which is rated 94 by the folks at the Wine Enthusiast. I just enjoyed a bottle of this wine with lunch, and it is a very good food wine and works well with our menu. These wines join the Cab from Joel Gott from California and the Sangiovese blend from Sonoma, Siena, which have been with us a long time because they are that good, as well as the Cabernet/Malbec blend from Michael Pozzan, which is also a California wine. This is a god time to enjoy hearty red wines, as are 11 other months of the year, and we hope you’ll join us. As I have said before, there is a lot of great juice out there, and I am confident that we have a
wine that you will enjoy.

It goes without saying that we are very grateful for your support all these many years, especially when the weather makes it a challenge to head out to see us. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

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32085 Electric Blvd.
Avon Lake, OH 44012

Weekend Specials

Greetings!

Last year there was the Polar Vortex. This year I’ve heard mention the Siberian Express. Next year, who knows. For me, it is just cold. Actually, as they say in New England (especially this year!), wicked cold. But we have no choice but to deal with it, right? I say – no surprise here – don’t let it get you down, do not let a little cold keep you at home. No, mes amis, throw you nose, or finger, or whatever, up at the weather and head out this weekend for some good food and wine. Like, say, at Fratello’s, when we will be featuring Beef Short Ribs (always good comfort food, and these days we do need some comfort!), Atlantic Halibut and Lemon Sole. I can’t promise it will make the temps that much better, but it ought to make them more bearable. Let’s hope so anyway.

It looks like our wine feature board is up for some changes, and it has something to do with Locations “E” again, the Spanish red blend we like and have featured for some time now. It appears the people behind E have decided to switch their distributors, so there might be some disruption in terms of supply. Never fear, however, as there is always a lot of good juice out there, and I am on it. I plan to bring out a Syrah from California to the board, and as you might recall I am a big fan of this grape, and in the very near future I plan to broaden the offerings with wines from Chile, a red blend in fact, and another red blend from Portugal. Most of us associate Portugal mostly with the wonderful Port that comes from there, which by the way we have several examples of, but they also make excellent red wine as well. In fact, we have an excellent Portugal red on our wine list, but this wine I am referring to is more value orientated and a perfect candidate for our feature board.
Stay tuned next week, as I have my fingers crossed for delivery.

We hope you have managed to stay warm and healthy and safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks for all your support, and take care.

Ciao

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(440) 871-3054
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Fratello’s
32085 Electric Blvd.
Avon Lake, OH 44012

Weekend Specials

Greetings!

Well, it looks like ol’ winter just won’t quit and shows no sign of letting up soon. But at least the days are longer – colder sure, but longer anyway. But every day brings spring closer, and hopefully warmer weather. Besides, this is kind of a big weekend coming up, and I want to alert you to some tasty specials we will be featuring this weekend. These include Organic Salmon from Canada, Jumbo Sea Scallops from the East Coast and Certified Angus Beef Delmonico Steak. I know that it is Valentine’s Day this Saturday, and you know that we accept reservations on a limited basis for parties of 5 or more, but we will get as many of you that come to see us in this Saturday, or on Friday for those coming to beat the Saturday rush. Either way, we’d love to see ya’!

On our wine board, as I said last week I added the Cabernet blend, although mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, from Michael Pozzan to our features. This is a medium bodied wine with excellent fruit, typical of Cabernet from Napa, yet offers a decent finish, which is often lacking in wines at this price point. It joins the other features, many of which we have offered for some time now because they continue to be well received – the Cabernet from Joel Gott, the Sangiovese blend from Ferrari-Carano, Siena, the Spanish red blend crafted by a winemaker from California, Locations “E”, and the Pinot Noir from Oregon, Point North, which offers at a low price point a taste of what a Pinot from Oregon tastes like. Speaking of, Pinot Noir is a very versatile wine that lends itself well with many foods, and Pinot from Oregon is more similar to a wine from Burgundy, France than a Pinot from California, which typically are more fruit driven. Oregon offers more of a balance between fruit and the
soil in which the grapes are grown, which the French call “terroir”, but not at the total expense of the fruit. We have several wines from Oregon on our list, and I urge you to try them. They are all very good, and as I have said many times, it is good to leave one’s comfort zone and try new wines – there is a lot of amazing juice out there!

Thanks for all your support, especially in these chilly days we are all stuck with. I want to wish all of you, romantics and otherwise, a very Happy Valentine’s Day, and wish you good health, good humor and good times.

Ciao

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Copyright © 2015 Fratello’s, All rights reserved.

Reservations accepted for parties of 5 or more.

(440) 871-3054
(440) 933-3380 in Lorain

Our mailing address is:
Fratello’s
32085 Electric Blvd.
Avon Lake, OH 44012

Weekend Specials

Greetings!

Well, you have to give me some credit. I said last week that it looked like it was going to be a bit on the chilly side this week, I mentioned a bit on the “brrrr” side. I think I missed it by a few “rrrrrrrrrr’s” though. I know it’s winter and all, and we on the North coast should be used to it, but come on, how about a break! But remember, it is still on the toasty side within Fratello’s (I know, I pay the bills!), and we’d love to see you turn your nose up at ‘ole winter and head out to see us for some good food and wine. We will be featuring Wild Stripped Bass, Red Grouper and Lamb Stew this weekend, plus maybe another surprise or two, and we’d love to see ya’!

Last week I mentioned the Bordeaux style blend red wine from Washington state, The Reveler from Revelry Vintners, which is on our feature board, and I urge you to try it before it is gone. This wine is dry but the fruit is very forward and pronounced, well balanced and medium to full bodied, and it has been very well received. So much so that we are likely to run out this weekend. But fear not, if it is gone when you get there I have another Cabernet blend from California that is waiting for its place from Michael Pozzan which I like as well. I also want to remind you of the other wine from Revelry that is available but not on our list, Block 19 Syrah. This is the wine that is not inexpensive, in fact a “*” wine, but is perhaps the best wine I have tasted in the last year or so. Often in the wine world one gets what one pays for, and this is a perfect example. Just a thought.

We hope you are warm and well, and please take care removing the tons of snow in your driveways. Thanks for all your support, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

P.S. I want to give a shout out to our friends who are both guests of Fairview Hospital this week. Speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing you soon.

======================================================Copyright © 2015 Fratello’s, All rights reserved.

Reservations accepted for parties of 5 or more.

(440) 871-3054
(440) 933-3380 in Lorain

Our mailing address is:
Fratello’s
32085 Electric Blvd.
Avon Lake, OH 44012

Weekend Specials

Greetings!

It is funny how it works sometimes, non? Last week at this time (roughly), the sun was out, all pretty and everything, cold but nice out. Today, not so much. Don’t you just love it when it is sleeting out (I’m kidding). And rumor has it that it might just get on the chilly side again. Brrrrr! But no need for despair, say nyet to those winter blues and come join us at Fratello’s this weekend and pretend it is whatever season you want it to be as you enjoy some good food and wine. Speaking of, we will be featuring Haddock, Mahi-mahi, and the most excellent Rib Eye Cap Steak, aka Spinelis, which if you have never enjoyed I urge you to consider trying – amazing. Of course, Veal Saltimboca, Shrimp Fratello, Chicken Rollo, all the Frats & Parms, Pasta & Calamari, Clams & Mussels…..etc…..will also be available. Bundle up and join us, we’d love to see ya’!

On the wine front, I want to remind you of the wines I mentioned last week, namely the Sangiovese blend from Italy, La Massa, the red blend of Bordeaux grapes from California, Three Saints 67 Proprietary Blend, and the new Saint-Emilion that does come from Bordeaux, which is a blend featuring the Merlot grape. I have also added a new Pinot Noir from the Russian River area of California from Michael Pozzan to our feature board. This area produces some of the premier Pinot from California if not the world, and this wine gives one a good idea of what the Russian River is all about at a very affordable cost. The bad news is that the supply is very limited. Never fear, however, as I have other wines waiting in the wings to join the board. Lastly, I have a new wine from Washington that is among the best wines I have tasted recently. It is a Syrah from Revelry, a relatively new winery from the Walla Walla region of eastern Washington state, where the premier red wines from that
state are grown. This wine is not inexpensive, it is an “*” wine, but simply amazing, offering body, fruit and great structure in a full bodied wine. Washington is making waves with the quality of their Syrah from this region, and this is a wonderful wine. Just a thought.

We are very grateful for all the support you have shown us, regardless of what Mother Nature has to offer. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

======================================================Copyright © 2015 Fratello’s, All rights reserved.

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(440) 871-3054
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Weekend Specials

Greetings!

Let’s hope that the worst of that cold stuff is behind us. I know, it is still chilly out, still winter and all, but at least the sun is shining as I write this, which as we all know can be a rare occurrence around here this time of year. Look at it like we have just a little over a month to deal with this white stuff. Plus the days are getting longer now, all good. Looks like it might be time to head out and enjoy a nice evening out, like, say, at Fratello’s, when this weekend we will be featuring Beef Funghetto, Red Grouper and Swordfish. No storms appear on the horizon, and we’d love to see ya’! Hope you consider joining us.

On our wine board we are running low on the Highway 101 Pinot Noir from California, although I have another Pinot in the wings waiting for room to join the list. I have added some new wines to our list, including the return of La Massa from Tuscany, which is a red blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante B, a more obscure Italian varietal. There is also the Three Saints 67 Proprietary Red blend, which combines all the Bordeaux varietals plus syrah in a very balanced and very highly rated red blend. The Chateau Billeron Bouquey Saint-Emilion is a Merlot dominant red blend from France, and Monthelie from Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet is a Chardonnay from Burgundy, France. Lastly, there is the Solena Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley of Oregon, 2012 vintage, which is earning very high ratings and received 92 points from the Wine Spectator.

We hope you are well and surviving the cold and the flu bugs that seem to be everywhere, and that you might find time to join us. Thanks for all your support, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

======================================================Copyright © 2015 Fratello’s, All rights reserved.

Reservations accepted for parties of 5 or more.

(440) 871-3054
(440) 933-3380 in Lorain