Well, it’s the end of the month already and my favorite blog time is here….
Restaurant of the month!
NavySeal and I were out and about (again) and while heading home, we passed 2 Tony’s in Bucktown. Now, I gotta say, for me..it’s always been hard to go to II Tony’s.
It’s not that I’d heard anything bad about them but, II Tony’s is walking distance from Deanies Seafood.
It’s hard as hell to pass up Deanies!
But, I did.
I held my head down and passed Deanies and all of that delicious seafood…
and went to II Tony’s.
and was I ever glad I did!
We arrived before the lunch crowd. The place is small…the atmosphere, really nice. NavySeal said that, inside of it reminded him of the scene in the Godfather when Michael killed “The Turk” Virgil Sollozzo and police Captain McClusky.
Hey, don’t be surprised that I know the characters in the Godfather off the top of my head( I know the Oracle and Andrea aren’t surprised…lol.) I’ve had a small obsession with The Godfather since high school. I read the book in 1978 and have seen both versions of the movie…most people don’t know they’re two versions. They tend not to show the other version which I happen to like because, it’s more detailed. It’s also my “holiday movie” to cook to. For some reason, whenever I’m cooking for Thanksgiving or Christmas, I end up playing that movie. I think it’s because part one and part two are so long, that they keep me company while I’m cooking.
See, this how obsessed I am with the movie. This pic was taken in 2006. NavySeal and I had gone to Universal Studios in Florida and they have the Genco Olive Oil Company front with Michael Corleone name on it… and I just HAD to take a picture by it.
NavySeal started with a salad and me, well…I had the seafood gumbo.
I usually don’t like my gumbo with Okra in it but, this darned gumbo was so frigging good! I ate the whole thing and that’s something I don’t usually do because, I like to leave room in my tummy for the “big kahuna” dish.
NavySeal had Veal Parmesan as his big kahuna dish. The veal was so tender and juicy…I wanted his dish after he let me taste it.
I was torn between two dishes and eventually decided on the Lasagna. I was surprised that it looked like this. I’m used to my lasagna having more length than bulk. but, after tasting it…who the heck cared? It was delicious!
The wait staff was mediocre but, the food was great.
I had been looking at II Tony’s it seems like forever but, as I’ve said…it’s so hard to pass up Deanies and go somewhere else when you’re right there.
I’m glad I went though.
Would I go again? Probably not.
Because Deanies will trump them every.single. time.