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“Father Knows Best” – Fathers Day 2010

Posted in Family, Music, NYC, Restaurant, YouTube Classics with tags , , , , , , , on June 22, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

I had a very nice fathers day this past weekend , and of course not being a father myself, the day was all about my pops. First I caught a few minutes of the rubber match between the Yanks and the Muts on TV, in just enough time to see TEX hit a granny at my dads house before departing for a sunday matinée of JERSEY BOYS (very great musical , well at least the parts I was awake for.)

Fathers Day 2010

For those that don’t know “Jersey Boys” is the story of legendary singer Frankie Valli and his group the Four Seasons. I consider myself  a huge music fan and pretty knowledgeable about the history of the business, but clearly I did not do my homework on Mr. Valli and his Four Seasons. The numbers are actually staggering, Mr. Sean Carter aka Jay Z would be impressed. 29 top 40 hits as a member and lead singer of The Four Seasons and 9 top 40 hits a solo artist…Incredible.

Now of course I did know a lot of the songs, I just never knew Franki Valli was the man behind them. These songs are so legendary that at this point they are American Standards covered by everyone from Lauryn Hill to The Spinners. I mean when I hear “Ill Be Working My Way Back to You Babe” I think the Spinners from 1980, and when I hear “Cant Take My Eyes Off of You” I think Ms. Hill…ahh the generation gap.

The Spinners

(Click for a listen)


Cant Take My Eyes Off Of You

And the Video for “WALK LIKE A MAN” is priceless!!

But in retrospect that’s why the show has the staying power it clearly has, because the music is timeless.

Look at the list of Number 1 Hits…


Big Girls Don’t Cry,”

Walk Like a Man,”

Rag Doll

December 1963 (Oh, What A Night).”

My Eyes Adored You

Grease Is The Word

Grease.” (Shout to my sister Cortney on Grease, its a family favorite)

So Jersey Boys is not only great classic music from the 1960’s but also a nice little musical history lesson!

So what do you do after a Sunday Afternoon matinée on Fathers Day..well you have a huge steak dinner at Capital Grill, where the calorie listing on the Potatoes Au Grautin is actually a mathematical equation it’s so heavy.

I have little to say about Capital Grille other than it was delicious but made me want to sleep for three days it was so filling, proceed with caution.

Happy Fathers Day Dad, We Love You!!

Dinner at Joel Robuchon

Posted in Family, Restaurant with tags on February 1, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Weekend Review Jan 30/31

L’ATELIER de Joel Robuchon


Saturday Night I had the pleasure of a wonderful family dinner at L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon, I have visited the Paris location on a bunch of occasions, but this was my very first visit  in my hometown. The New York version is located in the Four Seasons Hotel. We were fortunate enough to score seating at “THE COUNTER” which is a must. Getting to see the skilled chefs prepare these amazing dishes is certainly a treat.  It is safe to say that no one in my family went hungry Saturday night. I myself had some wonderful Kobe Beef cubes which were some of the tastiest I have ever had. I followed the cubes with what might be the most interesting “Sliders” I have ever had. This was no basic burger, a delicious meat paddy with an exquisite piece of Foie Gras on top…thats right I said Foie Gras. After my first two dishes by all rights I should have been satisfied, but I wanted more and I decided on a very light…lol…Spaghetti Carbonara. To say that I was full after that would be the understatement of the year. The rest of the family had desert but at that point I had reached my limit. What an amazing dinner. I highly suggest stopping in and make sure to get a seat at the counter.

Get  a seat at the counter

Mom and Sis….Live on TV….Lets Go Yankees!!

Posted in Baseball, Family, New York Yankees with tags , , on January 21, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

My Mom and Big Sister..True YANKEE FANS!!!!

Mom and Cort...TRUE YANKEE FANS!

Breakfast In Bed..At The Ritz with Shananae and Shatiqua!!

Posted in Comedy, Family, Uncategorized, YouTube Classics with tags , , , , on January 20, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Special Shout out to my homegirls Shananae and Shatiqua. They was chillin in Paris have some breakfasts In Bed!!!!!!!