I love fireworks, and I love Tony D's; what a perfect combination for the Fourth!
We enjoyed a great Fourth of July evening in the city of Rochester! Tony D's, for those of you who don't know, is a gourmet pizza and pasta (and oh-so-much-more) place in Corn Hill Landing. Their location on the water is just perfect, the service is good, and Jay's food is awesome. Met the owner, Tony, last night - very busy, very nice guy. Karen, the manager, always treats us as though she remembers us as special friends. Very, very nice. Try the Sunday Sauce (on Sundays, of course) or any of the pizzas, and you're sure to be pleased.
Last night, I tried the greens and beans because I want to figure out how to make mine like Jay does. They were excellent, and I have some ideas on how to improve mine! We had the white pizza, the special clams cooked in a beer broth with sausage, Sunday Sauce, lemon cream cake and lemon ice. Oh, and a Caesar salad.
Tony D's was slammed last night. The food was the usual high quality, and the service was efficient. This is something that many restaurants can't do on a regular night, let alone a night when there are double, maybe triple or more customers than usual.
We sat on the patio before dinner enjoying a beautiful breeze, ate dinner inside, and then went back out in time to watch the fireworks. What a view! The evening breeze kept us comfortable, there were no bugs, and our view of the fireworks was completely unobstructed. I highly recommend Tony D's any time, but I have to say it made the Fourth of July even more special than usual.
The City didn't seem to skimp on the fireworks in this year of budget cuts. There were still plenty of big booms, the whistlers, the sizzlers, lots of colors and designs. I thought it was a beautiful show. It filled my heart with happiness.
yours in music,