Sunday, March 05, 2006

Greasy Tony's (Soprano)

I know, I know.... All this stuff is over two months old now. Anyhow, I was in Arizona to watch Rutgers in the Insight Bowl. I'll post some pictures of the pep rally, pre-game party, and game soon.

So, after the game Shelly and I got lost leaving the stadium and got on Interstate 10 going the wrong way. As a result, we had to drive North through Tempe to get back to Scottsdale. We drive by the ASU campus and I decide to stop off at Greasy Tony's. You know, the same Greasy Tony's that used to be on Easton and Somerset streets in New Brunswick, NJ, until he was evicted in 1992 for a new dormitory. He's now out in Tempe and there is still no charge for the extra grease. Anyhow, I know that there will be other Rutgers fans there so we decide to stop in. It's a dump, just like his place in New Brunswick was. I park and as I approach the building Shelly notices a limo parked on the side of the building. As I pass the outside seating area, James Gandolfini is sitting there eating a cheesesteak and says "Hey, more Rutgers people." So I end up eating at Greasy Tony's with James Gandolfini and about ten other RU people. Pretty cool. What could be more Jersey than that?

I didn't take any photos, though. I didn't want to be that guy. So here's a photo taken by someone else at the game when James came out for the coin toss.

Here are before and after photos of Greasy Tony's (with links to the original photos).


Blogger Kronic said...

no pics? then i don't believe it.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Nat&Jim said...

I believe you - though pics would be really cool - fun story!

9:56 AM  
Anonymous UofA Student said...

The problem is the picture that you posted, supposedly as one of the before and after, is not of the Greasy Tony's in Tempe, but rather the Greasy Tony's in Tucson Arizona! That being said, the integrity of your story just went down the toilet! I know Tony from having attended the University of Arizona! That is not the building from Tempe!

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Mark Beef said...

the first photo isn't the tucson location

the second one is

4:06 PM  
Anonymous ru crazy store new brunswick said...

I have made a great looking greasy tony shirt,you can see it on the greasy tonys face book page!

8:10 PM  

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