Porky Manero’s II update

I forgot  to mention in my previous post on the Oneida condos on Steamboat Avenue this quote that caught my eye:

Fareri said one prospective Oneida home buyer wants to be able to keep his new 100-foot yacht outside his window.

I worried at first that the buyer was going to have difficulties with the police if he did that because they go nuts when you block a roadway but I drove down there and discovered that Fareri came up with an ingeniuos solution, shown here.

View from Oneida roof top

View from Oneida roof top




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10 responses to “Porky Manero’s II update

  1. Clambox


    another eatery bit the dust-replaced by roadside condos too. Farewell greenwich.

  2. Manero's

    Manero, Buried in St Mary’s Cemetary in 1980, an institution called Manero’s finally has died with him.


  3. pulled up in OG

    Chris – No worry about seeing this one outside your window on Ole’s.


    One of the pics shows the Swiss boat being helicoptered in, just not to Steamboat Rd.

  4. Towny

    $10 Million a week!!!!!
    LMFAO-Laugh my fucking ass off!

    Manero’s restaurant was opened by Nick Manero Sr. in 1945 and was an instant success with its aged beef, fresh seafood, fried onion rings and gorgonzola salad. Innovative, Manero’s, a regional institution, was one of the first to have a butcher shop, retail market and singing waiters. Originally seating only 50, additions grew the guest seating to 600.

    Celebrities such as Andy Rooney of “60 Minutes” and Ivana Trump ate there. In its heyday, the restaurant served more than 1,100 dinners on Saturday nights and did $10 million a week in business.

  5. Wally

    Our former first selectman John Margenot is a Manero (his mother), so there are still a few of the family kicking around.

  6. cos cobber

    10m in lira, maybe

  7. Enzo

    Say what you will but the Manero’s sold out at the top of the market. Good for them.

  8. ogrcc

    thanks for the clam box postcard.

    that was a sad day when they closed up shop

  9. Cobra

    Manero’s was the first restaurant of any kind at which I can recall dining, probably sometime in 1948 or ’49. The “tid bit plate,” for $1.25 or less as I recall, was a favorite. It was my first exposure to garlic bread and gorgonzola cheese, both still favorite treats.

    The Clam Box was the second dining establishment I can recall visiting as a very young lad.

    I was saddened to see both, especially Manero’s, fall to developers’ swords.