Showing posts with label Frank. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Frank. Show all posts

Thursday, June 11, 2020

RIP David Gonzales

David Gonzales, a longtime employee at Frank Restaurant on Second Avenue, died on Saturday from complications due to COVID-19. He was 55.

He had been on a ventilator at Albany Medical Center since April 4.

Gonzales started nearly 15 years ago as a maintenance manager at the restaurant between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.

In an Instagram post, chef-owner Frank Prisinzano paid tribute to Gonzales:

I don’t know what we are going to do without David. Before this pandemic I would never have imagined it even possible to not have David. He was another of my sons

My entire restaurant family is crushed. He was really a savior they called for help. We feel a huge hole in our hearts.

He is survived by his wife and six children as well as his mother. The restaurant has a GoFundMe account to help pay for his funeral expenses.

Gonzales is the second member of the Frank-Supper-Lil' Frankies family to die from COVID-19. Miguel Grande, known as the Pasta King at Supper on Second Street, died in late April at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sauce is hiring

From the EV Grieve inbox ... East Village restaurateur Frank Prisinzano is opening a new restaurant called Sauce on Rivington and Allen ... and they're hiring ... seeing as I know some people looking for restaurant jobs... here are details about the openings...

[The future home of Sauce]

Chef Frank Prisinzano, owner/founder of acclaimed East Village establishments FRANK RESTAURANT, LIL’ FRANKIE’S and SUPPER, will be opening a new Italian restaurant on the Lower East Side this Fall!

We are hosting 2 OPEN CALLS to build our team:
Monday, August 15th 4-6pm
Wednesday, August 17th 4-7pm

Lil' Frankie's
19 First Ave (bet. 1st and 2nd Street)

Hiring for the following positions:
Line Cooks
Prep Cooks

All experience a plus, but will train the right individuals.
Must want to learn about Italian wine and food. A pleasant, positive attitude a must! We are also going to be starting a food network in the space. This is a great opportunity to work on an incredible new concept with a leading chef and restauranteur!

Bring a resume if you have one.

If you are not available to come to the open calls, please drop a resume at one of our locations.

Frank 88 2nd Ave (bet. 5th and 6th Street)
Lil' Frankie’s 19 1st Ave (bet. 1st and 2nd Street)
Supper 156 E 2nd St (bet. Aves A and B)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Owners of Frank-Lil' Frankie's-Supper taking over the former Graceland space

Earlier today, I posted information about the new "eco-friendly" Italian restaurant coming to the former Graceland space on Avenue A and Second Street... Well! Thanks to some sleuthing by EV Grieve reader RyanAvenueA .... we now know the person behind this new eatery are none other than Frank Prisinzano, who owns Frank, Lil' Frankie's and Supper... (For the record: Ryan called the number on the CB3 flyer and got the Frank Caters voicemail...) More to come on this...

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