More developments in the case of two Patsy’s….
It was a gentleman’s agreement to lay off each other when Sal Scognamillo, son of Patsy Scognamillo of Patsy’s Restaurant in the Theater District called Patsy Lancieri of the East Harlem Patsy’s Pizzeria after prompted by a letter from Lancieri asking them to stop using his name.
In the phone conversation, Lancieri said: “I think we could get along. I will not bother you anymore,”
Everything was fine until Patsy’s pizza started selling their name in 1991 – thanks to Lancieri’s widow AND Frank Brija for being first the john, then the pimp.
I say stop feeding off someone else’s good name. I say make your own pizza your way and become great through that. I say the two chiropractors seem should have just bought a dunkin donuts or little caesars.
Are the 56th street Patsy’s people mad because this location is not up to par and is giving them a bad name? Quite possibly – and deservingly so. I am mad because this Syosset patsy is giving Long Island a bad name by associating us with sub-standard, mock food. You can read my original review of Patsy’s here, pleading to live up to their reputation.
Here’s something interesting, there is no mention of the East Harlem original location on the Patsy’s website. What’s up?