6393 Thompson Road Syracuse, NY
Well here we are 2010 and I will be adding the rest of the pictures from 2009. Hopefully I will have the music on the site by the end of March. We have been planning a few things for this year. Thanks for all the suggestions. I hope to be up to date by the end of March. Any thoughts please drop an e-mail.Thanks to all for the kind words on the passing of my Dad,he was great and always my best friend. He will be missed dearly. Art
Well now that the year is coming to an end, we here at the diner hope that everyone had a good year,and next year brings alot of promises. This year a few of our friends have passed away. I would like to acknowledge them at this time. Jack Abert of the original Montereys. Tippy Munger of Vintage. Long time mobil dj and one of the great salesperson from Walts Record Shop,Dave Ridgeway. Longtime keyboard musician Joe Nelli. A very good friend of Rise and Shine Diner,Dick Dale. A childhood friend of many of us here and Jeff Bishop’s brother,Roger Bishop. There may be others that have passed away that we don’t know about ,let their memories live on too. Happy New Year and see you soon.
Now that the holiday season is here,Pete and all the staff at the Rise and Shine Diner would like to wish everyone a happy,healthy,and safe holiday season. Thanks for spending time here at the diner this year, we are looking forward to seeing all of you next year.Pete
This Summer Pete barbequed 2-3 times a week and served it as a special on the luncheon menu,and it was a big success. Tara who was cooking for Pete 2-3 times a week move to Tennesee. For the time being Pete is doing all the cooking. There are always new faces coming in which some of them turn out to be regulars. Also stopping in was Nick Russo,one of the great local entertainers who started out in the 60′s with Jeff and the Notes as a drummer. (Which he received the Gene Krupa award) Then becoming a vocalist he sang with Many local groups. A few of the guys are talking about getting together to have a jam session and possibly a car show this summer at the diner. Hopefully it will work out. If you have any questions,or if you have anything to share in the newsletter please drop me an e-mail.Thanks.
These past few months have been great here at the diner.Some of the people that have stopped down have been Sammy Furco,Bill Sanders,Thom Nelli,of the Teentones. Also Jim Foran (4n)Johnny Whipple of the Madisons,Little Jan,of the Radiants.Chuck Sgroi, Tony Licamele,John LaTocha,Frank Sgroi,of the Capitols,and the Seven. Long time artist Jimmy Cavallo,also Bobby Green of the Eldoros,Tommy Forest of the Monterays,Tommy Rozzano of the Eternals,Dan Elliott also of the Monterays,and many others which I will mention later.Always check our photo gallery because we will be adding new photos every week.
Hi to all,Well after the interview with the newspaper which Jeff Bishop did a great job of telling the story of how a lot of Syracuse’s finest singers and musicians come and socialize at the diner. Jeff,a long time resident of Syracuse, and friend to many has a great get together on Thursday nights in which some of the past north side and eastwood guys and girls attend. If you wnat to stop down to the diner,or give me an e-mail and I will tell you how to get a hold of Jeff.You notice I am starting to add more and more pictures in the gallery. Once again if you have any you might want to add please bring them in.
Well many things have happened over the past few months,so I will be putting out a newsletter quite often. First I would like to thank everyone who brought photos down for the wall,Idid not write your names down,I apologize.I do thank you and if you want to e-mail me,and tell me your name I will print it. I also would like to thank Dave Gnatowsky,Dick Yackel,John Fabrizzo Bill Dutch,for some of the local groups 45′s to put on the jukebox. As time goes by I will be thanking many more people.Please if it is something noteworthy of past or present local groups or something I have written incorrectly feel free to e-mail me. As you will see I am a little behind in getting this web site going so please be patient with me. While many of us gather here in the morning and tell our stories of fun times from the past and reminice about some of our favorite hangouts,a few being Pizzo’s,Ike’s Diner,Grimlows,Poodles,and Jims,Pig Stand,Danzers on Park St.. And we cannot forget Three River’s,Teen Canteen,F.I.,Wanda’s,Red Dog Saloon,Block Dances,PLAV,Surburban Park,and what about H.S. dances.In the future I will be telling some of the stories that we share. If you have a story you would like to share feel free to e-mail me.
We would like to start off by mentioning the menu of the Rise and Shine Diner.Pete offers you a variety of luncheon and breakfast specials daily. Also, for breakfast you are able to create your own omelet. Pete also offers 2 different types of soups during lunch time.You will often hear people as they are leaving speaking about how generous the portions were.We have posted a menu of Pete’s diner,but prices will vary.As you walk into the diner to your left you will see a free play jukebox,which has many of the early local entertainers music on it. As you gaze around the diner you will see the walls covered with early photographs of Syracuse’s great entertainers.People who are visiting the diner for the first time are impressed by all of the memorabilia.In the near future we will be posting some of the photos of the entertainers who have come to the diner and some of the great stories they shared.Remember Syracuse has always had and still has great entertainment.Thanks to Pete we have a very comfortable place to gather and share great memories.Please stay in touch for the next newsletter.
One of the main reasons members from the 50′s and 60′s bands & vocal groups are gathering at the Rise and Shine Diner is because of Chuck Sgroi. Over the past 50 years Chuck has entertained us and gained his respect andmany friendships with local entertainers. Chuck was quick to get on the phone and tell many people about the diner which has made it possible to walk in anytime and see 5 or more of the legendary local entertainers reminiscing. Thanks to Chuck, Mark Bialczak of the Post Standard came down to the diner and wrote a very nice article in the paper about the theme of the diner and the entertainers that frequent the Rise and Shine Diner.