Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli

The Red Bloods

Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli.


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If anyone embodies the Brooklyn model of antiquarian integrity, it’s the bearded bards of the old school, the Franks, the duo behind Frankies SpuntinoPrime Meats and Cafe Pedlar. Their Spuntino gave the city an oft-imitated ideal of retro red sauce joints. Would there have been a Meatball Shop or Cent’Anni without them? Even today, with spin-off restaurants in Manhattan, their style is fixed and ubiquitous.


The Progressive Cuisiniers
Andrew Feinberg, Francine Stevens

The Red Bloods
Frank Castronovo, Frank Falcinelli

The Manhattan-Caliber Chefs
Joseph Ogrodnek, Walker Stern

The Authentic
Carlo Mirarchi

The Scene Definer
Zak Pelaccio

The Brooklyn Branders
Steve Hindy, Garrett Oliver, Tom Potter 

The Taste Architect
Andrew Tarlow

The Vintage Modernists
Evan and Oliver Haslegraves


Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli