Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Mob Wives: Carmela Attends Meet & Greet at Anthony’s Pizzeria
Big Ang at Anthony's Pizzeria Grand Opening
Last night I attended the Meet and Greet at Anthony's Pizzeria. Anthony, who is also known as Cashiolo on Twitter, is a good friend of the Mob Wives and they were there to support his new business. The newly renovated pizzeria has a warm, Italian feel inside. Anthony was a pleasure to meet and he offered a nice spread of food for everyone to try, from pizza to hot pastas, and fried calamari. So if you're ever in the area, on 1880 Hylan Blvd in Staten Island, be sure to check it out! And if you are interested in seeing more of Anthony, follow him on twitter @cashiolo !
Renee, AJ and Big Ang
While I was there last night, I got to meet AJ. What a sweet, polite young man. I enjoyed talking to him and it seemed that he had a fan base of his own waiting for him there. The young girls were happy to see him and some seemed to have known him from the neighborhood and shared some history.
I also enjoyed finally getting to meet Renee. She was the one Mob Wife I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet and I was grateful that I got to enjoy her in a more laid back atmosphere. It was unlike the crowds at the clubs, where there are 100's of people are waiting and seeking the attention of the cast at the same time; this meet and greet was more like my house on Sundays. I got to talk to Renee and she was so gracious to take endless photos with everyone and sign autographs. She has a very down-to-earth personality.
Renee signs autographs
And then I met with Big Ang. I did meet Big Ang once before at 900 Park, but didn’t have enough time to talk one on one with her as I did last night. She's very warm and has such a robust personality that only she wears well. She definitely has a one of a kind spirit and it's no surprise that she is so popular and was offered a spin-off show. The Big Ang show will premiere on July 8th at 9 PM/8C on VH1. I met some of Big Ang's siblings and they were just as charming. I have a feeling that some of the people I met last night will be making an appearance on the Big Ang show. The premise of the show will be focused on Big Ang's life, her friends and family. Parts of the series will be filmed in the Drunken Monkey, Big Ang's bar. I'm looking forward to seeing this group of people come to life on the television screen. Just as gracious as Renee, Big Ang took plenty of photos and also signed autographs for fans.
Of course I have saved the best for last! Yes Chiara, Jenn was there. Once again, I want to thank Jennifer Graziano for creating a show that not only has helped her inner circle of family and friends deal with the past and future of their own lives, but has brought a circle of people together on Twitter and the blog, creating their own unique “family.” I have a whole bunch of photos of Jenn and I, but she twisted my arm and so I have promised not to post them. They are for me to enjoy and if Chiara is nice enough to me - I may send her one.
Thank you for reading my post and allowing me to share my perspective and experience. Please follow me on twitter @carmelacorleone
Written By: Carmela Corleone
Picture Credit: Carmela Corleone