Sharky Restaurant History: Ristorante Da Pancrazio
Pass the salt, ghost of Caesar.
Break bread over the same spot Brutus betrayed Julius Caesar. Nothing like a dash of Shakespearean betrayal to whet your appetite.
ACT 1, SCENE 1, Rome
Ristorante Da Pancrazio
Enter GORDON PRITCHARD, LORI PRITCHARD, and CHILDREN
Hark! We set down to dine together
Where Caesar once lost his life
And be we knaves or vagrant knights
I’ve heard their pasta is pretty nice
Are you going to talk like that for the entire meal?
I am but a man of humble birth
Here to feed my hunger
And slake my thirst!
So that’s a yes?
It is a promise unto thee
That our meal this night shall last
Until our bellies are full
And our hearts are glad
You’re not even sticking to iambic pentameter.
Your stresses are all wrong.
Daddy just got served by mommy!
Quiet, barbarous beasts of a Trojan whore!
Did you just call me a Trojan whore?
Will we be starting with a few glasses of wine?
GORDON AND LORI PRITCHARD (together)
Eat here if: Your knowledge of Italian wine and history is without Shakes-peer
Don’t eat here if: When you hear "Ides of March,” you think of Ryan Gostling and George Clooney.