Chicken parmigiana rules this restaurant’s world | The Dish

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — How a lot of rooster parmigianas has On Your Mark Cafe turned out of its kitchen area? Robert Kranpost states this July the West Brighton eatery has so considerably composed over 300 dishes of the baked-never-fried, saucy cutlet.

It’s a favorite of the restaurant’s typical customer Gus DiLeo who loves it for the reason that it is a “very generous and well-geared up plate.” The particular trainer suggests, “It’s an indulgent lunch — and worth it.”

One of numerous staffers used by the not-for-revenue, Kranpost has worked at On Your Mark for about a 10 years, a cafe set up to educate lifestyle-techniques to exclusive requirements Staten Islanders. He acquired about food stuff from the ground up — virtually — as his grandparents, Mary and Louis Chrampanis taught him how to harvest on their sprawling farm. (Their land stretched from Bulls Head as a result of New Springville in the Rockland Avenue/Richmond Avenue spot.) Ultimately Kranpost arrived to the West Shore Inn in Travis where by he realized the nuts and bolts of managing in the kitchen area. Now, at On Your Mark he’s developing specials, whipping up foods and interacting with attendees.

Chrampanis’ Farm sprawled from Bulls Head as a result of New Springville. (Courtesy The Staten Island Museum) Staff members-Shot

As a element of the On Your Mark group, Kranpost operates together with John Djonbalaj, a chef acknowledged for fresh new baked pastries and dwelling-built pastas from the West Brighton restaurant Dolce Fantasia. Pay attention to The Dish to glean appealing tidbits about the meals business on Staten Island. (Spoiler inform: Djonbalaj and his spouse Bruna will be opening a different eatery, Dolce Fantasia, in Charleston, on July 26.)

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From remaining to correct: Joe Guli, Christine De Hart, John Djonbalaj and Gus DiLeo (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)

Peek into the workings of On Your Mark by means of the conversations about various dishes. (Indeed, they serve significantly much more than chicken parm.) And for viewers from afar, just take a appear at what Forest Avenue appears to be like like these times in the Duffy’s/quickly-coming DeLuca’s Trattoria area of West Brighton.

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Enthusiasts of On Your Mark: Deb and Michele Mershon (Staten Island Progress/Pamela Silvestri)

On Your Mark Cafe is situated at 645 Forest Ave., West Brighton 718-720-9233, OnYourMark.org. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Its following-doorway chocolate shop will reopen in the fall.

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Summer frittata at On Your Mark (Staten Island Progress/Pamela Silvestri)

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Pamela Silvestri is Progress Food stuff Editor. She can be attained at [email protected].

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The Robert Sandwich with brasciola (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)

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