So Long, Nick Mancini, and Thanks.

I grew up in Saint Paul, MN. For a special occasion my parents would take my brother and I to Mancini’s Char House, a steak house on West 7th Street. My father was a firefighter at nearby Station 10 and knew Nick Mancini, probably through the course of his duties. Mancini’s Char House is where I first learned that it’s neat to go somewhere for dinner and drinks and have the owner know your name. To this day we still enjoy going there for dinner.

My mother called me yesterday with the news that Nick Mancini passed away. He will be missed.

Wherever you are, Mr. Mancini, thank you and take care.

Mancini’s Char House