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Joe Torre

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Joe Torre

Being that one of us is a season ticket holding Yankees fan, you know we're excited about today's Friday Fives guest. Joe Torre is a legend. He was a great catcher and nine time All-Star in his playing days, and had an even better career as a manager. In his 11 years at the helm between 1996-2007, Torre led the Yanks to 11 consecutive playoff appearances, six American League pennants and four World Series rings. Simply ridiculous. Thanks for filling our young adult lives with Yankee memories, Joe. And to that point, any big Yankees fan should read Joe's book, The Yankees Years. It's incredible.

Being an Italian who grew up in Brooklyn, we're not surprised to see that many of the restaurants Joe frequents are throwback, family affairs. We haven't been to any of the restaurants on Joe's list, but we are certainly putting them on our Hit List. Who wouldn't want to dine like a World Champion?

Joe's "Perfect For" Picks

Ponte's Restaurant (Now Closed) Perfect For: Classic NYC Establishment 39 Desbrosses St

“Great family, great food, great memories of past World Series celebrations. They’re currently closed, but re-opening soon.”

Elio's Perfect For: Quality Fish 1621 2nd Ave

"The Chef at Elios always prepares great fish with my dietary needs in mind."

Roberto Perfect For: Bronx Neighborhood Hang 603 Crescent Ave.

"Unique forever changing menu that always offers new selections in a fun neighborhood atmosphere."

Primola Perfect For: Late Night Eats 1226 2nd Ave

"Always had a table ready and waiting for my group no matter how late the games used to go."

540 Park Restaurant @ The Regency Perfect For: Lunch 540 Park Ave

"Big, healthy portions in a fun laid back atmosphere with a friendly wait staff"

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