when a night out on the town didn't end with you barfing all over the
you don't. Because that was back in the '40s when stepping out meant
acting classy and looking elegant.
up for such old-school fun, head to Le Colonial on Thursday nights to
see The Martini Brothers. Vocalist Bob Dalpe and guitarist Richard Fishman
(the brothers who look alike but aren't related) are backed by bassist
Neil Heidler, pianist Andy Ostwald, drummer Bob Blankenship, and clarinet
player Jeff Sanford.
in 1940s suits, matching brown and white spectator shoes, and fedoras,
they belt out classics like "Fly Me to the Moon," "My
Blue Heaven," and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
Dalpe sounds insanely similar to Ol' Blue Eyes. The tunes and clever
banter, meanwhile, will take you straight back to the golden era of
Hollywood's glamorous nightlife.
the interest of reliving the past, go ahead and knock back a few martinis.
just know your limit.
The Martini Brothers at Le Colonial Restaurant,
20 Cosmo Place, between Post and Setter Streets (415-931-3600). Thursdays,
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. For more information, go to martinimusic.com.