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Badly Beaten with a Cheese Pizza in Troni’s Doorway, Fle Capitulates, Eats Words, Chokingly Reverses Taste. (February 10, 2010) (Lunchbunch at Troni’s Italian Restaurant in Kettering O.)

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Frankie Lee. See him giggle and gloat over recently self-recognition of his (my) new Scrabble (copyright til you die) prowess. He cringes when he's pelted with disparaging with "one-day wonder!! (Bob Photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

Sir Frankielee is the newest self-proclaimed Lunchbunch Scrabble (copyright til you die) champion, having proven himself once again Thursday with decisive (one point or more) victories over both Lady Willie Enosburg Falls’ monarch-in-waiting and Baronial Bob of Ohio’s Lake Catspaw, although one bystander opined rather loudly, “No wonder everybody was applauding him, he was raising so much hell – good thing those people regenerate heads the way he was bitin’ ’em off all afternoon.” To which fle responded, “Hunh?” Marquise CB was heard breathing a heavy sigh of relief when Scrabble (copyright til you die) was called for the day by dinnertime traffic jams. Final scores: fle 2, CB 1, Bob 1, Willie 0.

Marquise CB reluctantly admiring the brand new penny of my newly-exposed expertise reached after only 25 and one-fifth years of diligent work and practice. (Frank Photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering O.)

It is becoming so that scheduling of Lunchbunch is nearly impossible without the aid of an abacus.


Baronial Bob and Sammy Troni admiring the temporary throne room erected for the event by the Lunchbunch, an event that included a small selection of children's games and a catered luncheon. (Frank photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

By Kelli Wynn, Staff Writer10:51 AM Thursday, December 10, 2009

KETTERING — A pre-trial court date has been scheduled for the owner of Troni’s Pizza & Restaurant, who was charged with domestic violence after he punched his brother, the owner of Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen.

Sami Troni, 52, of Kettering, entered a not guilty plea through his attorney Lee Hohl, on Dec. 1, according to Kettering Municipal Court records.

The pre-trial is scheduled for Dec. 17 before Judge Thomas Hanna.

The alleged punching incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 23, in the restaurant’s parking lot, 1314 E. Dorothy Lane.

Kettering police said Sami’s brother, Fahri Troni drove to the restaurant to pick up a family member and was approached by Sami Troni.

The two men had an “exchange of words” before Sami allegedly hit Fahri across the face with his fist, according to Officer Michael Burke.

“Apparently (Fahri) was still seated inside his vehicle,” Burke said.

Fahri Troni then called police.

“He came outside. I had the window open and he said (expletive) and he just hit me,” Fahri Troni said during a recording of his 911 call.

When police arrived, they observed a bruise on the left side of Fahri’s head, near his eye, Burke said.

Sami Troni was arrested and booked into the Kettering City Jail. He remains free on bail.

The municipal court issued a temporary protection order against Sami Troni on Nov. 24.

Contact this reporter at (937) 225-2414 or

Mark the server. Diligent and faithful. Albanian pizza served by an Italian. (Bob photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

You shoulda been there, he said. West side. East side. No way side. Kettering. Mmmmmm. Who’s on first?

The lady in funereal black raced from the last rites for a friend's mom to Troni's Italian Restaurant to play with pizza and pasta, tiramisu and mostly-jinedible Scrabble (copyright til you die) passion fruit. There have been recent sightings of mini-monsters hiding behind Troni's pizza boxes. (Bob Photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

Lunchbunch spent another day at Troni’s Italian Restaurant in beautiful downtown Kettering where the main tourist attraction of late are traffic cones. We moved us from Cincinnati to Dayton from eleven a.m. to two p.m. under threat of Willie’s absence; she had been suddenly summoned to attend the funeral of a spouse’s (John’s) friend’s mom. She wore black-all-over regarded by our Albanian hosts as a symbol of deep respect even as she insisted she was not quite of an age to be theirs or anybody else’s matriarch.

There were, I’m told, some eyebrows raised at the sight of my throne chair being shoved into place behind our table in the corner over there just this side of the kitchen.

The first piece of cheese pizza I have loved, even if I did steal it from Bob. Half with "stuff" and half cheese. Is an example of the best pizza I've tried in Ohio (and, yes, I am aware Bob has been bribed to throw Dewey's Pizza in the mix!} An easy 9.0! (Photo by Bob. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

CB ordered Chicken paresan with linguini and liked it. I did, too, except for the white meat where Troni's to failed to break the rule of "dry as hell." (Bob Photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

Calamari doesn't look nearly as good as it tastes. A 9.2 if I ever tasted one. 'Course Bob couldn't get his camera out fast enough; it was half gone before the first shutter click. (Bob Photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

Great rolls lolly in garlic butter and their great accompaniment - antipasto. Great shot, Bob. (Bob Photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

Willie's spaghetti and Italian sausage which I thought was very good. Seems incredible that only a couple of years ago Willie and I agreed aside from their pizza the food at Troni's sucked. This day everything we tried we liked. (Bob Photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

Whadda sammich! Sausage and stuff. And big enough for two which is who shared it, one each, CB and I. (Bob Photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

Willie's gift dinner for John. Lasagna. Apparently and acceptable level of tastebud satisfaction. (Bob Photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

t and canoli for dessert. Sammy the owner had to go to the getting place to find some tiramisu for us - and we do appreciate that. Bob's favorite is canoli. (Bob Photo. February 10, 2011. Kettering, O.)

It seems to be the food quality of Troni’s improves with each visit – although I shouldn’t say this in front of Bob who will surely try to force-feed me my own words when next we eat and play in Montgomery County. I usually like four items on my pizza; Bob’s favorite is cheese pizza. The piece of cheese pizza I brought home was gloriously delicious! So, I guess Bob has made a believer out of me; now he must try a piece of my next favorite pizza – Donato’s garbage pizza – to demonstrate full faith and credit of friendship, don’t you think?

It’s been so cold of late that we had to take our pizza bag along to keep produce we bought at Costco en route to Troni’s from freezing before we got home.

I took Willie her replacement birthday white chocolate-covered popcorn (The first batch was chocolate-less). We all tasted. It was good! It was delicious. I should have kept it and told her it had gotten lost in the mail. Is what I shoulda done. If I coulda done.


Written by frankieleeee

February 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Posted in Lunchbunch

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  1. Chicken Parmesan mi amigo


    February 14, 2011 at 1:59 am

  2. Parmesan mi amigo not paresan

    And Lasagna not ravioli

    Never gonna be able to learn you nuttin about Italian Albanian cuisine I am afraid


    February 14, 2011 at 3:32 am

  3. How come Bob gets to take all the pictures?


    February 14, 2011 at 5:49 am

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