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Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: Server Tony Walsh, plus scores

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(WMC TV) - SERVER SURPRISE:  Tony Walsh, Pete & Sam's Famous Italian Restaurant, 3886 Park Ave., U of M Park Ave. Campus Area/East Memphis, 901-458-0694

A life-long Memphian in 18 years of service to Pete & Sam's, Tony Walsh is loyal -- and so are his regulars.

"Ever since I've been coming to Pete & Sam's, he has just been a positive part of the experience," said Midtown customer Blake Viar, who nominated Walsh. "Whether it's filling in to tell a joke at a dinner party or, of course, provide exceptional service."

Walsh, who's a descendant of the Memphis Barrasso musician family, credits his exceptional service to Sam Bomarito, the Sam of Pete & Sam's. Bomarito shepherded two generations of servers until his death last year. 

"We lost him last year, but (the restaurant) hasn't missed a beat with the quality and the attitude and all that stuff," said Walsh. "We're just trying to keep his memory alive and honor everything he did for the city of Memphis."

"Tony was a young guy when he came to us, and 'Uncle Sam' was like an uncle to him," said Pete & Sam's Manager Frankie Gattuso. "He's a lot of fun. Very personable.

"He's a great asset to our business."

SCORES OF THE WEEK:

K-Jay's Bar & Grill, 88 N. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 99, date not listed 

El Porton Mexican Restaurant, 1805 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 98 on April 2 

Cooper Street 20/20, 800 S. Cooper St., Cooper-Young/Midtown Memphis, 98 on April 2 

Alamah's Breakfast Kafe, 86 N. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 97 on April 4 

KFC, 731 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 97 on April 3 

Sam's Hamburgers & More, 94 N. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 97 on April 4 

Popeye's Chicken, 2629 N. Hollywood St., North Memphis, 96 on April 1 

Domino's Pizza, 7464 Winchester Rd., Hickory Hill/SE Memphis, 96 on April 5 

Wendy's, 3990 S. Third St., South Memphis, 96 on April 5 

Purple Haze, 140 Lt. George W. Lee, Downtown Memphis, 96 on April 5 

Sonic Drive-In, 8097 Hwy. 51 N., Millington, TN, 95 on April 5 

Malibu Wings, 4465 Poplar Ave., Oak Court Mall/East Memphis, 95 on April 2 

Los Pilares Mexican Restaurant, 4791 Navy Rd., Millington, TN, 95 on April 3 

Bobcat Bar & Grill, 4730 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 95 on April 3 

ei8hty 3 Food & Drink, 83 Madison Ave., Downtown Memphis, 95 on April 3 

Crumpy's Wings & More, 4641 Millbranch Rd., Whitehaven, 95 on April 3 

Jason's Deli, 1199 Ridgeway Rd., Park Place Center/East Memphis, 95 on April 5 

El Toro Taco, 8067 Hwy. 51 N., Millington, TN, 94 on April 5 

Belmont Grill, 9102 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN, 94 on April 5 

Just In Thyme, 5063 Summer Ave., Berclair/East Memphis, 94 on April 5 

Cheddars, 2147 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 93, date not listed 

The Lynx Lair, 200 N. Parkway, Rhodes College, 93 on April 1 

Amerigo, 1239 Ridgeway Rd., Park Place Center/East Memphis, 93 on April 5 

La Hacienda, 1760 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 92 on April 2 

Huey's, 1771 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 92 on April 2 

River Oaks, 5871 Poplar Ave., East Memphis (Ridgeway Loop), 92 on April 2 

Pow Wow Restaurant, 830 W. Raines Rd., South Memphis, 92 on April 5 

Mandarin Wok II, 8023 Hwy. 51 N., Millington, TN, 91 on April 3 

The Beauty Shop, 966 S. Cooper St., Cooper-Young/Midtown Memphis, 90 on April 2 

Hot Wings Short Order Express, 1373 N. Thomas St., 90 on April 5 

Yang's Deli, 4985 Summer Ave., Berclair/East Memphis, 90 on April 5 

2 Guys Café, 6745 Lenox Center Ct., Suite 110, Hickory Hill/SE Memphis, 89 on April 2 

Memphis Pizza Café, 5061 Park Ave., East Memphis, 89 on April 3 

Al Rayan, 288 N. Cleveland Ave., Crosstown/Midtown Memphis, 88 on April 1 

Formosa, 6685 Quince Rd., East Memphis, 87 on April 3 

G.G.'s Fish and More, 3203 Coleman Ave., Brinkley Heights/N. Memphis, 85 on April 1 

Sweet Pea's Southern Cookin', 5824 Stage Rd., Bartlett, TN, 85 on April 2 

Tops Bar-B-Q, 2288 Frayser Blvd., Frayser, 85 on April 4 

China Garden, 3205 Coleman Ave., Brinkley Heights/N. Memphis, 84 on April 1 

Chiwawa, 2059 Madison Ave., Overton Square/Midtown Memphis, 84 on April 3 

Papa Pia's, 83 Union Ave., Downtown Memphis, 80, date not listed

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