Buffalo’s Romanello’s Roseland was an Italian restaurant institution in the 1980s.

In 1986 I got a job in Buffalo, NY at a restaurant called Romanello’s Roseland. I was in college and was hired to be a busboy at the popular restaurant on Buffalo’s West side.

The job was to bus the tables, prep them for the next guests, fill water glasses, and clean the ashtrays. I’ll never forget the “technique” we had to…