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UPDATE: I am making this post sticky for the time being, as I will be speaking with Shredd & Ragan on WEDG 103.3 on Tuesday morning  (click the link to listen live) around 8am regarding the Valenti’s Restaurant saga. Follow-up posts exist here, here, and here.  As with any story, if you want to provide information confidentially, send an email to buffalopundit[at]gmail.com

Yes, it’s media criticism Monday.

On Friday, The Buffalo News’ venerable, legendary restaurant reviewer Janice Okun gave a new Italian red sauce joint in North Tonawanda, “Valenti’s” 2.5 stars.

(I don’t know why literally every single Okun review involves a half-star, either.)

In that review, which was predictably yet unfortunately devoid of good feedback about the food or its flavor, Okun made the following observations:

Co-owner (with his wife, Lori) and Chef Terry Valenti is a Western New York boy recently returned home from Texas and Florida — he cooked at Mama Leone’s in Manhattan and in resorts in Daytona. In 2003 he took on uber-chef Bobby Flay on the popular “Iron Chef” program. Knocked the socks off him, too.

“It was the parsnips that did it,” says Lori. For the show, Terry produced Chilean Sea Bass stuffed with that vegetable (and artichoke hearts for good measure). He even dreamed up a Mango Parsnip Ice Cream that went over very well.

In the days since that was published, we’ve established the following:

1. Iron Chef America (featuring Bobby Flay) didn’t exist in 2003.

2. The list of Iron Chef America episodes reveals no competitor with the surname “Valenti” challenging any Iron Chef, ever.

3. The list of Iron Chef (Japan) episodes reveals no competitor with the surname “Valenti” challenging any Iron Chef, ever.

4. The aforementioned episode lists from America and Japan reveal that there has never been an Iron Chef “battle parsnip” in either series.

5. Mr. Valenti claims to have graduated from the CIA in 1993 and then became head chef at Mamma Leone’s.

6. Mamma Leone’s closed in January 1994.

7. A March 2009 health inspection of Captain Hiram’s, where Valenti had been working for 4 months at the time, is shown here. These should be made public for New York eateries, as well.

Aside from the massive question marks over the chef/owner’s alleged backstory, can someone explain to me why the photos that accompany these restaurant reviews seldom show the actual food? The Valenti’s story depicts four women outside the restaurant bidding each other good-bye, two of whom have to-go boxes. All I can gather from the image is that Valenti’s has a nice sidewalk. As for Okun, she gushes over the comfort of a restaurant’s booths, but we have no idea whether the veal is any good.


  • Noah

    Karma
    I’m a independent biker for 30 yrs. I live in a black and white state. That dumbass use to where his ebay bought Nomad 81 shirt to the biker bars. How he never had his ass handed to him I can’t figure out.

  • John 8:32

    It’s amazing, just how many people from Mr. Valenti’s and Ms. Brocuglio’s past, are coming back to haunt them, isn’t it? Along with the moral majority, not having praises for these two. Oh I forgot, it’s all ONE poster. No wait, how many different people, has Ms. Brocuglio pointed fingers at? I guess it’s hard to keep it all straight, after a hit of crack! Go ahead “Babygirl” and take another toke, and pretend the flame from your lighter, is a cozy fire.

  • Noah

    John 8:32
    If he ends up in jail we should all go visit so we can laugh at him. I don’t know the women thank god from what I’ve been reading. Birds of a feather they say.

  • Noah

    To all still on tune in later on this morning about 9 or so the best friend I mentioned is coming over. We’ll have some more comments for you. Gotta get some sleep.Good night all.

  • Samuel A Jackson

    I’d be shocked if L̶o̶r̶i̶ April can find her own IP address, let alone get them for all posters on this blog, which PS is probably impossible from the User side of this blog. Second, lets say L̶o̶r̶i̶ April did, and she found who owns the IP address (Time Warner, Verizon, Juno), so then she would have to take ALLL those companies to court (and sit in front of their $1000+/per hour attorneys), WIN, then comb through the addresses of each poster at each specific time, and then take them to court…..but for what? Saying “nasty” things?

    I’d guess that would run a cool $500,000 + when all said and done, and you can’t even pay your rent.

    Put it this way, if they started a blog post about me, it would not have 1000+ posts. You have to be some dirty, dirty people, that did a lot of dirty, cruel things in your life to upset people nation-wide this much and conspire to post 1000+ times.

    So in conclusion, stop with the IP address threats L̶o̶r̶i̶ April. They about as ridiculous as lies Terry and Lori tell. And if Alan does move the blog, make sure everyone follows that blog. Don’t let A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ Lori think she won.

    Lori will never be winner.

    Ever.

  • Noah

    Alan

    Please don’t shut it down just yet. I’m waiting for my friend to come over. He can add more specific and relevant info of stuff that Terri did to him and things he witnessed that I wasn’t there for. Thanks

  • april

    I THINK THEY NEED TO SHUT IT DOWN CUZ FIRST OFF I GOT OFF OF HERE I WAS DONE I DONT NEED TO BE ATTACKED I AM ME I’M NOT MY MOTHER LORI IF SHE WANTED TO PRETEND SHE WOULDN’T HAVE TO USE MY NAME NOW YOUR FOCUS HAS TURNED ON ME AND FOR WHAT DID I EVER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS BEING ACCUSED NO I HAVEN’T AND I DON’T DO WRONG TO PEOPLE ACTUALITY IM ON OF THE ONES TOLD TO STOP HELPING PEOPLE WHO HURT ME BUT SEE I LIVE HAPPY CUZ I FORGIVE AND FORGET THAT’S HOW U NEED TO LIVE

    • Alan Bedenko

      APRIL I’M NOT SHUTTING IT DOWN. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ IT, DON’T READ IT. IF THERE IS A SPECIFIC COMMENT YOU WANT DELETED, RIGHT NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO ADVISE ME ON WHICH ONE.

  • WOW. I can’t believe the posts from last night. Ramblings and rantings. About what specifically? She tried to bash Mrs. Ramos by stating things about her and yet I see nothing wrong with anything. Ask Waldo. WTF is Waldo and why would people of care? She dated someone there? SO. There is nothing wrong with that. So called baby? Is it a crime to have a child or to miscarry a child as it appears by Mrs. Ramos rebuttal.

    Ms. Brocuglio, dating while someone is single and getting pregnant is not a crime. It is a part of every day life. Dating while you are married and getting pregnant by the other man is WRONG. So what you said about Mrs. Ramos has nothing to do with anything and in no way discredits her at all. It makes YOU looks like a total ranting idiot.

    As far as her children being hit by a car and you saying she had something to do with it. I am SURE that was a tramitic time for that family. And I am betting that there are still times when it comes back and haunts them. It was a tramitic FAMILY even that has nothing to do with your repeated attempts to evade and break the law and act like a sociopath. YOU WERE WRONG to even put that out there Ms. Brocuglio. The people that DID not thing you were a low life scum sucking douche bag giving actual women a bad name they certainly will now. You have made yourself look so much worse. WHY don’t you just shut the hell up while you were ahead. Even a little.

    FYI: Police don’t just take police reports. They investigate. If Mr. and Mrs. Ramos have police reports on you I am 100& confident they are valid and they have the documentation to back it up.

    Ms. Brocuglio, I AM NOT MRS. RAMOS. As others have stated we will reveal who we all are when the time is right. And you will be shocked as hell when you do find out. And people will see how parinoid you are and how wrong you were blaming Mrs. Ramos and this Debbie lady.

    What goes around comes around. It is called KARMA. And KARMA will come back with a vengence. If you go around breaking laws and doing ALL the things you have CLEARLY done here as is PROVEN… KARMA will come back on you. What is wrong? You can dish it out but you don’t like when it comes back to you?

  • april

    I WOULD LIKE THE ONES ABOUT ARE FAMILY OUT OF THERE IF POSSIBLE AND I DID STOP COMING ON AND I WILL IF PEOPLE STOP TALKING ABOUT ME THEY DONT KNOW ME AND I DID NOTHING TO THEM

  • april

    OR FAMILLY ISSUES ABOUT THE KIDS DONT NEED TO BE IN THIS PLEASE IF YOU CAN

  • Noah

    April

    I’m on here because of Terri not your Mother. What she’s done to you or other people is a shame. I do hope your life improves. But do your self a favor put a lot of distance between you and Terri he will bring you only grief.

  • april

    I DONT EVEN KNOW TERRI LIKE THAT I MET HIM ONCE OR TWICE HARDLY TIME TO KNOW HIM BUT I DO KNOW HE WAS NICE ANYWAY IM NOT ON HER TO SPEAK OF ANYONE JUST TO DEFEND MY SELF NOW APPARENTLY CAUSE PEOPLE FEEL THE NEED TO BASH ME I HAVE TRIED TO ASK PEOPLE TO BE NICER AND BE THE BETTER PERSON AND STOP ALL THIS BUT AS I SAID BEFORE THAT WONT HAPPEN SO IM DONE WITH THIS SITE BUT I WONT LET PEOPLE SIT THERE ON A SITE AND BASH ME

  • Mr. Ramos

    I would like to thank everyone for taking it easy on Apri. She HAS had a very rough life and yes she basicaly did come from nothing. She has done pretty well for herself considering all the terrible things she has been put through in her life. Shes very bitter and i cant say that i blame her. Im far from perfect and i never claimed i was. I have made many mistakes in my life but the difference is that i know they were mistakes. I admit to them and try my hardest not to make the same mistakes ever again. I just wanted to thank all of you for sparing her, and thanks for not making me guilty by association.

    I also would like to add, Mrs. Ramos is still a little upset about someone saying it was her fault that her kids were nearly killed by a drunk driver. Truth is she Does blames her self even to this day for what happened to her children. She dosent try and put the blame onto someone else, even though it is in no way her fault.. At all.. She is a very protective parent, she would give her life for her children. She would sacrifice and go with out so her children could have. She is the most unselfish, kind, considerate, thoughtful, always putting others ahead of herself kind of person. She treats my youngest son like he is truly her child and loves him like he was one of her own. She has gone without many many times so he could have everything. Ive said it before and ill say it again we are so very truly blessed to have her in our lives and she is the best thing that has ever happened to my son and I.

    I going to try and copy and paste the news paper articles from that terrible, terrible day in question.

    http://northfloridaherald.com/news/article_3a89d1ff-c1fa-5c25-9fb6-ba198dea3af0.html

    http://northfloridaherald.com/news/article_baf0ac66-f300-5106-a1d1-86f3a41903c6.html

    http://northfloridaherald.com/news/article_2fb295fd-df77-5370-9098-df666c2e9c3c.html

  • Noah

    April

    I never bashed you. If you don’t know Terri that well,that’s good. And Terri being nice is how he gets his foot in the door. Everything starts off well then he starts his scamming. Like I said earlier I’m not here about your mother. I’m here to see that as many people as possible know about Terri Valenti and his underhanded ways so he has less of a chance of scamming someone else.

  • John 8:32

    @Noah: I personally know of one scam, Mr. Valenti will NOT be getting away with and soon, that too will be coming to the surface!

  • april

    IM NOT TALKING TO THE TO THE ONES WHO DIDNT BASH ME ONLY THE ONES WHO DID I DID NOTHING BUT ASK TO STOP THATS ALL SO PLEASE STOP TO THE ONES WHO ARE

  • John 8:32

    Ok I’m officially getting aggravated! Is there a block button? For Christ Sake…..

  • Mr. Ramos

    Damn it April STOP! These people will only baby you for so long. JUST STOP before it does get turned onto you. Its not your buisness and these people are taking it very easy on you, but i see that possibly changing in the near future. Please Please Stop

  • ShitscraperDo

    Do not respond to April and she will go away on her own

  • Noah

    John 8:32

    Can you say more about the scam. I’m curious if it’s a scam he might have pulled in this state. Thanks

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if this thread makes Tosh.O lol

  • John 8:32

    @Noah: From the legal issues now (involving the restaurant), I can assure you “THEY” have done this before!

    There’s writing on the wall and it doesn’t take a handwriting expert, to figure it out!

  • John 8:32

    LOL@Tosh.0… I guess this has gone VIRAL! lol

  • Noah

    Good Morning Karma

    Still waiting for my friend to show up. He can add more stuff. Terri pulled more shit on him than me. I saw him for what he was early enough. I warned him but Terri had him Buffaloed for awhile. Pun intended.

  • Joan

    When this post and the restaurant are shut down soon, some of us are going to have to start a 12 step program for this story’s addiction to go away.

  • John 8:32

    LOL@Joan: Hell therapy is needed, after dealing with these Sociopaths! Never mind the blog withdrawals…lol

  • Noah

    It shows how adversely he has have effected other people’s lives and how many to warrant this type of response. I say keep it going until he’s rotting in jail or meets Jimmy Hoffa.

  • John 8:32

    @Noah: With his boasting of HA connections, no wait he isn’t associated. Ok, with the AFFA on his fingers, in jail you have to step up for your club. Stepping up isn’t his strong suit! So maybe a two, for one? lmao

  • Noah

    @John 8:32

    That would be a wonderful belated Christmas present.

  • karma

    I love working from home, I can keep up with the freak show all day lol

  • Noah

    Here’s a tidbit. Terri worked for Preferred Locksmith in Citrus County,Fl and had a falling out with the owner (imagine that). Stole a key making machine for tubular keys and the tools for getting into peoples cars when they lock them selves out

  • karma

    Noah,
    Maybe you should contact that owner and send them a link to this blog

  • John 8:32

    @Noah: Send them to his place, I’m sure he’s got it there!

  • Noah

    @karma

    That’s a great idea. I think I just might do that.

  • Noah

    I don’t know NY state law regarding locksmith tools. But in FL if your in possession of them and not a certified locksmith they’re considered burglary tools.

  • John 8:32

    @Noah: I’m not sure myself, due to Mr. Valenti’s numerous stories, surrounding his “alleged” time in jail. I don’t know if it was a misdemeanor or a felony.
    Depending on which, would be the deciding factor, along with what the misdemeanor was for, let’s say an B&E?

  • Noah

    He’s never been arrested or been to court in Citrus County for misdemeanors or felonies. I look on the websites.

  • WTFTOWN

    This is to Mr and Mrs Ramos….. just want you to know there are people here in NY that know the boys and are willing to help them in any way all they need to do is call. They have the numbers they need and talk to enough of us to know who we are. They are for the most part good kids and do not need all of this drama. If anything does go down they will be ok.

  • Noah

    Hey Karma

    My Friend,This is Don Billick from florida Noahs budd, I would love to get in here and help with getting Terry called out for wheat he is …I rode with him know his Family here his kids any info you need I have it lets talk

  • Mrs. Ramos

    @WTFTOWN… That makes us feel much better knowing that they have a place to turn to. I agree the kids do not need to be a part of this. We make certain that kids in our household do not even know about this blog or the issues in NY. It is one of those things that kids need not be bothered with. Sort of like finances.

    I feel better knowing they will be safe and have a place. I can not speak for the younger boy however, Mikey is a very good kid. I don’t know what he has picked up from those people but I believe at heart he is a good kid and if given a chance can come back from all the damage bestowed upon him.

  • Num nuts

    Just found a couple cases of sheepshead,great for fish frys or soup,just a little stinky and dry but good enough for a cheap ass rest. Chef.CALL ARTVOICE. A S AP . Will not last???????????

  • @Noah… Did Mr. Valenti ever live in a place called Holiday Florida? Did he ever use any other names? Just curious.

  • Noah

    To all
    We’ve just got wind of this here in Florida. We are going to tell everybody that has had anything to do with him.

  • Mr. Ramos

    @WTFTOWN
    Thankyou so very much for that. Mikey is a great kid and is very smart. He could also do great things in life, if only given the chance. I have failed him terribly and i shouldnt have given up so easily. Mikey had the chance to come and live with us and have a normal life but he wanted to stay with her. I remember when i was 12 years old, my friend had a mother that would let us smoke cigs, filtered and non filtered. She would let us pretty much do anything we wanted. I at the time thought my friend had the coolest mother on the planet. What a piece of work she was.. Mikey also thinks he has the coolest mom on the planet. I hope someday soon he wil smarten up befor its too late.

    As for josh, that kid looks so sad, and breaks my heart to see that picture of him that someone posted earlier. I hope it all works out for those boys and they dont get hurt in anyway.

    Thankyou again for keeping an eye on them.. What goes around DOES eventually come back around, that goes for people that do good things as well If your good, you will have good come back to you. If your bad.. well we see what happens then..

  • Noah

    @Justice

    I don’t know Holiday is 2hrs south of us. Don says him and Terri use to ride there all the time. The only other alias was a nickname of “T”.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em5nyoKS6RA

    You can run on for a long time
    Run on for a long time
    Run on for a long time
    Sooner or later God’ll cut you down
    Sooner or later God’ll cut you down

    Go tell that long tongue liar
    Go and tell that midnight rider
    Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
    Tell ’em that God’s gonna cut ’em down
    Tell ’em that God’s gonna cut ’em down

    Well my goodness gracious let me tell you the news
    My head’s been wet with the midnight dew
    I’ve been down on bended knee talkin’ to the man from Galilee
    He spoke to me in the voice so sweet
    I thought I heard the shuffle of the angel’s feet
    He called my name and my heart stood still
    When he said, “John go do My will!”

    Go tell that long tongue liar
    Go and tell that midnight rider
    Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
    Tell ’em that God’s gonna cut ’em down
    Tell ’em that God’s gonna cut ’em down

    You can run on for a long time
    Run on for a long time
    Run on for a long time
    Sooner or later God’ll cut you down
    Sooner or later God’ll cut you down

    Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand
    Workin’ in the dark against your fellow man
    But as sure as God made black and white
    What’s done in the dark will be brought to the light

    You can run on for a long time
    Run on for a long time
    Run on for a long time
    Sooner or later God’ll cut you down
    Sooner or later God’ll cut you down

    Go tell that long tongue liar
    Go and tell that midnight rider
    Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
    Tell ’em that God’s gonna cut you down
    Tell ’em that God’s gonna cut you down
    Tell ’em that God’s gonna cut you down

  • John 8:32

    @Noah: T short for “Tea-Bag”! That will be his bitch name in jail! lmao

  • Noah

    If Terri wants to dispute any of what is being said Don will respond after work . Not hiding behind any aliases, real names and facts. Don would post his phone # but its not allowed.

  • Slappy

    Alan, if you do shut down this thread, please please tell us where you plan to pick it up. I am absolutely fascinated by this. By the way, were you going to go to the restaurant today? Dying to know what transpired…thank you.

  • Noah

    @Karma
    I emailed

  • Noah

    Alan

    Please keep this thread going. Don has posted a link to this thread on his facebook profile. So our friends in Florida who have had dealings with Terri can put their two cents. You have no idea how happy this has made us to see this happening to him. Puts my faith back in society.

  • Lori

    Really just let terry alone !!! if you people can’t see be now this is an ex I don’t know what to say, he was wrong yes for what he did and remember this it was debbie who also did his resume for him it was all great when he was sending her 1000 dollars every two weeks she started when he stoped sending at lest get the fact before you total destroy him he does have kids who have his last name so stop destroying kids for this and debbie i do get you but take it up one on one with with not this way !!!!he will get through this and learn from it thank you but the kids have to deal with this not fair to them

  • Num nuts

    This whole thing with the rest. And the two dead beats are something a writer could not come up with.everyday their is a new chapter with new people and new questions.the best so far is to get Brian kale in this fiasco and throw in all the hillbillies from Florida.i hope this keeps goin because it is great read.good job Alan.

  • John 8:32

    @Lori:Why the fuck, do you keep insisting, this is an ex thing? And why do you keep referring to this Debbie? I’m beginning to think YOU ARE intimidated by her or possibly the fact, that she’s been googled and NOTHING appears on her…ie arrest and such. So, “really”, get over yourself and stop using the kids as pawns!

  • @John 8:32 EXACTLY…. It has to be ALL about Lori. Otherwise, she is not center of attention. And just so you know, THIS has NOTHING to do with kids. It has to do with Terry and Lori. NOTHING about any kids was ever mentioned until Ms. Brocuglio dragged them into this. . . She should be ashamed dragging children in as HER skape Goat. . GET over yourself and realize this is not to do with kids or ex’s it has to do with CRIME AND PUNISHMENT…. YOURS

  • karma

    How the hell does an ex have anything to do with you 2 scumbags ripping off people and conning your whole lives? How does an ex have anything to do with you forging checks Go get clean you crackhead

  • John 8:32

    @Justice: Cheers!

  • I assume it is a very hectic lunch hour.

  • Besides, the ONLY way kids will be affected by this is if Lori shows it to them, and if she is runnign around like a raving lunatic. It is not the truth here hurting them. It would be her. She is OBVIOUSLY not mother material… Otherwise she would have been protecting her children from this mess. LUCKILY this other child the younger one the father has is at least in a stable happy functioning home away from this Crackin Angel drama. All they bring is drama. At least we all got to hear one child has been saved and has no contact with that craziness and has 2 parents that bring him up properly.

  • John 8:32

    @Justice: Could it be, due to lack of customers? So, Ms. Brocuglio has time on her hands or would that be, between hit’s off the pipe? Either or Piss off Ms. Lori Lee Brocuglio! lol

  • Noah

    @Lori

    This is not an ex. Terri has f@#ked a lot people here in Citrus County Florida. He is now getting only some of what he deserves. If you think its an ex ask him about Don Billick. Watch his reaction and if he denies that he knows him. I guarantee he lying. We know Terri. He has waitress tattoo on his arm were she getting push into an oven. He use to have a Harley with a skull air breather. I know I’ve rode the bike. He would never let a girl ride that bike while he was living here.

  • LMAO @ John 8:32… Only customers goign there are gift certificate people and passer bys that have NO CLUE

  • Friend of a “Friend”

    It sounds as if Ms. Brocuglio is implying that all this attention and animosity is entirely due to hateful “exs”…

    It epitomizes the self-centered and delusional nature of the pair- nothing is their fault since they really can’t see anything they did is wrong.

    THAT is truly the scariest part of watching this Springer-esque drama unfold… they really may believe they ARE victims.

  • Noah

    @Lori

    Ask Terri about the chopper he had with the coffin style gas tank I rode that to.
    I hope Terri reading this. Come step up to the plate (pun intended). See if you can figure out what my real name is. You’ll win a gift certificate to your restaurant.

  • cj

    Go get em lori!

  • Noah

    Terri also had beat up Harley full dresser rode that to. To everybody reading this I do have my own bikes. Three to be specific, all Harleys. An 83,85,and an 04.
    Big Hint there for Terri. Come on lets play.

  • John 8:32

    @cj: you’re just a pimple, that’s gonna get popped. So it would be best, if you back it on up, before you’re personal shit is laid out here, for all to read!

  • karma

    lol@cj. She has no ammo against us, like we do her. Tic toc Lori, tic toc….

  • John 8:32

    @cj: are you Ms. Brocuglio’s supplier? Or do you just hang around, for a free hit?

  • This was an advertisement at the top of my email I just recieved regarding Terry:
    Why Men Pull Away – CatchHimAndKeepHim.com – 10 Ugly Mistakes Women Make That Ruins Any Chances Of A Relationship

    Fitting for these two idiots. Terry, if you only knew who the email was from…LOL.

    I’d hate to be you right now

  • Noah

    John 8:32

    Thank you John 8:32

    I play for keeps. I’m a firm believer of last man standing. I also live by a modified golden rule.” TREAT ME GOOD I’LL TREAT YOU BETTER,TREAT ME BAD I WILL IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS TREAT YOU WORSE!”

  • Noah

    Karma

    I sent an email to the address that you posted.

  • ashley

    leave this poor couple alone? lol who says that that is redicckkkkkkkk. this couple desrves to be tormented! and shutdowwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. they can suck my dickkk

  • ashley

    fuck valentiiisss

  • ashley

    LORI

  • Noah

    I guess Terri not going to step up. The reason I spell his name the feminine way is because he parts his hair in the middle to pee.

  • John 8:32

    lol another happy acquaintance, I see!

  • John 8:32

    @Ahely: Did you have a bounced/non bounced check from the famous “Iron Chef” winner? lmao

  • Noah

    He left his wife w/three kids down here with a broken down mini van and took the brand new Envoy. Scammed her and her Dad out of money. Because of that her house was foreclosed on.

  • Alan Bedenko

    This thread is now up to over 1,100 comments. I am going to shut this thread down and direct you folks to please feel free to continue discussing this at this post, the most recent one I’ve done about this story. Thank you.