"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
Ha, it took me a second. I don't know why I do this, but sometimes when I am reading certain things I will skip over the parts that my mind tells me aren't important to the general information. In this case, I skipped the restaurant name the first time around, which isn't important to the story, but is definitely important with regard to the joke.
Gene, the photo of the restaurant owner looks a bit like you in your post-mugging photos.
Non fare lo stronzo, Andy: I look better than that even mugged.