STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 04, 2022
Pamela Silvestri, Food Editor and critic of The Staten Island Advance, home-town hero, and proud Mom will be honored at a special Mother’s Day game of the Staten Island FerryHawks when she’ll throw the coveted first pitch. The action will occur at the mound of the baseball team’s state-of-the-art, notoriously eye-catching stadium, recently named SIUH Community Park.
Silvestri, a chef and one-time restaurant owner, experienced a vastly broadened profile early into the Covid pandemic by launching a daily #RestaurantRescue news broadcast in a period of economic strife. This herculean effort gave information to the public on behalf of eateries on her beat, encouraging the still novel plans for curbside pick-up and offering a voice to struggling restaurateurs. Originally broadcast from Silvestri’s own kitchen, once the lock-down was lifted, the reports expanded into The Dish, platformed by The Staten Island Advance. Ratings have been deservedly substantial and constantly growing. On March 15, the Brooklyn Italian Heroes deli of Staten Island named “The Pam Silvestri” for the home-town hero, which remains their number one sandwich. In 2021, Silvestri was feted at the Historic Richmondtown Uncorked Wine and Food Festival, and then given the Community Lamplighter Award from the National Lighthouse Museum.
The Staten Island FerryHawks, so named for “the power and persistence of the Staten Island Ferry and the red-tailed and cooper's hawks of Staten Island”, are an independent team affiliated with the Atlantic League. Grown from the former Staten Island Yankees, the team is presided over by NY Yankees’ President Randy Levine, and managed by Gary Perone, Community Relations Director of the Brooklyn Cyclones, and President of the Borough Cup youth tournament. In combination with Pamela Silvestri, the pairing promises sizzling excitement for Mother’s Day and well beyond.