Bielli translated while Frati -- who lives in the heart of northern Italy, where God goes to eat when he's sick of French food -- suffered through a banquet at a Wisconsin restaurant known to a decade's worth of Falco enthusiasts as the Roadkill Inn. "What means rudkill?" Bielli asked, and someone explained that it is what a waitress answered at an earlier Falco dinner when asked the source of the mystery meat being served. On this night, however, dinner was slabs of prime rib the size of hubcaps. "Questo?" Frati asked, poking at his mat of bloody beef. Bielli said, in Italian, "It is a hideous, enormous piece of a cow. Be polite and eat it."

Stephan Wilkinson
"Forty Years of Falcos"
August/September 1996 Air & Space



Around the Falco Patch     West Coast Falco Fly-In
Somewhere West of Jackson     3600 Nautical Miles on AA Batteries
Oshkosh     Sunriver Express
Impressions of Oshkosh '95     Mendocino Missive
West Coast Falco Fly-In     The 9th Annual West Coast Fly-In
10th West Coast Fly-In     West Coast Fly-In Eleven
Old Timer Fly-In     Oshkosh 2001
Falcos Unite Down Under   Falcos Formate Down Under
Falcos Descend on the California Wine Country
Falcos Downunder 2005

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