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Mansard Inn bartender turning 90 behind the pine

Frank Zelli has been serving up his classic martinis and Manhattans at the Mansard Inn for 38 years.

That's so long that most of his regulars have forgotten his real name, if they ever knew it. They call him "Biff." He still moves pretty good for a guy who's turning 90 Friday.

Mansard Inn owner Steve Molisani  said he tried to get the birthday boy to sit down, but no dice. "I begged him to take that day off, but he won't take it," Molisani said. "'I celebrate on my day off,' he told me."

Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. Say happy birthday to Biff if you get the chance.

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