By Pamela Selbert
Though Tom Fanara is a Realtor by vocation and serious bowler by avocation (he's been a member of various leagues since he was a kid and consistently averages in the 220s, he says), he is probably better known around the neighborhood for his culinary skills.
That's because he's also a member of an unofficial committee that provides the meats and other entrees for his street's annual block party, an event generally held in September that draws as many as 125 friends and neighbors. His lasagna and other Italian dishes are "amazing," a neighbor says enthusiastically. But Fanara doesn't stop there: he also does nearly all the cooking for his family.