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Chef Fri Mar 09 2007

The Redheaded Stranger (Sadly, Not Willie Nelson)

Today was one of those rare days that my wife and I both managed to have off from work, so we ventured down to Hot Doug's. It was crowded as usual, but whilst waiting in line we spotted a large, pony-tailed redhead holding court over some sausage and soda: Mario Batali. It's good to see a chef of his stature venture out to the virtual boon docks of the city for some good eating. And while I have it on good authority that the dude can cook, he sure has crappy taste in footware. I don't care how comfortable they are. Those shoes just don't work with orange socks.

By the way, the rabbit sausage Doug's got right now? Totally rocks.


Mary / March 10, 2007 8:00 AM

I ran into him myself yesterday, coming out of Cru Cafe! I almost went back for his autograph, but then felt silly when the person I was with didn't know who he was...

Good food at Cru Cafe - I had the lobster/beef Club sandwich, but took a friends advice and ordered it sans lobster. When the waiter placed the plate on the table I felt it tilt towards me, the sandwich was so big - I am not kidding when I say it had a pound of lobster on it!

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