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Mario Batali
"I like to go to Katz's Deli because it's the queen of pastrami."

Mario Batali’s New York

Mario Batali is a critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur, author and television personality. He owns numerous restaurants in New York (Babbo, Del Posto, Esca, etc.), Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Singapore and Hong Kong

What do you love about New York?

1. I like to go to Katz’s Deli because it’s the queen of pastrami.

2. I love to go to Smorgasburg [a Brooklyn Flea food market] because I get to take a boat over there and see all of the interesting artisans in town.

3. And I love to go to the New York Botanical Gardens because they represent the promise. It’s a fabulous place. They have a kitchen garden out there. They do really interesting demonstrations so people understand where their food comes from. And it’s also where beauty comes from.


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