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FROM: Juli B
SUBJECT: Questions for Mario Batali
MESSAGE: A sitdown with the chef, in which he discloses his favorite spot for a quick meal (Gray's Papaya), favorite ingredients (extra virgin olive oil, anchovies, serrano chilis, breadcrumbs, parmigiano reggiano) and one of the worst dishes he ever made (crispy pigs ear salad with jellyfish).
SUBJECT: Mid-week list
MESSAGE: AusFest, a party with free Australian food and drink as well as music from Aussie bands, takes place at the Delancey on July 18th from 7:30 to 11pm (RSVP); Gemma in the Bowery Hotel (335 Bowery at 3rd St, 212-505-9100) is now open for dinner; and on Tuesdays, seafood restaurant Black Pearl (37 W 26th St between Broadway and Sixth Ave, 212-532-9900) has burlesque.
SUBJECT: Weekend guide
MESSAGE: Pick up picnic baskets at Pera (303 Madison Ave between 41st and 42nd Sts, 212-878-6301); Ronnybrook Milk Bar (75 Ninth Ave between 15th and 16th Sts, 212-741-6455) in the Chelsea market is open; film Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox plays at Cinema Village (22 E 12th St between Fifth Ave and University Pl, 212-924-3363) today at 1, 3, 5 and 7pm; and Caravan (2 Great Jones St between Broadway and Lafayette Sts, 212-260-8189) hosts a showcase with food and drinks to benefit charity Global Green tonight at 7pm.
FROM: UrbanBaby Daily
SUBJECT: Weekend guide
MESSAGE: Bubble artist Fan Yang performs at the Bryant Park Reading Room (42nd St between the back of the NYPL and Sixth Ave) on Saturday from noon to 1pm, musical Gumball Gang opens tonight at 7pm at the Tada Theater (15 W 28th St between Broadway and Fifth Ave, 212-252-1619), the Accordion Festival takes place on Saturday from 2 to 9pm at Riverside Park South (Pier 1 at 70th St), MoMA (11 W 53rd St, 212-708-9400) hosts storytellers Christopher and Walter Dean Myers in the Sculpture Garden today from 11 to 11:30am, and comedians do mommy humor at the 14th Street Y (344 E 14th St, 212-780-0800) on Monday July 9th at 1:30pm.