Orange Alert: Mario Batali Live!

Photo: Patrick McMullan

We’re told Mario Batali will be shooting a scene for the film Bitter Feast midday Friday at a downtown restaurant. We’re not sure which restaurant, but if you want to see Mario in the flesh, you can do so at the Food Emporium at 405 East 59th Street, near First Avenue, next Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. till 2:30 p.m. He’ll be signing copies of The Italian Grill and telling you why you should buy Mario Batali Pasta Sauce.