Batali Kills a Dove for Neil Patrick Harris, Will Show You the Greenmarket

Photo: Patrick McMullan

If you were looking forward to alfresco Italian ales this summer, hold your horses. The Delaware News Journal reveals that Birreria (Mario Batali’s 8,000-square-foot rooftop brewpub) may open later than anticipated. Batali says of construction, “They’re thinking July, and I’m thinking October.” Meanwhile, how has Mario been spending his days? Shooting doves, it looks like. Here’s Neil Patrick Harris tweeting about an “unfrigginreal” meal at Babbo.

Our appetizer was a roasted dove that Mario Batali shot himself earlier today. As a foodie, I was stoked. As a magician, I was ashamed …

And if you want your own private encounter with Fanta Pants, Charity Buzz is auctioning off the chance to have Mario escort you and a couple of friends around the Greenmarket and then dine at Casa Mono. Estimated value: $20,000.

[Delaware Online]
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liveBID! MARIO, MURRAY’S AND A MASTER OF WINE: Join Mario Batali for a Private Walking Tour of NYC’s Famous Union Square Greemarket & Enjoy Lunch with Mario at Casa Mono [Charity Buzz]