So Does This Mean Kids Don’t Get Carded at Locanda Verde?

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“I was a young cook, 18 years old, and I came to New York in 1989 to have lunch at Le Cirque. Daniel Boulud was the chef and we went on a Saturday … They brought the wine list over and it was as big as my head. I had no idea what the fuck I was doing so we ordered Manhattans because we figured, we were in Manhattan.” — Andrew Carmellini, discussing his first meal in New York. (Also: Wasn’t the drinking age 21 in 1989?) [Feast]