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GelOtto Cart to Return to Northwest Corner of Washington Square Park on Wednesday

The Otto offshoot lands in nearby Washington Square Park.

The Otto offshoot lands in nearby Washington Square Park.Photo: Kate Attardo

As everyone knows, it’s a whole lot easier to open a full-fledged restaurant in this town than it is to operate a pushcart in the park. At least that’s what Mario Batali once told the Underground Gourmet about his GelOtto gelato-mobile. After a 2004 debut and sporadic service since that time owing to the megachef’s inability to outmaneuver the city’s street-vendor hoop-jumping apparatus, the little green-red-and-yellow cart is back dispensing pastry chef Meredith Kurtzman’s superb gelati in five varieties (it’s $6 for one flavor; $8 for two). New this season: a brownie crumble coppetta. For a fantastic creamsicle effect, the U.G. recommends combining the vanilla gelato with the lemon sorbetto.

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