Chelsea Clinton Owes Everything to Mario Batali

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There may be an 84-year-old activist in the West Village trying to get Mario Batali’s Babbo shut down permanently, but Doris Diether probably doesn’t realize that’s where the power elite go to form alliances over plates of beef cheek ravioli. “It’s not hyperbole to say I could not imagine my life in New York or really my life in general without Mario,” Chelsea Clinton told the crowd assembled for the Food Bank for New York 30th Anniversary Can Do Awards Dinner, the Post reports. Apparently, that’s where husband Marc Mezvinsky met Bill and Hillary for the first time. “Thankfully,” Clinton said, “that went well.” [NYP, Earlier]