"A friend of mine recently took me to eat the most incredible Italian meal at a tried-and-true TriBeCa establishment, Pepolino. Being a carb-averted Ashkenazi/thespian, I rarely eat the pasta, but I was with an Italian, eating Italian, so I did it. And it was f-ing incredible. Like how boys probably feel when they lose their virginity. The heavens opened. My mouth opened. And closed and opened again. With the heavens. Pappardelle al Pepolino. Read about it. Write about it. Put it in your mouth."
Pepolino, 281 West Broadway (at 6th Avenue); 212-966-9983.
Photo: Via Pepolino