Blogger Morland bids farewell to Pasta Man, the East Village's answer to the Soup Nazi:
Pasta Man was... decisive. Every time I ever bought anything from him we engaged in a little ritual. The first time I wasn't prepared.· Arriverderci [Morland]
PM: What kind of sauce you gonna put on that?
MO: Um... Marinara?
PM [head shaking slightly, eyes firing daggers of shame]: No.
PM: No. You drizzle some pesto and a little lemon juice - room temperature - on top. Just a little.