Anyone else remember those “I got eight jobs!” skits from the envelope-pushing televison show, In Living Color? Well, between being Professor Burke and writing a book a year(ish), I probably don’t need another job, but it’s official: I got three jobs, mon, and one of them is Guest Gelato Scooper for Mario Batali’s GelOTTO cart.
This Saturday, June 16, from 12-2, the person behind that cart will be moi. Why am I scooping gelato, you ask? Some of you might know that I frequently write at New York City’s Otto Pizzeria. I even have scenes set there (check out p. 162 of “212″); bar manager Dennis is a real guy! With the NEVER TELL book tour starting Monday, I’ll be away from New York and homesick. Spending a day in Washington Square Park, making people happy with gelato, seemed like a nice send off. I’ll have some books to give away, so come early if you’re in New York! Pictures to come