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Grandma's Brooklyn Italian in Manhattan?

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About a month ago some periodical--New York Magazine?--had a blurb on a couple of Manhattan Italian restaurants whose Brooklyn born and bred chefs featured the red-sauce foods of their childhoods once a week...Spaghetti and meatballs and the like. One of the chefs even had Grandma from Brooklyn cook once a week. Anyone remember/know which restaurants? Eaten the food? My Brooklyn born and bred Jewish boys love that stuff and we'd like to give the restaurants a try...

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  1. I'm pretty sure it was New York Magazine and the one I remember is Marylou's on 9th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. I seem to recall the special "grandma" night was Tuesday. I'll check to see if I still have that issue of NY Mag and post again if I can find it.

    1. This restaurant offers something similar:
      Merge (formerly Indigo) 142 W 10th St., 691-7757 has a "Sopranos-style" Sunday (4 to 7 p.m.) 4-course meal for $28 and $10 extra for red or white Italian wine. Includes family-style antipasto, Caesar salad, pasta like spaghetti & meatballs or rigatoni with a Brooklyn-style gravy and cheesecake & coffee. I haven't tried it but it sounds like fun.