After helpless West Village residents reached out to a humble neighborhood alt-weekly about all the limosines idling outside Babbo, the city—nay, the world—waited for a response from The Mario Batali. Taking a break from tweeting Marxist propaganda, Batali wrote, "We are working on it, harmony is possible." No word on how the neighbors are going to take Batali's rumored plans to turn Babbo into "Eataly II: Still Better Than Olive Garden."
One irate resident said the idling town cars were the exact OPPOSITE of hospitaliano: "I can’t tell you how much I hate that restaurant. All I can smell is exhaust some nights."
Sounds like the chef needs to screen his own PSA's with dinner.