Tasty Tuesday


Ocasio-Cortez described MangiPasta on Twitter as ‘SUPER fresh, handmade Italian, family owned’. Photograph: Miranda Bryant/The Guardian

Aurora Cerrato says it took all of one day for the AOC effect to take hold at her restaurant in Little Italy in the Bronx.

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – the New York congresswoman, progressive rising star in the Democratic party and local Bronx celebrity – tweeted about her visit to MangiPasta earlier this month, Cerrato saw an almost immediate uptick in visitors.

“They were like ‘you know why I’m here?’ I’m like ‘no’. Even take out, they’re like ‘I want to try your food because Ocasio-Cortez mentioned you, said you have quality food,’” says Cerrato, 33.

The restaurant, which specialises in homemade pasta, was one of four Bronx establishments recommended by Ocasio-Cortez, 29, after she was asked for tips of local food spots in her home borough on Twitter – describing MangiPasta as “SUPER fresh, handmade Italian, family owned”.

Miranda Bryant @ THE GUARDIAN

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10 Responses to Tasty Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    AOC has good food savvy, yum! I like good Italian food too.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Keadrin said that she planned to move to the Bronx.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Watching Jamaica beat Caracas. The Jamaicans are as Afro-American as can be with names of Morris, Flemmings, Hector, Lowe, Powell, Lambert, Lewis. The Venezuela team names are Spanish heritage. Incidentally, the one FIFA referee lets lots ger past him.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Big red strawberries are $0.99 per 454+g.

    Gasoline at the North Grand station is $3.059 while at the East Main and also Beasley Blvd stations it persists at $3 229. Previously all 3 would adjust prices simultaneously.


  4. Den says:

    Shake well before opening:


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