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New York Restaurant Relies On Grandmas To Cook

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Enoteca Maria, on Staten Island, does home cookin' — seriously. There's no menu. Each night, the owner brings in a local Italian grandma. She picks out ingredients and cooks up whatever she's feeling. The New York Daily News reports that so far customers seem satisfied.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene with a restaurant suggestion. Enoteca Maria, on Staten Island, does home cooking — seriously. There's no menu. Each night, the owner brings in a local Italian grandma. She picks out ingredients and cooks up whatever she's feeling. The New York Daily News reports that customers seem satisfied so far. So do the grandmas. Many were tired of husbands nitpicking at dinner time. When I come here, one woman said, I can do whatever I want. I can bake whatever I want.

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