guest chefs at Rocco’s Restaurant making their own meatballs, angering Mama.

guest chefs at Rocco’s Restaurant making their own meatballs, angering Mama.
Now Rocco’s meatballs are being manhandled by financer Jeffrey Chodorow. At the location of The Restaurant, Chodorow, who’s fighting Rocco for control of the place, has invited guest chefs who make their own meatballs. He says, “We want people to try both meatballs and see which they like better. Every one of the guest chefs is going to make meatballs. I’ll let people judge for themselves.” A Page Six source said this pissed off Mama, who said to the new meatball maker, “I make the meatballs and you make the lasagna!” The source says “Mama was not happy that someone else was making meatballs in her kitchen. Then, once he started making them, she kept telling him that he wasn’t doing it right.” Chodorow also says he might change the name of Rocco’s on 22nd Street.

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.