When I first saw a “Pasta the Gathering” flier circulating the Internet, I was certain it was a joke. It promised a prix-fixe, three-course meal at Mt. Vernon’s Soup’s On featuring the “authentic Italian-American cooking of Utica, N.Y.” brought to you by local talk-show host and musician (and now, chef) Ed Schrader. Yeah right.
A few years back, Ed designed a flier for a similarly ludicrous event and posted it around town. It looked like this: