these plates printed with 3 martians & 1 superhero

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this picture of a shoe by local artist Susan Goldstein

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these glasses printed with wraparound black lace

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this picture of a booty by local artist Judy Anderson

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& this bottle of Cynar (available at Divino), a digestivo made with, but not particularly redolent of, artichoke. Though considered an amaro, or bitter, it’s really a dolce-amaro, sort of molasses’ doppelganger—& refreshing regardless.

Cynar

While sparing you the details, I’ll attest to its ability to blaze wide, long trails straight through everything from polenta con gorgonzola

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to troppo, troppo lardo.

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Ora questo, amici miei, `e italiano.