Babbo Shuttered!

Greenwich Village stalwart Babbo was closed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in an unusual late-night raid. The bar crowd and a handful of patrons still dining were swept out onto the sidewalk around midnight as the chef, his signature orange clogs slapping on the pavement, was led to a waiting squad car. "Gee, he looks so thin," one passerby noted, "Maybe he had his stomach stapled."

"We found human meat in the walk-in freezer," said a shaken inspector. "What they were serving all day as lamb chops scottadita was really just Scott."

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