Marc Randazzo on Jail Eats and Mickey Rourke's Nose

Were you knocked out by yesterday's interview? If not, read part one again... or we'll beat you up.

New Times: You've got tons of photos of celebrities on your walls. Who's the most famous you've cooked for?

Marc Randazzo: I cooked for President Clinton and his wife. And a lot of fighters. The best person I cooked for was Mickey Rourke -- I'm a big fan. I've seen Pope of Greenwich Village about 200 times. I kinda helped him when he was boxing. I always told him I was going to do an Italian restaurant and he thought I was kidding. We became good friends when he was fighting. Then we lost touch for a couple years and he showed up at my restaurant when my friend Tommy Pooch brought him in.

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