Um, I think I’ll just skip dessert…

I’d already heard tell of this: Joan Rivers was out to dinner (supposedly at Le Cirque) on a date with a gentleman who dropped dead at the table…  Apparently, all was handled as discreetly as possible, including the check.  When Howard Stern inquired as to paying the check before she departed with the departed in an ambulance, Joan responded that she told the restaurant:

I’ll have somebody take care of this…  so I left them his shoes and his watch.

from Eater NY

Orrecchiette con tonno e broccoli

Not quite as good as last week’s rigatoni, but a pretty decent dinner with a modicum of pots and pans required.  Sautéed garlic and capers in some olive oil, added a can of good (and shockingly expensive) albacore tuna along with some broccoli, white wine and a little lemon. And it was tasty – but I felt like it was missing something, though I have yet to put my finger on what. I was tempted to throw in some dill, but didn’t have any – maybe a little tomato paste? Suggestions welcome…