Since 2000, these dedicated men of the Holy Name Society take to the kitchen to throw a pasta fest for the parishioners of St. Christopher's, a school in the Grant City section of Staten Island. Spearheaded by Chef Mario, a hundred pounds of macaroni graced with sauces, vegetables, salads, and meatballs, are doled out during a day-long event.

By night’s end, the kitchen is an oily, tomatoey, cheesey mess--the point that kicks off happy hour. It's time to gulp some beer and imbibe of the red grape. Cigars begin to emerge from pockets. The wrap-up ritual of libation and smoke invariably marks a day of success.

Plug-worthy, the sponsors of the day are my friends at Colavita.
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