BOONTON — On January 25, Mickey Chopra, owner of i2i Indian Italian Fusion and Vinnie’s Pizzeria, Main Street, received a surprise visit from Dr. Oz.
The Dr. Oz show was filmed at the restaurant for a “Restaurant Rescue” segment which will air on Friday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. on Fox 5.
During the segment, Boonton Mayor Richard J. Corcoran III presented Chopra with a Proclamation, which was also read at a Town of Boonton Alderman meeting.
The video crew arrived as scheduled at the restaurant for the segment. Later that day Oz walked in to interview him, taste his food and present a series of video tributes to him. The tributes came from Senator Anthony Bucco, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, and Sgt. Gil Benitez of the Mountain Lake Police, who thanked him for pizza deliveries.
Oz presented another video tribute, this time from Door Dash COO Christopher Payne, who announced Chopra would receive a $10,000 grant and “white-glove service” to set up a new website.