I know this day is supposed to be about the green, folks, but what can I say? Add a little red and white and you get the Italian colors, so today I’m serving up a Game Plan column about Hoboken’s Carlo’s Bakery, a.k.a. the setting of Cake Boss on TLC.

I’ve written about Buddy Valastro before, twice in fact, but this time I decided to talk to the line of people who came from near and far to get a glimpse and a taste of what they see on TV. Truth is, it’s not all about the food.

Check it out: This Now-Famous Bakery Keeps on Thriving.