Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Do ya want fries with that lawsuit?

Thanks to Budd for this one. The picture above comes from the New York Daily News, the story is here.

In a nutshell, a famous NY Deli celebrated its 50th anniversary by bringing prices back down to 1954 levels. I love the story for the picture, the characters interviewed and especially for the writer's tasteful, beautiful even, juxtaposition of two facts: that the founder opened his new eatery in the East Village "....even though people warned him it was risky to do business in the East Village" and that the founder "was gunned down and robbed of $10,000 outside an East Village bank on March 4, 1996". But for me, the pièce de résistance is the last line.

Are local rag writers the same all over the world?

It's a while since I've been in America and I often forget the size of the portions. No doubt, someone is just waiting to sue this place into submission for forcing the overweight locals to consume a kilo of beef every lunchtime.

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