Mayor Bloomberg Gets Why Restaurants Are ‘Bitching’ About Letter Grades

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Michael Bloomberg might eat here. (Photo: Getty)

Restaurant owners, Mayor Michael Bloomberg feels your pain–sort of.

Mr. Bloomberg this week bluntly dismissed concerns about the city’s controversial restaurant letter-grading system, which critics describe as unnecessarily punitive Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Gets Why Restaurants Are ‘Bitching’ About Letter Grades”

Allen West: ‘I Want To Try To Open Up A Chick-Fil-A Franchise’

 Allen West: I Want To Try To Open Up A Chick Fil A Franchise
Rep. Allen West (Photo: West.House.gov)

Florida Congressman Allen West  had a rather interesting response to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s threats to block the fast food chain Chick-Fil-A from opening a restaurant in the Windy City due to the CEO, Dan Cathy’s, admission he doesn’t support same-sex marriage. Mr. West brought up the Chick-Fil-A controversy during an interview with CNBC’s Rick Santelli today on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.

“I had to come up from down South because I wanted to try to open up a Chick-Fil-A franchise here in Chicago,” said Mr. West.

However, it doesn’t seem like the congressman is really putting his money where his mouth is. Continue reading “Allen West: ‘I Want To Try To Open Up A Chick-Fil-A Franchise’”

How ‘The New Deal’ Helped Eric Cantor Meet His Wife

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Eric Cantor and his wife, Diana, at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference last May. (Photo: Getty)

Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor revealed a restaurant named for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s liberal “New Deal” economic policies played a key role in his marriage at a breakfast sponsored by the Association for a Better New York this morning in Midtown.

During an interview with NY1’s Josh Robin after the speech Mr. Cantor, a staunch fiscal conservative, revealed his first date with his wife, Diana, occurred “at a place in SoHo called The New Deal.” Continue reading “How ‘The New Deal’ Helped Eric Cantor Meet His Wife”