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@simplepete How can you misspell evolution so badly but spell Shi'ite correctly? Also, this line "it takes a blind fool to hold guard in a prison of eye-less puppets'!!" is both beautiful and from the Qu'ran. Have a good day, infidel.
How is Baton Bob not its own hashtag?
Yeah, I did kind of miss the charity bit - that does change things. I'll concede this battle, though in the larger neighborhood name war I contend that I'm on "higher" ground.
Just as a follow up, the website for the event's subhead is "Bites and Drinks from the Best Neighborhood Restaurants". Implies they are actually in the above named neighborhood, not just any neighborhood. And if there were any question that the joining of neighborhoods was not revisionist marketing, "Virginia Highlands" is listed as the location and organizing precept all over the website.
You may not realize that the "Highland" in Poncey-Highland and Virginia-Highland refers not to separate area but to one street. If you had a festival celebrating the food of Western France and Eastern France, would you call it "Taste of Frances"? Of course not, because pluralizing the word changes it's meaning, as it does here. You could call it "Taste of Highland" and that would allow you to include Alon's, Doc Chey's, Rosebud, and Family Dog, which are all on Highland but not in Virginia-Highland, they are in Morningside.
This may seem like merely a semantic complaint, but it's actually about neighborhood identity. When a marketing operation gets hold on where you are from, it changes not just the borders but also what made the neighborhood attractive to people in the first place. And when it does that for the benefit of liquor sponsors, non-neighborhood businesses, and chain establishments, well that's just pernicious.
May I, just for a moment? Thanks. "taste of the Highlands"? Really? The neighborhood is Virginia-Highland. There are four participating "neighborhood restaurants" listed on its website of which only one is both a restaurant AND in the neighborhood. The CL click through lists more, but the percentage of those that meet both criteria does not improve. Also it's $50 to get in. How neighborhoody.
Kiteless, doesn't that just move the problem southward? Additionally, is the list of legacy projects submitted by Young available?
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