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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Here and there: STG, Five Guys, McDonald's, Bell Street Burritos

Lunch at STG Trattoria
I lunched last Friday at STG Trattoria. Honestly, I wasn't much impressed with my sandwich of roasted leg of lamb, salsa verde, and ricotta. All in all, it was very bland and I could barely taste the parsley-based salsa verde....

Wow, a McDonald's manager in New Zealand harassed an employee for being "too gay". He has since been transferred to another store:

A McDonald's manager has reportedly harassed and disciplined an employee for acting "too gay." The branch, in New Zealand, saw the manager tell Sean Bailey that if he "turns anyone else in the store gay, I will punish you and make you lose your job."

"One of my managers said, 'if you act gay on my shift, I will discipline you,'" Bailey told NZTV. "I had to call in sick just because I couldn't work with him, which meant I lost work hours and money...."

The scene at Bell Street Burritos
Friday night, I hit Bell Street Burritos with my friends the Moe's fans. Standing in line, I told them they were gonna hate these San Francisco-style burritos with their luscious texture and comforting flavors instead of the blaring kitchen-sink things at Moe's.

Happily, I was wrong. Everyone liked them and the restaurant got the infrequently awarded designation, "I would come back here."

We dined outside and most of us indulged in a scoop of Jake's Ice Cream, next door in the Irwin Street Market...


You may have already seen this
, but, if not, it's a good read about fast-food diets and health insurance. It seems that the owner of a Five Guys Burger and Fries doesn't want to pay his employees' health insurance costs, while he serves incredibly unhealthy 2,500-calorie meals to customers:

In the burger master's view, the government is forcing him to "pass on the costs to customers," he said. But he already passes on considerable costs to customers who may never sniff a Five Guys fry. Because he doesn't give his employees health care, they show up as charity cases at the hospital emergency room when something goes wrong. Last year, the uninsured cost the system $39.3 billion. Guess whom the expenses are passed on to?

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