Good-bye, hot pastrami on rye:
The latest nanny state idiocy coming to an eating establishment near you, if you’re in New York, banning salt in restaurant cooking:
“No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises,” the bill, A. 10129 , states in part.
The legislation, which Assemblyman Felix Ortiz , D-Brooklyn, introduced on March 5, would fine restaurants $1,000 for each violation.
$5 says Felix never worked in a restaurant in his life.
Hit & Run asks,
$1,000 a pinch? $1,000 a grain? If the bill passes—which we can only hope it won’t, since it is the ravings of a madman in legislative form—it looks like the folks at most-expensive.net are going to have to revisit their entry on the world’s most expensive salt.
I can’t wait for the day when Felix and Michael Bloomberg insist that restaurants individually provide their patrons with someone to cut up their steak.