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(NYPost)   Mario Batali helps ban hot dog vendors from Washington Square Park because they're just too declasse to be seen near his gelato cart   (nypost.com) divider line 93
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2013-12-01 06:44:06 PM
This will not end well for Mario Batali.

/not subby
 
2013-12-01 06:51:29 PM
While the dirty-water dogs will be gone by the end of December, the city is keeping the gelato stand run by Mario Batali - a conservancy board member

Because why be on the Board of anything unless you can use it to your personal benefit?  I swear, I am so sick of celebrity chefs, I could just vomit.
 
2013-12-01 07:05:03 PM
Celebrity chef boxing would be cool
 
2013-12-01 07:05:36 PM
"We got some word from our neighbors that [the hot-dog vendors] were unsightly," said Bulgari, the conservancy's president. "We suggested moving them based on what other people were telling us. The fact that it was done was Parks' decision."

And one must always kowtow to the whims of one's neighbors. Not, you know, the people who actually patronize those unsightly, ill-dressed, low-class hot-dog vendors. Anyway, they're probably just as low-class as the vendors, dahling, and we don't associate with their kind of riff-raff. Only Our People in Our Park, you know.
 
2013-12-01 07:05:48 PM
Is this board elected or appointed?
 
2013-12-01 07:08:23 PM
Just change the name of the cart to "Gourmet Dogs", offer up dijon mustard and boiled arugula toppings, charge ten bucks and call it a day.
 
2013-12-01 07:08:38 PM
No, just, no.  This is a public space.  They shouldn't be able to do that.
 
2013-12-01 07:09:00 PM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-12-01 07:10:06 PM

Salmon: Celebrity chef boxing would be cool


Even cooler would be something like chess-boxing, only with cooking. Now we just need to decide whether to let them use knives and other kitchen equipment during the boxing part.
 
2013-12-01 07:10:17 PM

Slappajo: Is this board elected or appointed?


Neither.

In April, The Post revealed the city Parks Department was secretly forming a conservancy with the help of actor John Leguizamo's wife, Justine, and socialite Veronica Bulgari.
Now it appears the private group was calling the shots well before introducing themselves to the public this summer.
 
2013-12-01 07:13:08 PM
Marion Bartoli has a gelato cart?  Is that what she's doing in retirement?  Well, if it makes her happy.
 
2013-12-01 07:15:55 PM
It's just that the guys they're pushing around are too small to hire lawyers, too small to pay the mafia to sort things out.
 
2013-12-01 07:16:04 PM
Eh, a lot of the hotdog and ice cream vendors in NYC parks are a bit of a blight. I mean, would it kill them to clean their carts once a year?

And for the love of god, get rid of the people selling smelly peanuts.
 
2013-12-01 07:16:18 PM
What a Croc.
 
2013-12-01 07:17:02 PM
That's awful, where will people go to get a hot dog now? It's not like you can just go to a store...or a gas station...and get a hot dog.
 
2013-12-01 07:18:01 PM
You used to be cool in the eyes of us young chefs, you were the only one on the chew who I would watch because you made Dr. Oz's second mouthpiece shut the hell up. Now you are nothing to me.
 
2013-12-01 07:19:16 PM

Salmon: Celebrity chef boxing would be cool


$20 on Gordon Ramsay against anyone else.
 
2013-12-01 07:19:29 PM

thornhill: Eh, a lot of the hotdog and ice cream vendors in NYC parks are a bit of a blight. I mean, would it kill them to clean their carts once a year?

And for the love of god, get rid of the people selling smelly peanuts.


Think that maybe just maybe that was what was making the smell of New York stay away?
 
2013-12-01 07:19:39 PM
Costco's food court certainly doesn't mind selling hot dogs and gelato from the same counter.
 
2013-12-01 07:20:21 PM

js34603: That's awful, where will people go to get a hot dog now? It's not like you can just go to a store...or a gas station...and get a hot dog.


You've never been to the city have you?
 
2013-12-01 07:21:19 PM
I want to see Washington Square Park farking blockaded by halal trucks now. Those farking assholes, putting the kibosh on this shiat. Washington Square Park is a public space.

Also, dammit, I want some halal now. $6 for a huge styrafoam box filled with yellow rice, gyro meat, vegetables, falafel, and both white and hot sauces.

Not a big fan of street hot dogs, but I recognize they're part of the ecosystem.
 
2013-12-01 07:22:27 PM
I haven't been there in a while.

Are the heroin dealers still there?
 
2013-12-01 07:23:33 PM
John Leguizamo is calling BS to the story on twitter.

I'm assuming there is probably some shreds of truth in the Post's article.
 
2013-12-01 07:25:24 PM
Reading the article I couldn't help but wonder if "unsightly" equaled "brown". But I don't know the area so I don't want to presume.

Damn I'm getting cynical.
 
2013-12-01 07:26:08 PM
WTF is gelato anyway.
 
2013-12-01 07:29:56 PM
Mario has long forgotten his seattle roots when he was a humble dish washer in his dad's Italian diner.  The %$# pig.
 
2013-12-01 07:31:13 PM

oldwolf49: WTF is gelato anyway.


static.fjcdn.com
 
2013-12-01 07:31:20 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-01 07:35:50 PM
Thanks for shiatting on my childhood Mario.
 
2013-12-01 07:39:49 PM
They weren't even smart about this. Arrange for the carts to get health inspected a couple of times and when they are shut down they lose their spot for making the park look unsanitary to eat in.

Seriously, why didn't mayor Nazi go after the street vendors with health inspections and liscensing? Giant sodas spilled on the sidewalk gross him out but a rotten sausage is fine? Priorities.
 
2013-12-01 07:42:48 PM

js34603: That's awful, where will people go to get a hot dog now? It's not like you can just go to a store...or a gas station...and get a hot dog.


I mean, there're gas stations all over the park, right?
 
2013-12-01 07:46:40 PM

machodonkeywrestler: js34603: That's awful, where will people go to get a hot dog now? It's not like you can just go to a store...or a gas station...and get a hot dog.

I mean, there're gas stations all over the park, right?


Yes. They're called "hot dog carts."
 
2013-12-01 07:49:08 PM
Morimoto would CLOWN Ramsey's ass in the octagon, I suspect.

But I could see Lynn Crawford and Gournachelli making a heck of a tag team.
 
2013-12-01 07:50:11 PM

Gyrfalcon: machodonkeywrestler: js34603: That's awful, where will people go to get a hot dog now? It's not like you can just go to a store...or a gas station...and get a hot dog.

I mean, there're gas stations all over the park, right?

Yes. They're called "hot dog carts."


How's the octane at the pumps. Sounds pretty convenient.
 
2013-12-01 07:50:14 PM
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Is outraged by this callous assault on the humble purveyors of the composite commestible, &c. &c.
 
2013-12-01 07:50:59 PM

ScreamingHangover: I haven't been there in a while.

Are the heroin dealers still there?


There aren't even heroin dealers in Harlem any more.
 
2013-12-01 07:57:20 PM

Ambivalence: Salmon: Celebrity chef boxing would be cool

$20 on Gordon Ramsay against anyone else.


I was thinking that watching Chef Ramsay beat the living shiat out of another celebrity chef would be awesome, but the entire episode would be one long bleep.

But if we're going to have celebrity chef boxing, there is only one commentator who could do the sport justice: Alton motherfarking Brown.
 
2013-12-01 07:58:13 PM

maram500: Ambivalence: Salmon: Celebrity chef boxing would be cool

$20 on Gordon Ramsay against anyone else.

I was thinking that watching Chef Ramsay beat the living shiat out of another celebrity chef would be awesome, but the entire episode would be one long bleep.

But if we're going to have celebrity chef boxing, there is only one commentator who could do the sport justice: Alton motherfarking Brown.


He could go over the science of a gogoplata.  It'd be great
 
2013-12-01 07:58:54 PM

Klippoklondike: maram500: Ambivalence: Salmon: Celebrity chef boxing would be cool

$20 on Gordon Ramsay against anyone else.

I was thinking that watching Chef Ramsay beat the living shiat out of another celebrity chef would be awesome, but the entire episode would be one long bleep.

But if we're going to have celebrity chef boxing, there is only one commentator who could do the sport justice: Alton motherfarking Brown.

He could go over the science of a gogoplata.  It'd be great


Of course I'm thinking of mma and not boxing...
 
2013-12-01 08:04:59 PM
I could see Batelli go all Butterball on Ramsey though
 
2013-12-01 08:15:27 PM
""This is a private, affluent group of women being given decision-making power unbeknownst to the public," fumed Cathryn Swan, who first exposed the red-hot removal on the Washington Square Park Blog.""

Yes, subby, look at all the references to Batali being the one kicking people out of the park! It's just his cart that's been there for 8 years and another that are staying there. Perhaps you're biased in your hate for Batali and ignoring the fact that the dosas cart is staying there too?
 
2013-12-01 08:16:23 PM
Anyone else read this as Mario Balotelli? Just me? I was so confused.

static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-12-01 08:23:26 PM

OgreMagi: Just change the name of the cart to "Gourmet Dogs", offer up dijon mustard and boiled arugula toppings, charge ten bucks and call it a day.


This.  There's nothing wrong with the dogs, just the marketing of them.  And the best way to get hipster foodies to take interest is to apply a 2000% markup on your product.
 
2013-12-01 08:24:22 PM

mbillips: ScreamingHangover: I haven't been there in a while.

Are the heroin dealers still there?

There aren't even heroin dealers in Harlem any more.


That's a shame. Good people: good times.
Now the place is overrun with god@mn gelato vendors.
Used to be such a nice neighborhood.
 
2013-12-01 08:24:59 PM

maram500: Ambivalence: Salmon: Celebrity chef boxing would be cool

$20 on Gordon Ramsay against anyone else.

I was thinking that watching Chef Ramsay beat the living shiat out of another celebrity chef would be awesome, but the entire episode would be one long bleep.

But if we're going to have celebrity chef boxing, there is only one commentator who could do the sport justice: Alton motherfarking Brown.


Nope, I want to see Chris Kimball beat his scrawny ass
 
2013-12-01 08:31:51 PM

oldwolf49: WTF is gelato anyway.


Gay for ice-cream.
 
2013-12-01 08:39:00 PM
Mario can go fark* himself.  He's a tip skimmer.

*I don't mean look himself up on fark.  I mean he should attempt a physiologically impossible act of male self impregnation.  Hopefully involving his orange Crocs in some way.
 
2013-12-01 08:45:02 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: While the dirty-water dogs will be gone by the end of December, the city is keeping the gelato stand run by Mario Batali - a conservancy board member

Because why be on the Board of anything unless you can use it to your personal benefit?  I swear, I am so sick of celebrity chefs, I could just vomit.


But which celebrity chef would you choose to cook your vomit?
 
2013-12-01 08:53:26 PM
Next will be an electrified fence to keep the little people out.
 
2013-12-01 08:53:28 PM
Marius2,

Came here to say the same thing... Nice picture to go with your post, just as we should always remember someone wanting to ban hot dogs....
 
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