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 Post subject: Salad wars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:25 pm 

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Location: New York City
I thought that lead was banned from gasoline so we wouldn't breathe it in and turn stupid. Either the ban is being violated, or it's something else causing the stupidity.

Chopped Salad Has Become the Lunch of Choice in the Northeast
The Duane Reade drugstore on lower Broadway is a busy place. The weekday crush, with the stock exchange just around the corner, guarantees a steady stream of customers pushing through the doors of the two-level store, which opened last year in the landmark American Surety Building.

Some are looking for Altoids or Advil, others for triple-A batteries. And still others head to the store’s Up Market food court for a chopped salad — say, romaine topped with grilled lemon-herb chicken breast, tricolor tortilla strips, cauliflower florets, blue cheese and kalamata olives.

It has come to this: chopped salad in a drugstore. It’s the final frontier for a lunchtime fad that started in the city’s fine-dining restaurants, spread to delis and cafes, and took a downward dip to fast casual restaurants like T.G.I. Friday’s, Quiznos and Arby’s. Subway recently announced that it would serve any of its six-inch subs as a chopped salad, minus the bread. In other words, New Yorkers can now get a chopped salad just about any place except a gasoline station.

Dry asparagus prompts questions about racial discrimination in University City
UNIVERSITY CITY • A dried-out batch of asparagus has touched off a debate about racial discrimination, grocery stores and the role of citizen-led commissions.

It started in May when resident David Olander was perusing the produce section of the University City Schnucks. He noticed the asparagus weren’t resting in a tray of water.

“It was just sitting there dried out,” said Olander, a member of the city’s human relations commission.

Olander summoned an assistant manager, and then he asked the question: Did the quality of the asparagus have any relationship to the store’s location in a black neighborhood?

“‘I certainly hope not,’” Olander recalled the manager saying.
[St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

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