Friday, February 12, 2010

Cambridge, MA: Where's The Beef?

I didn't realize this was going on. But I can't say it surprises me. Only in The People's Republic of Cambridge.

Just over the Charles River the city has convened a Climate Congress which is putting forth recommendations to the City Council. Amongst them are a tax on plastic and paper bags, a municipal carbon tax as well as Meatless Mondays:

Asking/mandating that local restaurants and schools institute "Meatless or Vegan Mondays"
to increase community awareness and reduce reliance on meat, dairy and eggs as food sources

I guess Free Range Fridays didn't make the cut.

Somehow I can't imagine the owner of Frank's Steakhouse, a favorite haunt of Tip O'Neill's in North Cambridge, being thrilled at the prospect of being mandated a Meatless Monday.

For all their desire to address the "climate emergency" they sure aren't thinking about the local business climate. Simply put, unless you specialize in vegan or vegetarian food, who would want to open a restaurant in Cambridge?

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