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Old 06-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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How soon until NYC is NOT a food destination?

With all of the crazy laws Bloomberg has passed or attempted to pass, how soon until all the good restaurants move to Jersey City or at least outside the city limits?

I still can't believe the NYC politicians called for a ban on salt in restaurants (even during prep).

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Salt???
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:40 PM   #3
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It's very old news, 2010. Note that although Bloomberg called it ridiculous, when you read the rest of his response, it's clear he means that it was too much too fast and you have to ease people into their lives being controlled for their own good as determined by someone very, very smart (like guess who) over a few years.


A10129-2009 Text
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K

10129
I N ASSEMBLY
March 5, 2010

Introduced by M. of A. ORTIZ, MARKEY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health


AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
use of salt in the preparation of food by restaurants
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-bbb to read as follows:

S 399-BBB. PROHIBITION ON SALT; RESTAURANTS. 1. 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.

Wikipedia:
In March 2010, Ortiz introduced a bill, co-sponsored with assembly members Margaret Markey and N. Nick Perry, that would prohibit the use of all forms of salt in the preparation and cooking of all restaurant food.[3] Ortiz said he was inspired to introduce the bill after his father suffered a heart attack due to high blood pressure.[4] The bill quickly gained media attention, and prompted negative comments from New York chefs such as Tom Colicchio, who said a salt ban would mean "no one would come here anymore,"[5] and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who called the bill "ridiculous".[6] The proposal also earned Ortiz the title of "Nanny of the Month" for March 2010 from Reason.tv.[7] Responding to the outcry, Ortiz issued a statement saying that his intention was to have the bill only outlaw the use of salt "as an additive", not as "a functional component of the recipe".[6]
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:05 AM   #4
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yes, old news, but do you know abput the new speakeasies that are popping up? you can get extra salt and 20 oz. sodas, but for a price.
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i can see a future where people pray for snow storms so they can follow the salt spreader trucks around with containers of french fries.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:02 AM   #5
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I am opposed to government determining what I can eat or drink and I think privately Bloomberg is too. I think the real genius in Bloomberg's approach is that he uses these bans to create a national dialogue on health issues and eventually changes are made that improve the overall health of the nation. In the case of salt and sugar I would like to see pressure placed on food companies to reduce the amount or remove it where it is not needed or was never intended to be.

As for the sweetened beverage ban it makes me laugh. I am obese, round as a biscuit, and I have not had a sweetened beverage in about forty years.

Go figure!
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:25 AM   #6
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Time For A New Governor & A New Mayor

People shall carry Salt in their Shoulder Bags ...

It is time for a new Governor and a new Mayor ... Besides, it is illegal to be in mandate over 8 years, isn´t it ?

I am sure the Michelin Chefs, such as Tom Keller etcetra, shall manifest or take it further ... Yes ?

Interesting thread too ...

Ciao, Have nice wkend.

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Old 06-02-2012, 06:39 AM   #7
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Pickles, sauerkraut, salami, pastrami, cheese, ..., without salt?
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:13 AM   #8
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Some things Bloomberg did were great. The no smoking in bars and restaurants (bc you know other people are effected) and the posting of calories on menus with 15+ restaurants. I really miss that since I moved because I felt u could make an informed choice. But it was a choice he gave NYers unlike his current ban on soda which takes choice away.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:18 AM   #9
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(bc you know other people are effected)
Documentation please.......
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:20 AM   #10
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I reckon he means well, but he sure comes off looking kinda pushy. Ban large sodas....what's next? no more free refills? limit soda sales to one per customer?
I wonder if he really believes that banning large sodas will truly help.To be sure there must be more pressing matters in NYC....'course, not having ever traveled to that fair city, I could be wrong.
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