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Dublin's: blood lust, culinary & political ruminations

mc michael | Jun 10, 2002 01:58 PM

Went there with 2 buds Saturday nite. The food: burgers & turkey burgers served well done only (probably a good thing), the buns were adequate, the lettuce & tomato were aged out. Served with fries heavily draped in a nape of seasoned salt. Coffee was instant (probably a good thing). No dessert ("we're getting a new menu"). Ambience: it's hard not to feel overdressed. The whole place could use a hosing down. In short, the perfect milieu in which to experience the Lewis-Tyson Show. The crowd aka mob was big. Initially, favoring Tyson vociferously. Strangely, after about 2-3 rounds, they turned, all seeming to desire Lewis to make hamburger out of Iron Mike. And, after the opening round, Mike seemed to cooperate in this scenario, ultimately enjoying the view from the canvas thru blood soaked eyes. The crowd was pleased but I sensed disappointment when Tyson acted like a gentleman in the post plastering interview. His agenda seemed to be getting another fight. At no time did he curse or offer even the hint of cannibalism. Sorry, crowd. It strikes me that many of these same folks will be voting this November on whether the Valley and Hollywood should be permitted to secede from the City of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels. The desire for change amid hollow promises and nostalgic hopes for a trouble free city that never was seems irresistible to the crowd. But, should their view prevail, as with the post fight crowd, the populace will likely be disappointed. A new alternative has been presented and is currently being touted by The Times. It's a reconfiguration of the city into 9 buroughs, each with a president and 5 council members (or maybe it's 5 including the pres) and a mayor. It's not clear what happens to the present 15 member council. If they don't survive under this scheme, it's unlikely to get off the ground. The only way this can get on the ballot is for the current 15 to vote to put it up for a vote. Chowwise, this could be a good thing. If we were divided into 9 hunks and if each hunk were further potentially subdivided in 5, we might be able to better preserve pockets of chow excellence if neighborhoods felt they were more responsively represented. There would be more of a hood feeling of pride which could extend to the food made in our various enclaves. That's the hope anyway. So, maybe we will get a chance to vote with our stomachs.

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