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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 09:23 AM

Anthony Weiner Is Opening A Restaurant

Former Mayoral Candidate and voracious sexter Anthony Weiner hasn't had much to do these days besides the occasional TV appearance and pee duty at the playground. But instead of slide into the soul crushing depression that comes with complete and total obscurity, he's throwing his energy into New York City's most stable enterprise: a restaurant.

According to Idealist.com, Rockaway Restoration Kitchen will be a "social entrepreneurship that operates a healthy, sustainable restaurant in a hard luck community to provide training, on-the-job apprenticeship and placement in the culinary and food service sector for unemployed New Yorkers." Weiner's name has not be directly linked with the eatery—and he's yet to make any public statements about the endeavor—but the Rockaway Times says he's met with several key figures involved.

The restaurant is currently seeking an Executive Director, who will oversee what seems to be both a place to eat, as well as a training facility for locals interested into moving into the food and service industries. Their "target population" includes formerly incarcerated individuals and others who've struggled to find employment; they're hoping to "graduate" between 100 and 150 people per year. While the restaurant will operate as a non-profit, the hope is to break even or better, further servicing the area.

There's no indication what types of cuisines the restaurant will offer [insert obvious hot dogs jokes here] but the website talks about "visiting chefs" and "relative proximity to fresh local Long Island food sources." Weiner's brother Jason also co-owners Almond restaurant in the Flatiron, which does the whole "market-fresh" bit. Regardless, hopefully this experience will teach Anthony how to tip!

http://gothamist.com/2014/08/08/anthony_weiner_is_opening_a_restaur.php

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SummerSnow Aug 2014 OP
FarPoint Aug 2014 #1
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2014 #2
randome Aug 2014 #3
Stellar Aug 2014 #4
closeupready Aug 2014 #19
Nye Bevan Aug 2014 #5
mfcorey1 Aug 2014 #6
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2014 #20
AgingAmerican Aug 2014 #23
catrose Aug 2014 #7
AngryAmish Aug 2014 #8
Name removed Aug 2014 #9
DemocratSinceBirth Aug 2014 #10
pintobean Aug 2014 #14
Calista241 Aug 2014 #11
randome Aug 2014 #12
Rhinodawg Aug 2014 #13
RoverSuswade Aug 2014 #15
randome Aug 2014 #16
RoverSuswade Aug 2014 #17
L0oniX Aug 2014 #22
alphafemale Aug 2014 #18
Go Vols Aug 2014 #21

Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 09:36 AM

1. I like his concept!

Fresh, local market foods and training for disadvantaged in a challenged neighborhood.... I hope it goes well. The visiting chef idea can provide fantastic skill level to them along with great exposure for the non profit adventure.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 09:37 AM

2. Good example of a non-story

No offense to you, Summer Snow, but that is a misleading story.
Weiner's name is used, the headline says he is opening a restaurant, but article says
"Weiner's name has not been directly linked with the eatery" ( except in the article headline of course)
"and he's yet to make any public statements about the endeavor"

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 09:40 AM

3. "Weiner's Weiners Hot Dog Stand & Emporium".

 

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 09:41 AM

4. I wish him well.

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Response to Stellar (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:04 AM

19. +1.

 

Priced reasonably, I'd even consider eating there.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 09:42 AM

5. The house specialty will be coq au vin (nt)

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 09:45 AM

6. Good for him and I wish him much success. Life's lessons have whipped his a**. Now

it is time to start anew. Shelve politics and get on with taking care of his family.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 12:18 PM

20. plus one

 

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:27 PM

23. Yep

 

There is a restaurant called FareStart here in Seattle that follows the exact same business model, and it is quite successful. They now have two locations.

I wish him all the luck in the world. Lets just hope he can keep his penis out of the public eye from here on out.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 09:57 AM

7. and the jokes write themselves... eom

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:01 AM

8. it is a hard business.

 

The hours are long. You have to show your customers what you have for them.

Now that Hot Doug's is closing maybe there is room for another encased meat empire. Maybe another branch of Chubby Weiners.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:32 AM

10. A hot dog place?/NT

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:38 AM

14. I'm thinking schnitzengruben.

 

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:34 AM

11. I hope Huma is making good money.

The restaurant business is hard.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:34 AM

12. Like most new businesses, sales will be flaccid at first.

 

But given the right stimulating environment, will soon perk up.
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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:36 AM

13. The name....CARLOS DANGER's CAFE.

 

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:43 AM

15. Regular hot dongs = $4.95

Long hot dongs (house specialty) = $8.95

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Response to RoverSuswade (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:44 AM

16. Extra Sauce - Add $1.00

 

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Response to randome (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:51 AM

17. We have 3 rest rooms available:

Men
Women
Selfies

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Response to RoverSuswade (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:17 PM

22. The Bachmann special?

 

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:58 AM

18. Some people really have NO CLUE as to when they should just....go away.

Do they?

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 12:33 PM

21. I thought the same of Newt

after he was kicked out of/ resigned from the House.

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