Eric Adams advises ‘Let your enemies be your servers’ in his latest restaurant worker snob
Mayor Eric Adams once again snubbed restaurant workers. During his speech this week to Queens College’s graduating class of 2022, Adams informed: “Let your enemies be your servers when you sit at the table of success.” Apparently Gawker reportsit’s a phrase Adams has been using since at least 2015. In an interview, Adams given in 2021 to New York Timesthe quote was expanded to read: “turn your enemies into waiters” and “tip them 15%.
This week is the latest example of an Adams speech that belittles restaurant workers. In January, Adams called the cooks and dishwashers “unskilled,” which received backlash of the hospitality industry, as well as politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who worked as waitress and bartender before his political career.
Global Chinese Hot Pot Chain Opens First US Location in Flushing
QNS.com reports Shoo Loong Kan, a Sichuan-style hot pot chain from Chengdu, China, opened its first U.S. location this week in Flushing’s Tangram mall. In addition to regular hot pot fixes, nine new dishes will be exclusive to Flushing’s flagship. Shoo Loong Kan is located at 133-33 39th Avenue near 37th Avenue.
Smorgasburg will be all about Smorgasburgers this weekend
This Sunday, June 5, Smorgasburg in Prospect Park is hosting its first-ever Smorgasburger event, a rep told Eater. From 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., a variety of burgers will be sold: from favorite Smashed burger smash, to Palenque Food’s arepa burger and food from burger expert George Motz, among other vendors. Plus, there will be $1 off beers.
Lady M pancake cake queen gets $600 million valuation
Lady M, known for her thousand layered pancakes, is seeking $20 million to fuel her continued expansion in Asia, Crain’s New York reports. Currently, the New York-based company operates 50 outposts around the world, including 30 stores in China. Sources shared with the trade publication that the bakery chain, which opened its first Upper East Side location in 2001, could be worth around $600 million.