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Gov. Cuomo Now Dictating Food Portions if You Want to be Served Alcohol

Gov. Cuomo Now Dictating Food Portions if You Want to be Served Alcohol

The last thing a bar or restaurant needs to do right now is to turn away customers.

The coronavirus is giving those in charge like New York Gov. Cuomo the confidence to become a dictator.

Cuomo is now forcing regulations on food portions. You have to order “substantive” food in order to receive alcohol.

The pandemic has caused so many places to close up and a lot of those will never reopen.

So yes let’s make it harder for people to get back to work! At first, Cuomo said a place has to serve food with alcohol.

Bars and restaurants did this by having a “$1 menu that include a handful of croutons”


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But not you have to order “substantive” food in order to receive alcohol.

Cuomo said:

To be a bar, you had to have food available. Soups, sandwiches, etc. More than just hors d’oeuvres, chicken wings — you had to have some substance of food. The lowest level of substance of food were sandwiches.”

Cuomo thinks making someone order substantive food will keep them seated. Billy Binion at Reason pointed out that they could just require people to stay in their seats.

It also means that these bars have to spend more money in order to comply with Cuomo’s regulations.

Anne Muldoon, owner of Lowery Bar & Kitchen, explained that some people just wanted “a cocktail, some chips,” and that’s all. But it causes another problem:

According to Muldoon, the new rules mean bars will turn away customers and that’s the last thing they need now.

“We have one lady who comes in who has high food allergies. She never eats out, but has a couple glasses of wine and it’s a little freedom and now we have to tell her she has to order food. So she walks out our doors. Every customer counts right now,” she said.

Plus, Cuomo said places can allow people to eat outside. But you still cannot drink outside.

This is beyond ridiculous.


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2smartforlibs | July 24, 2020 at 7:04 pm

TRUMPS A DICTATOR for protecting federal property but we are telling what car you can drive and where what clothes you can wear, how much food you can stand where you can travel. but he’s totalitarian.

It’s amazing — the Dhimmi-crat apparatchiks truly cannot repress and restrain their totalitarian urges, in matters small and large. This is a form of mental illness and psychosis, the desire to exert control over people, in every facet of their lives.

It gets me thinking — when was the last time that a Dhimmi-crat apparatchik actually did something to make the lives of business owners and their employees, easier, not more difficult and burdensome? I’m having a tough time coming up with anything.

The guy is a raving lunatic, just like his father was and his brother Fredo is! What is wrong with that family?!

Opportunity for some entrepreneurs with a food truck to cross sell to bar patrons.

Or a bar without a kitchen could just quantity order Chik fil A sandwiches and hand out to patrons at cost?

Lots of ways to skin the cat.

Can some N.Y. reporter ask Gov Cuomo if the minimum substantive requirements will also apply to the quality of the education students are receiving in his public schools?

    buckeyeminuteman in reply to CommoChief. | July 25, 2020 at 4:44 am

    I would totally also pay for a Chick Fil A sandwich in order to get a refreshing IPA at a bar. Good luck finding a Chick Fil A in NYC though. I think the Regressives chased them all out.

drednicolson | July 24, 2020 at 7:39 pm

Any NYC resident with a smidgeon of sanity left, better walk away from it all before Cuomo bans feet!

Ok, just call it a chicken wing sandwich and “sandwich” it between 2 potato chips.

Dusty Pitts | July 24, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Fredo Stalin.

Liberalism trends toward totalitarian dictators. Every single time.

I swear the little man sounds like a complete moron every time he opens his mouth, yet we are supposed to follow his every dictate even if it kills thousands of people.

He is just channeling his inner mobster. His family was well connected with certain family bidness… it’s in his blood, but he wouldn’t have been smart enough to be godfather.

We see how many petty dictators can show up, the human race is full of them.

Never trust Democrats. Democrats is asshole.

Never listen to Democrats. Democrats is asshole!

nordic_prince | July 24, 2020 at 8:08 pm

So yet another example of how highly intelligent this virus is: It can distinguish between “substantive” and “non-substantive” food portions, the latter apparently being especially naughty.

Remember how rational and even “presidential” he sounded early in the pandemic? But he just can’t help himself. All that approval and good will down the tubes because he can’t control his totalitarian tendencies. Never mind the damage he’s doing to his state, he is ruining his own political career with this self-destructive behavior. You would think that a politician who is all about “me” would behave better than this if for no other reason than to advance himself politically. This will come back to haunt him.

RightStuff1944 | July 24, 2020 at 8:16 pm

The totalitarian mind is indeed something to behold. The way you view the mind, is to watch the actions of someone who suffers from the serious malady.

Simple. Rename the “Two french fry plate” as the “Substantial french fry plate.”

Pour my beer in a soup bowl and call it beer infused soup

Petition drive. Whenever the governor and/or the congress of the state declare an emergency that closes any business, the governor and congress shall have their pay cut by 99%.
Probably more than a few would sign it right now. Especially after cuomo didn’t bother with the mask while in Georgia nor did he quarantine for two weeks.

The last thing anyone needs, Governor Cuovid, is to listen to what you have to say. About anything. Stick to your day job, whatever the f that is.

Bloomberg 2.0

This guy is such a sick bastard. Di blasio is insane – at least he has an excuse. Cuomo is just a petty tyrant. With nipple rings.

It’s all about controlling people and taking away choices.

What the hell?

It’s the Soda JERK.

felixrigidus | July 25, 2020 at 5:52 am

There is no legal definition of “substantive” in that edict, is there? I mean, in a way all New Yorkers that ever voted in Slaveholder party politicians like Fredo Cuomo’s brother are to blame.
Seriously though, there is no petty tyrant in a black robe that can be turned against that petty tyrant in the mayor’s office?

    felixrigidus in reply to felixrigidus. | July 25, 2020 at 5:57 am

    And when I say mayor I mean Governor. Not that much of a difference. Apparently New York State and New York City vote in Slaveholder Party officials all the time.

Anacleto Mitraglia | July 25, 2020 at 6:27 am

What? Chicken wings is NOT substantial food?

The democrats sue constantly. Maybe, the right should do the same.

All communist eventually devolve into idiocy. This retard isn’t any different. Well on a sliding scale of idiocy he may trend toward the higher potential. After all, he is a coumo.

Someone has to enforce those edicts. That should be a combat assignment.

Cuomo, transgender,,,,wants to be everyone’s Mommy

Joey Williams | August 6, 2020 at 10:45 pm

Someone can’t read his own NYS government website very well. To wit: the following is straight from-

New York State Liquor Authority
Guidance On Requirement that Licensees With On-Premises
Service Privileges Serve Food With Alcoholic Beverages

Effective Friday, July 17, 2020


Q & A

Q: I operate a restaurant or bar, and I understand that I must serve sandwiches, soups, or “other foods” when a patron orders an alcoholic beverage, can you tell me what constitutes “other foods?”

A: “Other foods” are foods which are similar in quality and substance to sandwiches and soups; for example, salads, ***wings,*** or hotdogs would be of that quality and substance; however, a bag of chips bowl of nuts, or candy alone are not.