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Let's all eat trafe for Chanukah!

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Dec. 2nd, 2007 | 10:53 am

A holiday scene:

The Place: Balducci's, today.
Personae: Me, shopping for low-carb food.
Action: I'm sort of staring at the meat display, lots of salamis and sausages, and then various hams. And the hams' price signs have all been tagged with festive PERFECT FOR CHANUKAH banners. Which I blinked at for a couple of secs, trying to decide if this was an example of truly monumental cluelessness or ... nah. It's just the Department of Monumental Cluelessness, Well-Meaning Division.







Photos taken at the Balducci's on 8th Ave at 14th Street, on Sunday, 12/2.

Update: As of Tuesday morning 12/4, the hams are now tagged with green "Perfect for the Holidays!" signs.

By Popular Demand: If you're tickled by the Ham for Chanukah pic, visit my store at cafepress.com, where you can get it on a mug, or on greeting cards (stock up now for next year!).

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her soul like a prism

Re: Balducci's

from: chopchica
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
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Okay, I came over to laugh at the whole thing, but that anon comment above made me laugh even *harder*. You hypocrite!

Why are 80% of the people commenting here anon? Is ham for Hanukkah really *that* controversial?

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NancyKay Shapiro

Re: Balducci's

from: nancykayshapiro
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
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I'm such a hypocrite! I was SURE no one would notice that bacon in the next post! I'm totally snagged!

Actually, the anonymous commenting is because this post is linked on gothamist.com today, which is bringing non-LJers, and they can only comment anonymously.

I mean, they could SIGN their posts, but mostly they're not.

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her soul like a prism

Re: Balducci's

from: chopchica
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
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Aha! I have made the connection with who you are (okay, xanphibian made it for me), which explains the link I followed here in the first place :)

At least it wasn't bacon wrapped around scallops...

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NancyKay Shapiro

Re: Balducci's

from: nancykayshapiro
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
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Yes, yes, I am she. Or, her. :)

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JPfuel

Re: Balducci's

from: jpfuel
date: Dec. 6th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
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You've also made Don Surber's blog as well.
I've got an old boss in my I can hear laughing at this.
He used to ask, as he was about to eat his soul food from across the street of the business, "This Smothered Pork Chop is kosher. Right?".
Not an orthodox man by any body's imagination.
It was great food though...a chop in red beans and rice. . . yum

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