“Get rid of the foie gras’” was painted in red on the stone landing in front of the restaurant.
I had to go see this. After my meeting I stopped by and was lucky enough to catch Steve Wecker, one of the owners of the restaurant. Steve’s a great guy and he and his brother Rob run a pretty successful business that has also been generous in giving back to the community.Steve invited me in for a glass of wine.
“It’s just a stinking duck,” he told me as we settled in at his bar. He lamented that it was sad with all of the other problems in the world today that people would waste their energy on this. “There’s nothing so dangerous it can’t be talked about.”
The restaurant suffered minimal damage. The vandals nicely lettered message is on the ground and can’t even been seen from the road. The windows that were broken are double paned and only one pane on each of the four windows was broken.
“We were open for lunch,” he told me.
He told they actually once took foie gras’ off the menu but so many customers complained that they bought it back.
He has no intention of taking it off again.