Monday, February 08, 2010

a bet where both sides lose

gambling is a super bowl tradition. even though it's technically illegal, various organizations and even elected officials bet on the game... including mayors and governors.

i'd heard some grumbling that part of indy's wager against new orleans was shrimp cocktail from st elmo's. people were like, hey it's pretty stupid to send shrimp to the city that probably farmed those shrimp in the first place. and the mayor's spokesfolks were like, the point is that st elmo's shrimp cocktail is really famous, or something. but this is just absurd:

Lacey Everett, a Ballard spokeswoman, said the city will uphold its bet with Nagin, who had reached his term limit and was replaced by Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu in an election Saturday.

Among the goods that will be sent are cookies from IndyAnna's Catering; a case of pork tenderloins from Mug 'n Bun; a platter from Judge's Bar-B-Que; shrimp cocktails from St. Elmo Steakhouse; and Cajun food from Papa Roux, which is owned by a New Orleans transplant who moved to Indianapolis after Hurricane Katrina.

cajun food?!?! we're sending cajun food to new orleans?!?!?!

cajun food, that has presumably been frozen, and then spent a day or two in the mail, so that it's all gross when you heat it up?

out of all the delicious cuisine in the city, we're sending shrimp, cajun food, and barbecue? to new orleans? don't they know how to cook that stuff down there?

1 comment:

Steph said...

It's a bit more odd that it's from a New Orleans post-Katrina transplant - sort of like "sorry about your hurricane, but thanks for this great cajun food; here's a little of it back for ya."