Omnivore - Bye-bye, Chick-fil-A; hello, Charlot’s Creole Cafe

What doesn’t kill you still doesn’t taste good


  • A “kiss-in” in New Jersey

Emory is booting Chick-fil-A out of its food court after 29 years, according to the Emory Wheel. The restaurant gained infamy last year because of the owners’ outspoken opposition to gay marriage.

The Wheel reports that the decision had nothing to do with politics, but was based on surveys and focus groups to determine what students would like to see in the food court’s remodeling this summer. Nonetheless, the Wheel notes:

Controversy regarding the national restaurant chain arose last summer when Chick-fil-A COO and President Dan Cathy publicly stated his opposition to gay marriage. Since then, members of Emory’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community formed a committee calling for Chick-fil-A’s removal from Cox Hall, and the Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution against Chick-fil-A’s presence on campus in December. Students also held a protest last semester.

Is it possible that Emory students think politically incorrect food tastes shitty?....

I’m hearing some very positive reviews from friends about Charlot’s Creole Cafe, which opened recently a few doors from Lunacy Black Market. For the present, the restaurant is open only for lunch on weekdays. You can check out the daily specials on [|the restaurant’s Facebook page ...

A Guardian writer boasts
: “I survived the deadliest meal in the world.” The killer dish can do this to you:

The symptoms begin after a few minutes. First comes a tingling in the lips and tongue, pronounced but nothing terrible. Soon afterwards there is nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Next the subject begins to experience a more serious numbness in their limbs, often while sweating and drooling uncontrollably. Weakness and shaking follow, then gradual paralysis of the diaphragm, a catastrophic drop in blood pressure, respiratory failure, blueness around the lips, fingers and toes, cardiac arrest and death.

Sounds like business-as-usual for most dining critics.]