Loading...
 

Omnivore - Gay stuff: Stoli evil? Roxx gets better

Image

  • The Documentarist/National Photo Company (1921)
  • Begone, Stoli!

It's a controversial idea, but activists like Dan Savage are urging gay bars and consumers to boycott Russian vodka - in particular the iconic Stolichnaya. The boycott, underway in some bars in West Hollywood and Chicago, is in protest to the draconian anti-gay legislation recently adopted by the Russian Parliament and signed into law by President Vladmir Putin.

The action is controversial because Stoli, while made from Russian ingredients, is distilled in Latvia. Its headquarters are in Belgium. Further, the brand's CEO claims Stoli has been a "fervent" advocate of gay rights. Activists are also calling for corporate sponsors to withdraw their support of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia ...

ROXX TAVERN ON THE MEND



Meanwhile back in gay Atlanta, there's been a lot of bitching about Roxx Tavern's failure to pass a health-department inspection. Then, the restaurant barely passed a subsequent inspection a week later. ProjectQ Atlanta reports:

Problems with cooling methods and temperatures, plumbing, lighting and a handwashing station were among the factors that led to a failing grade of 66 during a July 9 inspection. A follow-up visit seven days later found some of the same violations, prompting a score of 72. A score below 70 is considered failing.

But the gay-friendly restaurant's owner, Dean Chronopoulos, told Project Q Atlanta on Friday that the violations are being addressed and a yet-to-be scheduled re-inspection will prove it.

"We take full responsibility for it and we've taken corrective actions to fix all of that plus more, actually," Chronopoulos said. "We are shortly going to ask for a re-inspection. We are not going to keep those scores."

Y'all calm down. This is not unusual at some of the city's most notable restaurants.



More By This Writer

Article

Tuesday December 8, 2020 09:33 am EST
The pandemic makes critics self-critical but Hispanic street food still tastes really good | more...

Article

Monday November 9, 2020 10:27 am EST
Doughnuts, weenies, purple ice cream, and fried pork chop sandwiches | more...

Article

Saturday October 10, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
'The bridge from shame to pride is built of necessary anger and forgiveness' | more...

Article

Saturday October 10, 2020 12:50 pm EDT
Pride from a younger individual's perspective | more...

Article

Saturday October 3, 2020 10:26 am EDT
Not all great chefs feed humans. We’ll get to that, but first I should explain that I’m not a homebody. I’ve always seen my psychology clients in my home office in Grant Park, but I’ve done most of my writing in coffee shops. I even dedicated my 400-page doctoral dissertation to the staff of the Ansley Starbucks. Now, thanks to COVID-19, I have no choice but to sit in place at home. That brings... | more...
Search for more by Cliff Bostock

[Admin link: Omnivore - Gay stuff: Stoli evil? Roxx gets better]

Spider for Omnivore - Gay stuff: Stoli evil? Roxx gets better