Skip to comments.Inequality in everything: The rich get better breakfast sandwiches, too
Posted on 10/13/2015 3:38:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Earlier this year, New York Times food critic Pete Wells was moved to write 841 words about breakfast sandwiches. It was a love letter of sorts, an ooey gooey ode to the most basic form of one of the most basic morning foods. But it was also a complaint: A new restaurant called BEC short for Bacon Egg and Cheese was about to open in Manhattan, and he was less than pleased.
Breakfast sandwiches, Wells explained, are nothing if not practical, prepared quickly and eaten on the go, stuffed with modest ingredients and sold at a reasonable price. No matter how nice the cheese or expensive the bacon, he wrote, nothing would ever live up to the original, no-frills sandwich: "the classic and possibly highest formulation: bacon, scrambled eggs and cheese on a roll." And yet here was a trendy new spot, readying itself to sell fancy pants egg sandwiches at four times the normal price. That is, for as much as $11.50.
Wells's angst was the angst of anyone who feels queasy about the upscalification (yes, that's a made-up word) of anything originally made by and for the working class....
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
He could make his own d@mn sammich.
Whats the point in being rich if you cant have better breakfast sandwiches than other people?— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) October 13, 2015
The market will decide if BEC lives or dies.
Unless the government gets involved.
More than it already is.
I thought liberals enjoyed redistributing the wealth?
Does he want a world with working class and upscale breakfast sandwiches? Or would he prefer a world with no breakfast sandwiches?
Would the Minister of Breakfast Foods (Michelle Obama) allow the government to make such high calorie, high fat foods to serve to the masses? I think not.
If this is in Manhattan, its customers are snobby liberals who think that “breakfast sandwiches” are greasy, calorie-filled food that only fat, ignorant Red Staters eat, and they need to be suckered into eating them by having some snobby boutique sell them for $11.50 a sandwich and call them something else.
There oughtta be a law!
>> The market will decide if BEC lives or dies.
Are markets even *allowed* in DeBlasio’s NYC? I thought they were banned.
A hand wringer just keepin’ the income stream flowing...
What’s this obsession with equality?
Some things cost more than others, even breakfast sandwiches.
Some people produce more value than others.
Use your own money to buy what you want with what you earned.
A microwaved mass produced bagel, mass scrambled high volume eggs, a slice of Kraft singles, and a slice of cheap bacon is... cheap, both in cost and quality.
A handmade bagel made of hand ground chemical free wheat cooked in a wood oven, truly free range eggs, imported gourmet cheese, and a slice of lean whatever’s-best fed bacon is expensive, and yes tastes much better.
Not everyone had earned the latter. Those who have need not be compelled to the former.
Yea, and they probably have to camoflage it with leek shavings and carrot spirals. Might need to keep some Fakon and Fauxova on hand for concoctions aimed at luring in the wiley vegan set...
My uncle was Mitt Romney-level rich. I never envied his station, because many headaches come with it.
Around WV the best is Tudors Biscuit World. Very good biscuit sandwiches.
Is this the do-do who reviewed Guy Fieri’s NYC restaurant as if expecting it to produce Michilin-starred food? And he’s got this wrong too: the best of these sandwiches is FRIED egg not scrambled egg. That way it soaks into the roll and the bacon. New York Times is such an embarrassment.
I don't want to be rich and have rich sandwiches while being watched.
To each their own. I’ll stick with my choice.
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