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on May 31, 2011
Great news that they will soon be back in business!
so much for getting my cholesterol under 250 this summer
I was beginning to think I'd have to go to a Comedy Club in order to get a good laugh. Thankfully, Dittmer's will re-open soon and Mark will make me smile while I'm ordering delicious meats. *whew*
As an environmentalist I'm VERY MUCH AGAINST EATING MEAT! Consuming meat destroys our environment for all generations to come not to mention the in ordinate amount of methane gas produced!
The Mountain View Environmental Sustainability Committee should ban meat and instruct consumers on the right way to live in harmony with mother nature.
"The [X] Committee should ban [Y] and instruct consumers on the right way to live ..."
It's been tried, for various behaviors [Y], based on advocates' sincere belief that they know best how _other people_ should behave. For example, several countries troubled by alcoholism legally banned most alcoholic drinks around 1920. In the course of the US's ban, per-capita alcohol consumption actually rose, prices soared, product quality and safety plummeted, the number of bars in major cities rose, a promising domestic wine industry was destroyed (fully recovering only around 1990 according to Jancis Robinson), and US organized crime got its principal start-up funding. By the 1930s this particular attempt at social engineering had been repealed in all countries, but some of its disastrous side effects endured.
Making mistakes is OK. Failing to learn from them isn't.
Go PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals)
@Daisy: I'm very much against eating plants. They convert carbon dioxide into life sustaining oxygen. Anyone eating them is killing our planet. Consumers should be instructed in the right way to live with mother nature by eating rabbits, vegans, vegetarians, and anything else that consumes plant life
Well, I'm off to do my part by eating a big juicy 16oz rib eye steak.
@PETA: Now that was funny!
Good to hear Dittmer's will reopen! We were quite worried they wouldn't.
By the way, one way of reducing your impact on the environment and keeping your weight under control is to eat high-quality meat, from Dittmer's and other fine establishments. Studies have shown that the tastier a food is, the less you have to eat of it to feel satisfied. Bland fast food burgers and nasty hot dogs cause considerably more damage to the environment and our bodies than premium meats.
See you at Dittmer's when they reopen!
They should reopen Dittmer's in Hangar One...
For me, Dittmer's is one in a string of odd closures in that area. There used to be a great sushi place next door and it closed rather suddenly, as did the liquor store/market that I'd go into for Lotto. If I were on council, I would be taking a look at who owns that plot of land and what their plans for re-use are.
Good luck to the new Dittmer's location - we'll be there for grand re-opening!!
I always love how seemingly innocuous stories from the MV Voice turn into discussions on the environment, vegitarianism, immigration, matters of race, etc, etc.
It's clear that everyone has opinions, but also good to see folks keeping their sense of humor in an open forum!
I now have that commercial stuck in my head of the lady standing in front of a store chanting, "Open, open, open", repeatedly. That's probably why they're not telling us where the new store is.
how did you post to the online forums? Were there any plastics (petroleum products) used in the computer or phone you used? If so, you should weigh the necessity of these products against the damage you are doing to the environment. While you may hold your personal opinions in very high regard, I can assure you that on my 'correctness of living scale', your opinions rank well below my desire for paprika sausage, so the damage your opinions cause to the environment on my utility-weighted scale gives me great concern. I'm on a few governmental committees... do you think I should exert my influence on these committees to assess your choices??? Thankfully, we still have elections.
Let's all just hope that Dittmer does not get tangled up in the zoning and permitting process. Mtn.View claims to be business friendly, but that's not what I've seen. Unless of course you are some mega-corp that doesn't even generate sales tax revenue.
Good luck Dittmer! I am really looking forward to the new Wursthaus!
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