levaleri 
Member since Mar 23, 2010

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Re: “Random bites: Cilantro's, McDonald's hoopla

1. I remember Krystal-that was back before cows were being fed corn, which is a poison to cows. And it is not replaced by Subways, it was in the building in back of subways. There was also an IHOP, just east of Levy's Dept. Store, which is now the SCAD Library. It is now a parking lot. There was a Woolworth's with a lunch counter where my mother escorted black people in and bought them meals during Jim Crow. I am a sixth generation Savannaian and I have a clue as to what downtown has looked like. 2. B and D is locally owned, there are exactly 2 of them. Fuddruckers and Five Guys are corporate, yes, but they do not even compare to McDonalds-even you, who highly rates the poisonous EggRoll Palace in front of your office ought to know the difference between the two. 3. I eat Burgers all the time, I just make them myself from grassfed beef. They taste really good. Do you have any idea of the poison that goes into a McD meal, or what they are using in those cheap (and expensive) Chinese places? Go to Sam's, spend a day, and watch them shop. 4. Have you taken a look at the state of the buildings that house Lenny's and Subways? Do you really think the shine McD puts on that building is going to last? Are the landlord's or the tenants responsible? Who makes them responsible? Corporate and/or individual freedom does not excuse people from their tenant or ownership responsibilities to tend to their property. 5. There is no restaurant, locally owned or franchised, that can compete with the McD federally subsidized corn/ammonia cheap meal. Not one. Do your homework. Read the Omnivore's Dilemma. Just because something is cheap does not mean it should be eaten. You represent yourself as a food person yet you regularly overrate places you never should have stepped foot in. And I am not interested in your everyman, for the poor people as well comments. The chances are very good that they don't read you, or that they read at all. Are you not aware that you get what you pay for? 6. Aren't you the one, not so long ago, sarcastically lamenting that yet ANOTHER sandwich shop was going in on Johnson Square? How is that not OK and McD is? 7. Just because there was not a furor over "franchises" does not make opposition to McD a moot point. That is poor rhetoric. Once again, there is a difference, it is huge, and you really ought not take it so lightly. This is a bad step for downtown Savannah and one that it will come to regret, I promise. 8. Finally, you in your position are an arbiter of good taste, and tasting good. If you have any responsibility or good will toward your fellow human you you will start lecturing people just a little bit on how they might oughta give themselves a break from subsidized poisons and learn how to eat. Jayce

Posted by Laura Valeri on 04/13/2010 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Why not a McDonald's on Broughton Street?

There is nothing affordable about McD in the long run. All the food is highly subsidized, mostly grade 2 corn (yes the beef are fed corn, a practice that slowly kills them)that comes from your tax dollars. Also the food actively promotes obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, which someone has to pay for. And the agricultural practices behind these affordable options of yours are strangling this beautiful planet. There are plenty of cheap places downtown now. More is not better. And it is true that the meat in the dollar menu is stretched with something called pink slime (ammoniated beef). Eat away!

Posted by Laura Valeri on 03/27/2010 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Why not a McDonald's on Broughton Street?

Cheap means cheap. Cheap means unsustainable agricultural practices. Cheap means the poisoning of our planet. Cheap means unhealthy. Cheap causes obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Cheap means a Macdonald's every five blocks and a Starbucks every corner. Cheap means everyplace looks like everyplace else. What is so great about cheap? Did you interview ANYONE who served food made locally? Cheap article. Poor journalistic practice. Absolutely indigestible logic.

Posted by Laura Valeri on 03/23/2010 at 9:48 PM

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