8/10/2012 02:56:00 PM

Brooklyn's Talde Stood for Gay Rights Way Before Chick-Fil-A Controversy

There has been mucho back and forth in the food world over Chick-fil-A, with some folks boycotting, some showing their support and a great deal of diners in between after the chain's president made some anti-gay remarks. Well, not all controversies are so loud. The other night while dining in Park Slope's Talde, we noticed a drink called the Obama Punch. Was the Top Chef winner trying to endorse a candidate in the 2012 election? Actually, no.

The drink was originally called the Pacquiao Punch, after the famous Filipino boxer. When he came out against gay marriage, the folks at Talde quietly changed the name of the drink to protest his stance. This was back in May, when social media wasn't quite so aflutter with everyone announcing their feelings on the matter. As the restaurant put it: the drink has the "same great taste, without the intolerance."

1 comment :

  1. If companies are people and people vote with dollars then the destination of the restaurant’s donations are open for public debate. It very well should be an issue as to where peoples’ hard-earned money goes after the chicken goes down their gullet. This issue has made our little feathered friend the modern martyr as Chick-fil-A laughs all the way to the bank. Watch the poultry be nailed to the cross and pierced by the spear of destiny at the hands of those devious cows on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/holy-rollin-poultry-on-cross-chick-fil.html