The revolution will be fed, but the food may soon be cut back and might not be as tasty.
It looks like the grub served to the Wall Street Occupiers will go from gourmet to gruel tomorrow in an effort to shoo away “professional homeless” people who have been feasting on the Occupiers’ donated dimes.
That’s right. The freeloading Occupiers are angry at all the random freeloading going on down in Zuccotti Park.
The grub down at Zuccotti has been written up in the past for exceeding expectations with its quality and variety.
Some out-of-work chefs have joined the ranks of the Occupiers, which clearly kicked the cuisine up a notch. But the OWS kitchen staff has had enough of feeding the homeless and random hangers-on.
“We need to limit the amount of food we’re putting out to curb the influx of derelicts,” a kitchen volunteer told the New York Post. Another volunteer said the cooks felt “overworked and under-appreciated” and worked 16-hour days.
It’s almost like the young Marxists want to be compensated for their labor!
Starting Friday, Zuccotti’s own top chefs will switch out their organic chicken, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet salads for brown rice gruel.
The plan is to change the menu for three days and hope that the “criminals and vagrants disperse.” At that point, the Occupiers may starting whipping up their artisan treats again. If the unwanted false-Occupiers don’t leave, it may be nothing but tasteless porridge and brown rice for the foreseeable future.
But since the story hit the papers, the Occupiers have denied that there plan is to “starve out vagrants.” Instead, the cooks claim they just need a few days to rest and get organized.
Either way, don’t head down to Zuccoti Park anytime soon for the cuisine.
Editor’s note: Over on the blog, Meredith says it’s time to give OWS a taste of their own medicine.