Pableaux (aka @pableauxNO) texted me this weekend to remind me that Verti Marte would be re-opening soon. Strutter introduced me to VM back in 2007 (?), I took my wife there for the first time the year following, and I probably ate there three times per visit to New Orleans since. Last visit wasn’t the best (there was a 3 am po-boy run that involved helping a kid inside the shop who had been assaulted a couple blocks away), and then there was the fire… I’m delighted that they are re-opening.
Heard about this in reference to the eventual pressure on Justice Kennedy to rule against the constitutionality of Health Care Reform - the more lower court decisions against (a la today’s Florida ruling) the wider the Overton window for his potential swing vote. Apparently, overwhelmingly liberal Commerce Clause jurisprudence doesn’t matter for much these days.
People are calling this “the new meth.” Like we’ve figured out how to handle the crisis of the old meth.