Top Ten Houston Culinary Scandals of 2013: Lawsuits, Rude Restaurant Staff and Rats
As the year comes to a close, we're taking some time to look back fondly on some of our favorite memories from the past 12 months. There were wonderful meals, exciting openings and heartwarming stories from some of our best chefs.
Photo from Scandal on abc.com Some crazy things went down in 2013...which do you think was the craziest?
And then there were all the scandals, the shocking revelations, the feet in mouths. Without these folks keeping things interesting, 2013 would have been all about good food and good fun. And who wants that, really? We're a culture that savors schadenfreude, wrong though it may be.
So here, to sate your appetite for awkwardness, a list of 2013's best culinary scandals in Houston, in chronological order. Sit back, relax and revel in other people's pickles.
February 12, 2013
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt In this blurry photo, you can see two waiters bring pizza to the protesters.
Let Them Eat Cake: Chef Bruce Molzan Sends Out Pizza to Protesters
Oh, Bruce. You give us such fodder for articles like these. Back in February, Molzan seemingly tried to help a situation, but ultimately made it worse when he had waiters for Corner Table bring two pizzas outside to former waitstaff of another of Molzan's businesses who were protesting because they said he owed them back wages. The chants quickly changed from various expressions of outrage to "No food; pay me!" A representative for Corner Table said simply, "We sent out pizzas. We don't want to be ugly. There's no need to be ugly."
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