Cheers, New York: The Drinktator has finally been overruled on one of his most outrageous edicts.
The Legislature at last overturned Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s rule forcing you to buy food along with alcohol at a bar, restaurant or even a winery — a mandate that never had a thing to do with slowing COVID, nor with anything resembling science.....The slapdown was unanimous Wednesday — 61-0 in the state Senate, 149-0 in the Assembly — with Democrats and Republicans alike....MORE AT https://nypost.com/2021/04/28/the-drinktators-deposed-as-albany-allows-food-free-booze-purchases/
AND FROM JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO
Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t letting a nursing-home scandal and multiple
allegations of sexual misconduct stop him from showing New Yorkers what
arbitrary, power-hungry “leadership” looks like: He’s extending his
no-alcohol-without-food rule through May 6.
His aides suggest it’s a bone to the restaurant industry that his lockdown orders have devastated. But it looks a lot more like pure puritanical abuse of power. MORE AT https://nypost.com/2021/04/11/andrew-cuomo-extends-no-alcohol-without-food-rule/
AND FROM JULY 22, 2020 IN CASE YOU DON'T REMEMBER
FOR OUR LOCAL BARS-----Bars restricted from selling chips with booze to get around Cuomo rule
This will really put a chip on New York bar owners’ shoulders. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it even harder for cash-strapped watering holes and restaurants to churn back to life — by declaring a bag of chips is no longer enough to comply with the requirement they serve food with booze.
His State Liquor Authority reversed course with that revised edict posted late Tuesday night, which requires they sell more substantial food with alcoholic drinks to be in compliance with the recent executive order. READ MORE here