Wednesday, August 1

Barbecue Tease

Imagine a man.

A cubicle dweller in the lunchtime Sahara that is midtown Manhattan. He has to battle half a million slack-jawed yokel tourists everytime he ventures amid the Hard Rock Cafes and super-sized Chili's in search of something half-way edible.

But one day it all changes.

Right outside his front door, he spies the Daisy May BBQ cart, promising Carolina pulled-pork, Kansas City ribs and Texas beef brisket. His spirits soar. His salivary glands fire. Maybe, just maybe, there is a glimmer of hope in this godforsaken hellhole of a universe.

Except....the cart's a fake. It's only there for a movie - perhaps worst of all, an Adam Sandler/Mariah Carey joint.

(UPDATE: Gothamist reports that the movie is being made by Judd Apatow and Robert Smigel and it "follows the exploits of a Mossad agent who fakes his death so he can anonymously move to New York and become a hair stylist." That actually sounds pretty funny.)

Midtown Lunch, my daily culinary bible, has the story:
The angry and disappointed emails have already started pouring in:

"Dude I was really bummed and pissed actually when I [realized the] Daisy May’s BBQ cart at the Seagrams Building on Park+52nd… was just for the filming of the Adam Sandler movie, and you could not actually get any ‘cue. Grrr." –Jason

According to IMDB ”You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” is rumored to star Mariah Carey. All will be forgiven if we see her crazy ass eating at a Midtown street cart.
Back to our solitary office dweller, who sheds a quiet, solitary tear. "Fuck this bullshit," he thinks. "I'm going to Sbarro's."

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