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CheesyStravinsky20 karma

God damn, that sounds incredible.

CheesyStravinsky17 karma

I have to imagine that this is a failure of local government in specific cities like Detroit. In cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, etc... hot new restaurants could never even open without being handicap accessible.

And if a place does "skirt the law" you can win massive lawsuits by showing up to these restaurants as a disabled person and showing that you cannot access it. It literally violates federal law established by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. You should consider hitting up these places and making some sweet dough!

CheesyStravinsky5 karma

How did you get into food criticism? Does it actually pay the bills? You often hear that food critics that are less famous than Johnathan Gold basically have to pay for the privilege of being a critic; how true is that?

CheesyStravinsky1 karma

Crazy to think about, damn. No work permits needed to build hot new restaurants?

CheesyStravinsky-11 karma

We're talking about millions of dollars in settlements here, easily, paid out by the federal government. People can't take a day off work to make a few million bucks?

Not that it should be that way, but damn, if I was disabled I would quit my job to make the couple million quickly if I knew about places that were seriously fucked up like this.

Although I live in a major city where this is essentially impossible for precisely these reasons. I guess this is an effect of Detroit's deterioration that such things are commonly allowed to go unchecked there, or even allowed to happen in the first place. :/