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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dept. of Mixed Metaphors

posted by on September 11 at 16:18 PM


…or Press Release of the Day:

For Immediate Release

Pork Belly Politics

Do you support the “Mental Recession” Meal Deal or the “Diversity Celebration” Combo?

September 11, 2008—(Seattle) With the upcoming election on everyone’s mind, Atlas Foods is giving you the opportunity to vote with your stomach—and get a squealing deal (hold the lip stick). Our slow-smoked, pulled pork sandwich served with fries and a beer for just $7.75 is your ticket to show your colors. Cast your vote during dinner only at Atlas Foods by ordering either the “Mental Recession” Meal Deal or the “Diversity Celebration” Combo any day between now and election night. We’ll be keeping track of which ‘wich is winning on the big board in the restaurant and on the Atlas Website. Be sure to join us at the restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 4th, when we’ll all be gathered around the big board to find out who has won this pork poll.

The “Mental Recession” Meal Deal: An American classic, down home pulled pork on a hoagie bun, just like what W. would want. Each plate comes piled with an Alaska-sized portion of Freedom Fries. You know the recession is in your head when you see that this deal comes with a frosty beer of your choice—but we have to apologize, we don’t carry Bud. $7.75

The “Diversity Celebration” Combo: Beer, Fries and Pork Unite: Born of small-town values, this humble pulled pork sandwich pairs with fries and beer for a meal even those not helped by Bush tax cuts can afford. Fries are piled high, and in keeping with the message of change, are trans-fat free. Inspiring hope to all, the microbrew could sell for more, but turns down greater profit for the good of the entire meal. $7.75

The mind reels.

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This looked like a good deal until I read the reviews.

Posted by Ziggity | September 11, 2008 4:41 PM

So will your stomach...the food is blechh.

Posted by michael strangeways | September 11, 2008 4:54 PM

Atlas is easily the worst of the CHOW restaurants. Although I've never actually been to Endolyne Joe's, I stand behind my statement of FACT.

Posted by kid icarus | September 11, 2008 5:35 PM

Hey, Atlas had a "clam-eating" contest a couple of weeks ago. 100 clams as fast as possible. Four heats of four, then the finals. Here's the video:

Bon appetit!

Posted by Cornichon | September 11, 2008 9:03 PM

One thing I will always appreciate about the Chow Foods restaurants is their unabashed support of Democrats.

Anyone remember four years ago? They took out full page ads, encouraging folks to vote, and made it clear that they were for Kerry.

I've had plenty of mediocre meals at their joints (which include Atlas, 5 Spot, Endolyne Joe's, Hi-Life...and maybe something else?), but I will ALWAYS support them, if only for their willingness to speak up, and wear their politics proudly.

And, they are usually real solid on breakfast.

Posted by kerri harrop | September 11, 2008 11:42 PM

I thought it was funny.

And I agree with #5 - Atlas has really good breakfast, but mediocre dinner items.

Posted by Greg | September 12, 2008 9:21 AM

Please, kerri, CHOW is pro democrat because Seattle is pro democrat. Remember this promotion?
"Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007, Eighty of Seattle’s neighborhood restaurants (including all 6 CHOW Restaurants) offer you the opportunity to order your martini with a twist of philanthropy." -What the hell is that? All of the restaurants had these little stands on the table with an cartoon picture of am african baby with a distended stomach and a spiderman quote, "With great power comes even greater responsibility."-Stan Lee
Referred to only as "one of the most important issues of our time" and "the crisis in Darfur" but ask any owner about the "situation in Darfur" and you get blank stares.
They pander to what sells, and you bought it.

Posted by Guy | September 12, 2008 10:15 AM

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