|Now THAT’s a great multinational beer list.|
Allow me to make an observation, but before I do, kindly note that my point is not directed at the establishment known as A.S.S. — or, American Smokehouse Stadium, which is located somewhere in Jeffersonville, slightly removed from my usual migratory route.
Mundane beer list aside, I have nothing whatever against the establishment, and what’s more, I don’t know anyone involved with it — and by the way, A.S.S. is not a dig; it’s purely intentional on the part of ownership (see logo above).
May they live long and prosper.
Rather, I find it fascinating that today’s News and Tribune article about A.S.S. is the third one since September last year, and the second to be tagged as a “feature.”
The first article previewed the restaurant, the second surveyed its progress, and the third (today’s) offered insights into a recent ownership shuffle and menu reboot by a new chef.
In short, the sort of routine things that occur fairly regularly in the restaurant business.
Am I missing something?
Is it normal for one restaurant of many to be given this much attention?
How many local restaurants have had three separate News and Tribune stories in a seven-month period?
Does Bill Hanson’s nephew work at A.S.S.?
Is the restaurant paying to play, given all this coverage?
Or, is A.S.S. the one cowering in terror behind the cabinetry — “please, no, not another article; coverage from the Tom May Gazette is the kiss of death.”
With the newspaper two reporters down (Morris on leave and nary a replacement for the departed Beilman), New Albanians already know which areas of coverage will be cut first.
Perhaps there are two asses, not just one.