May 16, 2012
Cowtown Eats gets political: asks candidates about restaurants and happy hours

This is a pretty cool idea from Cowtown Eats, which is asking each of the candidates for City Council District 4 about their views on restaurants and happy hours. The blog notes that the newly redrawn district covers the Grid and Land Park, home to many of our high-profile restaurants and bars.

Here's what Cowtown Eats is getting at:

"My hope is that by their answers, we get a little glimpse into the actual person. If one person's favorite restaurant is Biba and another's is Squeeze Inn, it probably means a little about them. I'm not saying you should vote solely based on the information in these interviews, but this should be a little piece of information used in deciding your vote.
Blair Anthony Robertson is The Bee's restaurant critic. Follow him on Twitter, @blarob.

"Of the seven candidates, Neil Davidson has already taped an interview and one is scheduled with Phyllis Newton. I'll be posting these interviews in the order they were taped, starting tomorrow. I haven't heard back from the other five candidates. If you know Terry Schanz, Steve Hansen, Joseph Yee, David A. Turturici or Michael Daniel Rehm, please encourage them to participate. I can be reached at to schedule the video interviews."

Now I'm curious. I live in District 4, and while I have a host of concerns and interests, I'd certainly like to take a look at these videos. Check out Cowtown Eats here and return to the site to keep up with what the candidates are saying about our restaurants and bars.

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