That’s right. This here is what Ted Kefalinos, the owner of Lafayette French Pastry (26 Greenwich Avenue), is calling a “Drunken Negro Face” cookie in honor of President Obama. He also apparently suggested to a customer that Obama will “get what’s coming to him” just like President Lincoln.
The whole story, which I just don’t have it in me to recount for you, is here, on Gothamist. Gothamist also has video of Fox’s Arnold Diaz trying really, really hard to explain to Kefalinos exactly why the cookies maybe probably could possibly be considered a wee bit…racist? Jebus Christ, people.
Please let’s boycott this establishment, and/or egg it.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 23, 2009