New York's Westside Market Cheesemonger Stirs Up Drama Over Cheese Labels
Cheesemonger Peter "The Doctor" Daniels has drummed up quite the reputation for producing interesting cheese labels. While many have found his notes and quotes amusing, one habitual complainer shut him down for good -- at least, for a little while. As of January 15th, 2013, the head honchos at Westside Market have decided to let him continue "inspiring" customers, as long as he steers clear of the Thin Lizzy lyrics.
Daniels tells Gothamist that it was a label quoting Thin Lizzy's "Angel of Death" affixed to a hunk of provolone that disturbed a customer, who asked the management if Westside Market was "becoming an Evangelical establishment." After some negotiations, the market has decided to let Daniels "brie." "I just have to keep it a little on the mellow side for now and not try to be so preachy," he says.
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