Monday, June 19, 2006

Open letter to Lee's sub shop, in Harvard Square

Dearest Lee's:

You guys are one of the area's great little finds. In an area with far too many pretentious, overpriced restaurants and one too many Au Bon Pains, you are one of the few down to earth, unpretentious, affordable little food establishments. You make a great burger, and your simple little grilled cheese sandwiches are as comforting as home made. We love you for that.

But you should know this: no matter how finely you chop it up, and no matter how much mayonnaise you put on your sandwiches to disguise it, sealegs is NOT crab meat. You may fool some tourist from the midwest, but you will NEVER fool a New England native. It was tasty, believe me, but the sandwich I just ate had as much to do with real crab meat as...well, as Chicken of the Sea has to do with chicken.

So you can just knock it off. Change the sign to read "seafood salad," WITH the quotes, and it'll be more honest.

K? Thanks,

A good, but not stupid, customer.


Blogger T. Leach said...

I hate that artificial seafood crap. I can understand it in the Midwest, but come on!

19 June, 2006 22:04  

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