Friday, October 09, 2015
Well, it's here again. Another Gay Pride weekend. The neighborhood is festooned (don't you love that word?) with rainbow flags. Diversity reigns. Once again all stripes, in fact rainbow stripes, will descend on Piedmont Park in all their crazy shapes and sizes to celebrate. It used to be, back in the dark ages, when I was a young man, Gay Pride was all political. In the early 80 we were fighting all the time - for equality, for acceptance, for our lives. Now, while those struggles still go on, it seems like we have more to celebrate. The courageous work of those in my generation, and the generations before me, have paved the way to a Gay Pride Weekend that is more celebration than fight. Is this a good thing? I think so. How lovely to be able to take a weekend to celebrate things like marriage equality and inclusion in military service. Young people of today are greeted with a much more accepting culture as they learn who they're going to be as adults. Their options are broad and deep. And they are able to do it in a much different world where attitudes and most laws have actually caught up, making their paths that much easier.
Surely, there are pockets of intransigent homophobia and hatred. No doubt there a still kids growing up in fear of being bullied by their peers and shunned by their families. But we're making progress. And that's something we all can be proud of - no matter who you are.
In honor of Gay Pride, and yet for no apparent reason except that I think it's funny, we're doing a special on the breakfast/brunch menu tomorrow and Sunday. I judge The Bert Show cooking contest this week. Davi, the social diva, won with her "Basic Bitch" pumpkin pancake/sausage sandwich. We're going to do our version which will be a turkey breakfast sandwich blanketed in a sliver dollar pumpkin pancake. We'll have maple pumpkin cream for dipping! Sweet, savory, and delicious - the Bitch is Back!
And another note on the menu. Rockstar made some GF Drop Biscuits for those who'd like bread with their soup, but don't want the gluten. Ask for one at the counter. We have to charge a $1 each, just because the flour is expensive. They're good. Try it, you might like it. Supplies will be limited.
Start you weekend off with MetroFresh. Last Lobster Taco Night of the season!