Philadelphia restaurant owner hungry for horse meat on menu

Rikard Larma/Metro
Rikard Larma/Metro

Peter McAndrews wants to serve horsemeat in his restaurant. You got a problem with that?

“If you try it and don’t like it, hey, that’s OK, but don’t sell it down the river until you’ve tried it,” said McAndews, who owns several restaurants in town including Monsu.

He said he would welcome protestors.

“Let them come and protest I love it I’ll hose ‘em all down with a fire hose,” McAndrews said. “Hey, if I want to be fat, let me be fat. … it’s government micromanaging the people. If I want to sit at my house and drink a case of beer that’s my problem.”

City Council approved Councilman William Greenlee’s bill that requires horse owners to obtain a license. He didn’t like the idea.

“I would not go to such a restaurant that serves horse meat, I can tell you that,” he said.

McAndrews said Greenlee’s remark, “upsets me.”

“It’s moderately child-like,” he said. “It sounds like something one of my kids would say.”

Government shouldn’t dictate what its people can eat, McAndrews said.

“You know, consumer pressure and fears put on by our government dictates what we’re allowed to eat,” he said. “Which I think is shameful.”

McAndrews replicated an Italian dish at Monsu’s using Goat meat in lieu of Horsemeat. “I would love to have the authentic thing on the menu,” he said.

It is still illegal to serve horsemeat, but McAndrews believes that might change. Right now it’s available in Europe and Canada.

“In Sicily it’s commonly served like a cheesesteak would be over here,” he said.

“People see horses as a beautiful creature not to be consumed,” he added. “They look at cows in a different view, I don’t know why, you know what I mean? It’s just more or less the PR that the horse gets as opposed to the cow.”

Follow me on Twitter @tommyrowan



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

New Apple iPhone to have 'mobile wallet' function:…

(Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a…

Money

Second Shift: Balancing school, work and a side…

See how a Brooklynite balances getting her PhD while working two other jobs.

Local

NYPD: Early morning shootings reported along West Indian…

Several shootings were reported in the early morning hours before the West Indian Day Parade, according to the NYPD. A 55-year-old man was shot and…

Money

Investing: Buying low, selling high

Learn how rebalancing can help you be successful in investing.

Entertainment

Where to place the blame in a nude…

When a celebrity's private photos are leaked online, it's easy to jump to the conclusion that they only have themselves to blame, since they took…

Gossip

Security expert weighs in on 'The Fappening' and…

We speak to Rik Ferguson, vice president of security firm Security Research at Trend Micro, about the hundreds of hacked celebrity photos that leaked.

Gossip

Who is Ashlee Simpson’s new husband anyway?

Find out five things about Ashlee Simpson's new husband, Evan Ross.

Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence and more: The big names on…

The names of more than 100 famous actresses, musicians and athletes were included in a list of purported hacking victims, nude photos of whom were…

NFL

Odell Beckham still 'weeks away,' Tom Coughlin angry…

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has fought a losing battle against the media all preseason over the status of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

U.S. Soccer

5 facts about new England captain Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

Travel

10 free apps to make traveling easier

Finding the nearest bathroom, calculating currency exchanges and locating your departure gate must have been difficult for travelers of previous generations. But we wouldn't know,…

Travel

How to get a seat upgrade to business…

It used to be much easier to upgrade your coach seat to business or even first class, but rigid rules and tighter schedules have made…

Career

The number of telecommuters is expected to nearly…

Until a few years ago, telecommuting was not considered a realistic option at most companies. But with technological advances like high-speed Internet and smartphones, more…

Wellbeing

Your new food ally to ward off type…

For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide, according to a small nutrition trial from…

Comments

1

  1. Horse meat is toxic to humans, that is why it is no longer in dog food since the late 70s or early 80s. Good to know this guy serves food that is not even fit for a dog.

    The horses that come out of the U.S. are shipped to the EU within weeks of running on our race tracks. There is a huge scandal in Europe right now not only because of labeling fraud, but because of health issues and horse meat testing positive for Phenylbutazone, (horse aspirin) the toxic medication that causes aplastic anemia, prostate cancer and has also now been linked to erectile dysfunction. Mangia at your own risk …..

    Makes me very leery about what else he is putting on our plates. No thanks