Antonin Scalia may act like he doesn’t care, but it must hurt at least a little bit to know that a brunch dish named after his horribleness was sold out so quickly that it made heads spin.
Death and Taxes reports that the delicacy, created by Philadelphia restaurant Sam’s Morning Glory wasn’t just tasty but also a great way to take out some righteous indignation on the oily combover that somehow still hasn’t been put in a museum for his archaic views.
The dish, comprised of scrambled eggs served with “andouille sausage, tomato, scallions and monterey jack cheese” is a tasty jab at Justice Scalia’s baffling and myopic dissenting opinion where he implored all of us to “ask the nearest hippie.” The diner had enough sausage for 150 specials, which given that the Morning Glory is on the small side, makes it selling out in under two hours that much more impressive.
Excellent use of marketing. Bring back this dish every day, Sam’s Morning Glory. And also bring back the quiche you entitled “The Supreme Court Finally Got It Right” (which sold out even more quickly than the Scalia-themed dish but is a little less fun to say).
The restaurant’s owner, Carol Mickey, (who’s also a lawyer) says that everyone loved the dish and she was proud to have it on the menu. It started out as a joke by an employee, Death and Taxes reports, but Mickey knew that the reality would be so much better than the fantasy.
“Not one single person complained,” Mickey told Billy Penn. “The atmosphere in here was really wonderful. People were just loving saying it! ‘I’ll have the Scalia is a Douche, please.’”
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