New Weiner career? Food service.


Former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner resigned his House seat in 2011 after a photo scandal and lost his campaign for New York City mayor last year. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

This just in from the Rockaway Times: Anthony Weiner’s going into the restaurant business.

The disgraced former congressman undone by Twitter self-portraits couldn’t quite restore his political career, but he seems to have a new restoration venture in the works.

Weiner is a principal figure behind the “Rockaway Restoration Kitchen,” which is described in an Idealist.org ad as a “healthy, sustainable restaurant in a hard luck community to provide training, on-the-job apprenticeship and placement in the culinary and food service sector for unemployed New Yorkers.” (So, no weiners and slaw?)

Rockaway Beach in Queens was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, and during Weiner’s failed run for New York City mayor he slammed the local park service for restoring “hipster-looking concessions on the beach” rather than the community as a whole.

Weiner has been involved in site searches for the eatery/culinary school, according to the local newspaper’s scoop.

To be frank, Weiner would not be the first scandal-ridden New York pol to have tried his hand at the restaurant business. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) of “break you in half like a boy” fame, once ran a failed health food restaurant in Manhattan.

Maybe they can trade notes?

 

Colby Itkowitz is a national reporter for In The Loop.
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