In the Chicago neighborhood of River North there is a French restaurant (very good, in fact) called Cyrano's.
Chef Didier runs the establishment and is kind of a local celebrity.
Here in Chicago we have a few problems that might concern the city council, such as the fact that we lead the nation in the number of homicides (even though New York City has about 3 times the population).
But no, the city council has something to REALLY worry about, Fois Gras. Here is a link to an article about the hearings where the "issue" was debated. In the end they decided to let it drop, but it did take up a lot of time and energy. Chef Didier spoke on behalf of this traditional French dish and took a lot of heat from the usual "activist" suspects.
Right down the street from Cyrano's, just a few blocks away, is a different type of restaurant. Kizoku is a sushi bar that features a novel twist (for a city like Chicago, at least) - you can eat your sushi off an (almost) naked female model. Here is a link to an article describing it, which was all over the news here in Chicago.
My question is, where is the outrage? Why do the activists picket over a duck, but not care about the zero social redeeming value off of eating sushi off a model's body?
I really can't answer it, I leave it for you to decide, but to me it is nonsense, and indicative of their skewed priorities and values.
The interesting part for me is that you only have to travel a few blocks to get their priorities all laid out for you...
UPDATE: Welcome Chicago Boyz readers, and thanks Jonathan for the link.
ALSO: Thanks to Steven den Beste for the link.