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Chef Receives Threats for Serving Seal; Deal Wire

SCANDAL WIREEater National reports that chef Kim Côté received many death threats upon serving seal meat on his foie gras burger at Côté-Est. Côté's Montreal eatery sold these burgers as a political statement "to protest the European Union's embargo on Canadian seal products." Despite activists' efforts, the burger remains on the menu. [-EN-]

REVIEW WIRE— The ladies behind Urban Swank talk menu updates at 1252 Tapas Bar. In addition to a revamped menu, the tapas spot is also serving up some good deals. All tapas will be priced at $8, $10 house-made carafes of sangria will be available every Saturday and tasting-friendly wine flights are now up for grabs. [Urban Swank]

DEAL WIRE— Don't forget about this Friday's return of the 79-cent pork chop day at Perry's Steakhouse & Grille. The huge chops will be priced at 79 cents on October 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to the first 100 customers as a celebration of Perry's first opening in 1979. They won't be taking reservations before 11:30 a.m. on that day. [Eaterwire]

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