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What is Döner Kebab?

ORIGIN

Born in Bursa. Perfected in Berlin. Brought to the United States.

Grilled rotated Meat

Juicy and delicious seasoned meat, grilled on a vertical rotisserie – tender and thin sliced cut.

Homemade bread

Our oriental-style pita bread is grilled to order. It’s crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and won’t get soggy like sandwich bread.

Traditional way

Try the traditional way! Mix the tasty meat up with fresh veggie toppings and our yummy homemade sauces in our delicious bread. There are more than 100,000 combinations how to “Döner”!

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No integrity!! Corruption at its finest! Remember this when it’s time to vote!!Emails Reveal Coordination Between Downtown Restaurant Owner and Council Member to Cripple Food Trucks

Emails brought to light by a public records request from the Institute for Justice (IJ) reveal how Louisville Metro Council member Barbara Sexton-Smith leaned on Metro officials on behalf of a restaurant owner to cripple food trucks. IJ submitted its request back in November 2018, but only received these emails after suing Sexton-Smith and three other council members in Kentucky state court following nearly eight months of stonewalling.


The emails produced to IJ show how Sexton-Smith and others used Metro resources to hamstring vendors, even when doing so flouted the law. In a March 16, 2018 email to restaurant owner Matthew Saltzman, for instance, Sexton-Smith reminded him that, “as soon as we were asked to post ‘No Food Truck’ signs in various locations we did just that.” But the “No Food Truck” signs posted by Louisville Parking Authority, which forbade all food trucks from parking at certain locations, were illegal since Metro’s 150-foot ban applied only to vendors who sold “similar food” as a nearby restaurant—not all vendors.

As part of a federal consent decree, Louisville agreed to end its unconstitutional 150-foot ban and take down the illegal “No Food Truck” signs. But even before a federal court approved the decree, Sexton-Smith emailed Saltzman to undermine it, telling him that she would: “love to level the playing field immediately.” What did Saltzman recommend? Raising the cost of reserving a parking space to $150 a day, limiting the number of food trucks that could park in the central business district to only seven, and prohibiting food trucks from reserving parking more than twice per month. In other words, pushing food trucks out of the downtown so they wouldn’t compete with his restaurant. Rather than rebuff the request, Sexton-Smith followed up with Metro officials to see if they could make Saltzman’s recommendations a reality.

“It took months of legal action to get council members to respond to our simple public records request and now we understand why,” said IJ Managing Attorney Arif Panju. “These emails show the cozy relationship between a downtown restaurant owner and Councilwoman Barbara Sexton-Smith. Before the ink was even dry on the city’s agreement to end the federal lawsuit involving the 150-foot ban, Sexton-Smith was looking for new ways to cripple the food trucks. That led to the proposed vending ordinance the Metro Council will consider this evening.”

Despite being the leading cheerleader for restaurant protectionism, Sexton-Smith projected a far different image to the public. When the vending ordinance was first introduced in October 2018, members of the general public were outraged and reached out to Sexton-Smith and others to voice their opposition. But despite her support for Saltzman’s desire to “level the playing field,” Sexton-Smith’s emails cast her as a true friend to the food trucks. In various emails to constituents, Sexton-Smith professed that “I definitely do not want to limit competition” and “we need to industry to grow even more.”

“We are disappointed, but not surprised, to learn that a council member would publicly support food trucks while working behind the scenes to undermine these budding business owners,” said IJ Senior Attorney Robert Frommer. “Louisville residents appreciate having more food options, and politicians shouldn’t try to take those options away so that well-connected restaurateurs don’t have to compete. Anti-competitive vending rules, like the ones advocated for by Saltzman and introduced by Councilmembers Sexton-Smith and Brandon Coan, both stifle consumer choice and close off an important way for food entrepreneurs to achieve their piece of the American Dream.”

At its public meeting Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m., the Metro Council will consider the ordinance introduced by Sexton-Smith, Brandon Coan, and Pat Mulvihill: O-374-18. The ordinance was recommended for disapproval by the Public Works Committee on August 13.
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Serving lunch to the employees at Viking on Shelbyville Rd. today.

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