Having farmers cold call you at your restaurant is one thing. Having them cold call and raise the ire of your animal-loving neighbors is another issue altogether.
On Saturday night, residents of West 10th Street went into a tizzy when a large truck filled with live bunny rabbits parked in front one year-old green-roofed West Village restaurant Bell Book and Candle for hours. The President of the West 10th Street Block Association tells Eater that residents were calling in concerned that the roughly 150 rabbits would freeze to death as temperatures dropped below 30 degrees. The police were called, and eventually the owners came out and covered the crates with a tarp and moved the truck a half a block away.
The resident adds, "...maybe your readers should know that while the owners of the truck have been drinking all night at BB&C, there are 150+ rabbits that are crammed into tiny cages, terrified by all of the noises on the street and likely freezing to death."
Bunnies! Reps for Bell Book and Candle say they have not and will not ever serve rabbit, and the supplier was doing cold calls (literally) in the neighborhood and ended up staying for dinner
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