Olly olly oxen free!

Hi, Feastlings.
Since we’re doing oxtail quesadillas as part of the request menu, I was curious about the origin of this one:
From Wikipedia, which is never wrong, except when it’s wrong: “The Dictionary of American Regional English says that the phrase may be derived from all ye, all ye outs in free, all the outs in free, or possibly calling all the “outs” in free; in other words, all who are out may come in without penalty.” So there you have it. As for me, I’m just happy to have the oxen on the menu. There’s more, of course. Bouillabaisse will be here all week in case you can’t make it for Bastille Day on Sunday (if you can, here’s the menu) and we’ll be serving bittersweet bacon salad as well, over frisée- that’s French, right?- and that staple of classical French cuisine, the Szechuan peppercorn chocolate mousse in a crispy eggroll wrapper. You can see the whole request menu for the week right here.

And in between today and Bastille Day, you’ll find our Saturday wine tasting, another tip of the chapeau to les vins de France.

We hope you’ll be able to make it by for any or all of it. Thanks, friends.

Your buddies at Feast

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