Earlier today we wrote about Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s favorite restaurant: McCormick & Schmick’s, a seafood restaurant chain. Unfortunately New York Times doesn’t think McCormick & Schmick’s is “good enough” for someone who can afford a $50K townhouse.
A couple of days ago New York Times had another article in which they talked about what wealthy people eat for lunch:
Over tuna and turkey sandwiches, the advisers explained that New York’s Democratic governor was determined to legalize same-sex marriage and would deliver every possible Senate vote from his own party.
Would the donors win over the deciding Senate Republicans? It sounded improbable: top Republican moneymen helping a Democratic rival with one of his biggest legislative goals.
But the donors in the room — the billionaire Paul Singer, whose son is gay, joined by the hedge fund managers Cliff Asness and Daniel Loeb — had the influence and the money to insulate nervous senators from conservative backlash if they supported the marriage measure. And they were inclined to see the issue as one of personal freedom, consistent with their more libertarian views.
We are pretty sure Dan Loeb, Cliff Asness or Paul Singer have more money than Dominique Strauss-Kahn, yet they had tuna and turkey sandwiches for lunch. New York Times said “the choice, perhaps incongruous for a man renting a town house listed for $50,000 a month” about McCormick & Schmick’s. Dan Loeb spent $45 Million on a penthouse in 2005. Where does he usually go for lunch? Masa?