Monday, June 20, 2011
New York, NY - Kosher Hot-Dog Firm Wasn't Frank with Judge: Mets
Enough with Weiner-gate, already -- this is wiener-gate.
The New York Mets have accused a kosher hot dog firm of surreptitiously recording conversations between executives at concessions giant Aramark -- and then employing a cover-up to hide the tapes from a federal judge.
Kosher Sports Inc. counters that the tapes prove the Mets violated a court order by trying to knock the vendor out of the park.
The tapes emerged as the latest wrinkle in a yearlong legal battle pitting the Mets against Kosher Sports, which hawks its glatt-kosher dogs at Citi Field from pushcarts located on the stadium's lower levels.
Kosher Sports -- headed by former Wall Street trader Jonathan Katz -- sued after claiming they were barred from selling on Friday nights and Saturday, when attendance tends to be higher. The Mets point out such sales violate the Jewish Sabbath.