Friday, January 13, 2023

A reporter "ate at the Italian restaurant where [George] Santos is often, for some reason, spending exactly $199.99"

Alex Sammon wrote a detailed review for Slate:

Our waiter, one of a battery of older men in white button downs and ties, rattled off a lengthy list of specials—osso bucco, octopus, branzino. I asked him if he had waited on Santos in the past. “I have seen him here, but I don’t know him,” he said. When I followed up to ask if there were any favorites of Santos we could order, he waved me off with both hands. “I’ve never waited on him,” 


Santos, it should be said, is really good at spending just $199.99 almost everywhere he goes...This is a really specific skill!