A lawsuit over "exploding" escargot has had an unexpected outcome for Marin County restaurant Seafood Peddler: sales of the dish have doubled. Two men filed a lawsuit — demanding $7,500 for alleged negligence, pain, and suffering — after they were squirted in the face with hot butter; neither sought medical treatment, however.
This is not the first time this has happened, either: in 1988, a woman burnt her eye while eating escargot at Pascale Wine Bar & Restaurant in Syracuse, New York; the owner of that restaurant also saw his escargot sales go up. Nothing like a little garlic, butter, and danger with your snails, we guess.
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