A phantom foie gras foe lobbed a brick through a plate glass window at Jeffrey's restaurant late Wednesday, bringing to eight (that we know of) the number of businesses vandalized this month for serving the fattened duck liver. (See "Foie Gras Fracas" in this week's issue.) Jeffrey's owner Ron Weiss said restaurant employees discovered the shattered window, plus the brick, Thursday morning and that police are taking the matter "very seriously." Weiss said he doesn't believe the Central Texas Animal Defense group is responsible for the damage but he's asked leader Noah Cooper to aid in trying to stop the nonsense. "This kind of behavior isn't going to help their cause," Weiss said, adding that the vandalism only stiffens the resolve of targeted restaurant owners to keep foie gras on their menus. Cooper said his group doesn't condone such tactics and CTAD will issue a statement today.
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