NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday chips do not count for restaurants and bars trying to follow the state’s requirement that alcoholic drinks can only be served with food.Attorney Says Current Whereabouts Of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's Fiancé, Are Unknown
The state mandated bars sell a “substantial amount of food” in order to serve alcohol.
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The governor Thursday responded to the menu item with a smile, but said there would be consequences.
“There’s nothing wrong with Cuomo chips. I enjoy them. They do not suffice in the existing law as a bar serving food,” he said.After Almost 2 Years, New York Philharmonic Returns For 180th Season
Cuomo is asking local governments to help step up enforcement.