At his great food blog Crispy on the Outside, reason contributor Baylen Linnekin has some choice words for the Texas officials that nearly derailed a Juneteenth celebration over a few hundred "illegal" sandwiches. From the KSWO story:

Black Cultural Council President Jo Ann Davenport-Littleton said health inspectors told organizers it was illegal for the group to serve 600 free barbecue sandwiches because the sandwiches weren't prepared at the site where they were served.

Organizers say volunteers and the black community felt "humiliated" by the incident.


The county's top health official, Gino Solla, said state law prohibits any food service operation from having food prepared in a private home for public consumption.

Linnekin also found this gem from the charming Mr. Solla:

"We have to be aggressive when the public interest is involved," [Solla] told the [Dallas Morning News]. "If there was any kind of forwardness and if it was perceived as rude, that I'll apologize for. But when it comes to public health, I don't think I have any apology for that."

Whole thing here.