From Iceland — Local Woman Got Horse Meat In Steak Sandwich

Local Woman Got Horse Meat In Steak Sandwich

Published February 25, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Local woman, Þórdís Lilja Bergs, and Kringlukráin restauranteur, Sophus Sigþórsson, are battling over semantics due to their different conceptions of the meaning of the term “steak sandwich,” with Þórdís claiming such a sandwich should always feature beef, while Kringlukráin’s version is made with foal meat, reports Vísir.

“Everybody knows that there’s supposed to be beef in a steak sandwich,” remarked Þórdís Lilja, who upon enquiring about the sandwich earlier this week.

After quizzing the waiter Þórdís was informed that the meat in Kringlukráin’s steak sandwich was in fact, horse meat.

“There’s no official stipulation that there has to be beef in a steak sandwich,” said restaurant owner Sophus, insisting that the restaurant was not hiding anything.

It is worth noting that Kringlukráin’s menu does not specify what kind of meat is used in a steak sandwich.

In the end, Þórdís Lilja ordered a pizza instead of the sandwich and received a 10% discount on her meal.

The pizza was alright, said Þórdís Lilja, though she argued that it is hard to mess up pizza.

* The sandwich pictured is not the actual horse meat steak sandwich

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