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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Tina Fey Is Unaware of the Power She Has Over Local Businesses

Tina Fey recommended a small chicken restaurant in Chicago in a web video. And now the proprietor is dealing with fans of some comedian he's never heard of:

It was lunchtime, and the Athenian Room was filling fast, though not as fast as it did Sunday night when everyone in the unexpected line outside had to cram inside to escape the rain, and Polakis was afraid he would run out of his suddenly famous chicken.

"30 Rock?" Polakis has never seen it.

"Date Night?" " Baby Mama?" Nope.

He has seen Fey on "Saturday Night Live" — "I think she played the lady from Alaska. What's her name? McCain's running mate?" — but it never occurred to him to say, "Tina Fey ate here."

  • DaveyNC

    Jeez, I hope that guy doesn't vote.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Douglas/69100171 Nick Douglas

      You want a Chicagoan who doesn’t give a shit about Palin to *not* vote?

  • http://www.twitter.com/becca_oneal Rebecca O'Neal

    It's just as good as the Colbert Bump… but it's no Oprah's Book Club.