‘Cheese Wife’ becomes meme after husband’s complaint about DFW restaurant service goes viral


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Couple goes viral after complaining on Twitter about long wait for grated cheese

A North Texas couple went viral over the weekend after husband, Twitter user Jason Vicknair, posted an image of his wife on social media while dining at a restaurant in Allen, Texas. In the tweet, which has since been deleted, Vicknair wrote that his wife had been “while waiting for the grated cheese, because it is the only way for her to eat fajitas. We asked four people, it’s now 18 minutes. We need to stop blaming COVID19 for shitty service. The restaurant, Mi Cocina in Allen, was tagged in the tweet, which was accompanied by a photo of Vicknair’s wife of almost gothic makeup. “Cheese Wife,” as it’s now forever called, leans back against the wall, looking sadly at a plate full of intact beef fajitas.

The original “cheese woman” tweet.
Know your meme

The tweet was quickly and ruthlessly mocked as restaurants are struggling more than ever amid the coronavirus pandemic. Twitter users also pointed out that Vicknair has made a habit of publicly denouncing local businesses on Twitter. At one point, Vicknair himself even retweeted a version of the Cheese Wife meme on Sarah McLachlan’s tearful song “Arms of the Angel,” but that retweet was also deleted.

Vicknair posted this morning that he and his wife are longtime regulars at the restaurant, and that the original tweet was stupid and out of sync. He also said he was trying to contact Mi Cocina to apologize.

Woman collapses after mask order at Dallas area Fiesta store

In another viral post this weekend, a woman at what appears to be a Dallas-area Fiesta store was filmed collapsing completely after apparently being asked not to remove her mask inside the store. The woman stands behind her full grocery cart and begins tossing packages of food, including raw meat, at the camera, while shouting curses. An employee asks someone to call the police. As the woman storms off, the viewer can see that she is wearing a face mask in her right hand.

Dallas and Tarrant counties both issued mandatory mask orders last week. The incident is similar to that which occurred in a Trader Joes from North Hollywood California This weekend.

Bar Richardson defies governor’s shutdown order, cites confusion with TABC

Six Springs Tavern, a Richardson bar and concert venue, was closed by TABC officials on Friday night after announces his intentions remain open in defiance of Gov. Greg Abbott’s order demanding the closure of all bars due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bar, which serves food and had a concert scheduled for Friday night, eventually had to close anyway due to what is apparently a liquor license mix-up.

Posted on Facebook, a bar official wrote that when TABC officials arrived they found out there was a problem with the Six Spring liquor license, and that the bar had to close. A subsequent Facebook post stated that concerts and bar events are currently postponed while owners weigh their options to reopen.



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