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Original Andy's Place proprietor has relocated to East Bston

I am writing in response to a misleading photo caption in the March 20 issue of The Tech. The photograph is of a food truck with the name "Andy's Place" painted on the side, and the caption reads, "Andy's is back! Some of the world's smartest people can again eat at Andy's Place."

I object to this misinformation. In the first place, Andy's is not back. Not the Andy's that we knew and loved for so many years. There is only one Andy Anderson, who fed our stomachs and our spirits with great food and laughter, and he left MIT more than a year ago. The truck in the photo has been leased. As good as the food may be, it's not Andy's food, and whoever the guy is, he sure isn't Andy Anderson.

When Charlie the Tech Tailor left MIT in December, there was a two page spread in Tech Talk honoring him. When Andy and his truck left the Institute, he received a miniscule mention in the paper that he was leaving because of health problems. What an insult! This is the man who was always ready with a smile and a joke, and made the best chili in the world. And in return for his caring, he was slowly forced out of business by the ARA cafe in Lobby 13.

Andy deserves better. Fortunately, he's not gone, simply relocated. He's got a combination market/butcher shop/deli in East Boston, and is once again dispensing his unique brand of sustenance. It's worth the trip.

Eve Diana->

Administrative Secretary->

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