A week after Red's Chinese decided to rename its popular General Lee's Chicken (to the General's Chicken) which glorified Confederate general Robert E. Lee via a 'joke that had worn itself thin', modern southern stunner Angeline has now removed a 'potentially offensive' cocktail as well, Brett Anderson reports. The French Quarter restaurant's ill-fated Traded Triangle was apparently named with a popular rum trading route in mind, but the Trading Triangle also happens to refer to a major route used in the African slave trade. Chef Alex Harrell has released the following statement:
It was brought to our attention that the name of the cocktail could offend others. While our intent was to reference the rum trade and the origin of the ingredients, we understand that this term has dual meanings. It was removed immediately from the menu out of respect and support for all.
In light of the horrific shooting at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, concerns over civil equality, and the rising question of what should be done about New Orleans' own Confederate monuments, Anderson continues to question if more establishments should follow the lead of removing nods to the Confederacy found in various local dish, drink, and restaurant names.