Post by The Chief
How the "mighty" are fallen! Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, self-styled "Prince of Piedmont and Venice", now gets to reign over a Los Angeles on-street mobile food truck!
At least he doesn't have to bus the tables, as there aren't any!
I suspect that when his grandfather awarded Emanuele Filiberto the 'Prince of Venice' title, he probably didn't foresee this outcome. But the Lord works in strange ways. He's earning an honest living, and appears to be happy. It's better than being a robber venture capitalist or financial manipulator. I imagine that, with advancing age, he's grown to old to earn a living by dancing, and it's something that we all must cope with.
In my own neighborhood, a bowl of good Italian spaghetti with tomato sauce can be had for $5.35, so the Prince of Venice truck's prices do seem a bit on the expensive side. But if it includes meat sauce or meatballs, bread & salad, $10 per bowl does seem a reasonable price.
Emanuele Filiberto has no sons, so the Italian succession, for whatever it amounts to, is inevitably destined to eventually go to his Aosta cousins. If he's providing some sort of food-service business to leave to his daughters, he deserves some credit for that. At least they won't become destitute, and become a burden on the taxpayers.