Euro acceptance spreading...
It's not just in New York where they're accepting euros for cash payment now.
One of Washington, D.C.'s most renowned falafel establishments is doing so, too:
According to Falafelier Pete Barich, it was because tourists from out
of town would come into the restaurant late in the evening after banks
and other currency exchange storefronts had closed. Rather than turn
away paying customers, Amsterdam decided to allow payment in Euros.
Probably won't be long before this becomes de rigeur in every major U.S. city that draws a decent number of European tourists. Until President Napoleon McCain imposes currency controls or some other fool thing.
(Thanks to my wonderful wife for bringing this to my attention.)