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Tom Wallace, Star Tribune

Chino’s cookie comic

  • May 23, 2012 - 10:54 AM

Tim Alevizos is irritated by fortune cookies that aren’t fortunes, which is why when Chino Latino’s bigwigs decided to create their own, Alevizos jumped at the project. During the intervening 12 years, Alevizos, a partner with Intercom Agency in Minneapolis, has probably penned 500 snarky, borderline-obnoxious fortunes for the popular Uptown restaurant. “I give a lot of thought to them, so they’re not obscene, or vulgar or mean,” he said. “It’s harder than it looks.” His standard-bearer? “It came from David Sedaris, who was asked to come up with one, and it was, 'That wasn’t chicken,’” said Alevizos with a laugh. “That’s what I strive to live up to.”

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