Profile of Jeff Ruby, The Man Who Refused to Serve OJ Simpson


OJ Simpson was here in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby, and Jeff Ruby, owner of one of the top steakhouses in town, refused to serve him. It caused quite a stir. Now the local paper has profiled Ruby, a 15 year old runaway who earned a football scholarship to Cornell and eventually became one of the top restaurant owners in the midwest.

An add-on to the story features "Jeff Ruby-isms". Here's a sampling of the best ones:

"Publicity is like sex: When it's good, it's very good. When it's not that good, it's still good."

"No women, no men; no men, no money." (On why he caters to women in his restaurants)

"Success is like food. It's all a function of preparation."

"Fame can be a vapor, money has wings, popularity can be an accident. The only thing lasting in life is character."

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