Notable Newtonians: Celebrities from Newton
Roger BerkowitzSince taking over the family business in 1992, Berkowitz has turned Legal Sea Foods into a restaurant empire.
He's most known for his restaurant's creative tongue-in-cheek advertising. A union took offense to ads placed on MBTA cars that said, "This conductor has a face that looks like a halibut."
Berkowitz apologized, saying, "We should have never, ever said, This conductor has a face like a halibut, when the truth is, most conductors dont look anything at all like halibuts. Some look more like groupers or flounders. Ive even seen a few who closely resemble catfish. And theres one conductor on the Green Line that looks remarkably like a hammerhead shark.