52-year-old John Alleman was the restaurant’s unofficial spokesperson, who ate there every day.
Rest in Grease.
How could you NOT order the meatball sandwich now? The curiosity would kill me, like when a waitress says to not touch a plate because it’s too hot.
I searched Yelp for “worst meatball sandwich,” and this looks like the exact review that inspired the sign.
A flip through the photos on Yelp shows that this isn’t the first witty sign posted outside Joe Dough in NYC, on First Ave. between Ninth and St. Mark’s.
Breaking down Department of Health grades for NYC’s 24,000 restaurants by type of cuisine.
Fooducate is a nifty, free mobile app that I just learned about. It enables you to scan bar codes on supermarket foods and get an instant read on its health value, by assigning a letter grade and points score, highlighting good/bad attributes, suggesting alternatives and allowing you to compare similar products.
Several tests around the house worked well. Trader Joe’s Honey Nut O’s gets a solid B, but not the A- given to the unsweetened O’s with less sugar. Its organic ketchup is just a C but no alternatives top it. Dark chocolate bar a D, as health benefits outweighed by saturated fat.
In recent days, I’d noticed the sign at H&H Bagels was down, but I’d figured they were waiting for a new one. Nope. The iconic shop, whose aroma made walking by 80th and Broadway a pleasure, is shutting down Wednesday.
Sounds like the owner was a tax-cheating scumbag.
Among its many references in pop culture, H&H Bagels is where Seinfeld’s Kramer returned to work after his 12-year strike, only to go back on strike after not being allowed to take off for Festivus.
I’m slow-cooking a pork tenderloin today, but NOT because of this pic that accompanied an online recipe. Are you kidding me with this thing?
Came from a site called “How to Cook Like Your Grandmother.” Should’ve been titled, “What Your Grandmother Thought of When Your Grandfather Was in the War.”