Friday, March 1, 2013
But Elizabeth still liked a couple of things from there, so one night in the fall I fixed myself something to eat at home and got her dinner there. I'll spare the details but we were at the emergency room for nine hours, racking up $4800 in charges before being told the obvious: food poisoning.
Suffice it to say, we have not and will not eat from there again, a decision that was reinforced a few weeks later when the place was shut down by the Department of Health. The verdict: food not being held at the proper temperature, evidence of live mice, live roaches present, food not protected from cross-contamination, and a whole bunch of other things.
A few days later the place reopened, and from what I can tell most of the crowds returned. (Maybe people aren't aware of the violations or maybe people just don't care.) But I had already changed my allegiance to a place called Bagel Cafe down on Atlantic. It's a longer walk by several blocks, but exercise is supposed to be healthy for you (healthier than live vermin and roaches, at any rate) so I don't mind. I've been there more than half a dozen times now and received good service each time, never spending more than five minutes inside the place.
Wanna take a look at the menu? (Well, some of the menu - it's huge, I'm not posting photos of all of it.)
Bagel Cafe isn't cheap and there are several closer bagel joints to me, but I like their food, I really like their bagels, and as long as nobody in my house gets food poisoning from this place, it's worth the extra effort and cost.
Posted by JustinM at 10:30 AM