Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001

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Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001

http://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/bagels-rip-my-flesh-6575772
 
Terrific stuff here.
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    ScreamingChicken
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/14 12:30:00 (permalink)
    Still in operation, too.  Apparently Jay Kornhaber hasn't yet p*ssed off someone enough to earn a belly full of lead.
     
    I do wonder what, if anything, ever happened after the review was published.
    post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2018/01/14 12:31:07
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/14 12:34:29 (permalink)
    Wow...talk about a terminally rude owner. To tell the truth,I've never been in any restaurant or deli in New York where anyone in management was like this guy!!!
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/14 13:54:47 (permalink)
    A couple of observed absurdities:
     
    1. The entire confrontation could have been avoided if the reviewer had just gone online and taken his menu notes from the restaurant's website.  But I guess without the confrontation it would have been a much shorter, less entertaining article.
     
    2. Even after that angry encounter and the brutally honest review that came out of it, the restaurant still quotes one of the more positive passages from the article in its "Reviews and Awards" section.  Too funny.  Must've been the "good cop" partner who stuck it in there.
     
    I've enjoyed dealing with these type of guys on several occasions (and working for one for a prolonged period of time).  I think most of us don't appreciate the mentality it takes to run a small independent restaurant.  Kenny Shopsin in New York is a prime example of the "tough guy" restaurant owner who does things his way and takes no guff.  As a customer, you either get a kick out of that persona or you don't.  If you'd rather not deal with the drama, go grab a Big Mac and listen to the screaming kids in the Playland's ball pit.
     
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/14 14:03:32 (permalink)
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    1. The entire confrontation could have been avoided if the reviewer had just gone online and taken his menu notes from the restaurant's website.

    Given that the review is from 2001 it's possible that the menu wasn't online at the time, unless I missed something.
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/14 15:03:59 (permalink)
    Good observation. I didn't notice that.
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/15 10:09:10 (permalink)
    The menu cited says that this deli is located in Houston, not NYC.
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/15 12:17:59 (permalink)
    I'm not sure this attitude would work outside NYC or even outside the East Coast in general. I've seen this many times growing up in Connecticut. I've seen my favorite Italian pizza place in Bridgeport, Ct will bullet holes in the door chasing people out. Of course I wasn't hanging out with the art and croissant crowd. I did run into a guy in a pizza by the slice pizza joint a few months ago that had this kind a personality. I've seen guys like this all my life. These guys run the business their way. Their feeling is if you don't like it then leave. If you walk in these restaurants with a good attitude, most cases you'll leave the some way. If you walk in with a chip on your shoulder you may get it knocked off. Old school NYC frame of mind. 
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/15 12:37:56 (permalink)
    pnwchef
    I'm not sure this attitude would work outside NYC or even outside the East Coast in general. I've seen this many times growing up in Connecticut. I've seen my favorite Italian pizza place in Bridgeport, Ct will bullet holes in the door chasing people out. Of course I wasn't hanging out with the art and croissant crowd. I did run into a guy in a pizza by the slice pizza joint a few months ago that had this kind a personality. I've seen guys like this all my life. These guys run the business their way. Their feeling is if you don't like it then leave. If you walk in these restaurants with a good attitude, most cases you'll leave the some way. If you walk in with a chip on your shoulder you may get it knocked off. Old school NYC frame of mind. 


    True.I guess that's why many have no problem. Be in a good frame of mind,and most likely you'll have a good experience.
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/15 14:43:02 (permalink)
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    The menu cited says that this deli is located in Houston, not NYC.


    Yes, and?
     
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/15 17:03:28 (permalink)
    My bad!  I did not read correctly and thought it was a NYC deli!
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/15 19:41:50 (permalink)
    pnwchef
    I'm not sure this attitude would work outside NYC or even outside the East Coast in general. I've seen this many times growing up in Connecticut. I've seen my favorite Italian pizza place in Bridgeport, Ct will bullet holes in the door chasing people out. Of course I wasn't hanging out with the art and croissant crowd.


    Jerry's? I always thought of it as a rather genteel establishment.
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/15 23:37:56 (permalink)
    Must be something about the name Jerry.  We had a Jerry's Deli here in Chicago that was infamous for bad attitude.  They posted their full menu in the window so you could make your decisions before you even walked in the door.  If you walked up to the counter and still hadn't made up your mind you were lucky if you got away with being yelled at.  If they didn't like the looks of you, they tossed you out.
     
    The line was always out the door.  Go figure.
     
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/17 11:23:16 (permalink)
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    I'm not sure this attitude would work outside NYC or even outside the East Coast in general. I've seen this many times growing up in Connecticut. I've seen my favorite Italian pizza place in Bridgeport, Ct will bullet holes in the door chasing people out. Of course I wasn't hanging out with the art and croissant crowd.


    Jerry's? I always thought of it as a rather genteel establishment.


    Michael, I had many good pizza places within a few miles of my house in Bridgeport. The one with the gun shot holes in the door was Rocco's pizza within a rocks throw of my house. The only thing I said in Jerry's Apizza was, Large pie extra scamorza cheese. Jerry's Apizza was one of the best. The thing is they all used the best of everything on the pizza. 
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/17 11:38:44 (permalink)
    What's scamorza in English?
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/17 12:15:30 (permalink)
    1bbqboy
    What's scamorza in English?

     
    Hi Bill, Scamorza is a good substitute for Mozzarella cheese. I think in many cases the cheese was used in different parts of Italy. The pizza places in Bridgeport were owned by Italians right from Italy. Most didn't know a lot of English and knew the word Scamorza as a word for Mozzarella. So yelling "Large Apizza with extra Scamorza" was understood as extra cheese.......
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    Re: Bagels Rip My Flesh. New York Coffee Shop review. 2001 2018/01/17 16:51:41 (permalink)
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    What's scamorza in English?

    Hi Bill, Scamorza is a good substitute for Mozzarella cheese. I think in many cases the cheese was used in different parts of Italy. The pizza places in Bridgeport were owned by Italians right from Italy. Most didn't know a lot of English and knew the word Scamorza as a word for Mozzarella. So yelling "Large Apizza with extra Scamorza" was understood as extra cheese.......



    And it was pronounced skuh-MOATS.
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