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Convicted mobster hoping for a hit with NJ eatery

HillJ Nov 1, 2013 08:13 AM


TV comes to life, didn't the Soprano's make Sunday gravy behind bars?

Would an owners felony record or previous 'employment' prevent you from enjoying his outstanding pork chops?

Gotta love Jersey.

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    Bunson Nov 4, 2013 10:43 AM

    As long as he's served his time and there isn't a chance that the place will get pipe-bombed, if the food is good I'd be all for going there.

    1. pinehurst Nov 1, 2013 10:43 AM

      It was the folks from Goodfellas (the late Henry Hill & co) who cooked in jail.

      The folks from the Sopranos bragged about getting out before their dinner got cold. ;-)

      To answer your question---if I worried about every felon who had a hand in cooking or serving me a meal, I'd worry a hell of a lot.

      He did his time. Can he cook, or hire someone who knows how? That's all that matters.

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        GH1618 Nov 1, 2013 09:08 AM

        Your headline makes me think this wants to be the place for mob "mechanics" to plie their trade. I would think that would be bad for business.

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          HillJ Nov 1, 2013 09:10 AM

          That's the headline the newspaper ran with, I suppose that alone brings attention to the restaurant. Not sure if it's bad for business or not. But I'll have to check it out myself to see if the pork chops are as great as advertised.

          1. re: GH1618
            Bkeats Nov 1, 2013 10:37 AM

            I know this makes me sound like a persnickety grammarian or spelling cop, but the phrase "mob "mechanics" to plie their trade" brings images of wise guys on their tip toes to me.

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              GH1618 Nov 1, 2013 05:23 PM

              You have a point.

          2. Veggo Nov 1, 2013 08:18 AM

            Wouldn't stop me. The owner (and my friend) of a popular Italian restaurant in NE PA had to take a little time off for book making. His large family could handle it in his absence.

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              HillJ Nov 1, 2013 09:11 AM

              I agree. If he's been released by law enforcement and is starting his life 'over' who am I to judge...except the pork chops of course.

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                Puffin3 Nov 6, 2013 06:01 AM

                Pork chops?
                Hope he didn't hire Idgie and Ruth as line cooks. LOL

                1. re: Puffin3
                  HillJ Nov 6, 2013 06:11 AM

                  Gotta give those chops a try! If I do, I'll report back :)

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