Friday, December 16, 2011

Petite Soo Chow closed for third time

English: Joe's Shanghai dumplings.
Image via Wikipedia
Shanghai-style soup dumplings.

Editor's note: Today, I report on health inspectors closing a popular Chinese restaurant for the third time in less than three years, a sale on grass-fed beef from Australia and Costco Wholesale produce prices.

Cliffside Park has closed a Chinese restaurant called Petite Soo Chow for the third time, citing "insect infestation."

The restaurant, known for its soup dumplings, apparently continues to struggle with keeping its kitchen clean.

No details were available from the Cliffside Park Health Department, where my call was answered by a recorded message this afternoon.

We ate there in 2007 and 2008, but stopped going after we saw the lone male waiter picking his nose in the dining room one too many times. 

The first closure occurred in May 2009 and the second was in August of this year. No restaurant -- including Petite Soo Chow -- deserves customer loyalty after being closed three times by sanitary inspectors.

Grass-fed roast on sale

ShopRite supermarkets are selling Nature's Reserve Boneless Rib Eye Roast  from Australia for $4.99 a pound with a PricePlus card (limit one).

The sale on this free-range, grass-fed beef starts Saturday and runs through Dec. 24.

This morning, I picked up 6-ounce cups of ShopRite Fruit on the Bottom low-fat yogurt for 45 cents each. They are made with sugar, not high-fructose corn syrup.

Costco produce

At Costco Wholesale in Hackensack today, my wife purchased six Andy Boy jumbo romaine hearts from California for $3.99 or about 66 cents each. I couldn't find the weight on the package.

Two pounds of French green beans were $4.99, and 1 pound of organic spinach was $4.29.

A 5-pound bag of organic mixed vegetables cost $6.49. 

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  1. Google the place and all you get are rave reviews from people who do not really know what they are eating.

  2. Oh come on you two, give the place a break. I'm sure the waiter was wearing gloves when he picked his nose. Wasn't he?


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