Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Phoenicia Diner - Phoenicia, NY

Establishment: Phoenicia Diner
Address: 5681 Rt 28, Phoenicia , NY
Blacklisted 8/1996

Ok , here is the story of how the Phoenicia Diner got blacklisted. My father, my stepmother, and I were travelling up to see the Catskill Mountain Railroad and Delaware and Ulster Rail Ride. On the way we wanted to get a bite to eat and stopped at the Phoenicia Diner. At the time, the parking lot was not paved. Looking at the photo I found, this his since been rectified. The place reeked of the late 1960's to 1970's. The interior was a naugahyde lovers delight. I at the time wondered how many nauga's gave their all to furnish the establishment. The hostess seemed at bit creepy, and we were seated. I ordered a bagel with cream cheese and a Coke, something that cant really be screwed up. Our food was served. The bagel was the usual Lenders type bagel, toasted with the usual specimen cup of cream cheese. They used plastic glasses which I dont really care for, but seem standard for lower end diners. Thats not what got the place blacklisted. It was the hostess passing behind us as we were eating saying "Yummy Yummy In the Tummy!" Talk about REALLY creepy!! Would something claw its way out of my stomach in few hours?? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! Blacklisted!! Check Please!! Oh, and no, there will be NO re-evaluation of this establishment!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Story of the Decoven Diner, Cove Pa

Establishment: Decoven Diner
Address: Rt 11&15 Cove, Pa
Blacklisted: 4/2003

Ah yes, can remember the day I blacklisted the Decoven Diner. (The photo of which is on the top of this blog) A one time friend and I went to have a little fun at another "friend's" expense out in Cove, Pa. Once we found this person we hung out and it became time for lunch. This person we had met suggested the Decoven Diner. Here it was 12 noon on the dot and there was only one car in the parking lot and the place just looked sleazy. That warranted an instant blacklist. Apparently the people of Perry County felt the same as I did since the Decovan is no more, It closed, was torn down and now is a vacant lot. But thats not the only place in the area thats blacklisted. Do NOT eat any sandwiches out of the Sheetz in Cove, Pa!! My tag team partner ate a pork sandwich out of there and was sick for days. Perry County so far is not looking like a very good place for food. :-P (Barf)


I would like to welcome all(well those that are literate) to "The Inconvenient Diner Critics" blog. We've traveled all over North Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania to find good food, and a lot of times we end up with places that don't exactly meet our criteria. My tag team partner and I have "blacklisted" hundreds of diners on the area and are not afraid to keep going! We have found good establishments and will recognize them accordingly! We also like to hear YOUR stories of any blacklisted diners and see if they can compare to ours. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee and read our reviews of what's "Approved" and what is not!