Restaurant Review: Spanky’s Food Factory

Details: Located at 2458 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, NY 11040. Official site is

I came here for lunch one day. I ordered a cheese burger with fries and a coke, which all came out to a little over twelve dollars. Everything was good and I was surprised to see a double cheeseburger was the default size.

Everyone who works here was pretty nice.

Overall, an okay place to get fatty foods like buffalo wings, burgers and milkshakes. They got a bunch of other stuff too like cheese steaks and various stuff over fries. It was a bit pricey though. For these prices, I expect a Shake Shack quality burger, and this wasn’t quite that good. I probably wouldn’t come back and would instead opt for Cherry Valley if I wanted some food that was fatty and sinks to the bottom of your stomach.

Score: 7/10

Restaurant Review: Bellagio Pizzeria & Restaurant

Details: Located at 211 Airport Plaza Blvd, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Official site is

Bellagio Pizzeria is a local pizzeria and restaurant. You can sit in and just get a slice or you can get waiter service in the area in the back.

I ordered a bunch of stuff here since I was starving when I arrived. I had a sicilian slice (cost $2.95) and a sausage slice (cost $3.45). I also gelato for around four dollars. I also had a side caesar salad with grilled chicken for a little over ten dollars. This is all without tax.

Everything was fine. This is a very home style American-Italian, family run restaurant. Don’t expect trendy flavors, just expect some pretty good family style food that you could probably make at home if you wanted.

Score: 6.3/10


Restaurant Review: Bagel Boss of Lake Success

Details: Located at 1564 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. A claimed Yelp page can be found at

I came to Bagel Boss of Lake Success and ordered a toasted plain bagel with scallion and lox cream cheese for a little over four dollars after tax. You get to order two types of cream cheese for your bagel. Bagel was fine and it was refreshing to see a lox cream cheese bagel that did not cost ten dollars as is normally the case in Manhattan.

Score: 7/10