RED BANK: ALL BUT HOME HAILS THE SNAIL

cinn snail 070112The Cinnamon Snail is now the top-ranked restaurant in New York City according to Yelp.com (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

yelpOuch! Red Bank gets a second black eye in as many days for as for its hostility to food trucks.

The restaurant review website Yelp.com’s users have ranked the borough-based Cinnamon Snail gourmet vegan food truck as the top restaurant in New York City,

Yes, never mind that it’s on wheels: with four and a half stars out of five, the Snail bested such famous eateries as La Bernardin and Gramercy Tavern.

The Tuesday announcement comes just a day after Buzzfeed dubbed the Cinnamon Snail the fourth most popular food truck in America.

Food prep for the mobile restaurant is done at a kitchen located on Red Bank’s West Side, at least for now, and truck owner Adam Sobel calls Red Bank home. Sobel is in the process of building a kitchen in Brooklyn and a second truck, though he previously told PieHole that he plans to return to the Red Bank Farmers’ Market in the spring.

Food truck operators have previously complained that the borough makes it impossible for them to operate in Red Bank.

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