A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 10, 2014
SOBO (sausage on bagel omelet)

HOBO (ham on bagel omelet, BOBO (bacon), SOBO (sausage) and TOBO or TURBO (turkey) are breakfast sandwiches that are served with cheese and potatoes; a roll or a wrap often replaces the bagel. The sandwiches are popular in Rockland and Orange Counties (NY) and Bergen County (NJ). It is not known who originated the sandwich names.

HOBO, BOBO and SOBO have been cited in print since at least January 2008. TURBO was cited in 2012 and TOBO in 2013.


Bagel Boys Cafe (Airmont, NY)—menu
BREAKFAST EGG SANDWICHES
Bobo
Bacon, 2 eggs, potato latka + cheese
Sobo
Sausage, 2 eggs, potato latka + cheese
Hobo
Ham, 2 eggs, potato latka + cheese

Bagels for Life and Gourmet Deli (Park Ridge, NJ)—menu
HOBO SOBO BOBO $4.25
Ham, bacon or sausage with scrambled egg, cheese and potatoes on a roll or bagel.

DeLucia’s Italian Market (Nanuet, NY)—menu
BREAKFAST
SOBO/BOBO/HOBO
$3.75

Fresh Start Cafe (Newburgh & Middletown, NY)—menu
HOBO $2.75
Ham, Egg, Cheese and Home Fries on a toasted roll
SOBO $2.50
Sausage, Egg, Cheese and home Fries on a toasted roll.
BOBO $2.50
Bacon, Egg, Cheese and Home Fries on a toasted roll.
TOBO $2.75
Turkey bacon, Egg, Cheese and Home Fries on a toasted roll.

Giannella’s of Glen Rock (NJ)—menu
Hobo, Bobo or Sobo
w/ 2 Eggs, Cheese & Hash Browns
4.95

Kinnelon (NJ) Bagels, Deli & Cafe—menu
HOBO
Ham with 2 eggs, cheese & home fries
$5.23
BOBO
Bacon with 2 eggs, cheese & home fries
$5.23
SOBO
Sausage with 2 eggs, cheese & home fries
$5.23

Matson’s Deli (New Windsor, NY)—menu
SPECIALTY SANDWICHES
POBO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.69
2 Eggs, Pastrami, Cheese & Potatoes on Wrap
HOBO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.69
2 Eggs, Ham, Cheese & Potatoes on Wrap
SHOBO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.69
2 Eggs, Sausage, Cheese & Potatoes on Wrap
BOBO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.69
2 Eggs, Bacon, Cheese & Potatoes on Wrap
TOBO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.69
2 Eggs, Turkey, Cheese & Potatoes on Wrap

Nyack (NY) Hot Bagels & Deli—menu
Omelet Sandwiches
Hobo - potato omelet 4.50
w\ ham and cheese
Bobo - potato omelet 4.50
w\ bacon and cheese
Sobo - potato omelet 4.50
w\ sausage and cheese

Pearl River (NY) Bagels & Deli—menu
Eggs/Omelet
Hobo, Bobo or Sobo (Home fries, Egg & Cheese) $2.75

Stein’s Bagels and Gourmet Deli (Montvale, NJ)—menu
Hobo/Sobo/Bobo $3.75
Ham, bacon or sausage with scrambled egg, cheese and potatoes on a roll or bagel.

Valley Cottage (NY) Deli & Catering—menu
HoBo, BoBo, SoBo & Tobo $4.25
2 eggs, Ham, Bacon, Sausage or Turkey
and Cheese with Home Fries on a Roll

Villa D’Oro Italian Deli & Bakery (Croton, NY)
Specialty egg sandwiches
$3.87
HOBO
Ham, egg, cheese, homefries on roll
BOBO
Bacon, egg, cheese, homefries on roll
SOBO
Sausage, egg cheese, homefries on roll
TURBO
Turkey, egg, cheese, homefries on roll
KICKER
Pepperjack cheese, egg, hot peppers, sausage,
homefries, on roll

Wally’s Hot Bagels (Northvale, NJ)—menu
Bobo Egg Sandwich...$4.99
Sobo Egg Sandwich...$4.99
Hobo Egg Sandwich...44.99

yelp
Central Deli (Stony Point, NY)
Matthew S., Stamford, CT
1/29/2008
Have you ever had the best breakfast sandwich in Rockland County?  If you’ve been to Deli Central you might just have.  Their patented BoBo (Bacon, Egg, Cheese, Hash browns (the good kind made from real potatoes) and of course s,p,k) has been my breakfast sandwich of choice for as long as I can remember.  If not in the mood for bacon you can get a Hobo (ham) or Sobo (sausage) or any combination of the three.

yelp
Central Deli (Florida, NY)
11/28/2012 Previous review
Yes its a deli.  But man, they make the best food around.  Their breakfast sandwiches...sobo...hobo.­..bobo...turbo...all made with homefries are so tasty.

Tips from Town (Ramsey-Mahwah, NJ)
Stop in B&G Bagels
Posted on September 2, 2013 by Betsy Coyne
FRIDAY MENU ——201 962-8700 fax 201 962-8701
Breakfast charge sandwich (LOADED, EL PASTOR, PROTEIN, HOBO, SOBO,TOBO , BOBO) with small coffee.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, March 10, 2014 • Permalink