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 11, 2014
TOBO or TURBO (turkey 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.


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.

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

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

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 • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 • Permalink