2007 Bodega Challenge Rules

So what qualifies as a bodega? Take the following quiz and find out!

Take a look around your local market, does it have the following?

Cat (+1 points)

Organic Milk (-1 points)

Lottery Station (+1 points)

Kombucha (-2 points)

Quarter Water (+1 points)

Plexiglass Partition (+2 points)

Pirate’s Booty (-1 points)

Imported beer ( not Heineken) (-1 points)

Malt liquor (+1 points)

Accepts credit cards (-1 points)

Tabulate your market’s score, and check the results after the jump.

Bodega NYC

-4 to +4 points: This is an authentic bodega and you may proceed. You can spend $20 on ingredients to make a Thanksgiving side dish for 10. Bring the prepared dish, AND A RECEIPT, to the Brooklyn Kitchen First Birthday Party Nov 7 at Union Pool.

below -4 points: You are not in a bodega. You are in Whole Foods. You can try and scrape together ingredients for the $20 limit, but it will barely cover lunch for two, much less a side for 10.

4 points or above: you are in a front. it is likely that there is either a pool hall or a cockfighting ring in the back. If you can play this well, you might stand to make a profit in that back room, but you probably won’t find enough of anything to make a sandwich.

photo credit Paul Kostro paulpablopawel‘s flickr


5 thoughts on “2007 Bodega Challenge Rules

  1. organic milk? try ANY type of milk but whole.

    this one bodega i go to has 63 (i’ve counted) different brands of bar soap, and only one type of milk. and a cat. and, amazingly, no matter what products we purchase, the sales always sum to a whole dollar amount.

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