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Bon Fayhr BBQ Buffet Tappan NY

That's good to hear. Now let's get them to change their name. I know it's kind of presumptuous for me to ask them to do this, but EVERYONE I know who knows of the business has the same feeling. It's just way to confusing.

Callahan's Norwood NJ

There was a place in Linden, Father & Son, they had the chili I loved. It's grainy not saucy, more dry than wet. Yes, a hint of nutmeg/cinnamon. Would love to find a good recipe for it.

Jun 25, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Callahan's Norwood NJ

Went the other day. Enjoyed the taste of the hotdog, and the spicy onions were super. I hadn't been to the Callahan's in Ft. Lee in at least 25 years. We were living out of the area. Question - I didn't care for the chili on my visit it was a rough ground burgery texture. I remember other hotdog places having the really finely ground chili, almost a sauce but not quite. Where can I find that style of chili dog these days? Also - chopped raw onions should be complimentary along with the relish, but they were not.

Jun 24, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey
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Swad-- Good Indian in Tappan

I enjoyed it. The menu pricing is very high if you are not going for lunch. They had a great spicy hot sauce that I put on the chicken kabob I ordered. The shrimp dish was a bit blank. The staff are really nice and helpful.

Bon Fayhr BBQ Buffet Tappan NY/NJ Border

I went back last Friday. Pretty much the same experience. This time they had signs on pretty much all of the hot food. It was a Friday night, prime dinner time, 7:30. The place was pretty empty, very slow. I still think if they change the name and direction of the promotion people would come. Also lower the price by a few dollars, that too would help.

Jun 16, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Turkey Bacon - Extra Crispy?

I still follow it! My latest is the Oscar Meyer uncured turkey bacon. I microwaved it too. Came out crispy, but a bit leathery. Also I found if I chop it up and fry it, for recipes like potato skins, anything that needs bacon bits, frying works best.

Jun 09, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Jacques Pepin at the Count Basie Theater on October 31, 2015

I went to see him at a William and Sonoma book signing and he was very standoffish. I like to think he was just having a bad day.

Jun 06, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Bon Fayhr BBQ Buffet Tappan NY/NJ Border

So funny you should mention lobster bisque ZH. The night I went to Bon Fahyr they had it. Their Asian soups were much better. It was just so so and if I recall it seemed overheated, and not really smooth like it should be.
yogi - I posted a review on Yelp too, pretty much stating my experience noted above. For a buffet it's 4 stars in comparison to less expensive similar Chinese buffets. I just hope they change the name and modernize it. Without doing that I think they are destined to bring in the amount of patrons they need to keep the place going.

May 29, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Bon Fayhr BBQ Buffet Tappan NY/NJ Border

The BBQ wasn't on a steam table it was served by a chef in the back off of a carving board.

May 22, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Bon Fayhr BBQ Buffet Tappan NY/NJ Border

They have a FB page. I sent a message regarding the name change, and the fact they did not have any name tags on their hot food selections. Here is the response... "Thanks for your recent visit and the valuable comment. We keep trying to post tags on every food but the menu varies so frankly it's quite like a burden to catch-up everyday. Anyway I agree with you that all foods must have tags and we'll try our best to do it." They also said they would pass on my name change recommendation to management. I would think they could come up with some system to have laminated tags made for the most common dishes that are not clearly identifiable. My husband eats fish, but no meat or poultry, tags or some other mechanism would really help out.

May 21, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Bon Fayhr BBQ Buffet Tappan NY/NJ Border

I posted this on the NY State board, but it's 2 feet away from the NJ border and I think it could be a good place eventually. The name is a problem. They should change it to something simple, like seafood/sushi/bbq buffet. No one knows what the heck it is if you go by the name alone. I'm planning to return this weekend to give it another try Here's my repost:
Went to check it out on Friday. It's a decent buffet a step up from something like the Hard WoK Buffet. Decent sashimi, sushi, cold snow crab claws, given I can eat a ton of these items, I think at $32/pp it was priced accordingly. The hot items were not as good. I did enjoy the soup, miso, udon, and the cold soba noodles. The BBQ was ok too I had 1 rib, and a piece of the brisket. The end cut of the brisket was really fatty, I like it like that, most people may not. Desserts were lacking, ice cream, a chocolate fountain, fresh fruit and what looked like Pepperidge Farm cookies.

May 19, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Best cheap buffets?

On the border of Northvale NJ in Tappan NY is the new Bon Fahyr Buffet. I posted about it on the NY board. It's similar to Minado, but it does focus a bit more on BBQ. It's Korean owned. It is similar in price to Minado. If you are into sushi, I'd recommend it to you, but if you just like the BBQ there may not be enough assortment for you. Here's what I said on the NY board. ---Went to check it out on Friday. It's a decent buffet a step up from something like the Hard WoK Buffet. Decent sashimi, sushi, cold snow crab claws, given I can eat a ton of these items, I think at $32/pp it was priced accordingly. The hot items were not as good. I did enjoy the soup, miso, udon, and the cold soba noodles. The BBQ was ok too I had 1 rib, and a piece of the brisket. The end cut of the brisket was really fatty, I like it like that, most people may not. Desserts were lacking, ice cream, a chocolate fountain, fresh fruit and what looked like Pepperidge Farm cookies. The one big complaint - there were no signs on the hot food so if you did not know what you would be eating and not all were discernible enough to figure it out. I will go back on Mother's Day to give it another try. Will report back if I go.

May 05, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Bon Fayhr BBQ Buffet Tappan NY

Went to check it out on Friday. It's a decent buffet a step up from something like the Hard WoK Buffet. Decent sashimi, sushi, cold snow crab claws, given I can eat a ton of these items, I think at $32/pp it was priced accordingly. The hot items were not as good. I did enjoy the soup, miso, udon, and the cold soba noodles. The BBQ was ok too I had 1 rib, and a piece of the brisket. The end cut of the brisket was really fatty, I like it like that, most people may not. Desserts were lacking, ice cream, a chocolate fountain, fresh fruit and what looked like Pepperidge Farm cookies. I will go back on Mother's Day to give it another try. Will report back if I go.

Cheesecake factory

I really like their carrot cake more than the cheesecake.

Apr 26, 2015
michele cindy in Chains
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Cheesecake factory

The have a great happy hour. Stiff cocktails are $5, and they have a list of full size appetizers for $5-6, the nachos are really good, we also get the grilled artichoke, and summer rolls. I like the buffalo blasts too. Such a great deal. Worth checking out. If you treat it as the chain it is you won't be going in with high expectations, and leave happy.

Apr 24, 2015
michele cindy in Chains

Callahan's Norwood NJ

I'm disappointed, about the cost of the hot dog, even a 12" shouldn't be $4.25. I hope onions and kraut are at least considered a condiment, and not a topping ea. .75. Then again the Filling Station, on 9W gets 4.50 for a smaller dog... We were at the Windmill in Long Branch over the weekend, I don't recall the price on their dogs, but don't think they were that expensive, and they are about the same in size. Oh well, frequent visits will not be an option with my family. Better for my waistline.

Apr 24, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Blue Cheese Dressing

Apr 21, 2015
michele cindy in Recipes

Blue Cheese Dressing

Apr 21, 2015
michele cindy in Recipes

Blue Cheese Dressing

Apr 21, 2015
michele cindy in Recipes

Blue Cheese Dressing

Apr 21, 2015
michele cindy in Recipes

Need a great Falafel recipe

I took their recipe, and bits from Mark Bittman's baked falafel. The balls came out very cake like. I'm not sure if I would have fried them they would have been better. The flavor was good. I added a bit more parsley, and ground coriander. If I do them again, I will try pan frying. (I do not care for deep frying).

Apr 13, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Need a great Falafel recipe

I took bits of this recipe and Mark Bittman's baked falafel. While they came out tasty, they were mushy, almost cakey rather than dense like I am accustom to. I did bake them. If I fried them, I wonder if the consistency would have been more appealing?

Apr 12, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Spirito's -- Elizabeth

It wouldn't work on anything else. It's all about the dressing. Wedge salads... iceberg lettuce.

Apr 10, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Need a great Falafel recipe

A good idea! I wonder if I can do this on my Forman Grill? I'll give it a go.

Apr 09, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Spaghetti with ketchup - does anyone else eat this?

I'm the OP for this post. Wanted to update it with a recent discovery that I enjoyed. The other day I cooked up a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese for my daughter. Thought about this old post, and decided to add some ketchup to the bowl. My daughter wouldn't even taste it, but I really enjoyed it! If you enjoy spaghetti with ketchup give this a try.

Apr 07, 2015
michele cindy in General Topics

Need a great Falafel recipe

I'm going to try it today. These old posts always come in handy!

Apr 07, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Patisserie Didier Dumas in Nyack

My most favorite item, (I don't know what it's called) but it's 2 very crisp pastries shaped like a fan with raspberry jam filling. They are SO good. I also like their macarons, much less costly than those in NYC. The only thing I wasn't thrilled with are the crepes. They were too heavy for me. I like mine thin. It could have been the batter,or the person preparing, not sure.

Can My Corned Beef Be Saved?

I'm not sure, it was flat, and it had a end that was pointed. More fat would have been much better, I think this one was too lean.

Mar 17, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Can My Corned Beef Be Saved?

I wrapped the whole piece in foil tightly. Baked for about 40 more min at 350, and it came out fine. I like my corned beef a bit more on the fatty side, and this was tender, but could have used a bit more fat. Thanks for all of the advice.

Mar 16, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking
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Can My Corned Beef Be Saved?

ok, I will try the baking method, but wouldn't slicing in and baking dry it out? I've seen some folks put a blend of mustard any other ingredients on theirs when baking. Any thoughts?

Mar 16, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking