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Prime Rib.........

Requesting a restaurant that serves great beefy tasting prime rib
instead of the usual tasteless slabs of beef,...will travel if it's great.

about 14 hours ago
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Fried Chicken

IT'S worth it to travel to the new "Roosterspin" in Westfield,.
fried chicken lovers who I have urged them to go say unaniminously that it the best fried chicken they (and I) have ever tasted.....Korean style, twice fried, light, very tasty crisp and super delicious......wherever you live, you'll say it was worth the trip !!!

Nov 10, 2014
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Is there a decent Cheesesteak in Northern NJ?

MANNY'S DINER in Clark,..an upscale diner/restaurant..comparable to the legendary Hy's Cheesecake in Maplewood years ago,....people still blog on Chowhound about Hy's.....Manny's is light, not dense, and all around excellent....I have recommended Manny's to others and they all said excellent......it's worth a trip if you love exceptional cheesecake....also less than a mile from the GSP exit....

Nov 06, 2014
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We all know it happens, but we never like to think it actually does... [moved from New Jersey board]

YES, there should be more camera's in kitchens...but the owners don't want to incur the expense, and some probably don't care if the chef spits either

Oct 28, 2014
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We all know it happens, but we never like to think it actually does... [moved from New Jersey board]

I don't think so, as my Father would have known Gargiulas, this place was small, as best as I can remember from 70 years ago.

Oct 28, 2014
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5 Guys burgers

Once I seen a counterguy mashing down a burger on the grill, I knew it would be my last 5 Guys visit.

Oct 28, 2014
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TUTTI FRUTTI ICE CREAM

Tutti Fruiti Ice cream as I have found out is sold in Indian grocery stores, and their restaurants, mainly in Edison NJ

Oct 28, 2014
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Best diners in NJ

ELA....all you wrote is very true...unfortunately

Oct 28, 2014
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BEST chicken wings ever !!

Went to a new restaurant in Westfield, one month old...Roosterspin, owned by a Korean woman,....their menu reads, "Famous Fried Chicken"....but we've all heard that one before,...after finishing off 12 large meaty pieces, I realized, THIS IS the best I have tasted, including the originals in Buffalo NY !!......thin crispy coating, and moist tasty interior
....they deep fry them twice to burn off the fat, then coat them with either a soy-garlic or hot spicy sauce, I had the soy-garlic,
the very nice server said the chicken are the most popular on the menu...not your gloppy sauced as usuals,....totally different and totally delicious,....also had their creamy corn salad which was terrific also.....BYO

Oct 28, 2014
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We all know it happens, but we never like to think it actually does... [moved from New Jersey board]

Back in 1944, that's right 1944, our family went to an Italian restaurant in Coney Island,....my Father was sitting near the door seen a waiter in the kitchen accidentally drop a plate of pasta on the floor, pick it up, and place it back in the plate, my Father alerted the manager....it shows this has been going on a looong time !!

Oct 27, 2014
LEOFONT in Not About Food

We all know it happens, but we never like to think it actually does... [moved from New Jersey board]

The average customer really doesn't know what garbage goes on in kitchens, the spitting in food happens everywhere,...my advice;
if your sending back a dish, alert the manager, or better still, the owner...NEVER send anything back to the kitchen with the server...or better still, complain, and leave.....remember, this can occur in ANY restaurant and has........

Oct 27, 2014
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Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza

Yes,...stick with the wings and ribs, not slathered with gloppy dressing,...baked in a brick oven, delicious...pizza "fair"..
pizza is a "your call"

Oct 27, 2014
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Buying a Steak in NJ (butcher shops)

"A little pricier ??"....a LOT pricier........

Oct 27, 2014
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Buying a Steak in NJ (butcher shops)

Very good,.....as long as the butchers customer is willing to pay $25.00 a lb and MORE !!....actually, one cannot critisize this butcher, he's fighting a losing battle to what he describes as "inferior prime"

Oct 27, 2014
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Buying a Steak in NJ (butcher shops)

AS I mentioned in another blog...Costco is my go-to for Prime, not choice, beefy taste and excellent for the $17.99 lb price...
Costco has the buying power coast to coast,...the local steakhouses don't have that luxury, consequently, much higher prices...........

Oct 27, 2014
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Sweetwaters Steak, Westfield

Good steaks, but my Costco Prime is equal, or better, and a heck of a lot cheaper.....Costco has the nationwide buying power,....the local steakhouses don't...........

Oct 27, 2014
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Crabbing, Fishing, Hunting, etc. in NJ

I have a home near a lake here in Jersey, I also own the pier,
I set 5 crab traps, and average 30 to 40 crabs in 4 hours.

Oct 02, 2014
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NJ Diner Sausage - I give up!!

JONES breakfast sausage has the BEST TASTE of any breakfast sausage, which many are tasteless.

Sep 27, 2014
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galaxy diner rahway

Probably because the food stunk !!..when the original owners gave the business to their sons, not that many years ago,...everything went downhill...people who had been dining there for years stopped going, even one waitress said it wasn't the same as when the Dad's owned it.

Sep 20, 2014
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Chengdu in Green Brook?

OUR REVIEW.....After having two dinners each, and two luncheons at both Chengdu, and Golden Cantonese across the road, our decision is that Golden Cantonese is the winner,...as good, if not better than Wonder Seafood in Edison and West Lake in Matawan....service, selection, preparation, presentation, and authentic quality of food is superior than Chengdu...not only was the food superior, but it was the little things also that counted.....Chengdu would be a good choice if they didn't have Golden Cantonese as a qualty competitor,

Sep 20, 2014
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Chengdu in Green Brook?

With the also new excellent Golden Cantonese across the road from
Chengdu, We are dining once a week at both places, to see who has the better food....it's early, but now it's too close to call
....will report later on the decision making process.....one thing tho'....lucky chinese food lovers in Union county for having TWO excellents in the same area.....competition will keep both restaurants serving their best.

Sep 07, 2014
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Chengdu in Green Brook?

NEVER NEVER go on opening night, or week, servers screwed up, kitchen the same, and management all prepared with their set of EXCUSES for same.

Sep 07, 2014
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Chengdu in Green Brook?

HOW GREAT IS THIS ???....TWO EXCELLENT Chinese restaurants within a half mile of each other on Rt. 22 Green Brook,....the also new
Golden Cantonese across the highway from Chengdu !!

Aug 29, 2014
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Cutting board and cross-contamination - Is it a real issue?

I laughed at cross contamination until 12 of us in the office got
sick because a co-worker brought in baked chicken that we discovered she used a cutting board that she had beef on before the chicken.....the illness we had was collectively dysentery

Aug 29, 2014
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Shredded Cheese Storage

No it doesn't help....I want to know how to store SHREDDED cheese,
like Italian cheeses

Aug 29, 2014
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Chengdu in Green Brook?

My go-to Chinese was also Wonder in Edison,...now these two are closer to where I live..........

Aug 01, 2014
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Chengdu in Green Brook?

No,.....in about 3 weeks....that will place 2 new excellent chinese restaurants ½ mile from each other,...across the road (Rt. 22) is the Golden Cantonese.....excellent....can they compete with each other ?....time will tell......

Jul 29, 2014
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Would you eat at an AC casino that announced it is closing?

i AGREE with the no-go posters, other good alternativesin A/C...........

Jul 19, 2014
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When was the last time you cleaned your fridge?

My housekeeper cleans my fridge and oven once a month.....scours every nook and cranny, and disposes of any old stuff in the fridge,...a good housekeeper saves a lot of TIME and trouble, especially if one works for a living,...who really want's to spend their VALUED SPARE time cleaning a house/apartment ???

Jul 19, 2014
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Rob's Bistro, Madison

VALUE is the individual customers interpretation, objectively............the owner of a restaurant has a right to a good profit on his/hers investment,.
but the customer has a right to a "profit" also, and that "profit" is value and satisfaction....many, too many customers don't see that their entitled to a "profit" also, and remember, if your not satisfied, the owner has made a PROFIT on your meal, and YOU HAVEN'T !!! .......quantified !

Jul 19, 2014
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