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Anybody tried Habit burger?

can you guys tell me a little more regarding Counter Burger? never heard of it (surprisingly) and may have to try it out! tap beer and mixed drinks??

1 day ago
yogi70 in New Jersey

West village wings

Hi all, need your opinion on the best spot in the west village for buffalo wings. my research has come up with wogies and blind tiger... any others? if not which of the 2 previous places should i grab some beers and wings on friday? thanks !!!

Feb 18, 2015
yogi70 in Manhattan

Bergen Record lauds service at local casual / fast food places.

annnnnnnd....
were back to ridgewood, every other week it seems...

Feb 13, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Shake Shack hits the suburbs: Is it coming to your neighborhood?

I try to patronize the mom n pop burger shops in the area. It's almost becoming like every other town in the county is opening a burger place. Of those non chains, I like Black Rebel Burger in Wood Ridge and Steve's Burgers on rt 46west in Garfield a lot. Had heard great things about Blue Star Burgers in Tenafly, but didnt get over there quick enough before they closed. I did enjoy Bucu in Paramus, and they are gone now too. On the "to try "
list would be:

Grillers in Emerson
Bareburger in Edgwater
Bergen Burger in Rutherford
Ronnies Rockin' Grill in Bergenfield

Feb 05, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Golden Pub/Memphis BBQ (Saddle Brook)

ELA, i really couldnt agree with you more on this place. its been a few years, but i can honestly say this is the only place we have ever gotten up and left mid meal.

see my post under "worst restaurant in NJ" discussion
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9730...

Saddle Brook diner (which i enjoy as much as gotham) is right down the block - blows this place away too...

Feb 03, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Taverna Mykonos (Elmwood Park)

oh man, they got rid of the cookies when leaving?? those were awesome :(

Feb 03, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Callahan's Norwood NJ

so I stand corrected....my apologies.

per Dan DeMiglio regarding beer at Callahan's locales:

"Hope this settles the confusion.

Bergenfield - NO
Fort Lee - YES - since 1950 we did
Little Ferry - YES
Every other location did not sell beer

Norwood will not sell beer. "

why we went over to Hirams for beers after eating dogs in callahan's, when we could have just stayed there, is beyond me lol...

Feb 01, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Callahan's Norwood NJ

hi ebchower, i vaguely remember someone once telling me the little ferry spot had beer, but almost positive Callahan's in fort lee and bergenfield had no beer.... no way i could have been mistaken all those years... could I??? (im talking say early 90's til whenever they closed, before that, i cant say)

Feb 01, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Callahan's Norwood NJ

four, which Callahan's had beers back in the day? I frequented the Bergenfield one which didnt, and if we went to Fort Lee, we always grabbed a dog at Callahan's, then went next door to Hiram's for another dog, and few cold ones. Preferred the Callahan's dog, but the allure of a cold beer to wash it down was too strong lol

Jan 31, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Brunch in Bergen County near Ridgewood

Thanks fourunder.

gotta check the 76 house brunch out next time im over that way.
for what its worth, 201 magazine just came out with their "best of 2015" list.

Best Brunch: Raymond’s – Ridgewood –
Runners-Up: The Cornerstone, Mason Jar, Park West Tavern, Shelley’s Cafe, STeve and Andrea’s

Jan 27, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Brunch in Bergen County near Ridgewood

wondering if anyone has anything else to add to this particular topic... im still interested in Bergen brunch ideas (preferably buffets) - any good spots? Doesnt necessarily need to be near Ridgewood. the last one i went to was in the summer at Don Pommodoro in Hackensack. it was pretty good, 2 carving stations, complimentary drink and all for around $22. would love a few other options!

Jan 25, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

around metlife stadium

super al - in my opinion, there a some good eats in the area, but there really isnt any "not to be missed" places in a 10 minute drive of giants stadium. Especially so if your plan was to go grab something after the game (12am?) - id just go home and prepare for a rough Tuesday! push comes to shove, Segovia, mentioned earlier, is good, but certainly doesnt fall in the not to be missed category. and i doubt theyre open that late on a Monday.

Nov 18, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Article: Home cook's top 12 North Jersey (Bergen/Passaic) food stores

Steins bagels is overrated in my opinion. good, but not great, and expensive. Ive never been to the Italian Riviera, but may make a trip to check them out. My favorite salumeria in Bergen is Visentini Brothers in Lodi. Also love Jerry's in Englewood too.

Nov 17, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Texas Smoke in Jefferson or Hot Rods in Wharton?

thanks fourunder. over the weekend heard about a new place called up in smoke bbq in butler. may have to try them out next as its a little closer to home than the other places.

Nov 02, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Texas Smoke in Jefferson or Hot Rods in Wharton?

so, I wound up going to the Knotty Pine pub for wings and a beer, as the consensus was the the bbq places I mentioned above weren't stop worthy. Knotty Pine is a little dive bar off of rt 15 in Wharton. it was busy at lunch time. sat up at the bar and ordered a dozen wings. couldnt decide which sauces i wanted to try: the spicy hot, bloody mary, or motoroil, (a spicy / bbq mix) the latter 2 sounded different/interesting. a sweet young lady behind the bar said it was no problem if i wanted to try all 3 sauces (4 wings each). awesome!! wings were very crispy, almost like a cornmeal coating which was crunchy and different from what im used to, but really tasty all the same. now normally i am a spicy buffalo wing purist, no terriyaki, no lemon garlic, honey etc... but my favorite wings of the bunch were the motoroils. they were subtly sweet and a little spicy. very, very tasty. the spicy buffalo were also very good. could take or leave the bloody marys... didnt get much bloody mary flavor come thru. the cook came over and gave me a few more wings which was unnecessary but awesome, and very nice of him. all in all, the Knotty pine pub is a very small bar with cheap prices and awesome wings. wouldnt make the long trip out there specifically for lunch, but if you'rein the wharton area and looking for a relaxing spot for a cold draft, solid wings, and friendly folks behind the bar / in the kitchen, i would recommend stopping by. also a guy i was sitting next too got the rib lunch special. they were huge (beef ribs?)and looked amazing, and for like $11 i almost ordered one to take home. probably should have...

Oct 30, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey
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Texas Smoke in Jefferson or Hot Rods in Wharton?

thanks for the review, will give it a shot next time up that way. also heard about a bbq place in butler called up in smoke. a little closer to me than Randlolph - have you heard anything about it?

Oct 27, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Texas Smoke in Jefferson or Hot Rods in Wharton?

thanks mcsheridan... will just have to add them to the list of places to try when in the area!

Oct 26, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Texas Smoke in Jefferson or Hot Rods in Wharton?

appreciate it - guess its between texas smoke for q or knotty pine for wings and a cold one...

Oct 25, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Texas Smoke in Jefferson or Hot Rods in Wharton?

will be in the area (Rockaway) next week to meet a client, and always like to try a new bbq joint. As a huge bbq fan, I have to stop at one of these spots for lunch and chow down. I read good (and bad) things about both places on yelp and was wondering if anyone had any preferences or feedback on either place. if i could wear sweatpants, or my wife's maternity jeans to meet my client, i would hit up both lol!

also heard that the knotty pine pub in Wharton has the best wings, so that is another option too... any info on any/all of these establishments is greatly appreciated.
thanks! (please note i will not be bringing my client, so ambiance is of no concern)

http://www.texassmokebbq.com/

http://hotrodsbbq.com/

http://www.knottypinepub.com/home.html

Oct 23, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Best BBQ in Bergen County?

So my concerns regarding Finks came true. Last visit (about 6 weeks ago) was still good, but not great like all my previous visits. I wondered again if this was because Fink ( per our waitress ) was spending the majority of his time up at Bobby Qs, the sister restaurant in suffern. I figured Id take a quick trip up there when i got a chance to try them, as Ive heard good things - and i see on yelp they closed??? called to confirm and phone just rings... website is still up tho. anyone have any details on what happened?
thanks.

Oct 18, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

The rumors are true: WholeFoods is coming to Closter, NJ

maybe some more clarity in the next 5 years? LOL

Sep 28, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Are people in NJ as Kale crazy as the ones in NY

that
sounds
AWESOME!
thank u PuniceaRana!

It is somewhat similar to a broccoli rabe soup my wife makes in the winter. since you were so kind to give me that recipe, here is hers:

Sausage, white bean, broccoli rabe soup:

1 head broccoli rabe chopped
1 1/4 sweet Italian sausage
1 large white onion chopped
3 (or more) cloves garlic chopped
2 32 oz containers chicken broth (8 cups)
2 15.5 oz cans cannellini beans (rinsed)

remove from casing and cook sausage over medium heat, breaking it up until brown (about 10 min) Add diced white onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add broccoli rabe and broth. bring to simmer, add beans and stir. keep on low heat about another hour. We always then put the whole pot in the fridge and reheat the next day. Always seems to taste better a day or 2 later as all the flavors meld and the beans break down a little and thicken the soup / stew. Add salt / black pepper to taste.

Aug 09, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Are people in NJ as Kale crazy as the ones in NY

our neighbor gave us a lacinato kale plant ( aka dinosaur kale ) and its doing great. anyone have any ideas on some interesting preparations? im more of a swiss chard guy myself lol

Aug 09, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Looking for the Best Northern NJ Cheese Shops

double0, you can sample many of the cheeses at lunch time as well as on the weekends. they have them cubed up in containers you can use toothpicks to try different ones (not every single variety of cheese is offered, but there are many different ones to sample) and yes, as with any place, always check the sell by dates. especially here. they recently renovated/expanded the whole back area (cheese / deli section).

Jul 26, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Looking for the Best Northern NJ Cheese Shops

in Bergen county, Maywood Market in Maywood has a very large selection of different cheeses, both imported and domestic .

Jul 25, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Good values good food specials and deals at chowhound worthy places

if you're a bbq fan, get yourself over to Dumont and try Finks. their smoked buffalo wings are my favorite wings in the area so far. and I apologize to livingloving for sorta hijacking the reply thread
: )

Jul 11, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Good values good food specials and deals at chowhound worthy places

awesome Zhelder, thanks! I can add Mi Rancho in Hackensack has an all you can eat (off the menu ) on wednesday night. I havent done the ayce, but their food is very good / authentic Mexican. as far as the places you listed, Bhoj is my favorite Indian place in the area, Minado is great for what it is, and I will be checking out Bogey's on your recommendation soon. Also the Hot Dog Caboose seems like a must stop for me and my toddler - 2 of his favorite things, hot dogs and choo choos lol. Mentioned to you on another post that i wasnt a fan of Buffalo's, but may need to give them another shot (on a .60 wing wednesday!)
Lastly, my favorite BBQ joint, Finks in Dumont, does a $10 lunch carving station with different daily themes... well worth it. my favorites are Thursdays "For Loafing"
Rotating Meatloaf items may include Buffalo Chicken Loaf, Thanksgiving Turkey Loaf, Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Loaf, etc.

and Fridays "For Pork"
All Parts of the Hog items may include Pork Belly, Cajun Smoked Pork Loin, Baby Back Ribs, etc.

Jul 10, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Good values good food specials and deals at chowhound worthy places

thats awesome. can someone do this for Bergen lol?

Jul 10, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Mongolian BBQ.... is it extinct in NJ?

used to be a Mongolian BBq in Hoboken goin back over 10 years ago call the Gobi Grill. im sure it's long gone now. fun placew

Jul 01, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Jersey barbecue freaks prepare yourselves - Mighty Quinn's to open in Clifton

Elisa Ung gave Stickys in Hillsdale 2 stars on Friday, and a pretty rough review. Still will probably try them out at some point but that certainly is disappointing...

Jun 30, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey