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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

Callahan's

it turned into a Miami subs - now a Walgreens i believe.

Jun 08, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Callahan's

The Callahan's hot dog truck was at the Secaucus street fair today. Went right up and got two dogs with kraut and mustard.... omg... just like i remember 25+ yrs ago at the Bergenfield spot. Spoke with Dan, the grandson of the the original owners, really nice guy. Apparently he's getting great feedback at all the events he brings the truck too. Forgot how big their dogs were. Will try a stop by a few events he's at as the summer goes on. My little guy enjoyed a small piece of the hot dog too. This food truck thing is really catching on up here in Bergen.

Jun 08, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Picnic Garden Korean BBQ Buffet - Fort Lee

i experienced meat sweats for the 1st time in my life. not sure if thats a good thing lol.

Jun 06, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Picnic Garden Korean BBQ Buffet - Fort Lee

would you guys say this would be fun for a laid back birthday dinner?

Jun 03, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Picnic Garden Korean BBQ Buffet - Fort Lee

thanks again fourunder! we check this place out soon and report back

Jun 03, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Picnic Garden Korean BBQ Buffet - Fort Lee

saw this place today after leaving my doctor's office next door. all you can eat korean bbq buffet? sounds interesting. any feedback would be great!

Jun 02, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Let's hear it for our own Cliff's, named one of the 21 best Ice Creams Shops in America

thanks for the response fourunder. per google maps, its about 40min away, but you figure there and back, and at least some time to wait on line, and then to eat and enjoy the ice cream, yeah, were talking 2 hrs. at least there's no tolls! if we're in that neck of the woods, definitely will try to stop by. as far as more local spots, do you have any preferences outside of van dykes? (which i have not been too as of yet)
i enjoy conrads in westwood

May 30, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

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

Last 3 weeks Record reviews:

Bareli's Secaucus
Lan Shang Wallington
Sophia's Hasbrouck Heights

dont know if you read this board, but thanks from the average diner Ms Ung.

May 30, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Let's hear it for our own Cliff's, named one of the 21 best Ice Creams Shops in America

Is their ice cream worth a trip from the Paramus area? Have heard great things about Van Dykes in ridgewood too. (much closer but i really dont mind a nice drive for good ice cream, although my toddler is another story...)

May 29, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

My favorite burgers in New Jersey are served at...

never been to papa razzi. or joes for that matter until today. maybe joes always being crowded and papa razzi always being able to grab a seat says something about them? i dont know. but i agree, i also try to avoid that mall whenever possible. absolutely at holiday time.

May 18, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

My favorite burgers in New Jersey are served at...

while i wouldnt call it my "favorite" burger in NJ (not sure who i would give that accolade too...) just had a very solid, and very tasty burger at American Joes bar & grill at the Garden state plaza mall in Paramus. there was a touch a truck event in the parking lot (little guy loved riding the firetrucks, cement mixers etc) and afterwards we grabbed lunch at American Joes. first time trying this place after walking past it for for the last 15 or so years. Had the Joe's signature burger, which came with crispy pork belly, white cheddar, maple cajun bacon jam, house-cured pickles, and arugula - i asked them to hold the bbq sauce as i prefer ketchup. came out medium just like i requested and was really very tasty, and came on a challah bread roll? which was a nice surprise and worked surprising well with the burger. decent fries. 2 bloody mary's and daddy left with a smile. now, i dont recommend going out of the way to go, but if your at the mall and dont feel like food court, fast food, casual chains (theres a on the border and chilis at gsp) i reccomend this place, at least for a burger and a drink. pricier than other mall options (that burger w/ fries was $15) but worth it imo.

May 18, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey
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Bergen Record lauds service at local casual / fast food places.

A Secaucus restaurant review in today's record????
Was Ridgewood, Franklin Lakes, Ramsey and Upper Saddle River closed this week? lol

May 16, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Locale in Closter

have heard that the food is very good, but the atmosphere / staff comes off snobby. pass.

May 14, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Hawthorne - I think - A long time ago

or a subway or dunkin donuts

May 08, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Hawthorne - I think - A long time ago

yep, Fricke's Old Hook Inn. Guess what is there now. Another bank.

May 08, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Middle Eastern places in Bergen County.

after a hiatus, we got back to our middle eastern, bergen county restaurant tour lol. Had a fantastic dinner with another couple at Lisa's Mediterranean Cuisine in Ridgewood. Place is legit. Started with some falafel and turkish cigar pies filled with feta and parsley, which were great. Also had a cold mezze platter of the standard hummus, baba, lebni etc. All very good, nothing that knocked me out though. What I really liked about this place is that the entrees were different than most middle eastern places. there were many more options besides the standard kebob combos or sautes. For example, I had something called Hunkar Begendi, which was lamb cubes with smoked eggplant, turkish cheese and cream. Very rich and delicious. Finished with some Turkish coffee and baklava. Fantastic dinner at a very quaint byo spot. And although I try to avoid going out in Ridgewood, i would definitely recommend Lisa's, and return soon.

Apr 29, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Worst Restaurants in NJ

sure.
the sign outside actually says authentic memphis bbq. what they serve is not authentic, nor memphis bbq. its just a horror show. bbq chicken was borderline spoiled and grey. when you walk in, a seafood raw bar is sitting in a rack by the bar, on ice, but still kinda gross. place looks like it was last updated in 69'. waitress was miserable. the flies seemed happy though...

Apr 22, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Worst Restaurants in NJ

easy.
the golden pub in saddle brook. outrageously atrocious.

Apr 21, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Seeking Irish Pub near Hackensack

General Pours Tavern is another option right on Main st in Hackensack. Very serviceable pub grub. Pointin Still too pricey for bar food imo.

Apr 13, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Michelin rated Lan Sheng opens in Wallington

has anyone been here recently? anything else to add? Was thinking on going next week with the wife for a much needed date night. She brought up Chengdu 23 and I said we now have a Szechuan option in Wallington...saving a possible whole 5 minutes in the car lol....

Apr 04, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Sticky's Hillsdale

ouch. getting some rough reviews on yelp too. add this to the negative review here regarding the other recent bbq joint opening, Mighty Quinn's in clifton, and I am starting to get pretty bummed. will try both in a few weeks. let them get the kinks out and see whats what, but this is getting depressing...

Mar 31, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey