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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

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

thanks for the heads up fourunder - we'll just have to move them down to the bottom of the list lol. One more bbq joint I want to try and forgot to mention above, is the Wood Pit in Montclair.

Mar 29, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

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

I would pass on Blind Boar and keep driving. By the time I finally got over there, Lippin was gone already. Meal was barely edible (to put it nicely) and it wasn't just me, the whole group agreed. Venture 10 minutes south to Finks, or 10 minutes north to Baileys for infinitely better Q.
Next one on my list to try is Bourbon BBQ in Wyckoff. even with the mixed reviews on here, I still want to give them a shot. Others on my "when im in the area" list to try are :

Hot Rods in Wharton
Jersey Shore BBq in Belmar
SuzyQue’s BBQ in West orange
and as previously mentioned, Stickeys in Hillsdale.

Mar 26, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

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

wow. how terribly disappointing. i was planning on going in a few weeks so they could get the show up and running smoothly, as i usually do with most new places but... i dont know... normally after an experience like that, i would go back in a few weeks or months and give em another shot, but with a review like that... maybe just skip it all together?

also heard that Stickey's in Hillsdale is opening up beginning of April, and was planning on trying them (again, in a few weeks so they can workout any kinks). Had Finks on Friday. The bomb as always. For apps, his smoked spicy buffalo wings are perhaps the best wings I have ever had anywhere. Large order of ribs easily make a 2nd meal at home (and reheat nicely too)

Mar 24, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Hamentaschen

+1 for Butterflake in Teaneck. cant speak for their hammentaschen, but their rugelach are to die for. Get the honey rasin. trust me - theyre awesome.

Mar 15, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Best BBQ in Bergen County?

any new news on either Stickeys or Mighty Quinn's???

Mar 12, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Restaurant for a small group in Tenafly area(Fort Lee, Englewood, etc)

id say Axia. it's right in town, great greek food, beautiful space. Has an upstairs that would be great for a group of 12. dont know about under $50 per though...

Mar 10, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Shake Shack coming to Paramus?

Monica, have you tried Blue Star Burgers in Tenafly yet? I have heard very good things, but have not gotten over to try them as of yet.
I try to patronize the "mom n pop" burger joints as much as possible. These guys are on my list to stop and grab some grub asap.

Feb 26, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Michelin rated Lan Sheng opens in Wallington

this is fantastic news. we are huge fans of Chengdu 23 in Wayne, and this place would shave a few minutes off our trip when jonesing for some authentic Szechuan. Hopefully it compares favorably. cant wait to give it a shot.

Feb 26, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Taking My Grandson out for his Sixteenth Birthday

I apologize for not getting back to you. We really enjoyed Arturo's over the summer and plan on returning soon. Enjoy the grandkids!

Feb 05, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Taking My Grandson out for his Sixteenth Birthday

can you narrow down the cuisine options a little? or the area of Bergen you are looking, its a big county : )

Feb 01, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Best BBQ in Bergen County?

Gotcha, good to know. now that Finks in Dumont seems to be running on all cylinders, would hate to see any kind of decline because they open up another spot.

on another note, does anyone have any opening updates on either Mighty Quinn's in Clifton or Stickeys in Hillsdale?

Jan 28, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Best BBQ in Bergen County?

my only concern would be Fink's Bbq in Dumont slipping a little now that the wandering Q-master will be (possibly) splitting his time / attention etc. between Suffern and Dumont locales. Rockland county is already spoiled with the former Fink stops Bailey's (Blauvelt) and Johnny's (Pearl River). Also have heard Defiant Brewery in Pearl River has great Q on the weekends, but have yet to try them.

Jan 26, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

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

so, im guessing the whole foods to closter thing aint happening???

went to Rudy's for dinner on Saturday for the first time in years. Their chicken scarpariello was still fantastic as always. But that downtown shopping plaza has become downright depressing, with every other store boarded up/closed for business. Reminds me of Washington Ave in Bergenfield. And although Im not the biggest whole foods fan, it surely would have perked up this once vibrant plaza a little bit ...

Jan 09, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Italian Sausage

lived in Hackensack for 6 years - cant believe I never heard of this place! thanks ELA. it looks like they are only wholesale though? If not, I would stop by today and pick up some stuff...

Jan 08, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Best Cuban in Hudson County: Union City/West New York area

+2 for La Isla. also enjoy Mambo tea house in Rutherford.

Jan 07, 2014
yogi70 in New Jersey

Best BBQ in Bergen County?

also heard, thanks to boozyburbs, that Stickey's bbq is (Re) opening up in Hillsdale.

http://www.boozyburbs.com/2013/11/01/...

looking forward to trying both new places when they're up and running.

Dec 28, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey

The Dog and Cask (formerly Bistro 55) - Rochelle Park

so has anyone checked D & C out yet? I looked at their menu online. Besides the charcuterie, there wasnt much I need to rush there for. May wait a few weeks, let them settle in and give them a shot.

Dec 22, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey

One Less Burger Shop.....BuCu in Paramus has closed.

in my opinion, none of these new age burger spots mentioned in my previous post really have the heft of a good old pub burger, or restaurant burger. always felt they were smaller, thinner, etc.

Dec 15, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey

One Less Burger Shop.....BuCu in Paramus has closed.

this is disappointing. Bucu, while not my favorite of the burger shacks in the area (that would be Steve's Burgers in Garfield) was high up there on my list. Always enjoyed one of their Jersey burgers: smoked bacon, blue cheese, cheddar cheese and grilled onions. Also liked the fact that they werent a chain.

Perhaps with all the new local competition continually popping up, the Paramus area burger clientele has been spread too thin? (zinburger - boom burger -steak and shake- smashburger - 5 guys -bobby flays - shake shack, etc)

Dec 14, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey

Oysters Bergen County

Biggies clam bar in Carlstadt on rt 17

Dec 02, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey

Middle Eastern places in Bergen County.

got ourselves over to another Middle eastern place this weekend after a little bit of a break. Hit up Rose's in Englewood. It was pretty good. Started with the obligatory order of falafel which was very good, not the best in the area (that honor imo still goes to Efe's, formerly the Turkish Kitchen, but they were still very good.) Their Mohammra, was possibly the best I have had since going out in Paterson. Had the Rose's combo which was a couple of different kebabs and a baby lamb chop It was just ok. Meats weren't seasoned enough, if at all, and the baby lamb chop was close to the size of silver dollar. nothing exceptional. wife had the shwarma platter, which she enjoyed. All in all, I would return, but not before trying some of the other options in town I have yet to get to (la mezza, levant grille, etc) and not before returning to Bennies, which I definitely prefer.

Nov 11, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey

Pizza- in Paramus

did not know that! thanks ELA. Just hoping the spike in business due to them now offering delivery doesn't affect the product.

Nov 03, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey

Pizza- in Paramus

I am also a big fan of La Bella Roma in Paramus. Very good pizza for an area of mediocre options. Was in there last week for the 1st time since the renovation (wife usually picks up food on way home from office) and was very pleasantly surprised. It now looks like a nice restaurant rather than a pizza parlor. Regardless, the pizza is best in the area IMHO. My favorite, their buffalo chicken pizza, is to die for. Unfortunately, they still don't deliver. I haven't been to Kinchley's yet, but want to try them. Went to Nellie's in Waldwick a few years back and don't remember the pizza to be bad, just nothing to rush back for. For thin crust style pizza, I like Lido in Hackensack, and have enjoyed many a slice at Pizza town in Elmwood Park on 46.

Nov 01, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey

Carton Brewing Company - Atlantic Highlands

Love Carton Brewing. Their Red Rye Returning beer is outstanding, possibly my favorite beer. Their 077xx double ipa is also great. After a nice day at the beach I stopped by their brewery in Atlantic Highlands and grabbed a growler of the Red Rye beer for like $21 (including glass growler). Would like to go back and taste a few of their other offerings as not many places in north Jersey have any Carton options. 2 things - please get a sign on the brewery. I drove around the block like 3 times looking for the place. looks like a residence, nothing says Carton outside. Also, the website is terrible. But who cares when the beer is great. keep up the good work.

Oct 27, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey

The Dog and Cask (formerly Bistro 55) - Rochelle Park

seasonal, craft, artisanal, farm to glass?
sounds like a pricier version of bistro 55

Oct 24, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey

Looking for good sandwich place in bergen county

My favorite deli in Hoboken has opened up a shop in Hackensack - M & P Biancamano on Main st. Same huge Italian sandwiches that I loved back in the day. Now theres a decision to be made when the Italian hero craving comes, M&P Biancamano, or Visentini Bros in Lodi. A good problem to have, I guess... Cosmos a very close 2nd to these IMHO

Sep 26, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey

Has anyone tried Sage in Fair Lawn (formerly Campania)?

thanks for the replies. We really enjoyed this place. Duck Ragu and Seafood Fra Diavlo were fantastic. Other couple that joined us both had the Grouper special which they loved. Shared mussel and thai calamari apps which also hit the mark. Very nice byo option in an unassuming strip mall, interior is deceptively large and beautiful. Desserts were just ok. Server extremely attentive Will definitely return.

Sep 26, 2013
yogi70 in New Jersey