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The Shrimp Box?

I prefer Point Lobster company over Shore Fresh for seafood in PP. much better lobster roll, and better service.

Jul 29, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Favorite sushi...Bergen County

ill preface this by saying im not a "sushi guy"... however when I get the occasional hankering, we love Fuki Sushi in River Edge. I dont know if its at the elite level of some of the other places mentioned (grew up in Cresskill and still haven't been to Umeya yet) but Young behind the counter is the nicest guy, and the imaginative stuff he makes for us is wonderful.

Jul 19, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

No Good Food - Bergen County, NJ

exactly what i was thinking fourunder.
he may have a point tho... ive yet to find really great wings in Bergen either (sorry buffalo's chicken shack fans), but to say there are no good places to eat in the county is downright silly. based on his post, it sounds like original poster may not be looking for high end cuisine options in the area.
if that is the case, I would additionally recommend to him:

white manna Hackensack - sliders
visentini brothers Lodi - salumeria
the bagel shoppe Hackensack/Cresskill bagels - bagels
hanks franks Lodi/Hirams Fort lee - dirty water/fried dogs
taste of greece River edge - greek
pollos mario Hackensack - columbian
seafood gourmet Maywood - fresh fish/seafood
fuki sushi River edge - sushi
la bella roma Paramus - pizza
black rebel burgers Carstadt - hamburgers
van dykes Ridgewood - ice cream
or, just refer to this post SAgosto

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1874...

i do often, when we cant decide where we want to go locally.

Jul 09, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey
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Family meals in Bay Head/Point Pleasant

im assuming you mean jersey shore bbq and local smoke? youre probably right, i may just have to do that jsfein. ive been to jsbbq recently and it was great. local smoke is the next one up - have heard really great things about it. but i cant believe out of those 3 options in point (actually 4 if you include famous daves in brick) that not one serves up decent bbq?

Jun 24, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Family meals in Bay Head/Point Pleasant

Anyone...???

also, Motl, where did u wind up going?

Jun 24, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Best BBQ in Bergen County?

so, i can now confirm - defiant brewery in Pearl River NY (a few steps over the Montvale boarder) has phenomenal bbq. their beers were OK, but nothing really noteworthy. only had like 7 options on tap the day i went, and 3-4 were stouts and porters. a little heavy for me on a hot summer day when im looking to slam down lots of food, lol. the muddy creek lager and medusa ipa were both good. as far as the Q goes, holy &#$%!
we got the sampler for $35 that easily feeds 2. came with 3 sides, we chose 2 brisket chillis and a potato salad. brisket chili was on point, but be-warned, it is spicy as hell. no problem for me, too hot for my wife (so i just at hers lol). lots of jalapeno and nice chunks of brisket. potato salad was ok but nothing special. The sampler is a few ribs, a few slices of brisket, a few wings and some pulled pork. Brisket was very tasty - mix of fatty and lean. no smoke ring but stong flavor. Ribs were heavily smoked, with lots of bark and very good flavor. im not a pulled pork guy, but my wife mixed it with their accompanying sauce and loved it. but the star of the show.... is their smoked wings. i consider myself a wing guy, and these might have been the best wings i ever ate. if not, easily in my top 5. if youre looking for your standard pub wings that are floured, deep fried, then tossed in melted butter and hot sauce, these aint them. but they blew me away anyhow. they are dry rubbed then smoked, and that rub, i cant even describe how good, but ill try - it was sweet and savory and spicy and smoky, all at once. soft And crunchy?? wings were juicy and good sized. I will return just for them. complimentary cornbread was also fantastic

Jun 22, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

looking for places to get tacos al pastor in northern NJ (Bergen County)

i enjoyed Azteca and would recommend it. Im going to continue to try and find good al pastor at some of the other places mentioned on this board as well. still would like to try tequila sal y limone too (even without al pastor on the menu). saw there was one in Piermont recently. would have stopped in if we didnt already have plans.

Jun 19, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Best BBQ in Bergen County?

very excited - going to check out defiant brewery tmmrw to try out some of their beers, but more importantly, some of their Q. will report back. if anyone wants to share any "cant miss" beers of theirs, or bbq items to try, feel free to let me know.

Jun 18, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

looking for places to get tacos al pastor in northern NJ (Bergen County)

i recommend trying the al pastor. next time get an order of both tacos al pastor and chicken mole! problem solved :)

have to try this tequila sal y limon place - but last week i went to the Taqueria Los Gueros in East Rutherford and was seriously disappointed with the pastor, unfortunately. very bare bones and dryyyyyyyy
as for Sutters, it was always wings wings and more wings (but thats going back to my college days a looong time ago) next time up that way we have to stop in for a burger.

Jun 12, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Michelin rated Lan Sheng opens in Wallington

the only reason we were thinking Joyce is that a byo and its closer (going to a movie afterwards) if either is close to chengdu 23 we would be very happy

Jun 03, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Michelin rated Lan Sheng opens in Wallington

very very excited - finally getting my butt over to Lansheng in Wallington - been wanting to try them since they opened. would love some opinions on "cant miss" dishes we should try.... from just looking over the menu, the cumin lamb and tea smoked duck jump out at me....
with all the time we procrastinated on hitting up Lansheng, another Szechuan place closer to me has opened called Joyce (in River edge) - now im wondering which we should go to try out 1st??? (our Szechuan fallback joint was always chengdu 23 in Wayne)

any advice/ opinions/ recommendations are appreciated!
(originally we were going to try Mighty Quinn's BBQ but thats gonna have to wait!)

Jun 02, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Family meals in Bay Head/Point Pleasant

maybe add a fourth option to above info request on local Point Pleasant bbq places: famous daves in Brick - doesnt look too far away from the point pleasant places...

May 29, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Bon Fayhr BBQ Buffet Tappan NY/NJ Border

thanks again ZH - will have to check both out

May 28, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Family meals in Bay Head/Point Pleasant

Hi motl,
for seafood, i took some advice from fellow chowers last summer, and went to the Point lobster company - man was i glad. its a small fish market, with picnic tables outside. they have a nice sized menu, you place your order inside and they bring it out to you.... and the food is terrific - as fresh as it gets. I love their lobster roll (for $13 ??) and they are byo. PERFECT and relaxing way to end a fun filled day at the point. very family appropriate. very fair prices. on another note, as a bbq lover, i saw there were 3 different bbq places right in point pleasant? ( Woodchucks bbq, Shore Points Coastal bbq and Hickory Hog) anyone care to share their opinions / recommendations on these? should i pass up a meal at Point Lobster for any one of them???
thanks in advance

May 28, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Bon Fayhr BBQ Buffet Tappan NY/NJ Border

nice review ZH
i will give this place a shot - might just give them a few more weeks to continue to work the kinks out. i was kinda hesitant on trying them, as they are just getting continuously crushed on yelp - with all the 5 star reviews coming from mostly 1st time reviewers (red flag). was wondering if you (or anyone) knew how this place compares with POC in Hackensack??

May 26, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

looking for places to get tacos al pastor in northern NJ (Bergen County)

Been going to Sutter's since high school / college - tuesday used to 10 cents wing nite. I know Frontera in Hackensack is still around, and pretty sure about Chapala in Bergenfield, the others Im not sure. Heard good things about a Cinco de Mayo, but i dont think it was in Waldwick?

May 15, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Are There Any Decent Caribbean Places in No. Jersey?

I cant say 1st hand, as i have not visited yet, but Angie's in Maywood got fantastic reviews from friends of ours. we will be trying them soon and report back.

May 13, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

looking for places to get tacos al pastor in northern NJ (Bergen County)

thanks ELA, will have to try one of these out next time up in Suffern area. used to frequent Sutter's Mill for wings, but its been some time ive been up that way...

May 11, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

looking for places to get tacos al pastor in northern NJ (Bergen County)

will have to check Selenita's out based on the rave reviews... care to share some of those "few very good Mexican restaurants" near you in Bergen, ELA?

May 10, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

looking for places to get tacos al pastor in northern NJ (Bergen County)

awesome, thanks!

May 08, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

looking for places to get tacos al pastor in northern NJ (Bergen County)

cool, thanks double0. wife works in Montvale so maybe she can stop one night on way home - wonder if theyre related to Azteca in Rutherford, as i mentioned above, we had lunch at on cinco de mayo, and was awesome.

May 07, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

looking for places to get tacos al pastor in northern NJ (Bergen County)

are they related to the Englewood spot? both about 10 minutes away from me so, to be honest, i dont really even care if its a chain - as long as the food rocks.

May 07, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

BBQ caterer that cooks! Near Essex County

these guys were my favorite of all the fantastic entrants/trucks last summer at the Monmouth Park BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

http://www.drjcatering.com/index.html

May 07, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

looking for places to get tacos al pastor in northern NJ (Bergen County)

thanks sixelagogo - gotta check them out soon

May 07, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

looking for places to get tacos al pastor in northern NJ (Bergen County)

thanks Chuck, but im looking for places almost an 1hr north of those locales, in Bergen county or close by. but what are a few good places if im ever in that area?

May 07, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

looking for places to get tacos al pastor in northern NJ (Bergen County)

there is already a great thread on northern nj mexican places

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3950...

but im looking specifically for places where I can get tacos "al pastor" - after watching a recent Triple D episode, i really want to find a few local spots to try them. for those unfamiliar, Al pastor is a dish developed in Mexico, derived from the Middle eastern shawarma, or the Greek gyro meat. Whereas shawarma is usually lamb-based, tacos al pastor in Mexico are made from pork. its marinated w/ a combination of dried chiles, spices, onion and pineapple and slowly cooked on a spinning spit (like shwarma). i was drooling after that Triple D episode, and yesterday for cinco de mayo lunch, hit up Azteca Restaurante in Rutherford. the tacos al pastor were AMAZING, as were my wifes carnitas, unfortunately they dont do them on the rotating spit there (i guess it doesnt really matter) anyhow, was wondering if there were some other places i need to hit up for my new al pastor fix? please let me know.
thanks in advance.

May 06, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

Best cheap buffets?

i havent been to yet, but have heard very mixed reviews of the POC buffet and sushi in Hackensack. took over a brazilian churasscaria place about 2yrs ago. Personally, I am a Minado guy, but was thinking about trying this place out. has anyone been? Also heard that the old Duke Ocean Grill in Tappan NY (footsteps over the NJ border) is turning into a buffet place that actually is going to serve house smoked BBQ??? now that is something I would check out. New place is called Bon Fayr? Heard about it from boozyburbs. gotta check that out soon too!

Apr 20, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

what's your favorite greek place in bergen county?

we enjoy Sofia's as well!

Apr 02, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

what's your favorite greek place in bergen county?

We wound up trying Syros in Englewood over the weekend and it was very nice. Not a huge menu, but what they do, they do well. started with the mussels appetizer and a greek salad. Mussels were huge and tasty, steamed with scallions, dill, tons of garlic, and wine. greek salad was the standard, but very fresh and feta was extraordinary. I had the catch of the day, a whole Bronzino. i was a little nervous because i never had Bronzino before but it was delicious. very simply prepared, very tasty, came with delicious lemon potatoes. wife got a chicken dish which was great too. reminded me of coq au vin. washed it down with a not too sweet riesling we brought in (BYO) and had a really enjoyable meal. would definitely return.

Apr 02, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey

what's your favorite greek place in bergen county?

was thinking about trying Syros Taverna next in Englewood.... anyone been yet?

Mar 27, 2015
yogi70 in New Jersey