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Extraordinary bar snacks

I was in VP-19 until the early 80's. Misawa was a great place to deploy.

Good vs. Bad Pizza: Is there such a huge difference?

Agreed. However, one point I would like to make is that, as many things in life, it's a tradeoff...mass produced pizza, yes, but the convenience of DELIVERED mass produced pizza will prove to be a factor. Just as the convenience of drive-through burgers will be a trade-off to an actual sit down meal in a diner or chain restaurant.

Oct 20, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

German Restaurants in NJ

The girl I was going out with in HS was in the german club. Their end-of-year lunch was at the Blue Swan. Entertainment was a group German lesson with songs at the restaurant.
I also remember the Swiss Chalet up on 17...Ramsey was it?

Oct 18, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

German Restaurants in NJ

It was a family favorite back in the day. It was close, too...we lived in Fair Lawn. But I DO remember back in the early 70's, one night my father dared me to eat an entire pizza by myself and I finished it off with a baked Alaska. I don't remember it being particularly good food, but it was a very family-friendly environment.

Oct 17, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

frico!!!

While still soft, it's easy to make a small bowl out of it and, when dry and firm, fill it with whatever. I prefer a mix of Reggiano and Pecorino for it.

Oct 17, 2014
njmarshall55 in Home Cooking

Whatdya Put Hot Sauce On?

I use only Huy Fong Chili Garlic sauce...on burritos and egg dishes and, when the mood hits, on take-out chinese. That's it.

Oct 17, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

Has anyone tried 8'O Clock coffee and how is it?

Here in ct, it's available in some of the grocery stores, but the Bokar is probably the rarest of all their products here. Just noticed it's not available through Amazon nor WalMart, tho.

Oct 17, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

Why does NJ/NYC area have the best pizza?

Ok...I'm from NJ originally and haven't found any excellent pizza where I'm at. But what is a "grandma" slice?

Oct 14, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Pie for Breakfast...

Any cheddar cheese on it? JOOC.

Oct 11, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

Cheese Cake - Looking for a Great Recipe for the holidays

Not to be too picky, but you don't specify if you are looking for NY style cheesecake (I have to assume you are, since you specify details about your potential crust) or an Italian cheesecake, using ricotta. To be honest, if it was me, I'd make one of each...give your dinner guests, or yourself, a choice. An excellent site for Italian desserts is http://www.italianfoodforever.com. She has an excellent variation on the Italian cheesecake here: http://www.italianfoodforever.com/201...

Oct 09, 2014
njmarshall55 in Home Cooking

Good vs. Bad Pizza: Is there such a huge difference?

Good thing I read through the replies before I typed the same thing. But I agree...bad pizza is still better than most "bad whatever"

Oct 04, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

Chutes & Gates - Terryville, CT

Any CH'ers have any impressions...good, bad, or indifferent? They put a menu in the coupon magazine that is mailed to the house and was thinking of trying them. Would be interested in other's opinions.

Why does NJ/NYC area have the best pizza?

Not sure if it got sold or not, but it was always the go-to place for bagels...either from home or from my Jr. HS down the block at lunch time. 15 cents a bagel back then.

Sep 22, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Russet vs Baking Potato(e)

Tried to see if this discussion was already started, but couldn't find my explicit question. Is there a difference between the classic russet and what a supermarket calls a "baking potato?" TBH, not even sure if the "e" belongs, but I'll take the chance.

Aug 28, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

things you put ketchup on

Ok...you got me on that one. I even bring Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce to a restaurant. It's much more complex than regular Sriracha/Rooster Sauce. And I will mix it with ketchup, but still put it on burgers, fries, and onion rings only.

Aug 20, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

things you put ketchup on

Hamburgers, french fries, onion rings...that's it.

Aug 18, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

Chicken of the Sea VS Starkist

Agree with other posters...even within the same brand, big difference between chunk light and solid white. And moreso depends on what you do with it. I prefer solid white and break it up fine with minced onion and mayo for tuna salad. More like tuna mousse, I suppose. With that, I really find no difference between brands...or at least very little. Right now, finances being what they are, I have to get it on sale or in Walmart when I can. So I can't really comment on premium offerings.

Aug 18, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

Best cheese selection at a market??

A bit off topic, but didn't know Foodtown was still in business. Many years ago, I worked in one in Fair Lawn with a crowd of crazies. The owner was a character himself. I was the assistant Dairy Manager (just me and the diary manager). Got me through college, so I can't complain. Thanks for the memories.

Aug 02, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Point Pleasant Girl! New Here!

Hope to see you here again soon, Ang

Jul 30, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Bogg's Cranberry Liquor?

Please report back with your findings!

Procaccinis - East Hartford, CT

Any fellow CH'ers have any experience here? menu seems extensive. Appreciate any input.

Callahan's

Miami Subs wasn't a bad deal, either.

Jun 13, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Fast Food News - Bristol, CT

Sonic, Rt 6 in Bristol is now open.

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

Where is it going to be? Grew up in FL and get back every now and then.

May 12, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

NJ-4 W & NJ-17 N - Family Friendly & Simple & Cheap

Agree that 17 can be sparse of your requirements. Take 4W to Saddle river Rd. in Fair Lawn. As soon as you hit the bottom of the ramp, bear right...Oceanos is on your right. Great seafood. Not far off the highway.

May 08, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Whatever Happened to Roquefort Dressing in Restaurants?

Agreed on the "vodka martini" response. Not a snob, but a purist...prefer the 4 to 1 gin/vermouth with an olive. Seeing cutesy martini lists in restaurants is big turnoff to me. Also, I like the old gray haired bartender in the red vest, black bow tie who wipes the bar, serves drinks and does not try to be funny or sociable. But that's just me.

May 08, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

What's up with the price of Mayonnaise?

From the producer's perspective, I believe the spiraling cost is due to the increase in prices of chicken feed...corn especially. Higher prices roll down hill. Corn...chickens....eggs...mayo...

May 08, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics
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Hawthorne - I think - A long time ago

Anyone remember a place called Fricke's? Spelling, I'm not so sure, but I remember my folks talking about it many years ago.

May 08, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Deep fried hotdog with buns, do those have a name?

Yes, you're right. Rippers are, at least in my experience, at Rutts Hutt in No. NJ. But as CD below points out, they're not cooked IN the bun, but fried. After spending some time in Japan, I don't think I remember even seeing any form of an American style hot dog anywhere. But then, I wasn't really looking.

Apr 28, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

Fast Food News - Bristol, CT

Arby's Rt. 6 is now becoming a Sonic.
Checkers, also Rt. 6 is closed.