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Pasta with Bolognese sauce

Cibo y vino in Asbury Park. Went there recently and it was delicious.

Sep 18, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

I Loved the zabaglione they made table side.

Jul 03, 2014
toonik in Manhattan
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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Wow what a list. I lived in the city in the late seventies to early eighties. I have fond memories of these places that I used to dine and drink at

Il Nido
The Sanctuary
Wax
Artie's warehouse
Hisae's
The Macaronie Factory
Greene street
Mama Sitka
Mumbles

Jul 03, 2014
toonik in Manhattan

Coming soon a new Greek restaurant in Manalapan

Saw this yesterday as I was on my way to Target. It's taking over the space that was Surv Kitchen and Lounge. I'm really looking forward to this and hope it won't disappoint . There was a name on the sign that might have said Aegean but I'm not sure.

Jun 25, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

Empanada Guy

He was on a show on Lifetime last summer called Supermarket Superstar. He was one of the finalists. The winner gets their product manufactured and into supermarkets. Met him at his restaurant in Freehold. He's a very nice guy and Seems to be doing well.

Jun 05, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

New Microbrewery to open in Atlantic Highlands

I' m just guessing here but maybe it's the people who own CC.

Apr 25, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

Worst Restaurants in NJ

First meal we ever had out when we moved here from Long Island almost 19 years ago was Carlos O'Connor in Redbank. We were so excited that we had gotten a babysitter and were happy to get out. Food if you want to call it that took forever to be served. The waiter said the chef had called out sick. I never tasted anything this bad in my life. It literally tasted like S---t. Really can't believe this place is still in business.

Apr 21, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

Pinto's in Hackensack

And Holly's on route 4. I loved the chicken in a basket.

Apr 11, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

Blue Water Seafood in Red Bank is closed

Passed by here last Sunday and saw a sign on the door that said temporarily closed. Yelp has also confirmed that they have closed. Judging from the comments posted on their Facebook page it looks like they have been closed since Valentines Day..

Mar 31, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

New Turkish restaurant~Marlboro

I just stopped by there and picked up a menu to upload but you beat me to it. I peeked inside because it wasn't open yet. It's much nicer than I expected it to be. The tables were set with white table cloths. I doubt I will be able to get Mr. Toonik to take me there so I will go with my friend when she gets back for a vacation. I hope it's good.

Mar 27, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

New Turkish restaurant~Marlboro

I will check it out tomorrow when I go to the gym. Must be in the location where Romeo's pasta factory was.

Mar 20, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

Hamentaschen

Did a google search and there is a kosher bakery called Ofiyofi in Highland Park on Raritan avenue.

Have no idea if it's any good. May be worth a try.

Mar 15, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

Hamentaschen

I doubt either of these places would be open today, but
you could try Butterflake bakery in Teaneck and Zadies bake shop in Fairlawn.

I would bet that you might find what you are looking for in Teaneck. There are many food stores on along cedar lane and Queen Anne Road. Otherwise I guess you could try baking them yourself.LOL! Happy Purim!

Mar 15, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

LaRosa's Bakery in Shrewsbury for our wedding cake?

I've only gotten cookies there and they were nothing memorable. If they were recommended by your venue why don't you see if you can sent up an appointment where they give you a tasting sample of wedding cakes.

Feb 20, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

Livoti's Old World Market coming to Marlboro

I used to shop at Demarco's years ago before they moved to their current location. Loved their bread. Went in once at the new location and walked out. Very unappealing. They hardly had any food. When I am in the area, I do stop in and shop at Livoti's. It is clean, fresh and everything is good from their produce and takeout food. Too bad about Demarco's.

Feb 18, 2014
toonik in New Jersey

Can't get my Le Creuset interior clean

Try using soft scrub with bleach. Wet the stain and put a light layer of soft scrub around the entire stain. Let it soak for a little while. Then scrub with hot water. This always works for me.

Jan 28, 2014
toonik in Cookware

Bonefish Grill coming to Manalapan

That's interesting. I thought that Bonefish was going to go in the center where Whole Foods is.

Nov 22, 2013
toonik in New Jersey

Unsliced stuffing bread???

Was in wegman's today. I believe they carry sliced seasoned and unseasoned stuffing bread. I think I'm going to give it a try.

Nov 21, 2013
toonik in New Jersey

Were should we go!

You should have no problem getting in. Enjoy! Went to Taka on Saturday night after Zombie fest. The sushi was fantastic. I haven't been there in awhile and forgot how good their Sushi is. Another plus about Taka, they take reservations which we had since we knew Asbury would be crazy.

Oct 08, 2013
toonik in New Jersey

Osteria Cucina Rustica ~ Marlboro

Wow! The noise factor from the acoustics is a real turn off to me. Since the prices are so high I think I will try them for lunch first. 15 dollar corkage fee!!!!!!!! WTF.

Jul 31, 2013
toonik in New Jersey

Osteria Cucina Rustica ~ Marlboro

It's definately open. I go to workout world in that shopping center. They put a ton of money into renovating that space. I plan to go in a few weeks to give them time to work out the kinks. I hope it's going to be good. We really need a decent Italian restaurant in Marlboro.

Jul 25, 2013
toonik in New Jersey

Nuovo Trattoria Manalapan

A friend of a friend of mine is one of the owners of this place. He is not a chef. I wanted to give it a try last night but mr. Toonik said no way. After reading your review, we definately we won't be going. We ended up going to Porta in Asbury Park. It's really a shame that we always have to travel about 30 minutes to get delicious italian food.

Apr 24, 2013
toonik in New Jersey

Shrimp and grits

Try the Brickwall tavern in Asbury Park.

Feb 23, 2013
toonik in New Jersey

Westfield NJ Shiva Platters and Dessert trays?

Although I haven't lived in Westfield in many years, I do know that Deli-king off Raritan road in Clark delivers. Hope this helps.

Feb 16, 2013
toonik in New Jersey

Basil T in Red Bank

LOL! How are they serving the antipasto these days? They used to have the best antipasto when they served it on the long wooden platters. I wished they still prepared it that way. Right now my favorite antipasto is at Porta. we usually order the antipasto and share the margharita pizza.

Oct 03, 2012
toonik in New Jersey

Tilted Kilt coming to Brunswick Square mall

You were a good boy!

Sep 29, 2012
toonik in New Jersey

Basil T in Red Bank

I agree with you 100 percent. I stopped eating there about four or five years ago for the same reasons you mentioned. Way overpriced for what you get. I put Basil T's in the same category as Nauvoo Grille in Fairhaven. Beautiful place, awful food

Sep 27, 2012
toonik in New Jersey

NJ Tomatoes

I will Definately give Clayton farm a try. Try the Farm on Gully rd for heirloom tomatoes. Last summer they were pretty good.

Aug 24, 2012
toonik in New Jersey

NJ Tomatoes

I would recommend Battleview Orchards on Wemrock rd. in Freehold. Not only do they have amazing tomatoes, but the corn,peaches and nectarines are fantastic as well.

Aug 24, 2012
toonik in New Jersey

Does anyone remember a restaurant called Chelsea Place?

I remember eating at Chelsea Place for my 25th birthday and being depressed because I was so old. It really was a unique place. Do you remember eating at Hisae's and Artie's Warehouse?

Jul 02, 2012
toonik in Manhattan