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Denied Service for Yelp Review - Ani Ramen in Montclair

There are always 3 sides to a story, I'm glad you spoke up and shared yours. Obviously this is your side, the OP expressed hers, somewhere between is the whole unbiased truth.

I will say this, to be the chef and not owner, I find your commitment and obvious passion about your establishment admirable.

about 23 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey
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Hearts versus Plus signs

Now that's just mean

about 24 hours ago
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Hearts versus Plus signs

No heart for you

1 day ago
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Denied Service for Yelp Review - Ani Ramen in Montclair

So we have several mystery's going on here......how did the guy recognize you? If he knows you will take to the internet to critic him, why would he give you more ammo? Why do you keep going back to places you don't like!?!?!?!

I love the fact you've come to Chow to complain about the treatment you got after a a bad yelp review! You are channeling all online sources to make sure everyone knows not only how bad the place is, but how lousy their customer service is as well!! If I were you I would be careful, I wouldn't walk around that neighborhood alone, who knows what this guy is going to do if he see's you walking down the street! This is a street fight now!!

1 day ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Hearts versus Plus signs

Mr. Martinez gave you some good reading material to answer your questions, but I've got a few minute break and I'm bored so I'll try to answer as well.

The threads with + signs are Q & A threads, where someone asks a questions, everyone can weigh in with an answer, and we can all vote for what answer we like best.

A thread like this one, is a Discussion thread, in a discussion thread everyone who makes a comment get's a little blue heart. Anyone who reads the comments left in that thread can click the heart if they like the comment or information being offered. It replaced the old "like" button, well at least to the best of my knowledge, I don't think there are any current like buttons.

Now.....if you get a "+" & a blue heart, then you have to marry the girl/guy.

Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

Yes, I should clarify these behaviors were never a problem on the NJ board. We have always been able to play nice here.

(Except that MGZ guy, put a little too much tequila in him and he can get down right ornery)

1 day ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

I don't want to come across as trying to argue with you, but you really don't know how hostile the tone(s) were here for a while. The mod's were absent it seemed for a while, and there were those who took advantage of it.

Experience would be someone trashing anthers review of a restaurant, by saying they dined there last Monday, and the original posters review (which was good) is inaccurate and the trouble maker posts all about their experience last Monday, which again goes directly against the OP's review. Well those who know the restaurant know they have been closed on Monday's forever. There was literally that kind of childish trashing of people who weren't part of the "club".

Additionally, I would semi-frequently get emails sometimes just saying "F*ck You", if I posted something contrary to, or opposite of their opinion. Literally get emails (yes I have my email on my profile) calling me names for posting my honest opinions or feelings on subjects.

Feb 26, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

This most likely pre-dates your joining the boards, but there were a group of "know it all's" who dominated many of the boards. They were very "indifferent" with newbies and had a "follow us or be ignored or chastised" type mentality. They were VERY disruptive to any form of civil discourse, especially if you didn't agree with their perspective(s)/opinions.

I write this because quite frankly, I'm glad they are gone. Further, I commend the Chowteam for finally standing up, and removing several of the more destructive voices that were on the boards for far too long.

Feb 26, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

This is a must read thread from N.J. Board

When do I get to start posting selfies?

I think the features you mention go towards helping cultivate a community atmosphere and personally I like them. (although I don't really use them myself) I'm not sure if it has come across in my posting style, but I'm a rather social person, I enjoy a sense of "community". (I know that might be a hard fact for some of you to accept about me)

As they stand I don't think they do anything to take away from the quality of the site, nor it's integrity. My selfie comment being purely factious, I do believe additions such as picture sharing or profile enhancements etc. would detract from the purpose of this site. I'm even torn on the private IM feature so many pine for. I think the current balance of food centered site vs. social media is fairly well balanced as is.

Feb 26, 2015
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

"This site is a crowd of soldiers that thinks it's a crowd of generals!"

Perfect analogy Jim, as is your Green M&M syndrome. I'm very intrigued by your comments in this thread. I have read some of your comments in the past, and they left me with an impression of a bitter tone in your feelings towards "Your Chow" vs. "Chow Today". As I'm reading more now, I see I might have misread or misinterpreted your tone, because I couldn't agree more with your perspective(s) as stated here.

My apologies if any of my previous comments towards or about you were too harsh. lol Thankfully, it seems the new Chow has done a pretty good job throwing many of the old Generals into the brig, I've noticed a complete void in the many "know it all" posters that were dominating the boards for too long.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and insight.

Feb 26, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

This is a must read thread from N.J. Board

+1 Blue Heart Drink Tickets !!!

Feb 26, 2015
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Catch Red Bank Chowdown

As long as I owe you than I haven't beat you! Sometime soon. Glad you enjoyed.

Feb 24, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

This is a must read thread from N.J. Board

I was fairly surprised to read Jim's comments in that thread. Traditionally I have found him to be too reminiscent of the "good ole day's" and rarely open to truly discussing current issues in their content, but rather always a comparison. I found it very enlightening to see him say, the current state of affairs is up to the current state of members to make the best of, and create the content we are all seeking. I commend Jim on his comments within that thread.

This is a must read thread from N.J. Board

OMG!! OMG!! OMG!! (said like a teenage girl) I wrote something that is a "Must Read" !!!! This might be as close as I ever get to a Jr. Board, I better relish this moment!! Someone take my picture!

jpr54_1, I'm glad after my few years of posting here, I finally contributed something deemed of value!

My conclusion from reading the thread to date, it seems my fellow Jersians seems to be fairing fairly well compared to many of the other local boards. That's why we're Jersey Strong!!! (Raising a tightly gripped Windmill Hotdog above my head in a sign of strength and solidarity)

Catch Red Bank Chowdown

Did you happen to notice a table of 8, 4 couples mid 30's in age? (Well one mid 40's couple lol)

Feb 23, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Catch Red Bank Chowdown

Nice to hear! I'm very sorry I couldn't attend. Funny thing there was another large party there tonight which were another group of friends of mine. (Per a Facebook post). They are all industry and have spoken highly of Catch to me in the past. I'm glad you enjoyed. (No rib eye ordered?.......joon?)

Feb 23, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Need a casual "old school" Italian Restaurant

It's about time, I was waiting for you to chime in. Where was the place you took our old friend when she was visiting? Patsy's? I thought that would be your suggestion.

Feb 23, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Oyster deals in CNJ

Now that's a great deal!

Feb 22, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Catch Red Bank Chowdown

I know my schedule upon my returning from Florida and I will not be able to attend. I might be able to meet later for a nightcap if anyone is still out by the time I get back into the area.

Just wanted to give a heads up since I thought seating was tight, my spot is now open. Enjoy and please take some pics and report back how things were.

Feb 20, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Prime Rib - Monmouth

Ok now that we cleared that up make sure you report back on how What's Your Beer is!!!

Feb 20, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Prime Rib - Monmouth

Well I'm going to assume "What's your beer" is a funny typo for "What's your Beef".

Feb 20, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Krispy Kreme apologizes for 'KKK' doughnut club

Things that just make you face palm. I guess the excuse is it was an England based store where the history isn't as well known.

Feb 19, 2015
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Hounds, help us decide

Jfood, good for you and your ability to just ignore or skip over the posts that bother you. It seems we share that trait! Unfortunately, there have been so many complaint threads and post by people that seem to lack that ability I guess it's made me jaded.

Where can I read about those veal cheeks?

(I held a congressional appointment back in the early 00's and quickly became disgusted with the entire process. I resigned from my appointment after my 2nd year)

Feb 18, 2015
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Hounds, help us decide

It's the new American pastime, everyone is a victim of something.

Feb 18, 2015
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Hounds, help us decide

If you or anyone else were insulted by my comment then please accept my sincerest apology.

Please note though my comment was directed to Marssy and not just a general statement about any -or- all "no voters". While I do stand by my apology I don't really see where or how my comments were insulting, since in my opinion, based on my personal observations, Marssy has had to deal with a shit-ton of complaints since joining the community.

Personally I do truly believe Marssy and the chow team in general takes a lot of heat for anything they do. If anything in my opinion, we, the forum, have too much of a voice in complaining about what the "powers to be" decides on a daily basis.

So again, to you or any other no-voters, I do apologize for you taking my comments as insulting, but those are my truthful feelings.

Hounds, help us decide

I would like to be the first to express my sorrow and concern for you Marssy,for the crap you are going to receive by the 30 people who voted against this.

I think we as a community should stand together when things are put to a vote and respect the majority rule, however I doubt it will be that easy.

Good luck! We are Chow-Strong! (I'm from Jersey so I can use that tag line)

Santorini Greek Cuisine Coming to Lincroft

Stopped in for a quick to go order. Unfortunately there were only 3 or 4 tables in the place. The space is done very nicely, but it was mostly empty. They did a decent stream of to go orders while we waited, maybe 3-4 pick ups during the 15 minutes we waited. (We ordered there not on the phone)

A women chatted us up a bit, assuming the owner told us they have been open 4 mos. gave us a coupon, put us on mailing list for more. She explained on Sat nights they have started entertainment and some other plans they had, she was very, very nice, almost too nice, maybe a little desperate?

I got a beef and lamb gyro. It was good, but the meat was a little dry, and they didn't use a lot of tzatziki sauce, none extra on the side. The pita was very nice and fresh as were the lettuce tomatos and onions. Side of rice was nicely seasoned as well. Came with a Greek salad that was perfectly flavored for my taste. Typical to go container size so not that large, but adaquate for to-go.

Wife got Chicken Calamato, with atlrtickokes olives in a lemon wine sauce. (Similar to a picatta) It was very good and served with the same salad.

I would like to try one of their entree's like a Mousaka and see how it is. Unfortunately my impression is they might not be around long enough to give them another try. If you have been there and enjoyed, or you want to give it a shot, hurry up and do so!!! I think they need the help, and I like the little guys!!!!

Feb 13, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

A couple of changes here at the northshore

I'm glad you enjoyed! I actually tried the Screaming Eagle during my time there. The food was good, but the atmosphere (dining in bed, etc.) was a bit too trendy, especially on a family trip with 12 people. lol

Feb 13, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Portofino Resto Tinton Falls

Hahaha that is pretty impressive! I tried to go a couple weeks ago, but called on a Saturday and they were booked. I'm definitely going to get there soon to try it.

Feb 13, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Portofino Resto Tinton Falls

Whew.....you scared me that the new location failed! (I actually called them after reading your post to double check) Yeah, if you were familiar with the Little Kraut that is where they are now, parking is shared with the Red Bank Train Station. The food is excellent just as it was, but the atmosphere is 100% better than their old location.

FYI if you go and they sit you upstairs do not take an exterior table, I assume the didn't replace the windows up there...but if you sit along the wall(s) you will freeze!

Feb 13, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey