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Christine's Atlantic Highlands NJ (Old AMA location)

Where or how did you get the pic if you didn't get it? Do you have them pic/texting you their specials?

Jul 31, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Remington's, Pascal & Sabine...

Excellently detailed review! Thank you very much! Just one question; What establishment is this review of??? lol

Jul 31, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

B2 Bistro in Red Bank

Not sure if it's just me and my computer but why is "Our Story" on the web site in a different language? (Copy pasted below)

Our Story

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There is no translation available. lol

I also notice that the Andrew Rasizer is listed as the GM and not Sandy D'Anton which was announced in this article in the Red Bank Green.

http://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/08/r...
The article speaks for itself.

I have driven by a few times since they have opened, they did a hell of a renovation on the building adding floor to ceiling windows all along the first floor. Too bad there isn't a better Red Bank view then the passing traffic on Shrewsbury Ave.

Anyway schiller glad you seemed to have an enjoyable experience.

Jul 31, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Would you have asked...? Food to be thrown out

Ok, I'll bite. Since you noticed the food was served to the wrong table and seemed to "observe" it as it sat for the few minutes, so did anyone actually touch the food, or did it literally just sit because they realized the mistake?

If I saw the other people didn't touch the food, and the waiter took it into the kitchen to re-plate it, maybe new fries on the side etc. I would probably just accept the food. If I witnessed the other people actually touch the food, or even manipulate it with their potentially dirty utensils etc. I would have either said something to the server -or- possibly, but not likely done what you did and leave.

Jul 30, 2015
jrvedivici in Not About Food

Monmouth/Ocean: Regular weekly specials at casual restaurants

There use to be multiple Office locations years ago, is Toms River the only survivor? I know they use to be in the same corporate family as Charlie Browns, but I think they were spun off many years ago. Prior to the CB's bankruptcy fiasco.

Jul 30, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Monmouth/Ocean: Regular weekly specials at casual restaurants

Yep, exactly. Good for them, but I don't want the 50% off if I'm not going to be able to enjoy myself. Still for those interested it's a great deal, and very rare to find 50% booze too!

Jul 30, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Monmouth/Ocean: Regular weekly specials at casual restaurants

Do they still draw them in? It was so popular years ago they really packed them in, to the point it become a turn off. You can't argue though it's a great deal.

Jul 30, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Hot dog fast food chains

Best deal around!

It's hard to admit that as a grown man and a BJ's wholesale member, I honestly have weiner envy of my Costco contemporaries.

Jul 29, 2015
jrvedivici in Chains

Monmouth/Ocean: Regular weekly specials at casual restaurants

I like the way you think !

Jul 29, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Monmouth/Ocean: Regular weekly specials at casual restaurants

IT's been awhile so I don't know if it's changed, but Teak use to do 50% off everything (including booze) on Monday's.

Jul 29, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Monmouth/Ocean: Regular weekly specials at casual restaurants

The Columns Lobster Night $14.00......geeze even if you get two 1lbs that's not bad for $28. (What do you want I"m fat!!)

Jul 29, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

The Shrimp Box?

Simple, Fresh, Good. BYOB

Jul 29, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Does parking make a difference for you ?

I think a smear of cream cheese should make it stick. J&J is the best, your GF did well!!

Jul 29, 2015
jrvedivici in Not About Food

Remington's, Pascal & Sabine...

{{ bashfully nods yes }}

Jul 29, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

APELLA - 2nd Visit: Stage 2

Alright kids....my daughter wanted a Daddy Daughter Date Night (That's just what she calls it when she want's me to take her out to eat, but honestly I can NEVER say no to a Daddy Daughter Date Night) It was already kind of late when I got home from work, 8:30pm, I decided to just run here, hoping it would be quick and easy.

First, I want to say they did an excellent job on the interior renovation of the place. I was expecting it to have just received a face-lift from the diner it was, but they did a very good job on the interior construction, very nice and not diner-ish. We were seated and given our menu's the bread, garlic butter and a small cup of 4(?) olives. Waiter came right over and took our drink order and shortly thereafter our dinner order;

Appetizer: KEFTEDAKIA 8.95
Seasoned Meatballs served with Greek Yogurt

Entrees: (mine) yIOuVETSI STI GASTRA 18.95
Lamb Shank with Orzo & Tomato Sauce,
slowly cooked to perfection!

(hers) GARIDES SOuVlAKI & SCAllOPS 25.95
A Combination of Shrimp & Scallop Kebab
with Cherry Tomatoes

(Yes I copy pasted from the menu, no way in hell I'm going to try and spell/type those entrees)

The meatball appetizers were "ok" nothing really special about them. The greek yogurt was with cucumbers and onion and it was very good, very fresh and light. Very tasty but the meatballs were just average.

I was a little disappointed because I had my heart set on the mixed grill as coldsolderjoint posted (including a pic) but I didn't realize it was only available for 2, and I couldn't talk my daughter into it. I mean come on, it is DDDN, and the first D is the one paying, {{sigh}} to no avail, I settled on the lamb shank. The shank was very good, well seasoned and fall of the bone tender, as it should be. I should have paid more attention to the menu though, thanks to new dietary restrictions I'm trying to stay away from pasta/carbs, the menu says lamb shank with orzo, I assumed a side of orzo. The lamb shank was a bit on the small side however it was served on about a half pound bed of orzo. Certainly not a small portion or serving, but for $18.95 I should have figured it would be a smaller shank with much pasta. If I were paying $30.+ I would have been upset, but honestly for the price it was an appropriate serving. Again, it was good but I'm sure much better if you could enjoy it with the bed of orzo it was served with.

My daughters entree was EXCELLENT. There's not much special you are going to do with grilled shrimp and scallops, but the key was they were VERY fresh. The scallops were very light, not dense as some can be, the shrimp were the same way. Both grilled to perfection and both were fresh and simple. Served with rice, lemon potato wedge, and fresh grilled vegetables, all very good.

Overall it was a good experience even though I wasn't able to order what I wanted, I really wanted the Moussaka (couldn't order because of the diet restrictions) and second was the mixed grill. So while I was a bit disappointed that was my fault not theirs.

Side note, while I was there Nick one of the owners of the Americana Diner came in to eat. It was nice seeing the primary competitor of this restaurant and their sister location, The Four Seasons Diner, come in to show support of his Greek brethren. He was graciously welcomed and I appreciated the significance of respect among the business competitors.

I will definitely be back to conquer that mixed grill, I just have to talk my son into a Daddy Son Date Night, maybe if I promise to take him to Hooters afterward.

Jul 29, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Remington's, Pascal & Sabine...

The only remaining question I have is, am I your date? (I'll shave my legs this time)

Jul 29, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Remington's, Pascal & Sabine...

Call me sentimental, I use to LOVE Mr. C's back in the 90's, so having the old haunt back is kind of special to me. I've been a handful of times (with guests) and haven't had any complaints.

(I've heard the same luke warm reviews of the beach club location....but I've heard they rebuilt the bar as it was and that alone is worth a trip for a couple of cocktails)

Jul 28, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Remington's, Pascal & Sabine...

Mr. C's you are talking about is the beach club location, not his original location I believe.

Jul 28, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Does parking make a difference for you ?

H&H or J&J? I purchase mine at J&J, not familiar with H&H.

If it is J&J they are best hat shop in NY, you've got a great GF there, she's a keeper!!

Jul 28, 2015
jrvedivici in Not About Food

What is your perfect breakfast?

Dad!?!?!

Remington's, Pascal & Sabine...

Ok since I kind of detoured this thread I will add my suggestions for you.

As stated Picolo is still an excellent choice.

I'm still a big fan of Raven & Peach (Fair Haven), but for now suggest sticking to the steakhouse menu. The dining room itself is my favorite anywhere.

There is also the Molly Pitcher, while it's been awhile since I've been for diner, it is a great throw back to fine dining, with a great view.

Further south is Mr. C's (not the recently rebuilt-re-opened beach club) but back in his original location on 71 in Deal.

Jul 28, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Remington's, Pascal & Sabine...

What I stated was my understanding of what happened at the time. If this is you Ryan (since you are using Ryan's name as your handle) email me, I have my email listed on my profile you probably don't recognize me from my small avatar. Hope you are doing well. Talk soon.

Jul 28, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

What is your perfect breakfast?

I've seen these for bloody mary's but that looks like a beer?

Jul 28, 2015
jrvedivici in General Topics

Remington's, Pascal & Sabine...

I don't really feel the need to justify my knowledge, if I'm wrong or if you have a different version of the story feel free to share it. What I stated was my understanding of took place at the time. I could be wrong, but that was my understanding.

Jul 28, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

Awwwww CK you care!?!?!? Ok, I'll share my taters with you now. Hell now that I"m diabetic you can have them all!!!!

Jul 27, 2015
jrvedivici in Special Diets

Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

"Why tax the pancreas"

What? I have to pay a special diabetes tax? Dam that Obamacare!!! (joke)

Jul 27, 2015
jrvedivici in Special Diets

Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

Fruit juice isn't that big of a deal, I use to drink apple juice to help nurse hangovers, that was about it. I just enjoy grape fruits so when it was suggested I mentioned the juice. No big sacrifice for me.

Jul 27, 2015
jrvedivici in Special Diets
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Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

Thank you very much. Again a lot of valuable information all of which I need to soak in. Now that you mention it I do remember hearing something about dietary fiber counting against carbs, perhaps from when my wife was gestational diabetic during pregnancy. I forgot all about that thanks for the reminder.

As far as beverages I'm fine with water, un-sweetened tea and coffee, if you added Vodka to the mix, that was my daily beverages of choice before. So I'll just minus the vodka and be fine I assume.

I'm not familiar with the zone diet at all, I'll have to read up on that a bit, and trust me I'm not too thrilled with how my Dr. handled this either, we are going to have a long talk on my follow up in 2 weeks.

Thanks again

Jul 27, 2015
jrvedivici in Special Diets

Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

Zackly, thank you very much and good luck/God bless with your upcoming procedure. Thankfully I don't have an aversion to the gym, and once I just loose about 10 more lbs. I won't mind going back, I enjoy cardio and I do enjoy lifting, although I'm sure at much lower weight than I remember.

Grape fruit I love....what about grape fruit juice? I wonder if that's ok?

Jul 27, 2015
jrvedivici in Special Diets
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Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

biondamonimaquorstlmeoglse (sorry I think I lost track of your name...)

I did atkins-ish diet (eliminating carbs) probably close to 15 years ago and had good success with it. I loosened up on the no carbs, and started going to the gym regularly and was able to maintain a good steady weight. Then I bought another business (restaurant) my schedule was upside down and the gym found it's way off my schedule. Slowly without the gym or adhering low carbs my weight went up.

I'm not afraid or shy of making lifestyle changes, which is all this is when you come down to it, I just prefer hearing from others what works, or the plus vs. minus of all the boring b.s. you find via google.

Thank you very much for your response !!