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New to Monmouth County- need recommendations

Follow up on Taste of Italy, based on the balloons tied to their truck, parked facing Sycamore, when I stopped for my morning coffee, I would say they are opening today.

about 1 hour ago
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New to Monmouth County- need recommendations

Muang Thai in my opinion, is excellent. While I enjoy Thai food, I can't claim to be an expert on it, so take my opinion for what it's worth. I found the food to be of excellent quality, fresh and delicious. Their glass noodles are delicious. Even the service is very efficient and an overall nice experience.

Now the bad; their prices have increased since their popularity (not outrageous, but I noticed), and on the weekends it can be very loud and tight because again of their popularity. I prefer going during the week.

about 2 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

New to Monmouth County- need recommendations

Seal, I didn't lose you, I lost myself. lol That's the point, I don't even understand what my own resentment of the town is, but it's there. I just hate going out in Red Bank, but it's not you, it's me.

about 2 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

New to Monmouth County- need recommendations

**Ashes, correction Char.

about 2 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

New to Monmouth County- need recommendations

In the late 90's early 00's I was a fixture in the Red Bank scene. Original cigar club - locker member - original customer at Bueno Sera, when you could still have a cigar at the 10 person bar which I enjoyed many with Chris.

Somewhere though, I just had enough. Somewhere Red Bank just turned on me, and I can't stomach hanging out in that town anymore. I read about Catch, Via 45, Toki so many new places I really want to try, but just can't bring myself to do it.

I've gone to Ashes a handful of times, never terribly impressed and the Thai place on W. Front, but that's it. Just can't bring myself back to going out there........don't ask me why. Lol

about 18 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

New to Monmouth County- need recommendations

Ohhhhh I'm sorry " Jimmy's " just makes me think of the restaurant in Asbury Park. Touch of Italy is not opened, they are located in the new strip mall next to MJ's (Sycamore Ave. Tinton Falls), literally directly behind the Tinton Falls Deli. (Apparently someone didnt want to sell their property to the developer)

They are not open due to construction delays and changing contractors approximately 45-60 days ago. I know this not by word of mouth, but rather because I was having a coffee at the Dunkin Donuts in the same plaza while Jimmy was having a "discussion" with his previous contractor which ended with that contractor being fired on the spot!

(Let's just say there was some salty language and specific instructions to my daughter that if I suddenly get up from my chair, call the police immediately)

They look close to being opened, I'm sure they were trying for this past weekend but didn't make it.

Dry cleaners is open, not too bad, they listen when told "easy on the startch".

That's my report capt.

about 19 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

New to Monmouth County- need recommendations

Jimmy's? Huh?

Toki? Old Broadway Grill?

about 19 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

How do you eat your grits?

Please stop....I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

New to Monmouth County- need recommendations

****BLAST**** (sorry just had to do it, yeah I can't recommend Danny's)

Obviously your experience(s) are just that, and if you enjoy Danny's good for you. I've had nothing but poor-ish experiences there, outside of the sushi, which has surprisingly been very good.

After Danny volunteered to do that Restaurant Makeover show I really lost all respect for him and his business. Sorry.

1 day ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Which NJ restaurants are in former Howard Johnson buildings?

Thanks for the freedback, nothing like I imagined. Odd to have two large sports bars so close to each other, I've been to the one next to Mastori's already.

May 23, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Family meals in Bay Head/Point Pleasant

The Off Shore Inn should fit what you are looking for. It's a year round family restaurant that has been around since I was a child (30+ years). If traveling N. it's half way between the board walk aquarium and the inlet on the left hand side.

Which NJ restaurants are in former Howard Johnson buildings?

Funny you mention Chickie and Pete's, my father is in St. Lawrence rehab facility in Lawrenceville NJ. I've been stopping in Bordentown for dinner on my way home and have passed Chickie and Pete's several times in the past week wondering what kind of place it is, reminds me of Pete and Elda's in Neptune, what can you tell me?

FYI Toscano's in Bordentown is excellent, one of the best steaks outside of the City.

May 23, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

on the ocean/boardwalk?

Didn't they break ground on the new beach club last season? I thought by now the rebuild would have been done, look forward to visiting them once they reopen. Thanks for the update.

May 23, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

on the ocean/boardwalk?

Well do yourself a favor if you find yourself in the area stop in the original location, you won't be dissapointed.

May 23, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

on the ocean/boardwalk?

"and still haven't found the prince we're all looking for."

Well you got me buddy, and you didn't have to kiss anything for that!!

The Bluffs.....{{sigh}}......hands down the best waterfront restaurant in NJ ever. God what I would give to have another of that quality open again. What became of the location?

Firefly in point is the same from Squan that moved? I can't picture what ocean front spot they currevtly occupy.

Ship Wreck while not a great view, is top selection of the group. After dinner and about 20 steps you can't take a stroll with the sand between your toes in the fresh ocean air. Watch the boats come in and out......or walk down to the jetty. There are several hours of home movies of a very young Jr at that inlet, holding one of those push button self casting rods, trying to bring home tonight's "fresh catch".

Mr. C's Allenhurst? Is he returning /re-opening? I've been back to the original location for a couple of good meals, many memories there and yes I miss the 80's neon. I thought he was returning to the beach club but haven't heard anything recently, what's the story? That beach club location was the best ocean front bar. I never liked the too casual feel and menu at the beach club, but it was a great location.

May 23, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

on the ocean/boardwalk?

They use to have grouper(?) fingers, which was just fried fish sticks, fresh not frozen, with a chipolte mayo dipping sauce that was very good too.

You know where I stopped in recently that looked interesting. Dive in Sea Bright......we were waiting for our reservations at Angelica's and went next door for a couple of cocktails. While we were standing around I watch quite a few entree's get served to the bar, I even saw a mighty hunk of beef on a plate and asked the customer what it was and how they were enjoying it. I dont' recall what cut they said it was, but they sang it's praises.

Looks like a cool casual place to have a few cocktails and decent grub. Other than that nothing new on my horizon. How about you?

May 22, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Need more dinner choices near Freehold

One of a few discussions on here

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/841751

you have a great weekend too!!

May 22, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

New to Monmouth County- need recommendations

I don't know about the Junction, but if someone recommends Mary Ann's in Colts Neck for their Pizza then I'm calling b*llshit.

May 22, 2015
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on the ocean/boardwalk?

CJ, my only other warning about Off the Hook would be smoking. They allow smoking out on the deck (as many restaurants with out door seating do) and it can be a bit intrusive if you are sensitive to smoke. They also allow it during the winter with the side screens up on the deck and the bar is a virtual smoke house when you walk in. Seeps into your clothing if you are there long enough.

May 22, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Need more dinner choices near Freehold

Awwww sorry I might be one of those people who turned you off with the smoking...that's the only reason I really like going there, it's nice to enjoy an after dinner cigar with a cordial on a nice night. I thought their prices were in line with Brando's?

A couple more suggestions would be Drew's in Keyport......and a bit further north in Middlesex County is Fernandes 3 which I'm becoming a big fan of. Also let me add Raven & Peach in Fair Haven. Love that place.

May 22, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

New to Monmouth County- need recommendations

Same for the Hiawatha Inn.......lol

May 22, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Need more dinner choices near Freehold

Jimmy's raised their prices about 4 years ago, while it's not a bargin, the food remains great and is always consistant. I love Jimmy's.

May 21, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Need more dinner choices near Freehold

If you like Brando's then you should like their sister restaurant Osteria Cuccina on 79 in Marlboro. (near the 18 entrance)

May 21, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

on the ocean/boardwalk?

Avenue is well discussed on these boards, bottom line not bad by any means, but hardly worth the price(s). You are paying for location. That being said, I encourage you to give it a try, at least once.

Langosta I haven't been to in years but I've never been impressed with the place.

Here are some suggestions;
http://www.jerseyshoreinmotion.com/Ne...

May 21, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Is it ok to eat many eggs?

Hmmmm interesting I'll look into it, thank you. I'm honestly not sure the rogain is working, it's been 2-3mos and I'm not noticing any difference and don't see any new growth in my balding area.

If my wife wants to run her fingers through my hair I don't want to have to take my shirt off and roll over in order to allow her to do that. You know what I mean????

May 21, 2015
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Is it ok to eat many eggs?

Funny this kind of strikes a personal chord with me, I've never hid on here the fact I could use to loose a few lbs myself. The sad reality is while I'm over weight, I'm also comfortable with myself, and have very little motivation to change things. (although I usually drop a quick and fast 30+- lbs when I go on the wagon for a month or two)

Anywho....as I've crossed the 45yo mark in life, I've noticed my hair has started thinning, I'm suffering from the early stages of "Male pattern baldness"........while I previously stated I'm ok with my weight, I've come to terms with that years ago. Being now faced with being over-weight and bald, well that's not a combination I'm comfortable with, not at all. So this has forced me to deal with my situation and to take the steps I have dreaded for many years.

Yep, I'm using Rogain.

Zagat's list of NJ's Top 50 Restaurants...

Very interesting............

#1 Nicholas........not trying to fault them at all, but I would certainly think there was somewhere else that could out rank them. I don't know....like I said very interesting.

May 20, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

10 of the Shore's top spots for pork roll

I'm confused, by the map it looks like he is next to Gus Hot Dog Truck? Is that correct?

May 20, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Catching CATCH in Red Bank again

Because I'm a glutton for punishment. (It's just close to home, and their steaks are very good, it's everything else that I find troubling)

May 14, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

A dairy farm to tour

Tie it in with a trip down the shore...visit the Longstreet Farm at Holmdel Park. The park itself is very large with lots of play area's and a large pond for fishing, then there is the Longstreet Farm on the park grounds. See the link for more information but it seems like many of the activities you want to experience are available.

http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/pa...

May 13, 2015
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