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Trader Joes fruit recall....see that place is going to kill all you loyalists!

I'll also throw in that I purchased one of their PB&J chocolate candy bars prominently displayed in front of their cash registers. Eager to be surprised by my confectionary treat, alas it sucked too!

7 minutes ago
jrvedivici in Chains

Trader Joes fruit recall....see that place is going to kill all you loyalists!

Always in Jersey, $.99 - $1.99 is average per pound price, red are generally $1.99 - $2.99 per lbs and orange and yellow are $2.99-$3.99 per lbs.

29 minutes ago
jrvedivici in Chains
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Trader Joes fruit recall....see that place is going to kill all you loyalists!

Hahaha

TJ's pisses me off with their pricing. I stopped in my local one the other day big sign; "Bell Peppers $ .99" that's a great price!!! Then I see after the $ .99 it says "ea" not "lbs". $ .99 each isn't a bargain at all, but I don't know any other store that uses a per item price on bell peppers, they are always sold by weight. That annoys me with TJ's, well that and their stupid shirts!!!

40 minutes ago
jrvedivici in Chains

Trader Joes fruit recall....see that place is going to kill all you loyalists!

It's worse at Trader Joes!!!

about 1 hour ago
jrvedivici in Chains

Trader Joes fruit recall....see that place is going to kill all you loyalists!

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish...

Article speaks for itself! Stay away!!!!!! You've been warned!!

about 2 hours ago
jrvedivici in Chains

Red Bank Redux

Antoinette's? Not familiar with it, care to share some details?

about 3 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Red Bank Redux

Char is very cold to me for all they have put into the place it lack's any charm or ambiance to me. Everything is very mechanical, cold and just going through the motions of serving you and turning things over. I've been a handful of times for drinks only, I have yet to eat there, and not sure I ever will. Which is a shame because I was a HUGE fan of their original location.

about 10 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Red Bank Redux

There is a thread about the Broadway closing, that's what prompted me to start this sub thread.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/983241

I was part of a few 2am crew's as well. That was many years ago, as the matter of fact probably around when Ashes has originally opened. I closed that place many a nights. I was an original member of the cigar club, still have my old humidor key somewhere.

about 10 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Red Bank Redux

I think there are plenty of "Red Bank" threads out there so I'm not going to start a new one however this can be a "sub-thread" to Redux. It seems Red Bank is experiencing the largest turnover in restaurants that I can ever remember. How many places have closed in Red Bank in the past 12 mos? I'll start the list, please add as I'm sure I don't remember them all;

The Broadway Restaurant (not the diner)
The Broadway Diner
The East Side Diner
Murphy's
Zebu's & It's replacement (name escapes me)
Blue Water Seafood
Board Walk Burgers
Haagen dazs
(I"m pretty sure San Remo closed it's old location with the French theme)

Anyone else can add to this list?

about 12 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Broadway Diner Red Bank Closes

About 6 months ago my father called me and told me the Broadway Diner was for sale (listed on craigslist) for some ridiculously low price. ($35k??) I immediately inquired and after a brief discussion realized it was the East Side Diner that was for sale, not the Broadway. Ironically the East Side Diner also closed it seems they just walked away from the business.

While I have no objection of Toast coming to town, I hope they do not change the aesthetics of the building. Having the old time diner in town has always been a nice touch.

about 12 hours ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Bringing My Own Knife to Restaurants from now on. -_-

Ooooopppps! My bad! Sorry C! Thanks MCS!

2 days ago
jrvedivici in Cookware
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Bringing My Own Knife to Restaurants from now on. -_-

In all fairness to the OP they didn't specify a veal cutlet vs. veal chop which is exactly what I imagined when I first read it. You are 100% correct though a veal cutlet should be easily cut with a butter knife.

2 days ago
jrvedivici in Cookware

Discrimination in Restaurants - does it influence where you dine?

To all those who responded no, is it the fact that you don't know about it that makes it a "No" answer?

Because this statement is fairly broad; "Breaks are rarely taken, illegal immigrants abound, sexual harassment lines are stretched to their limit." You are hard pressed to find many restaurants that do not violate that statement.

2 days ago
jrvedivici in Not About Food

How big of a Foodie are you? Take the quiz to find out!

Jul 20, 2014
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Would you eat at an AC casino that announced it is closing?

Correct that is the same rumor I have heard as well.

Jul 20, 2014
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Banned

No complaints here! It's an honor to me mentioned in the same post as him!!

Jul 18, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk
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Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

Dare you insinuate everyone isn't interested in what a handsome SOB I am?

Jul 18, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Banned

Huh??? Fourunder is my room mate what's the big deal?

Jul 18, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Oysters in Monmouth/Ocean?

I was at Shipwreck Point last week and they had a nice variety of Oysters including some west coast. Excellent place especially if you are looking for a good steak.

Avenue in Pier Village in Long Branch has an excellent raw bar with several varieties of oysters. Certainly a great place for an anniversary dinner, although I do find it a bit over priced for the quality of the food, but the atmosphere still makes it an excellent "special occasion" choice.

Jul 18, 2014
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Inglorious fruits and vegetables.......seems to make sense to me.

Oh come one this thread is SOOOOO much better than that one. It's in French !!!!

Jul 18, 2014
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Wrong type of Reality TV perhaps hurting a restaurateur......new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Well as the saying goes; "Even bad publicity is good publicity". In this case for myself I don't think the rule applies. I have an issue on supporting a business if I think the owner is an a$$hole. Perhaps most of the public is different or more star struck, but that has no appeal to me.

Jul 18, 2014
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Inglorious fruits and vegetables.......seems to make sense to me.

Can't judge a book by it's cover or a lemon by it's skin! This actually makes perfect sense to me. However how long until the growers just start charging the same as "perfect" products.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2nSEC...

Jul 18, 2014
jrvedivici in Food Media & News

Oh no another tipping thread! When is no tip justified?

If you completely stiff them in many cases they just think you're an asshole. By leaving 10% it shows you gave it consideration and consciously made the calculation to leave them a sub par tip.

Believe it or not, it's not uncommon for people paying with a credit card to pay, leave the tip line blank or with an "X" and leave. Only to call or come back when they realize they forgot to leave the cash tip they intended.

Jul 17, 2014
jrvedivici in Not About Food

Food Scars - Things you will never eat again.

When I was a kid someone made me a chicken livers sundae. They told me it was coffee ice cream and put whipped cream and chocolate syrup on it. I took a huge spoon full bite, and the texture and truly gruesome combination of flavors turned me off to all forms of liver, liverwurst etc. for the rest of my life. If I smell liverwurst I will automatically gag at the thought of that spoonful of horror from 35 years ago.

Jul 17, 2014
jrvedivici in Not About Food
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Leaving half doughnuts behind

That looks like the King Arthur muffin, "If yee can pull this plastic knife from the mighty Excalibur Muffin, yee shall be the true King of the Realm of the Lunch Room".

Jul 17, 2014
jrvedivici in Not About Food
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Oh no another tipping thread! When is no tip justified?

I would have tipped and I would have engaged the manager far sooner than you (your wife did). No offense to you what so ever, but when a night is starting to tank you have an opportunity to try and right the ship by notifying management at the first miscues. For myself that would be when the waiter argued that my wife didn't actually place an order. I would have called a manager over to the table, explained everyone makes mistakes, but no reason for the waiter to be belligerent (even if the waiter was polite, this is hospitality and the golden rule is "The Customer is Always Right", so he should have NEVER engaged you) and if the manager could please look into it.

Once you are on the managers "radar" if the problem(s) persisted, then perhaps I would consider not leaving a tip. Key word is "consider", having been in the industry my entire life I don't believe I have ever stiffed a server.

I personally believe leaving 10% is more of a statement of your displeasure than stiffing them all together. Just my opinion.

Jul 17, 2014
jrvedivici in Not About Food
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Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

Touching story and kudos to you for taking the dog(s) in. If you don't mind me asking do you support dog racing?

Also were you implying in your story the trauma of seeing the abuse in the previous owners house was responsible (either wholly or partially) for the Puma developing epilepsy? Stress induced?

Jul 17, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

As drongo semi-accurately portrayed it is some plant they had next to the banner. The plant photo bombed me!

Jul 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk
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Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

I love your avatar!

Jul 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk

Banned

Perhaps you can take the time to explain to me the purpose of that board.

Jul 16, 2014
jrvedivici in Site Talk