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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.

1 day ago
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.

1 day ago
jrvedivici in New Jersey

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.

1 day ago
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.

2 days ago
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.

2 days ago
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.

2 days ago
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
jrvedivici in New Jersey

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
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Top That - Freshly made donuts come to Point Pleasant

Yes, I know the spot. Even the Offshore Inn is nothing like it use to be, speaking of which what about Use To Be's still there on 35 in Ortley?

May 13, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Top That - Freshly made donuts come to Point Pleasant

I'll have to give them a try next time we are in the area......I wonder if they are open late, would be a good stop after a steak at Shipwreck. lol There have been a few independent donut shop's that have opened in Monmouth County, but none that have truly wow'd us. (the wife is more the donut fan than myself)

From the picture of the girlscouts outside the location, I believe I remember that place being an Italian restaurant for several years, am I correct?

May 13, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Red's Lobster Pot, Pt. Pleasant - not worth it

Ha!! To be honest with you I didn't even remember them having a dining room, I thought it was all the covered deck. Show's you what I know....or don't.

May 12, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

New restaurant celebrates legendary Jersey foods

Ok, you convinced me I'm not going to check it out. I love the windmill.

May 11, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

New restaurant celebrates legendary Jersey foods

Care to elaborate? (I'm not that familiar with the area)

May 11, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

New restaurant celebrates legendary Jersey foods

Looks like a interesting spot to check out next time in the area.

May 11, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Red's Lobster Pot, Pt. Pleasant - not worth it

He's been there as long as I can remember 30+- years, might actually have been around prior to Red Lobster. Also, there aren't any stores with-in a half hour of him so he's not poaching any business from them. If he were I'm sure we would hear of some trademark battle.

May 11, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Fernandes 3 - Sayerville, NJ

I was going to say I thought Filet Mignon was north of $30lbs on my last trip there.

May 08, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey

Fernandes 3 - Sayerville, NJ

I'm glad you enjoy it, Food Town Red Bank is my local go-to place for the best steaks in the area. Although their prices look similar to Whole Foods aged steaks which I have yet to try.

May 08, 2015
jrvedivici in New Jersey