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Is NJ's "Italian Hot Dog" crazy?

I see that hot dog map is from Roadtrippers.com. I gave them a detailed map of just about every hot dog place in New Jersey for their website. They said they were interested. I even offered to gather a little write up on each location and if needed, take pictures. That was a few years ago they never got back to me.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...

Jul 26, 2014
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Cheesesteak with Broccoli Rabe near Toms River, NJ?

I'm in the mood for a cheesesteak with broccoli rabe, but the closest place I know of is an hour away (Tony Luke's).

Any suggestions for something closer?

Jul 26, 2014
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Your favorite French Onion soup in New Jersey, where and why?

The why and where part is very important. Please describe to me the soup, and why it's so good. Tell me where it is.

My favorite french onion of all time is at the Smithville Inn in historic Smithville village, in Absecon, NJ. It's a far drive, so I am trying to find something a little closer to me (Toms River area).

First off the village is freakin awesome. A lot of little shops. Go there during Christmas as they decorate it like a Charles Dickens village. You'll find all sorts of stuff there.. crafty stores, gourmet food/kitchen gadget store, bird supplies, toys, winery, little arcade, candles, antiques, etc, even a punk store. It's on my list of favorite day trips. See some pics here if you've never been to it:

http://www.smithvillenj.com/wp-conten...

Now about the soup. You don't need to go to the restaurant if all you want is soup. You can sit at the bar if you want. It's obviously got onions and herbs in the broth, but it's also got croutons, three cheeses, and they make their own french fried onions and top it with that. Not sure what else to say, so I'll let the picture speak:

http://www.foodspotting.com/reviews/3...

Crappy picture, but whatever.. looks fantastic. Nice big bowl overflowing with stuff.

One place I mean to get is a cajun restaruant that makes Creole Onion Soup. It's lighter, made with chicken stock, white wine, and gruyere. But I've not been there yet.

Jul 15, 2014
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Empanada Guy

I got nothing to lose, right? So I was driving down the Parkway today and I am guessing they were going home (north). So, first I pass Callahan's hot dog truck, then I saw Empanada Guy. I flipped him the bird as I drove by.

Jun 21, 2014
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Ethopian Food

Yes, have been meaning to try there.. I forgot to mention I was hoping to find a place with Kitfo (steak tartare).

Jun 19, 2014
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Ethopian Food

I know there's an Ethopian place in New Brunswick called Makeda. I've always wanted to go there.

So, last year I went on vacation and while driving through Boston a friend and I stopped for Ethopian food. I loved it!!

My only problem is that it was a LOT cheaper than Makeda and that stops me from ever trying Makeda.

Are there any Ethopian places within say an hour of Toms River, NJ besides Makeda?

Jun 19, 2014
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Why do chinese restaurants insist on having "secret" Chinese menus their English-Speaking customers can't decipher?

I've never heard of this before. Interesting. But, I think they're okay to hide it from me, because I know I won't like it most likely.

There is a place near me (not sure if they are still there) that has a separate Hakka menu. He said it's very hot food. The guy told me he'd give me a small cup of some kind of hot pepper or hot sauce and said "If you can eat that, I will let you order from the Hakka menu".

Jun 19, 2014
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Pagoda Tea House Lakewood NJ Rt 70 CLOSED

I've been passing by this place a lot and have always wanted to stop in, but the area it's in.. kind of looked "not busy" so I didn't stop in.. small strip mall.. hard to see sometimes.. did the restaurant even get customers? I'm not asking you.. it's just what I thought when I went by.

Jun 19, 2014
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Empanada Guy

I must try them since I am only one town over.

Jun 19, 2014
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We all do it........7 foods for better bowel movements!

Hmmm.. pickle juice. Maybe because pickle juice has mustard. I've been fairly strict on taking my magnesium and my butt's been fairly regular at quick bathroom visits.

Jun 19, 2014
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Help!!!! Added too much pepper

Exactly what I was going to say. I can never get enough pepper.

Jun 19, 2014
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We all do it........7 foods for better bowel movements!

Well, this isn't food, but I thought I'd chime in. I recently had a horrible leg cramp in the middle of the night. Felt like my leg was twisted. I rolled out of bed in pain, went in to work late, and pretty much had trouble walking for days.

So, after work I go to CVS because I heard Magnesium helps. So, the girl behind the pharmacy counter says yes, but it can cause diahrrea which is why you take calcium also to offset the effects.

I replied something like, "I've no problem with diahrrea.. I'm always looking for a way to get out of the bathroom quicker."

PS - If you're also wondering she said yellow mustard will help leg cramps. The effects start working almost instantly. She can't say for sure, but her Mom does it and says it works.

Jun 19, 2014
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UNCLE DOOD'S DONUTS TOMS RIVER NJ

They put a sign out front when they are done accepting orders for the day. It's big enough that if you know what the sign says you can see it from down the block. Happened to me twice so far. Last time I get up early on a weekend.

Jun 14, 2014
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Trenton Area Eatery?

Oh.. I forgot to mention this place:

http://www.mikonosgreekrestaurant.com/

The greek coffee was very earthy, almost a dirt flavor, but I loved it and afterwards they'll read your fortune in the stain left in the cup.

I loved the food I had, but honestly it's been so long since I've been there I don't remember what I had. I did have lemon potatoes as a side dish that were good.

Jun 14, 2014
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Good Mexican Tacos near Piscataway or Somerville NJ?

You know, I was thinking thinking if someone else knows something interesting or weird in the areas we'll be in, I'm open to suggestion.

Jun 14, 2014
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Good Mexican Tacos near Piscataway or Somerville NJ?

I am heading up to see a friend tomorrow. He just said how there's no good tacos in the area. I have to get him in Piscataway, we'll go down to Somerville, but I'm not opposed to driving a little.. because we usually end up at Magic Grill in Garwood.. best Mongolian food.

Jun 14, 2014
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FRIED CHICKEN HOUSE TOMS RIVER

Thanks for the review.. There's a Fried Chicken Place that opened closer to me, but they were horrible.. they're right as you get off exit 80 on Parkway south.

I'm glad I read this, because I'd love to see the Vietnamese place open.

Jun 14, 2014
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Trenton Area Eatery?

I love DeLorenzos, but it has to be the one on route 33 in Hamilton. The other one is horrible. The pepperoni is what makes this place special.

There is also a place called Roti Stop in Trenton. It's Caribbean food. Big bread, called Roti, stuffed with potatoes, spinach, etc.

Jun 13, 2014
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UNCLE DOOD'S DONUTS TOMS RIVER NJ

Oops. Meant to say I only have one other person living with me.

Jun 13, 2014
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UNCLE DOOD'S DONUTS TOMS RIVER NJ

I will never go here again. It's too much work! They close at 1pm on Sunday.. whatever the time is. I figured I'd get up early and finally try them out. I thought I was getting there early.. like 11:15am. Nope. You need to go there waaaay early I was told.. like before 9am just to order and you could be waiting hours. Then I asked about placing an order the night before. Nope. You have to order Friday and a minimum of 3 boxes. I don't need 27 donuts! I only have I've person living with me.

Jun 13, 2014
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SMASH BURGER BRICK NJ

I have been meaning to go there.

Jun 13, 2014
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lobster shack near toms river nj

I saw an old post here, but need more current info. My Grandmother wants lobster. I don't like seafood. Can someone recommend a place I can go. Not fancy. Good view of water or outdoor seating if possible. I am willing to drive a little. Hopefully price is decent.

I read reviews of Gregorys but not to good.

Jun 12, 2014
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Azzaro Brothers Pizza and Tomato Pies - Coming to East Windsor

I can't believe how good some people think this pizza is. It's certainly not the best in the area. Papa John's isn't good (or what I'd consider real pizza) but I'd rather go there than Azzaro. I'd rather drive to Trenton for some DeLorenzo's on Route 33.. either that or I'd rather drive to Toms River to the Pizza Shop (is that the name?) across from Home Depot.

Apr 24, 2012
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Azzaro Brothers Pizza and Tomato Pies - Coming to East Windsor

I wrote a review of Singa's awhile ago. They were horrible. We don't need another Italian restaurant or Chinese restaurant in the area. We need something unique or different.

Azzaro Brothers seems to have taken the same Singa's recipes. Pizza wasn't very good and is average for the area.

What really got me is that I ordered a cheese steak and asked if he could make it on garlic bread. They don't have garlic bread. Really? You do have garlic for use in other dishes or pizza.. you can't make garlic bread? The cheese steak was dry and unflavorful.

I'll never go there again. Instead of opening another Italian place or Chinese place, why not do something we do not have in our area.. there's no hot dog joints in the area. What about someone opening a White Castle? I wanted to start a website to raise money for one to open here. I'd use the money to take demographics of the area and study traffic of how many cars drive by. I think our area is busy enough to warrant one instead of me driving 45 minutes away.

Apr 24, 2012
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