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Oyster deals in CNJ

Thanks for the link ambrose. Good read. I've been to the Milford Oyster House two or three times over the last few years and as they MOH offers five varieties at a time (similar to Princeton's Blue Point Grill). They're always of great quality and it's a good place to try oysters of different merroir (the oceanic version of terroir). But these places are just near impossible to indulge your hankering unless you're rolling in the dough.

Feb 08, 2015
RUSK97 in New Jersey

oyster deals north jersey?

Love those guys from Forty North and God bless them for what they're trying to do, but I have to agree. They've got good texture, but are on the bland side. FWIW, I haven't been thrilled with NJ oysters. I'm indifferent on the Cape May Salts too. Yet, just a short distance away, the Long Island Sound oysters are great. Go figure.

Feb 05, 2015
RUSK97 in New Jersey

Oyster deals in CNJ

Thanks all...some good tips here! I suspect I always knew that the cheapest option is to get them from the supermarket and eat them at home. It's just that I don't know my fishmonger and so I don't trust my fishmonger. I expect a restaurant to get a fresh supply because they deal in great volume from their broker. That and I'm being sissy about not wanting to slice up my hand with an errant oyster knife.

I must say I really like the $1 oysters at the Frog and the Peach as that's really close! And I like Fisher Island oysters too!

Feb 04, 2015
RUSK97 in New Jersey

Oyster deals in CNJ

Since coming back from the Gulf Coast where I slurped several dozen, I've found my appetite for raw oysters has only increased to slightly less than ravenous.

We're in the midst of oyster season and I was wondering if there are any decent values to be had in central NJ for raw oysters? Up here in the NE, oysters are a much rarer commodity, or at least they grow a heck of a lot more slowly, hence they are typically 2x to 3x the price of Gulf Coast oysters. Expert tasters say it's all in the quality, yet I insist I had Gulf of Mexico oysters which in every way rival anything I've tasted from the North Atlantic. In any case, oysters in NJ typically are $2.50+ each and two dozen will set you back $60 and you haven't even eaten dinner yet! So any thoughts on more economical options?

Feb 03, 2015
RUSK97 in New Jersey

Greek/Middle Eastern Places in Trenton Vicinity?

You can try Taverna Ouzo in Monroe. www.tavernaouzo.com

Feb 27, 2013
RUSK97 in New Jersey

Shrimp and grits

Anybody know where I can find a decent low country version in NJ? I know it's available at a smattering of places, but I'm looking for smooth buttery grits, sweet gulf shrimp and a nice kick of spice from Tasso ham or maybe andouille.

Feb 22, 2013
RUSK97 in New Jersey

Frenchtown Environs

Nothing overly unique, but Lovin' Oven has always been high on my list in that area.

Feb 17, 2013
RUSK97 in New Jersey

Sunny Palace East Brunswick .... or a plea for Chinese food

Sunny Palace used to be great for dim sum. This is going back maybe 10 years or so (before the economy crashed), but every weekend, they used to have lines to get a table for dim sum. The lines would be up to an hour long. I'm not sure if the food declined first or the throngs of people declined first, but things definitely went downhill.

Feb 16, 2013
RUSK97 in New Jersey

Sunny Palace East Brunswick .... or a plea for Chinese food

Believe it or not, dim sum here used to be pretty good, but they've gone downhill in the past 4 years. Try Dynasty as a previous poster suggested.

Feb 08, 2013
RUSK97 in New Jersey