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Quick place for lunch near the Garden State Parkway or TPke in northern NJ?

Rutts Hut in Clifton for deep fried hot dogs.

Burger Express in Carteret. Not anything exceptionally good, but they do throw down a good pork roll, egg, and cheese.

Harolds in Edison for kosher-style giant deli sandwiches

Tastee's Sub shop is in Edison, not my favorite, but they seem to be quasi-famous. The president stopped there.

If you do stop in Edison, your only a few minutes away from White Rose in Highland park for burgers.

Heck, you could even stop in Philly for cheese steaks.

Perhaps if you could focus our help a bit better on what kind of sandwiches you want? A hot sandwich like a chicken parm from a pizza place, or a cold cut sandwich from a deli?

1 day ago
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Calzones

you can throw in the Central NJ pizza place description of a "roll" also.. which I beleive to be a mini stromboli, and then there are "pinwheels" which are essentially slices of stromboli

1 day ago
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Calzones

I got meatball one not too long ago from prosecco and it was excellent. It was the size of a pizza folded over. So you need a lot lf napkins or a knife and forker. I'm actually thinking it about it again now... Maybe for lunch hahah

2 days ago
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6lb. Pork Roll..where can I buy?

I heard you can buy stuff there without a membership but they charge you something like $30 a day extra

Apr 06, 2014
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Sahara in Mattawan on 34

I'm in, and possibly my wife if we can make the scheduling work.

Apr 05, 2014
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Brunch/lunch spots around Menlo Park or Edison NJ?

I like the pantagis on 514, and if you happen to catch him at the right time, the wood burning pizza truck is supposed to be great (I've never been lucky enough to be over there when he is). I think houlihans is great for being a chain.

If the Bhan Mi place is still there on Old Post Road?

Apr 05, 2014
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New Greek restaurant in Freehold ?

We went last night. It was very good and we are looking to bring some of our friends back. It is a bit on the fancy side (at least on Friday night it was), So I felt a bit under dressed with just a tshirt and jeans on, but the staff was great.

It seems to me like the food was a bit more "higher class" than your typical Greek/American place. Everything had more of a delicate touch and a lot of the foods where "lighter".. take for instance my wife's spanakopita, it was very tasty and delicious, the philo was flaky and not laden with pounds of cheese and butter like i've come to expect.

We also forgot to ask that it is indeed a BYOB.

And one more thing to note, they don't have the typical "gyro" meat (the pressed cone invention from chicago), they have chicken or pork instead.

Apr 05, 2014
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Biagio Wood-fired Pizza in Red Bank Shuttered!

Have you been to Zoni's Coal Fired Pizza? It's got a red bank mailing address, but it is actually in Middletown on 35 NB. I like their wings the best out of all the coal fired options. It's a BYOB also. Liquor store next door for your basic stuff.

Apr 01, 2014
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Sahara in Mattawan on 34

Echo +1 to all the comments. I was surprised by the food here. I stopped into the Deli side and ordered take out. Greek Salad with Gyro Meat Added, and a Gyro Platter. Food was really good, and the portion was huge. The owner was very nice and he seems to have a ton of stuff which I guess you can't get other places. He said "Don't worry my friend, if you want it, I have it". Definitely a Middle Eastern Place, ie, he gave me two different types of "tzatziki", one more of a sour cream taste, and one more of a minty-more liquid taste.. similar to "white sauce". Both where very good, but more of the middle eastern flavors than just the traditional greek style sauce.

I will return and hope to try more stuff.

Apr 01, 2014
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Burger Fi, Counter Burger enter NJ

As well as blitz burgers

Mar 21, 2014
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Burger Fi, Counter Burger enter NJ

Went to Burger Fi tonight. We found ourselves driving around with no plans and I remembered it from here.

Would I go back if I was in the area? Maybe. Would I make a special Trip. No.

I got the build your own burger and I would say the regular patties taste very much like 5 guys. They do use a potato bun though which I think is an improvement. The burgerFi sauce is similar to a thousand island dressing.

My wife got a brisket burger and said the taste of the patty was very good.

Fries where nicely done. Appear to be fresh cut and crisp.

Atmosphere is kind of cool, metal grate ceiling tiles, they have the whole "recycled" look going for them. I think they are kind of overdoing the whole "eat natural" thing though. Eat natural right next to the coke freestyle machine and the yellow "cheez" sauce on your fries.

They do brand their logo into the top of the bun which is pretty cool, and personally I've never seen that before.

They serve wine and beer at the counter.

Mar 20, 2014
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Royal Fried Chicken Neptune NJ

I drove by that place on the way back from jersey shore bbq (10th ave $10 taco night had a 45 min wait). And it looked lit up and clean. My wife and I didn't want to be the first to try it out. Thank you for taking the plunge.. Haha

Mar 19, 2014
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Sandwiches in Monmouth County

Tailercios in Middletown makes a great sandwich. Packed full of meat and a great number of combinations.

http://www.taliercios.com/menu.html

Mar 02, 2014
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Meadowlands area lunch?

I would say rutt's hut, but being its a business owner.. unless he wants to drink cheap beer, might not be a good fit

Feb 27, 2014
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Burgers in Central NJ

with the deep fried bacon

Feb 24, 2014
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Burgers in Central NJ

White Rose System.. No Questions...

Feb 21, 2014
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new BBQ spot in middletown called A&L BBQ

Stopped in with my wife tonight for dinner. For a pizzeria, I was impressed.

We got two platters, so we sampled the sausage, pulled pork, pulled chicken, and the brisket. sides where mac and cheese, fries, and cole slaw.

My wife enjoyed the sausage which tasted like kielbasa and was served with pickle chips,and the pulled pork. This had very little fat, which is the way she likes it. I liked the brisket, but like you said, had decent fat, I kind of like beef on the leaner side. I really enjoyed the pulled chicken. Could have had a bit of a heavier smoke flavor, but like you said.. BBQ is so subjective. Sauce was just about right, and I like that they don't soak it in. Just drizzled on top.

Fries where fresh cut and done very well. Impressive for a pizza place. Mac and Cheese was alright. Could tell that the noodles where cooked to order which is a nice touch, but my wife prefers a baked mac and cheese preparation. It was served with a roll so you can make a sandwich I guess.

All in all, for $15 I think this was a great value, and a great option in the area. I will be back.

Feb 18, 2014
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Queso Grill in Lincroft

Ive eaten here a quite a few times last year. I'd say the food is pretty good especially considering the immediate area. Lots of options. However, I probably wouldn't make a special trip from far away especially for Queso Grill.

I also dislike that Luigi's doesn't have an area to sit an eat slices.

Feb 18, 2014
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restaurants serving skirt steak in central nj

Disclaimer as I havent been to this place in quite awhile, but manville bbq offers it on the menu.

http://manvillebbq.com/

I did go quite a bunch when I used to be in the area more, and it was always good. a Bit pricey, and cooked to order, but well worth it.

Feb 14, 2014
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Baxter's Burgers KEANSBURG.

Middletown is going to hell in a hand basket as well if you just read the police blotter.

I posted a thread about Baxter's Burgers awhile ago and there where no replies.

A small family owned place putting out good quality burgers at a good price. Isn't that what chowhound is about?

I've walked to this place at night with my wife, and its perfectly fine. There isn't much going on at all down there since Sandy.

Feb 13, 2014
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Five Guys, Broad St/35 Shrewsbury, NJ

Yeah, they are a bit pricey. I enjoy them though.

I think your problem was the transportation time and the steaming inside the foil. I always eat mine in store.

I agree on the hot dog though. Don't get one there.

On a side note, last week, I was in Atlanta, and I got a burger and fries from Checkers in the Airport. It was amazing. I know many of the checkers around here have closed up, but they never tasted as good as the one I had last week.

Feb 12, 2014
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Perimeter Center / Dunwoody

Hey Everyone,

Thanks for your help. My travel plans got messed up with flight cancellations and delays, so I only ended up having one night to go out for dinner. There were also no rental cars available from the hotel, so I took the MARTA. I decided to go to the varsity because I had to check it off the list, ie: (When I see it on the tv, I can say I've been there).

Having talked to you guys, I wasn't expecting much. Please don't take this the wrong way, but it was pretty horrible.

I'm glad I went there because now I can say I did, but I don't have to go back :-D.

We caught a buzz at a bar by the Theater, and headed back to continue drinking at the hotel bar with customers.

The next day, I had to leave ASAP to catch a flight to Miami.

I have to complement you guys on your airport. It's so organized, and calm, and beautiful. It's like a high end shopping mall. Nobody is trying to run you over or steal your stuff like I'm used to up here.

Anyways.. I ended up getting a Burger and Fries from checkers in ATL, and that was amazing. Just about all the checkers up here closed up a few years ago, and they just weren't all that good. Quality control issue? Maybe..

If I'm traveling to ATL again, I'll probably rent the car in advance.

Thanks for your help.

Feb 10, 2014
coldsolderjoint in Atlanta

Perimeter Center / Dunwoody

Thanks for the replies everyone.

Work is picking up the tab for food and drink, so a $40 steak would probably be doable, its just my preference to go to the small greasy spoon kind of places.. direct contrast to what chow-hound is about :-P.

I got "permission" from the wife to rent a car (which I would have to cover, but some coworkers might want to split).. so its really not a big deal anymore as far as the transportation.

These types of meetings are tough sometimes since groups of customers or higher up's sometimes invite to a specific place, and its hard to nail down a specifics time or day, say like a reservation.

But I do appreciate your recommendations!

Feb 02, 2014
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Perimeter Center / Dunwoody

Hello Everyone,

I'll be in town for business Monday Night (Feb 3rd) arriving at about 8pm at ATL and leaving on Thursday right after my meeting ends at 5pm.

I'm staying at the Marriot in Perimeter Center.

I have all day meetings, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with breakfast and lunch at the hotel, so it looks like I have two nights to work with.

Walking Distance or a Reasonable public transportation ride preferred, however, I could possibly rent a car for one of the nights.

I'd prefer the hometown sort of vibe, like the diners drive in's and dives sort of places, but if there is something that is absolutely not to be missed, I would definitely consider it.

So far on my ideas:

Gladys Knight and Ron Winan's Chicken and Waffles
Vortex Bar and Grill
The Varsity

I based these ideas on Man vs Food, although I know that these might not always be the best.

Could you please point me in the right direction?

Thank You

PS: I also noticed there is what seems like a fair amount of Greek gyro competition going on. Being from Jersey where there's a Greek owned diner every few miles, is this something to consider?

Jan 31, 2014
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Hard Rolls, Bagels and Italian cookies

I was going to put in a comment for J&M, but I've never tried their bread.

Jan 30, 2014
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Wedding Reception in Jersey

That's funny that the first picture on your page is of bayonet farm. We had a deposit on the Red Barn as part of one of our wedding plans. We where going to go with Food Trucks as the caterer. It turned out to be out of our budget and the coordination was too much for us to handle on our own. So we have an idea to do that for an anniversary party.

Jan 29, 2014
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Wedding Reception in Jersey

My wife and I had been planning and unplanning our wedding for probably 3 years before she got fed up and nailed down a place and venue.

We had our wedding at the English Mannor in Ocean Township. We couldn't have been happier. Our budget was smaller than yours, and they worked with us, we did our wedding on a Sunday night, and we had planned at relatively short notice (6 months), and they where able to give us a very good price. We had a very extensive cocktail hour, 3 course dinner, and a 5 hour open bar. This was their smallest package. We really didn't need the add-on's like the ice sculpture and dessert table and things like that. Although they of course do offer all of those things. The food was really great and we where very impressed with the quality. We had a chicken dish and a prime rib as entrees. Everyone there had a great time and it was beautiful.

We had a tasting dinner at the Bridgewater Mannor Probably 3 years ago, and that food was really good. That would have possibly been our second choice, but the venue is more traditional. And as you know, its not just about the food, its the whole package.

Jan 29, 2014
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Cave Paleo

It might be true for a sit-down restaurant with ONLY a paleo menu, but I know many restaurants are starting to introduce paleo menus. and there have been a few paleo food trucks popping up around the country. If you read into the paleo stuff, it makes sense, but for some people it is really hard to break the bread/wheat/gluten diet.

Jan 21, 2014
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Cave Paleo

We've been here a number of times and have enjoyed it each and every time. He does a weekly dinner night. If you join the facebook page, he posts the menu and he has specials. I believe this weekend was coconut pancakes.

We try to eat paleo when we can. Its a great place and I hope more places open up and serve a paleo menu.

Jan 21, 2014
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Grilled Cheese Donuts?

here is the menu: http://production-current.outofagency...

They have a plain donut and cheese, and a few sweet varieties. But you can build a grilled cheese with any of their toppings (savory or otherwise).

Jan 21, 2014
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