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Why are there so many terrible restaurants in Jersey?

And they should work to ensure that you are not solely relying on your booze permit - or just convert to a bar instead of being a lousy food option.

Do the laws / authorities treat bar and restaurant the same?

Nov 12, 2013
Yum_T in New Jersey

Why are there so many terrible restaurants in Jersey?

Thats Socialistic Cronyism. The need of the citizens is more important than the need of a few mom and pop store that paid 100K and are scared that their only special offering is liquor license. Restaurants are about good food. Liquor does help make money, but if every place has booze then people will opt for the place with the best food, ambiance and service.

Nov 11, 2013
Yum_T in New Jersey

Why are there so many terrible restaurants in Jersey?

Of course NJ is corrupt. And people would be naive to think Mafia, ex-mafia-now-businessmen are not influencing Government policies. Example in Middlesex county in Central Jersey we still can't buy alcohol in grocery stores, and at Costco on Sunday we can't buy alcohol until noon - everyone is not Christian... its a freakin secular country! Even car dealers are required to close the store on Sunday. Either the government is backwards (like some middle east countries) or extremely corrupt.

Nov 11, 2013
Yum_T in New Jersey

Graduation Dinner - Cupertino/Stanford/South Bay

I am looking for place to have graduation dinner - approx 25/30 people around June 10. Most guests will be of south-asian origin, but I've been told Indian cuisine is out. I was thinking American/Italian/Mexican...

Would love some recommendations.

Apr 23, 2013
Yum_T in San Francisco Bay Area

PeiWei and Chipotle in West Windsor

Agreed, they don't have those dishes at this location (nor at Paramus), but that is more likely cause it is a smaller kitchen or newer and needs to ramped-up or they figured they would not have demand for those specific items in this location. The location is clearly identified at the store with their Asian Diner signage and on the PeiWei website.

It's also possible that they were afraid of cannibalizing on their original location (P F Changs) which is across the street.

Asian Market concept is still being developed and for now the company just has one location... in Phoenix AZ.

Apr 04, 2013
Yum_T in New Jersey

PeiWei and Chipotle in West Windsor

I stopped into PeiWei in Princeton yesterday... it was open and thriving. It's a regular Pei Wei and not a sandwich place.

Decent affordable food that comes fast... and I liked their new Coke machine... its a new smart machine where you can mix drinks and make a combination that you like (seen these only in Atlanta).

Mar 25, 2013
Yum_T in New Jersey

Wash pre-washed spinach?

Not a fan of frozen spinach... but the good thing is that frozen stuff needs to be thawed before use. I wash it (soak in cold water and mildly rinse it) - that thaws it and cleans it... some what.

Mar 21, 2013
Yum_T in General Topics

Wash pre-washed spinach?

Why would that be any different? Of course once you open it you can't microwave in that bag. That's why I usually end-up lightly sauteing it in oil & garlic if I am not having it as salad.

IMHO Vegetables, fruits, spices, etc., are nature provided nutrition and healing for our body... why not treat it as such instead of treating it as porn for our taste palates? If we follow that philosophy, both the quality of our food and health would rise dramatically.

Mar 20, 2013
Yum_T in General Topics

PeiWei and Chipotle in West Windsor

Wish PeiWei would open more of its Asian Bistros (Diner) in CNJ

Mar 20, 2013
Yum_T in New Jersey

Wash pre-washed spinach?

Some here have said that they don't wash before cooking. To which I would ask - do you think it's okay to eat fecal matter, insecticides, pesticides, and clingy bugs if they are cooked first?

Mar 20, 2013
Yum_T in General Topics

Wash pre-washed spinach?

We read so often about people getting sick because there was fecal matter or something else in the raw food (salad).
I don't trust anything pre-washed... must/should wash properly before eating raw or cooking.

Mar 19, 2013
Yum_T in General Topics
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