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Pizza in Monmouth County

Amen brother.
Enjoy life - share opinions - realize it is all good fun - and don't take life or pizza too seriously. Know it is difficult when money, time, and pride are involved but a wise man once said, opinions are like assholes everyone's got one!
Peace out.

Nov 08, 2009
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Restaurant News Metuchen NJ

Sugar Magnolia is Takin' Care of Business.
Driving in random circles, the occasional train to NYC, lots of fun food out there.

In terms of information that food geeks would like to hear, not much doing, plethora of mediocrity.

Oct 03, 2009
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Lavender Honey in Central Jersey?

ambrose
1. Bon Appetit does carry it but they are out right now, you can contact them and they will order it for you.
2. Whole foods Princeton does not carry Lavender Honey.
3. This farm in South Jersey might be able to help, the web site says they carry it. http://busybeefarmnj.com/
Although the farm itself is outside of your requested triangle, maybe they have it in stock at the Bordentown retail farm location noted on their website.

Happy Honey Hunting!

Sep 18, 2009
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Shumi in Somerville

Absolutely agree with your assessment of Shumi 100%
Have a Happy Day!

Sep 17, 2009
shabbystorm in Mid-Atlantic

Crazies Ice Cream Rumson NJ

Stopped here today during my travels.
Could not figure out what ice cream to try.

Asked the young man at the counter what flavor he recommended, he said, I don't know, what do you like, I have tried all of the flavors but it is really difficult to make a suggestion that pleases all of the people all of the time, I make suggestions, I do my best, but sometimes people are just not happy.

Then a bunch of kids entered the store. They were wearing jerseys, half one color, half another color, all of the kids on the same team picked the same ice cream except one kid. He looked at the choices, got up on his tippy toes at times, and then picked an obscure flavor. All the kids made fun of him. He just ate his ice cream.
Decided to have what he had.

Opted for Malt Ball Ice Cream - Yummy!
It made me smile.
A great way to end my summer before returning to work.

Sep 01, 2009
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Campobella Market Holmdel NJ Out of Business

Located in the vicinity of Deer Path Road. It was a small mom and pop Italian specialty store, vegetable stand, and grocery. Could buy their items anywhere, probably one of the reasons they are gone, but their kindness and the fact that they always remembered my name even if months past since my last visit, always struck a chord with me. Good Eggs.

Aug 31, 2009
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Mixx - Manasquan

Just a picture.

Aug 31, 2009
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Blue Peach Cafe - Manasquan NJ

Just a picture.
If anyone else had been here please post.

Aug 31, 2009
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Clarks, Red's, Shrimp Box, LobsterPot...

Can't wait! Thanks.

Aug 31, 2009
shabbystorm in New Jersey

Organic Mexican Restaurant in NJ?

Here are some pictures of both places.
If anyone has been to Pop's Garage in Normandy recently please post.

Aug 31, 2009
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Organic Mexican Restaurant in NJ?

Took a ride down to Normandy Beach NJ
Enjoyed a Carrot - Apple - Ginger Vegetable Drink from Simple Goodness. Great Little Place!

Picked up a menu from Pop's Garage in Normandy for another road trip.
Part of the Langosta Lounge family of restaurants.

Aug 31, 2009
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Rock N Joe Coffeehouse and Bistro

They are now open. This is a franchise. Cross between Hard Rock Cafe and Starbucks. Nothing special to report - some sandwiches, some sweets.
Not a chowhound kinda place.

Aug 31, 2009
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Clarks, Red's, Shrimp Box, LobsterPot...

Had the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day before the end of summer, decided to try Spikes Fish Market in Point Pleasant.
It was very busy at lunch.
This is a casual restaurant/fish market.
It is very clean, sitting just a few feet away from the fish, and you could not smell anything.

Decorated with Children's Art work and Plastic Lobster Lights, not fine dining. Fun - Yes!
They have a full menu as well as many blackboard specials.
Mug of New England Clam Chowder - Delicious!
Creamy with corn and celery, huge pieces of clam.
Sea Spud - Baked Potato stuffed with a non mayo shrimp salad, hot peppers, and veggies - served with a side salad - unique and very good!
Keep in mind, like many other restaurants, I am sure there are other wonderful items to be discovered. Service attentive, down to earth and kind.
Have a piece of homemade Swedish Apple Pie for dessert later.
Defnitely would return!
Some Pictures of Spikes and Red's.

Aug 31, 2009
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New Food in Red Bank

At some point in my travels picked up a menu.
Burgers are Half Pound Prime Sirloin burgers - served on a Kaiser roll with seasoned curly fries and pickle. Those sweet potato fries can be added for 1.50 and if you want your burger bigger, 10oz then add 1.75
Basic burger starts at 7.99
In addition they have hot dogs, wraps. fried shrimp platters, and salads. It was busy at lunch but had already eaten. Oh, and that day there was no way you were leaving that place without smelling like a burger for the rest of the day!

Aug 30, 2009
shabbystorm in Mid-Atlantic

D'Jeet - The Grove in Shrewsbury

D'Jeet has a very limited choices for lunch take out.
From the entire lunch menu only the following Sandwiches/Wraps were available to go:
Roasted Pepper Hummus Pita 8.00
Chicken Salad Pita Wrap 9.00
Cob Club 10.00
They Joey 9.00
Grandpa's 9.00
Tuna Salad Pita Wrap 9.00

Aug 30, 2009
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Hot Dogs In Paradise Colts Neck NJ

On my way to Delicious Orchards stopped for a quick bite.
Located on Rt 34. It was busy inside at lunch. They do offer al fresco seating.
They serve a Sabrett natural Casing split top, Foot Long Hot Dog, deep fried, served on a standard white bun with requested condiments when ordered. Had a few bites, It was ok.
Not good enough to return anytime soon.
That said, they do offer an Italian hot dog, basic sandwiches, burgers, and breakfast items that I did not try.
Very kind and helpful people.

Aug 30, 2009
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Krispy Pizza Old Bridge

Bacci does not offer any slices, regular or grandma, just pies, to eat in or take out.
They serve a coal fired, brick oven pizza.
www.baccibrickoven.com

Aug 30, 2009
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Frankie Fed's ~ Freehold

Some pictures of Frankie Feds for those who may travel to try this pizza.

Aug 30, 2009
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Non-Belgian Waffles

This thread contains SOME information regarding waffles in the Central New Jersey area. It may help with your quest.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/583286

Aug 30, 2009
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Campobella Market Holmdel NJ Out of Business

Sad. Drove by today, market empty.
Contacted based on the information below, the number is disconnected.

Campobello Market
(732) 946-3060
130 State Route 34
Holmdel, NJ 07733-2085

Aug 30, 2009
shabbystorm in Mid-Atlantic

New Thai Restaurant Old Bridge NJ

Thai Shangrila
looks like it will be opening soon on Rt 516 in Old Bridge in the Dunkin Donuts Strip Mall.
Just the messenger, have no additional information at this time.

Aug 30, 2009
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settimo cielo in Trenton

Although this information is two years old. It may be of some assistance.
If anyone has an updated experience, please add.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/409914

Aug 30, 2009
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Clarks, Red's, Shrimp Box, LobsterPot...

Fun - Yes!
The Lobster Roll was still market price at lunch, not part of the special, expensive, but never had one before, and you only live once!
Always appreciate the knowledge and suggestions of veteran chowhounds!

Aug 29, 2009
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Krispy Pizza Old Bridge

Gotta chow it out out since it is so close to home :)

Bacci Restaurant
3857 Highway 516
Old Bridge, NJ 08857-2499
(732) 679-5577

Aug 29, 2009
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Pho Barkley - Cherry Hill

Pho Barclay
1409 State Highway 70 E
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 216-8050

Aug 28, 2009
shabbystorm in Mid-Atlantic

Restaurant News Metuchen NJ

Based on the additional information provided, decided to Call Sawadee and the number is now DISCONNECTED.

Sawadee Thai
400 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840-1807
(732) 549-8383

Aug 28, 2009
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:) Crab Cakes Anyone?

Hi JoeH
Bobby Chez's - there are seven locations in NJ and Philadelphia.
http://www.bobbychezcrabcakes.com/mai...
The day we tried them, went to the Cherry Hill NJ location.
Definitely post and let us know your experience.
Hope this helps.

Aug 28, 2009
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Clarks, Red's, Shrimp Box, LobsterPot...

Tried Red's for a late lunch. Located right by the charter boats, still recovering from that experience.

Red's has a full lobster lunch special for 13.95 until 3:30. At dinner the price is currently 21.00 a pound.

They all enjoyed their lobster very much but I opted for a Lobster Roll which came with a side of slaw. Shared french fries - all very good!
We ordered outside, and sat on the covered deck. Bright orange picnic tables with chairs on the water, pails filled with condiments, casual and yummy! Would definitely return.
A great Jersey Shore experience!

Aug 28, 2009
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Best Salads in Toms River/Howell/Jackson, Manchester area

Up here, those Saladworks Salads are about 10.50 a person with a drink..no joke.

Tapas Sentosa is good for vegetarian chinese options. Have not been there for awhile but do remember the restaurant is small, and the owner gracious.

Have a Happy Day!

Aug 27, 2009
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Best Salads in Toms River/Howell/Jackson, Manchester area

Tapas52 cannot think of any 'vegetarian' places in those areas.
Can anyone else?

A thought, Bistro 44 in Toms River does have some wonderful salad and veggie options on the menu.

Aug 26, 2009
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