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cash or credit?

I worked for an insurance company that wrote policies for bars and restaurants across the country. Once we handled a claim for a place, can't remember where it was, that had business interruption due to some type of loss. To calculate the loss we ask for tax records and the restaurant said that they had two sets of books, one for tax purposes and the other was the real numbers.
The business income coverage they had was based on 90% of sales and they used the real books when getting the coverage through the agent.
We had never seen anyone admit to two sets of books before. We used the books that had the true figures to calculate the loss

Apr 19, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans

Goldies Vegan in Asbury Park

I have not been yet myself but have heard good things about it. Only complaint I hear is the price.
As with most places owned by the Porta folks I'm sure it's good

Apr 17, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

Cochon Butcher Expansion?

April 23 according to NOLA.con

Apr 11, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans

Dinner and live jazz in Jersey City?

By Frankie and Johnny's do you mean Dino and Harry's?

Apr 10, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

Yelps top Monmouth County Restaurants.

Yep, number of reviews. I like Mogo and all but there are much better places in Asbury alone

Apr 09, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

6lb. Pork Roll..where can I buy?

BJs carries the big rolls of Taylor

Apr 08, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

NOLA Shortlist advice

I too do not get the hype for Willie Maes fried chicken. Wasn't impressed at all.

Apr 08, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans

Crawfish Etouffee in New Orleans

I've thrown oysters in the water after the crawfish come out. Pretty good stuff. Check out Redds Uptilly Tavern on Maple, they typically boil on Fridays

Apr 04, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans

Stella Marina- Asbury Park

We went to Kim Marie's a while back when one of the snow storms was approaching as it was one of the only places open. What we had was good but I found it really hard to read the menus as it was so dark in there.
Porta is a weekly walk to grab a bite, usually the octopus. Have not made it to their place Goldies yet but have been to Pascal and Sabine which I enjoyed as well. They seem to do things right at all places including the Monk Room and we shall see once they open in Jersey City

Apr 02, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

Where to rent a pot for crawfish boil?

First I ever heard of the five minute rule. But everyone boils differently.
And I have had really bad crawfish before so they can be screwed up

Mar 26, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans
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A few unusual cravings

I don't think you will find good Chicago style pizza in New Orleans but maybe I am wrong, good pizza places have popped up recently so maybe there is one doing Chicago style.
That's worst like going to Chicago and looking for a good poboy, it's all about the bread and you aren't going to find that anywhere else.

Mar 22, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans

Best crayfish boil?

Before Katrina I thought Zimmers had the best roast beef poboy around
And that crab salad was great

Mar 20, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans

Royal Fried Chicken Neptune NJ

I may have to swing by there this weekend

Mar 19, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

Sources for andouille?

Well I get three to four sacks sent up. We have driven to Chicago with 1000 pounds before

Mar 18, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans

Sources for andouille?

Shipping isn't cheap but luckily I know someone who buys in bulk and will pack the. And drive them to the airport and put them on a Southwest plane and I pick up on this end, still expensive but much cheaper than going through the online providers

Mar 18, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans

March 15 - Free Event at James Beard Foundation

I do like the place and have had the pleasure of dining there twice when a friend from home has cooked there. He is back on the 28th of this month and I will get to help in the kitchen

Mar 16, 2014
roro1831 in Manhattan

Green Turtle

Menu says sharp cheddar

Mar 15, 2014
roro1831 in Chains

Live crawfish/oysters?

I would just order the crawfish online a little later in the season an have a sack shipped out to you

Mar 11, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans
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Great Bandera experience

I've never been to a Bandera but if it's owned by the same folks as Houston's it is part of one of the better chains

Mar 08, 2014
roro1831 in Chains

Best no frills oyster bar in N.O.

Really HH? How long did you work there? I think the first time I made an appearance was about 1980 for 2 buck pitchers.

Mar 03, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans

Panera Bread in East Windsor

I've been to other Panera Bread locations they are all the same. Decent food some people love it some don't care for it

Mar 03, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

Muffalatta?

When the Saints made the Super Bowl run I made mini muffs for one of the playoff games, made my own olive sald and bought everything else. They came out pretty good.
I was actually someplace in North Jersey on Thursday and saw someplace that made king cakes but I can't remember the name for the life of me.

Mar 02, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

Anyone know of any German Restaurants celebrating Fasching Festival?

Lol the only reason I knew was because he resurrected ten old posts

Mar 01, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

Anyone know of any German Restaurants celebrating Fasching Festival?

Black Forest Inn in Stanhope

Mar 01, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

Bistro Ole and Johnny Mac's

Same here

Feb 24, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

Pascal & Sabine, Asbury Park

We went Feb 15th for dinner, they do not take reservations but have a list so if it's busy you only have to wait until a table is available and not until the line is gone. Similar to Porta.
I had the oxtail app which was very rich but excellent. Duck confit for a main and even my wife liked it and she hates duck, she had the Steak au poivre which was quite tasty. Creme brûlée for dessert for her and I have the poached pears which were on top of a goat cheese cream. I would go there just for this dessert it was that good.
The space is nice, I wasn't crazy about our table as it was tucked away behind a wall. There are two bars, so we will definitely be heading back for drinks and snacks at the bar

Feb 24, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

Bistro Ole and Johnny Mac's

We swung by Kim Marie's two Thursdays ago as most places were closed due to the snow. We had the wings and potatoe skins, they were both good. The burgers looked good. Place is very dark and menus are dark as well so it makes it difficult to read the menu

Feb 24, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey

Short Trip - "Lazy Weekend" of Mardi Gras

Interesting, I've never heard that and I was born and raised there and lived there 40 years.

Feb 19, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans

Short Trip - "Lazy Weekend" of Mardi Gras

What exactly is the lazy weekend of Mardi Gras?

Feb 19, 2014
roro1831 in New Orleans

Bistro Ole - Asbury Park.

I went over a year ago and was not impressed. 23 bucks for ropa vieja is ridiculous and it wasn't that great.
The chef left a while ago and from what I hear that made all te difference just as Susie stated

Feb 19, 2014
roro1831 in New Jersey