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Vietnamese Cuisine - Toms River

I was at Vietnam Bistro two weeks ago. It was still open and was 2/3 full on a Thursday night.

Jul 03, 2014
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Vietnamese Cuisine - Toms River

Sign on door today said they are waiting for permits and will open soon.

Jun 27, 2014
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Searching for Muller Rice in the USA

May 20, 2014
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Surv Kitchen & Lounge ~ Manalapan

Once they lost their chef it was only a matter of time

May 08, 2014
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Surv Kitchen & Lounge ~ Manalapan

This place has closed

May 08, 2014
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Can only find curly noodles

They have also made noodles packages 12oz instead of the former 16oz. The wide flat noodles have disappeared from all the stores near me. I buy these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003...

May 03, 2014
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Sandwiches in Monmouth County

Irv's also has good brisket

Mar 28, 2014
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Los Caminos De Don Chucho

Apparently this was the former owners of Posillipo's. It had a serious fire this morning.

http://www.app.com/article/20140326/N...

Mar 26, 2014
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Olive Restaurant in Freehold

They have a website. Menu looks nice. I will be sure to try soon and report back.

http://www.olivegreekrestaurant.com/i...

Mar 05, 2014
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Surv Kitchen & Lounge ~ Manalapan

The excellent chef referred to above has not been involved with the restaurant for a couple of weeks now.

I saw them advertising for cooks and servers last week so there might be a lot of new faces in the kitchen and the dining room.

I have no plans to return.

Mar 03, 2014
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Happening frequently Sunday evening 10:30 eastern time

Feb 23, 2014
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Uncle Mike's Kosher steakhouse and deli, Lakewood

Feb 23, 2014
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Steak in mid coastal Monmouth County?

I don't recommend Surv anymore since the recent loss of their excellent chef.

Feb 20, 2014
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Best sugar free hot chocolate mix

The Cadbury's is very good but is not sugar free, only lower in fat.

It's also cheaper on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005...

Jan 19, 2014
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Looking for Fried Chicken Livers

Thanks for the tip. I will definitely check them out.

Jan 06, 2014
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Looking for Fried Chicken Livers

MGZ, it is funny you mention Surv. I suggested he add them to his menu a couple of months ago one evening when we were discussing how wonderful they are. If he agrees to make them for your Mercy Dinner, tell him to let me know and my wife and I will certainly get a table that night.

My search continues and if I find them I will certainly post that info here.

Jan 05, 2014
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Looking for Fried Chicken Livers

Does anyone know a place in NJ that serves fried chicken livers? Sit down or take out, fancy or not doesn't matter.

Jan 04, 2014
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substitute for fleur de sel?

No matter where you live, hard to find ingredients are always available from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UT...

Dec 31, 2013
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Chicken Croquettes a forgotten food from my youth........??????

Chicken croquettes also came in Howard Johnsons brand but I haven't seen them in years.

Dec 21, 2013
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Your favorite products to order on Amazon?

I get chestnut honey which I can't find locally.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B...

Dec 21, 2013
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Tocqueville or Picholine?

Picholine was excellent. We did the 8 course tasting menu and it was really wonderful. I was actually surprised at how creative and tasty the food was. I will be returning in the future.

Thanks to those who pointed me in that direction.

Dec 21, 2013
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Tocqueville or Picholine?

Thanks for the feedback. Picholine it is. We'll be there next Thursday evening and I'll report back.

Dec 13, 2013
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Tocqueville or Picholine?

Food quality is most important with service second and the décor a far third. I haven't been to either and would like to hears opinions from hounds who been to both in the past couple of years.

We've been to most all of the "better" places so please don't say "Well, so and so is better", we want to try something we haven't been to one night of a trip which also includes old favorites.

Dec 11, 2013
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Surv Kitchen & Lounge ~ Manalapan

Menu (with prices) was put on web site.

http://survrestaurantandlounge.com/me...

Oct 22, 2013
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Irish pub near freehold, MJ

St. Stephens Green Publick House in Spring Lake

http://www.ssgpub.com/

Oct 19, 2013
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Dog Ziggity: New Jersey’s Own Hot Dogs

The 10th annual NJ Hot Dog Tour was this past Saturday.

Sep 25, 2013
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Large Tables!!!

Piccola Italia in Ocean gave me the 4 tables in a square in a separate room for 16 people in August. We had an excellent dinner with everyone able to see and speak to everyone else.

Sep 12, 2013
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The Arlington in Ship Bottom on LBI?

We have only been a few times but the duck with grapes was wonderful. The seared foie gras with apples was as good as I've had anywhere. The veal marsala with homemade pasta was wonderful. I'm allergic to shellfish but my wife has really enjoyed her dishes.

They also have a very nice cheese tray if you enjoy good cheese.

Aug 23, 2013
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The Arlington in Ship Bottom on LBI?

Went Monday night for the first time. Weak on ambience. Great beer list if you are into craft beer. The food was good but overpriced and the service was good. My wife and I both had a bacon corn chowder which was good. She had a tuna special and I had the menu swordfish.

I prefer La Spiaggia and the new restaurant that A Little Bite of Italy opened in the room behind the deli (its a french/italian mix), they are both BYOB.

Aug 21, 2013
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Fernandes 3- Highly Overrated!

I have been to Fernandes 3 four times so far and have always found the rodizio to be very good with a very wide range of different selections brought to the table. The service has always been fine. I have never ordered anything off the menu so I can't comment on those dishes. The only negative is that the salad bar for the rodizio is not as good as some other places but if I choose t go there it's for the meat not the salad.

Aug 10, 2013
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