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Boulevard in NJ

Thanks, I had used that search, but did not zoom out when the map came up empty. Looks like Clark may be the closest place.

Dec 22, 2014
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Boulevard in NJ

I hear that Boulevard is now sold in NJ. Does anyone know who is carrying it, preferably in central NJ. I am interested in both cases and on draft. Thanks.

Dec 22, 2014
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Boulevard in NJ

I hear that Boulevard is now sold in NJ. Does anyone know who is carrying it, preferably in central NJ. I am interested in both cases an on draft. Thanks.

Dec 22, 2014
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Ponte Vecchio, Old Bridge NJ

We've eaten there a few times and never had a problem. I think that they also own Fresco in addition to Loucas. I like all three places.

Dec 19, 2014
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Best Chinese in Hightstown/East Windsor area?

That would be Golden East. The place on Ryders Lane next to Acme is China One. Golden East I like, great garlic sauce. China One I do not, however my family does. The portions are big, but mostly vegetables/broccoli.

Nov 25, 2014
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Smashburger -taste!

Yes, they used to have a buffalo chicken sandwich that was very good, but took it off the menu for some reason.

Nov 22, 2014
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Good food/ Wedding rehersal dinner venue near Belmar for 30

For 30 people, I would think that Klein's could take you. Nice seafood restaurant along the inlet, views of the water.

Nov 22, 2014
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around metlife stadium

I forgot another great place, Bareli's, also in Secaucus, right on Rt 3. Very good.

Nov 22, 2014
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around metlife stadium

I always enjoy Lorenzo's in Secaucus, within about 3 miles of the stadium.

Also, there are a number of restaurants in Moonachie, including Segovia. Steve's Sizzling Steaks is just average to me, at least as far as the food goes.

Nov 21, 2014
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BurgerFi

There is now one in New Brunswick NJ. We tried it and thought it was similar to Smashburger, 5 Guys, 25 Burgers etc.

The burger was tasty, a good variety of toppings are offered, and the fries are good.

It has a variety of craft beers, 5 or six on tap, the rest in bottles, and being in a college town, the prices were good.

Nov 15, 2014
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rice factory in east brunswick

We got take out last Wednesday evening. Everyone liked their dishes, although we were heading out of town and no one can remember what they got. I was eating mine as we were driving, so will wait to give the place a rating. My noodle dish was good.

Nov 09, 2014
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Magic Hat in cans

I can get it regularly in East Brunswick NJ, at the liquor store next to Shop Rite on Rt 18. Just take exit 9 on the turnpike.

Nov 09, 2014
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rice factory in east brunswick

I drive by there every day, the sign says it will be a Thai restaurant. I'll keep my eyes open if they put an opening date. I looked in there a couple of days ago and it looked like they were still working inside.

Oct 19, 2014
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Looks like Zinburger might be coming to Parsippany, NJ

Collins is better, their strip steak outdoes Arthur's steak 99/100 times. On the burger side, while I prefer Collins, Arthurs does a good job also.

Sep 28, 2014
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Lunch in Long Branch

I think it is the best place to go if coming from Middlesex County. Sure you have to pay for parking, but the beach crowd is good, not too loud. Lots of places to eat.

We like to grab a few drafts at McCloones or Sirena's. Food is a bit pricey, but generally pretty tasty.

Sep 09, 2014
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Whole Foods Market coming to Marlboro???

At the time I did not, but did notice that they had them $5.99 a pound over Labor Day weekend. Still have not purchased any.

Sep 09, 2014
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Easton Thai Kitchen

Noticed a new Thai restaurant in New Brunswick the other day, Easton Thai Kitchen, has anyone tried it yet?

Sep 07, 2014
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Thai Restaurants in Monmouth County

I suggest either any of the curry dishes (massaman is great, but so are the others) or the Basil Noodles. I always tell them medium plus spicy, and then that I do like it spicy, and they arrive with a nice amount of spice.

The coconut soup with the lime leaves and chicken is also very good.

Aug 31, 2014
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Thai Restaurants in Monmouth County

River Thai in South River is a hidden gem, a few miles closer to Monmouth County. For my $, better than any listed here, and I have eaten at most of them.

Aug 31, 2014
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Boondocks Fishery & Grill - Red Bank

We went earlier tonight, got there at 5, no wait, the chilly weather probably kept people away.

I got the blackened scallops served with ff, and liked them, the scallops were nicely done. You get 7 scallops and a nice size portion of ff's. I think they were 19.95.

My wife got the fish and chips and did not really like it, she thought the fish was sort of tasteless, too much coating that was crunchy and the fish did not have much of a flaky texture too it.

One daughter got coconut shrimp, 7 shrimp were served with ff. She also liked them, and they looked fine, typical fried shrimp. The other daughter got a cheeseburger which looked fine.

About 1/2 the tables were filled, everyone seemed to be enjoying their food. Some of the salads looked very nice, and those that got the lobster roll seemed happy with them. The service was very good, very quick and friendly. The atmosphere and view of course is very good. Just about every table had brought their own beer, and everyone was in good spirits, which made the place enjoyable to be in.

It's not a high end place, but I think for the price, you get decent food and a great atmosphere, so my assessment is that it is worth a visit. I am not sure I would want to wait in line an hour for it though.

Aug 02, 2014
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N.J. raids 29 restaurants in liquor scam probe

Regarding the Brunswick Grove, their parking lot seems emptier than it used to be. I called the state to find out what their resolution was, spoke to the guy who led the investigation who told me that he couldn't say anything, suggested I call the Division Director or something like that, but implied that I shouldn't expect much information. I guess the customers rights just don't matter. I can't bring myself to go their again. The owner sits at the bar every night, his high priced german sports car just outside the door. I wonder where the money came from to pay for it. He challenged the charges on Facebook when it came out, but no further announcement of the resolution. What does he think, we are stupid?

Jul 18, 2014
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Mongolian BBQ.... is it extinct in NJ?

I remember Khiva also. Used to eat there every few months. Forgot my Amex there one night, didn't use it for a few weeks, was eating at Khiva again, went to use it and it wasn't in my wallet. I was eating with the same friend, who said to think back and remember the last time I used it. I thought for a minute and told him it was with him a few weeks back. Went up to the register, asked about it, and the guy took it out of a drawer under the register.

Good food there, my memory says it was a little better quality than some of the buffet places that have similar grills these days.

And to agree with some other posters, I think the sauces are key. I know that Khiva had better meat and sauces than the Mongolian Grill that used to be in New Brunswick.

Jul 01, 2014
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Whole Foods Market coming to Marlboro???

We stopped in to both WF and Livoti's on Friday evening in the 7-8 time frame. WF was fairly crowded, but not that bad. Prices high, but that is par for the course. Same brand berries as sold at Livoti's were a dollar more for a pint.

Livoti's a little less crowded, but it seemed similar to their other location in product offerings. The seafood counter seemed to have closed for the evening, but the lobsters in their tanks sure looked good, really active scurrying around much more than I usually see in other stores.

May 26, 2014
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Possible new restaurants in Jamesburg

A little bit north of there on 535 is another strip mall with a great seafood restaurant - Mare.

Hopefully the new mall by Wawa gets at least one place worth visiting.

Apr 03, 2014
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Searching for Crabmeat Au Gratin

I think that the Crab Trap also has it. I just checked their website, and their menu has it.

Mar 24, 2014
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Arthur's Tavern - Morris Plains

Re the Rt 10 corridor, I would add Il Villaggio, casual but outstanding Italian style food.

Jan 06, 2014
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Arthur's Tavern - Morris Plains

Arthurs was best before it expanded its menu so much. In the 80's there was no scrod, no ribs, etc. Just the $9.95 24oz steak, health salad, pickles, potatoes, plus a few hamburgers, a great chicken salad sandwich, onion soup and maybe a couple of additional items. Sure the steak could be fatty, but they gladly replaced it if you asked. The end cut was a little less prone to fattiness.

Next door Collins had the NY strip steak, fresh sauteed mushrooms, steak fries, even better.

And liters of beer were $3 at Collins, $2.50 at Arthurs. Collins charged $5 for liters of Heineken.

Prices have climbed a lot since then at both places, and Arthur's menu expanded a lot. Collins is still a lot like it was then, although I think they may have changed owners.

There is an Arthur's in North Brunswick, which we still visit occasionally. I used to live down the street from Arthur's/Collins in Morris Plains and visited them hundreds of times over 10 or so years, but it has been a coupld years since my last visit.

Surprised to hear that the Hoboken location is closed.

Jan 05, 2014
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Arthur's Tavern - Morris Plains

I suggest just eating at Collins, a better steak, great onion soup, great English burger, served on an English Muffin. Arthur's is good, Collins is better.

Jan 05, 2014
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Forget the French Dip, we're talking real-deal Chicago Style Italian Beef!

I've had Portillo's, including via their mail order business and it is first rate. I'll have to make a point of hitting Red's during the Christmas to New Years holiday period.

Dec 17, 2013
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Forget the French Dip, we're talking real-deal Chicago Style Italian Beef!

Thank you for posting this, it is nice to hear that Italian beef sandwiches have made it to NJ.

Dec 16, 2013
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