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Burlews in Keyport

No, I just checked the menu, we'll have to try it the next time we feel like driving over that way.

I liked Burlews, as it was what we were looking for that day, a casual place, with outdoor seating and a water view.

Aug 25, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

Burlews in Keyport

We ate at Burlews in Keyport last night, and I came away very pleased. I had one of the day's specials, blackened grouper, and it was very nice. The fish was fresh, had a little seasoning, cooked nicely. I got it with fries, and they were fine. My wife got the seafood fra diavalo, a nice portion of clams, shrimp and scallops in a rich tangy sauce over pasta. I got to eat the scallops , they were nice. These were two of the more expensive dishes on the menu at 25 and 29. Most items are less than 20, with sandwich type items closer to 10. Looking at the other tables, all the food looked good, and everyone seemed pleased. The blue moon was fresh, and a good deal at 4.25. We ate on the outdoor deck, with a view of the bay and beautiful weather.

Aug 23, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

The Shrimp Box?

For a while, after they renovated, you could see the high water mark, it was about half way to the ceiling, they may have had it indicated with a plaque or something, not sure if they still have that. Even the salad bar is much better these days. Just seems fresher.

Aug 11, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

The Shrimp Box?

Since super storm sandy, the Shrimp Box has really upped their performance. Before, I always felt it was run of the mill, but since, each visit has left me thinking they really have improved. I usually get broiled scallops or flounder, and they do a good job with them.

Aug 11, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

Siam Thai Restaurant in Colts Neck

I ate there again today for lunch. Another nice curry dish, green curry which was vary tasty. I went for the Tom Kha soup, which was excellent. My friend had the red curry which he indicated was great. The place is worth visiting. Not very crowded for lunch.

Jul 23, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

Roy Rogers restaurants returning to North Jersey

That is my sandwich there.

Jun 02, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

visit to Maine

Roberts is great, we eat there on every visit to Kittery. Good craft beer selection, great fish chowder. Never ordered anything that we didn't end up liking.

Jun 01, 2015
jracpa in Northern New England

Parsippany

Il Villaggio is a great place for Italian.

May 28, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

Parsippany

I was going to say the same thing when I saw the post last night. Collins.

May 26, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

Siam Thai Restaurant in Colts Neck

I had lunch there today, had the Mussamun Curry, it was tasty. The lunch specials come with a very small salad with peanut dressing, which was just average, and a bowl of soup, which was tasty, not exactly Thai, as it had a few pieces of macaroni in it along with some lemongrass that made it ok. My friend had the green curry, which I had a spoon of and it was a little spicier than the Mussumun, which I preferred.

May 21, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

Haddonfield

We ate at Tre Famiglia, which I realized is the place we eat at just about every year when we are in Haddonfield for a basketball tournament. We were a group of more than 20, and they did a great job.

May 05, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

Haddonfield

I'm going to be in Haddonfield a little bit this weekend, and wonder if anyone knows of nice places to eat in the town.

Apr 30, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

Jose Tejas in Woodbridge

Get the French Quarter Chicken. I have had it hundreds and hundreds of times since the 1990's. Other than a 2 or 3 month time span when one of the cooks messed up the seasoning, it has been the single best dish in NJ.

Mar 28, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

Good fish in east Brunswick?

Yes, I was surprised to see that they had closed. Excellent place, I guess the location didn't get enough traffic.

Regarding seafood in EB, some people like Blue Water Grill on Rt 18.

Mar 21, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

First Dickey's BBQ in NJ opens in East Brunswick today

There was a barbecue place there, I forget the name though. I think you may be right, even though Dickies seems to be saying this is their first NJ location.

Mar 19, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

First Dickey's BBQ in NJ opens in East Brunswick today

Its in the same strip mall as Wasabi House

Mar 19, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

How to eat frugally?

A good idea. Hungry Senior was a chef, the blog could be the very topic being discussed, frugal meal/recipe ideas and related items for seniors on a fixed income.

Mar 15, 2015
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How to eat frugally?

Make soup, using fresh ingredients, whatever is on sale. Add beans, meat that is on sale, ground beef etc for protein. Different soups so you don't get tired of them. Skimp on the meat, go heavy on the beans to save money. Throw it all into the crockpot and let it cook all day. A crockpot of soup should last a few days.

Looks like Zinburger might be coming to Parsippany, NJ

A while back there was a place, I think it was called Llewellyn Farms or some thing like that, which was a catering place/restaurant. I think there was a liquor license there at that time.

Jan 18, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

DQ that serves burgers?

Out in the midwest, Dairy Queens with the "Brazier" sign have hamburgers. They are very good, generally charbroiled. Good french fries also. Not sure if there are any in NJ.

Jan 17, 2015
jracpa in New Jersey

Lancaster Area Buffet - best quality

We are thinking of taking a drive out to the Lancaster area this week, for your usual tour through the various towns. We like to eat at one of the all you can eat restaurants, generally hitting either Shady Maple or Good N Plenty, and maybe occasionally Millers. This time, we are not going to the Shady Maple, and we were disappointed last time with Good N Plenty, so I thought I would see what the thoughts are regarding the best quality buffet style restaurant in the area.

Thanks!

Dec 28, 2014
jracpa in Pennsylvania

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
jracpa in New Jersey

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
jracpa in New Jersey

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
jracpa in Beer

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
jracpa in New Jersey

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
jracpa in New Jersey

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
jracpa in Chains

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
jracpa in New Jersey

around metlife stadium

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

Nov 22, 2014
jracpa in New Jersey

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
jracpa in New Jersey