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Historic Taverns in NJ

Oh man, that sounds awesome and right up my alley. Thanks for the tip!

Aug 19, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

Thanks for this, the Stony Hill Inn is one I'd never heard of at all.

Aug 19, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

Thanks for that! This is one of the few places I have actually been to and one of the things that got me thinking about the subject. But I am overdue for a visit back!

Aug 19, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

Thank you!

Aug 19, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

I grew up in Mercer County and have lived in Central NJ for most of my life but it's been pretty sheltered... I never ever went off the beaten Route 1 path I traveled my whole life until the past year or so. One day I was driving and saw Black Horse Inn and it was one of the catalysts which got me thinking about this question in the first place.

I've not been there yet, so thank you for these great suggestions!

Aug 19, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

I saw that one the other day and it looks great, but I haven't ever been up yet. Thank you!

Aug 19, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

I read an article about it which is one of the things that got me thinking about our own state. I still plan to head up that way one day when I have a chance though! Thanks!

Aug 19, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

Thanks for this, I never would have picked up on that one on my own.

Aug 19, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

Thank you so much, this is great!

Aug 18, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

I have rarely ever been to Hunterdon (sadly) so this is incredibly helpful for me. Thank you!

Aug 18, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

Thanks for this. I had vaguely heard the name of this place before but didn't know anything about the history.

Aug 18, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

Wow, I hadn't ever heard of this one! Thank you.

Aug 18, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

Thanks! I'll be sure to ask him about it.

Aug 18, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

No problem, I don't plan to post this elsewhere, it's more for my own personal edification than anything.
Thanks so much!

Aug 18, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

Awesome, thank you! These two I hadn't ever even heard of.

Aug 18, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Historic Taverns in NJ

Hi all. I was just thinking a few days ago about how neat it is that as a state we have quite a few historic taverns left over, but I only really am aware of a few of them. It inspired me to try and compile a list of historic taverns in NJ. Does anyone know of any?

I think since it gets a little confusing, that historic buildings which retain old features but currently operate as taverns should be okay too. For the sake of simplicity I'm thinking historic means built before 1900, but I think somewhere with lots of old history and retaining a lot of the old features could count even if it was built a little after that anyway. I am thinking they don't necessarily have to be taverns that have continually operated since then, either, but could also include historic buildings that currently contain taverns (i.e. Farnsworth House in Bordentown.)

Thanks in advance for any suggestions anyone can give.

Aug 18, 2014
linlinchan in New Jersey

Good Osechi Meal (reasonably priced) for Manhattan 2007?

I know that if you go to the Mitsuwa in Edgewater, NJ 2-3 days before Jan. 1, you can get a set of o-sechi dishes prepared, but I haven't had them, so I can't tell you whether they are great or not. They are, however, reasonably priced, and I did see the Japanese families scrambling to get them, so I'd assume they are at least reasonably good for the price.

On the other hand, O-zoni is very very simple to make yourself. 2 years ago I made it myself for my husband and family, and he said that the recipe I used turned out well. If you'd like I can try to find it for you. It was Kansai style.

Dec 22, 2006
linlinchan in Manhattan

Tonight: Saito's or Ike for Sushi

Ike is good. But has anyone else noticed that the portion sizes fluctuate somewhat?

Nov 30, 2006
linlinchan in Los Angeles Area

Need ethnic food that you'd walk 3-4 miles for.

Oh, Myung Dong Kyoja on Wilshire and Hobart (I think? A few blocks East of Western)
It's a Korean noodle restaurant. The only dishes on the menu are about 4-5 types of noodle soup and one kind of dumplings, and it's so very good.

Nov 30, 2006
linlinchan in Los Angeles Area

Best all around Japanese in NYC?

That's good to know! I'm SUPER picky about it, too, so I've got to try this out when I go home.

Nov 30, 2006
linlinchan in Manhattan

Favourite tips you picked up while travelling ? [Moved from Home Cooking]

Oooh, I have to try that! Thanks!

Nov 10, 2006
linlinchan in General Topics

Sushi- not on Mondays or Sundays?

Because fresh fish isn't usually available for purchase, most of the Sushi restaurants I know seem to be closed on Monday. I've even seen one that was closed both Sunday AND Monday.

Nov 07, 2006
linlinchan in General Topics

Super Udon in Gardena. Anyone been there before?

About 2 miles south from Super Udon is Sanuki no Sato, which I think is the best udon restaurant by far in the area, so if you want to eat Udon at a restaurant, I would recommend that. The ambiance is really nice, too, and 90% of the customers in there every time I go are Japanese.

Nov 06, 2006
linlinchan in Los Angeles Area

Favourite tips you picked up while travelling ? [Moved from Home Cooking]

In Japan I learned that Japanese mayonnaise in the squeeze bottle can be used on just about anything.

Nov 06, 2006
linlinchan in General Topics

How do you dress up a bowl of Top Ramen?

Actually, that's exactly how I used to make mine... In the coffee maker, and with similar ingredients, except I'd poach the egg. And sometimes peanut butter and whatever chicken tenders I just happened to have left over would find their way in too. XD

Nov 06, 2006
linlinchan in Home Cooking

japanese carrot salad dressing

It has been my experience that the orange dressing you get at most Japanese restaurants is ginger, not carrot. I've never run into somewhere with carrot.

Nov 06, 2006
linlinchan in Home Cooking

What do you think of the prepared foods at Whole Foods?

Things vary. What I really like are their sandwiches, their macaroni salad, the salad bar, and the spicy tuna bowl (which kind of varies from place to place but is generally delicious.)

The best place I know in terms of food prep and selection would be the one on Fairfax in LA at the Farmer's market/Grove. We used to go there from work for lunch a lot and it was delicious. I have a friend who would swear by their pizzas.

Nov 06, 2006
linlinchan in Chains

Can someone recommend a Japanese Curry Restaurant?

Curry House tastes like packaged curry roux because it is owned by House Foods Corp., one of the largest makers of packaged curry roux.

Nov 06, 2006
linlinchan in Los Angeles Area

Special requests and the quiddity of a restaurant dish

This is certainly a viable point and there are people with terrible food allergies that need to do so in order to go along with friends to a restaurant for the social experience, but I see it way more often happen that there are just a bunch of extremely picky people (and they always seem to be dining together) that don't like onions or tomatoes or sauce anywhere but on the side.

Nov 06, 2006
linlinchan in Not About Food

Favorite Americanized-Chinese dishes??

There's a storefront/takeaway counter near my house that sells everything in a set, freshly-cooked dish with one scoop of rice, a fried dumpling and a crab rangoon, for I think anywhere from $4.00 to $6.50 depending on what.

90% of the time I go I get the Kung Pao Beef... soooo good and spicy it's amazing.
Additionally, I grew up in NJ with more "Authentic" (compared to the midwest, etc.) Chinese food than where I am now, so I literally had never even seen or heard of a 'crab rangoon' until I moved to St. Louis for college. But they're soo good. Authenticity be damned.

Nov 06, 2006
linlinchan in General Topics