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Doris & Ed's Closed

No, that would be Joe and Maggie at Bay Ave. Trattoria

Apr 29, 2012
timbug in New Jersey

Draining Tofu

I wrap mine in a bunch of paper towels and put it back in the container for a day or two. works great

Mar 01, 2011
timbug in Home Cooking

Help! Need to find great Seafood places in Highland, NJ

Inlet cafe is closed for the winter

Jan 25, 2011
timbug in New Jersey

steamers- all you can eat

The days of all you can eat steamers are, unfortunately, long gone. I remember the Inlet about 25 years ago did them for a few dollars. Now they are super expensive for very few. It may have to do with the purification process that is now required.

Aug 01, 2010
timbug in New Jersey

Dunkin Donuts "iced" coffee

Sometimes it tastes like old burnt leftover coffee that they saved to make iced. Yuck

May 14, 2009
timbug in Chains

Macaroni Grill - What is the appeal????

Chicken Milanese? Off the menu many years ago. All the decent dishes went
away

Mar 11, 2009
timbug in Chains

Macaroni Grill - What is the appeal????

I worked in Holmdel for many years. It closed in November

Mar 11, 2009
timbug in Chains

Macaroni Grill - What is the appeal????

When the macaroni grill first opened here in NJ, they were pretty innovative for a chain. Good fresh ingredients, home made pasta, in fact everything was made in house. Over the years things changed, until nothing was made in the store. It's all shipped in, sauces (except the alfredo), soups, desserts, everything. The chicken doesn't even taste like chicken. It tastes more like whatever a mcnugget is made from. Not to mention the saltiness, which has been a longtime complaint. The macaroni grill was also sold by Brinker last year, although, it still has a controlling interest. The one by me closed last year, and I predict the rest will follow suit if things don't change.

Mar 11, 2009
timbug in Chains

Favorite Keurig K Cups???

Coffee people jet fuel and black tiger, my favorites.

Feb 19, 2009
timbug in General Topics

Sign O' the times...

rock, I also worked at Mac Grill. A few years ago they stopped making their own soups and sauces due to inconsistancies in following the recipes. They do come in bags now. They also used to make all the desserts, but that was also stopped.

Jan 21, 2009
timbug in Chains

Bad carrots?

I used to look for the dry, whitish looking ones. They were great. Lately I have only seen the wet looking carrot, and they are yuck.

Sep 12, 2008
timbug in General Topics

Bad carrots?

I had to give up buying baby carrots because of the same problem. Stuck my hand into slime too many times. You can see all the moisture in the bag when you buy them. Too yucky. The whole ones you peel yourself taste better anyway.

Aug 27, 2008
timbug in General Topics

Restaurants Closing

Macaroni grills food is mostly pre-made and bagged

Olive Garden's Culinary Institute in Tuscany?!

No, a few years ago mac grill also started getting all but alfredo sauce in bags

Aug 20, 2008
timbug in Chains