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Would like to find the closest fresh Scrapple on the way.

Too late at this point, but the best I know is about 20 minutes from Exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike:
http://www.bringhurstmeats.com/

Nov 27, 2014
MooseInSJ in Philadelphia

Dinner at Vedge

Awesome. Hope you have as great a meal as we did.

Sep 01, 2013
MooseInSJ in Philadelphia

Dinner at Vedge

My wife and I just had a wonderful dinner at Vedge. I know this restaraunt has been covered before, but just wanted to say what a fantastic meal we had.
We started with the For the Table sampler; Our three selections were Housemade Pickles, Green Olives, and Pickled Red and Green tomatoes. All three were excellent, although my personl favorite were the tomatoes, especially the red ones.
We had 4 dishes from the Plates menu:
Cauliflower saffron soup- Very nice dish, might have benefitted from a touch of sea salt, but was still quite good.
Salt Roasted Golden Beets- Fantastic dish, my wife said that it has replaced the beets she had at Craft as her favorite beet dish ever.
Summer Corn Salad- really great combination, especially loved the charred onion pieces.
Shawarma style carrots- My favorite dish of the night. The lentils that accompanied the dish are the best I have ever had, I could easily sit down with a bowl of them and be completely happy.

We also had 3 dishes from the Dirt list:
Chiogga beet pastrami- interesting dish that really did taste like pastrami. My wife and I agreed that we both thought it was interesting, but we probably wouldn't order it again.
Brussel sprouts- fantastic dish, my wife actually slapped the wall next to her when she first tasted it, it was that good.
Fingerling Fries with creamy worcestershire- Another wonderful dish. I could eat these every day and be extremely happy.

We both loved the service and atmosphere, as well as the food. Would gladly eat there again. Just as a note, I am a confirmed carnivore, not a vegetarian or vegan, but this food would satisfy anyone.

Aug 22, 2013
MooseInSJ in Philadelphia

South Jersey

I also live in Gloucester County (Williamstown) and work in Cherry Hill.

Aug 14, 2013
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

REAL 'Homemade' Whitefish salad in Cherry Hill area

Have you tried the Kibitz Room? http://www.kibitzroom.com/deli/

I know they have whitefish salad, but I don't know if they make their own.

Oct 28, 2012
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

SoCal gal moving to Cherry Hill needs a little help from her C.H friends

Well, H Mart (at least the one in Cherry Hill), have many live fish in tanks, that they will process for you. Hard to get much fresher than that.

Also, I have spent quite a bit of time along the shore (the southern shore at least), and have found relatively few decent fish mongers.

And finally, since the original poster was asking for recommendations in the Cherry Hill area, I naturally assumed my comments would be taken in that context.

Oct 27, 2012
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

SoCal gal moving to Cherry Hill needs a little help from her C.H friends

Fiesta Mexicana in Hammonton is a fantastic Mexican restaurant. http://www.fiestamexicana-nj.com/

Bringhursts is a great family owned butcher shop in Berlin, NJ http://www.bringhurstmeats.com/

I second the recommendation for H Mart. Their fish and vegetables are second to none.

McMillans Bakery in Westmont, NJ has great baked goods, not sure about their bread, never tried it.

The Collingswood farmers market is pretty good, but if you are looking for more unusual stuff the Headhouse Square market in Philadelphia is a better choice.

There are several CSAs in the area, well worth participating in.

Oct 27, 2012
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

Places to purchase lobes of foie gras

I would recommend Hudson Valley Foie Gras http://www.hudsonvalleyfoiegras.com/

Also D'Artagnan http://www.dartagnan.com/

Not sure if the CA law prohibits having foie gras shipped to you for personal consumption or not. I would check prior to ordering.

Oct 13, 2012
MooseInSJ in Philadelphia

Guanciale in South Jersey

I could certainly substitute pancetta, but I would much prefer to find guanciale. I am going to the farmers market this weekend in Phila to find PorcSalt, their website lists guanciale as one of their products.

Aug 10, 2012
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

Guanciale in South Jersey

Anyone know anyplace in South Jersey that sell Guanciale? Have had no luck finding a local purveyor.

Aug 07, 2012
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

Best Eggs Benedict in S Jersey burbs?

My favorite eggs benedict are at the Pop Shop in Collingswood. They have a variety of them, but I usually stick with the traditional eggs benedict. http://www.thepopshopusa.com/

The Westmont Diner also has great eggs benedict. http://www.westmontdiner.com/

Be aware that both of these places get pretty crowded, especially during the breakfast rush, however they are both worth it.

Aug 04, 2012
MooseInSJ in Philadelphia

Henri Hotts BBQ

Henri Hotts is only about 10-15 minutes from my house, and we have eaten there several times. The food is good, although they favor a spicy barbeque sauce, and I prefer one that is slightly sweet. The meats were very tender and juicy though, with a good bark.

Jul 22, 2012
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

Coming to Philadelphia/Mt. Laurel area for 2 weeks - dessert recs, please

The best place in South Jersey right now for dinner is in Collingswood. Quite a few great restaurants there.
My recommendations:
-Blackbird Dining Establishment http://www.blackbirdnj.com/
-Casona (Cuban cuisine) http://www.mycasona.com/index.php
-El Sitio http://www.elsitiocollingswood.com/in...
-IndeBlue Indian Cuisine http://www.indebluerestaurant.com/
-The Pop Shop (I love their breakfast) http://www.thepopshopusa.com/

Not in Collingswood but also near to Mt Laurel in Voorhees.
-Ariana (Afghani cuisine) http://www.restaurantariana.com/

Jun 21, 2012
MooseInSJ in Philadelphia

Amada vs. Matyson for anniversary dinner?

I heartily secomd the rec for Bistro La Minette. Easily one of my favorite restaurants in the area.

Jun 21, 2012
MooseInSJ in Philadelphia

Is CUSTARD CASTLE in Mays Landing the Best Custard in NJ??

Man, Custard Castle. Every fishing trip I took with my dad to the shore we would stop there on the way home. Now I take my daughters there (I live about 20 minutes away). I get the vanilla (always my favorite), but my girls prefer chocolate.

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Custard Castle
6101 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Nov 18, 2011
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

Is Sang Kee in Cherry Hill open?

I work just a few blocks up Kings Hwy and I was very excited when they opened. I went and got take out and I have to say I was very disappointed. A more limited menu than the Philadelphia location, and what I had was not very good. I will be going back, probably this coming week to see if it was just the problems almost every new restaurant goes through. I hope things are better, would be nice to have some good noodles near-by.

Nov 18, 2011
MooseInSJ in Philadelphia

Good restaurants in Schenectady?

I am actually staying just down the street from Proctor's at the Hampton Inn. Last year some friends and I ate at a restaurant that was pretty nice a block or two from the train station and we enjoyed it, but I can't remember the name :(

Good restaurants in Schenectady?

Wow, no ideas people? I have never been failed by Chowhound before :(

Good restaurants in Schenectady?

I will be travelling to Schenectady (via train) in October and while most of my stay will be busy I will have my first night free. I am looking for a good restaurant for dinner that night. I would really like a fine dining or bistro type restaurant, but I wil happily accept any recommendation.
Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me.

New Jersey Diners [split from LA]

Olga's Diner was closed several months ago by the state for non-payment of taxes. Also from the original list, Nasa's diner burned down years ago and was not rebuilt. The Diamond Diner in Cherry Hill was removed years ago to make way for a Walgreens. Ponzio's is the best diner remaining in the Cherry Hill area.

May 08, 2009
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

South Jersey Afghan

The name is Ariana. http://restaurantariana.com/
It is an excellent restaurant. My family eats there often. They welcome my children there and treat everyone very nicely. The food is fabulous; even my oldest daughter, who is a super picky eater, loves the food and has asked to have her birthday dinner there.
I would heartily reccomend it.

Apr 18, 2009
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

Myung Ga in Cherry Hill, NJ

I get take out from there quite a bit. The staff is fantastic and so is the food. It is hard to beat their prices also. For a lunch box of bulgogi, you get the beef, rice, soup, various other items all for about $8.95. Never had anything from them that I didn't like.

Feb 25, 2009
MooseInSJ in Mid-Atlantic

Looking for a Fishmonger in South Jersey

I am more than willing to go into Philly, will have to check out Ippolitos. Thanks for the tip.

Feb 11, 2009
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

Looking for a Fishmonger in South Jersey

I go to the H Mart quite frequently for Asian cooking supplies, and I sometimes get shrimp or butterfish there. While I like H Mart, sometimes I find their fish are not as fresh as I would like them to be.

Feb 11, 2009
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

Looking for a Fishmonger in South Jersey

I am looking for a good place to buy fish in South Jersey. I have been getting them at Whole Foods in Marlton, but I am not overly impressed with their selection and would like to branch out a bit. I live in Gloucester County and I am in easy driving distance of Atlantic City, Philly, Ocean City and anywhere in Camden, or Burlington counties. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Feb 10, 2009
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

Polish in South Jersey, Philly?

While this will only help one weekend a year :), in Cherry Hill the Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception http://www.geocities.com/lsic2006/ hold a carnival in the beginning of September every year. There is a ton of Polish food, Polish music and traditional Polish dancers. I grew up just a few blocks away and have been going to the carnival for as long as I can remember. Even now when I live in another county I make it a point to bring my kids to the carnival each year.

Dec 11, 2008
MooseInSJ in Mid-Atlantic

Real Mexican Food In New Jersey

My family and I love Fiesta Mexicana and we often head over to Hammonton when we get a craving for some great, and amazingly affordable,Mexican food.

Dec 11, 2008
MooseInSJ in New Jersey

Great SJ Butcher

http://www.bringhurstmeats.com/

In Berlin, NJ. This is a full service, family run butcher shop. We buy all of our meat there. The really great thing though is that they will do specialty cuts for you. I have gone in there many times and asked for items that they do not routinely have pre-cut (fresh pork belly, beef cheeks, etc) and they can usually go into the back room (which has a large window to the shop so you can see a lot of the butchering) and cut what you need then and there. Only once or twice have they asked me to call back on the first day of the next week so they could reserve what I needed. If you are in the area stop in and see why I have been going there since I moved down this way 10 years ago :

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Bringhurst Meats
38 W Taunton Rd, Berlin, NJ

Nov 16, 2008
MooseInSJ in Mid-Atlantic

Clio vs. L'espalier: Boston's Best?

I was in Boston for one night back in September and I was able to eat at Clio. I got the 14 course tasting menu and had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the waitstaff were courteous and knowledgeable. Next time I am in town I want to try L'Espalier.

Nov 16, 2008
MooseInSJ in Greater Boston Area