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Top 20 Burgers at the Shore

I have yet to read it. I'm sure Barnacle Bill's is on there. Yawn. I miss Boom.

Apr 01, 2015
Herm in New Jersey

Italian Easter Breads - Monmouth County

La Dolce on Rt. 9 in Old Bridge should have what your looking for.

Mar 31, 2015
Herm in New Jersey

Woody's (of Sea Bright) opening a location in Tinton Falls

Anyone know where Chef Ed is now? Also is it the same Chef Ed who once owned Chef Ed's Seaside Grill in Belmar?

Mar 18, 2015
Herm in New Jersey

Restaurants you despise, but continue to dine at anyway.........

What really sucks is that the owner recently passed away. RIP Traci. Hopefully you don't have to put up with insensitive posters in the after.
I always liked Ragin Cajun.

Mar 03, 2015
Herm in New Jersey
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Food Trucks Coming To Asbury...

I'm not disputing the legality of it at all Tapas52. That goes without saying. Curlz also brought up a good example in Mogo. They basically started out with the food truck approach, and now have made an investment in the community with a storefront on Cookman. Who know, maybe other food truck vendors will do the same, and help strengthen the town. After all AP can't only be for the multimillion dollar restaurant groups right?

Feb 20, 2015
Herm in New Jersey

Food Trucks Coming To Asbury...

"I'm not sure why anyone on the boardwalk should have a fit" - Two reasons, rent & taxes. I'm not trying to be confrontational, I'll be looking forward to the trucks too. I can imagine myself being the owner of, I don't know, let say any place on the boardwalk. Here I am all year including today with sub zero weather, snow on the ground, and a staff to pay along with all of my business expenses, with not a whole lot of people around. Fast forward to July, lots of people walking around, eating Vietnamese street food from a truck that just appeared when the weather got nice. I could see where a restauranteur could get annoyed.

Feb 20, 2015
Herm in New Jersey

A couple of changes here at the northshore

David Burke hasn't been around Fromagerie for a while now. I don't believe that it's a secret either.
http://pagesix.com/2014/05/15/celeb-c...

Feb 11, 2015
Herm in New Jersey

Lite food and music ?

I had to laugh at that response! I was surprised to see that there was a reply at all! I was here to post the question,'Looking for small organic raw milk cheese plates with marching band music in Belmar'.

Feb 03, 2015
Herm in New Jersey

Tapeo: modern portuguese/Spanish in hazlet

Not at all. They are in the hotel on rt. 35 (Holiday Inn?) It's in the space that was the Bayshore Bar & Grill.

Jan 23, 2015
Herm in New Jersey

Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

Didn't this used to be the Mid-Atlantic Board as well?

Jan 23, 2015
Herm in New Jersey

Latin Market

When all else fails, there is always Amazon. Looks kind of pricey, unless you'd like to buy 4 gallons.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...

Jan 20, 2015
Herm in New Jersey

NY day brunch?

Pascal & Sabine in Asbury Park is offering only brunch all day. I believe they are offering it late into the evening as well.

Dec 31, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Christmas Day Brunch in NJ

Hopefully no place is offering Christmas Brunch. Let restaurant workers at least enjoy Christmas morning with their families. I'm sure some greedy restaurant owner somewhere will force his workers to do brunch.

Dec 20, 2014
Herm in New Jersey
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Need good recs for Chinese take-out in Hazlet

I was going to recommend, Crown Palace, but if they are too pricy you are unfortunately doomed to only eating at the takeout only shops that have popped up all over. I've thought Great Wall was one of the better ones. There is also the one on Poole Ave & rt. 36. (forgot the name)

Dec 09, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

New Microbrewery to open in Atlantic Highlands

Apparently Gaslight opens tonight, anyone going? I don't think I'm going to able to get there until next week, I'd love a preview.

Dec 03, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Good food/ Wedding rehersal dinner venue near Belmar for 30

Have you tried the Poached Pear in Point Pleasant. I know that the chef/owner was the chef at Whisper's for the past 10 years or so.
http://poachedpearbistro.com

Nov 22, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Carton Brewery Atlantic Highlands

Can't be a restaurant serving beer, if it's owned by a brewery. Brewpubs need liquor licenses, and owners of breweries can't own liquor licenses - or something like that.

Nov 10, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Runa Peruvian Cuisine Red Bank

BRAVO!!!

I look forward to trying your restaurant. Hopefully you cook as passionately as you post. If that is the case your restaurant will be wonderful. All the best to you.

Sep 01, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Runa Peruvian Cuisine Red Bank

That's awesome that she catered a couple of parties for you. Did you perhaps miss the part of my post where I wrote 'AS MOST CHEFS ARE' in regards to self promotion? This quote is funny though, as it's taken from an article linked below by zidecar :

“I had the wrong perception of what it takes to open a restaurant,” Lynn said, standing in the brightly painted, 44-seat BYOB-er. She calls the interim “a great learning experience and a personal journey.”

Which makes me wonder about this excerpt from the article:

'Almost immediately, Lynn said, bigger catering jobs starting coming in, helping her replenish her funds.'

My question would be, if you don't know what it takes to open a restaurant, in terms of permits & inspections, where do you do your cooking for your catering company? Is it done in an unlicensed facility, perhaps a home? Sounds sketchy to me.

Aug 24, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Inkanto Peruvian Cuisine in Hazlet

...and advertising anything at all on chowhound isn't allowed.

Aug 13, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Seafood Birthday DInner

Yes the Chuckling Oyster was where Neil was. Last read Neil West is now the chef at Pascal & Sabine.

Aug 06, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Jing Chuan- A New Schezwan Star in Hazlet!!

You know sockster, I wish I could retract my last statement. In fairness, I only had ordered take out, never ate in house. Honestly, it did seem like the food wasn't as good. At least, although different, we still have Shanghai Bun.

Aug 02, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Jing Chuan- A New Schezwan Star in Hazlet!!

I think part of their problem was that their 'great food' started to become less great almost as quick as it became great.

Aug 02, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

New Microbrewery to open in Atlantic Highlands

Nope, not saying that at all. I have no insider knowledge at all. I will point out however, that the calendar doesn't lie. It is already August, and it doesn't look to me like they will be open in the next 30 days.

Aug 01, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

mccloones rum runner was just leveled

This thread is pretty hard to follow. I'm not sure jrv, but I'm pretty sure sockster is referring to AMA, as he always says they have the best bread, and the chef recently left.

Jul 30, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Krakowiak Restaurant - Polish in South River NJ

Meant to write that I'm NOT going back.

Jul 23, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Krakowiak Restaurant - Polish in South River NJ

Funny you should post this.... On my last visit, which was about 2 months ago, there was a strange guy sitting to the right of the counter. (if your back was to the door) The service was sucked, and I got the feeling that we were not wanted there. There was only one other table, obviously a regular by the waitresses familiarity with him. When we were finished with dinner, I went up to counter to pay. The guy on the right was staring at me. I presumed he was a manger of some sort, so I just nodded and said hello. He said nothing, and just kept staring. I was close to asking him if there was a problem, but I figured it would be best just to leave and write the place & their delicious food off. I'm going back.

Jul 23, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Restaurant for a wedding in Central NJ

Wait a second... You actually wrote a review about a shower you were invited to? You do realize that someone thought enough of you to extend n invite, then you actually reviewed their party? I hope that your 'friends' didm't read the part about At the shower there was not even any booze offered", who knows, maybe they couldn't afford much more than a basic party package. I hope they apologized to you for the horrible time you had to endure.

Jul 11, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Restaurant for a wedding in Central NJ

I went to an anniversary party, not a wedding, on this cruise line. I thought it was a pretty good time. We only had passed appetizer tho, no dinner.

http://cornucopiacruise.com/weddings/

Jul 07, 2014
Herm in New Jersey

Sea Bright Fish Co.

An odd review corvette johnny. You seem to be excited for this place, but this was a more than generous review. if the lobster roll was 'just ok' and the coleslaw was 'bland as could be', you are being extra kind. I wish them well, and will check it out, but I'll let them rise above the ok mark first. (not to be confused with the =mark)

Jul 02, 2014
Herm in New Jersey