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North Jersey Beer Flights / Samplers

If you head down south, the Office in Montclair, Maloney's Pub in Matawan, and Jack's in Long Branch all offer samplers and very large beer on draft selections.

Oct 26, 2011
aacharya in New Jersey

Tandoor E India - Oakhurst, NJ

Any news on this since 2008/2009?

Oct 26, 2011
aacharya in New Jersey

Lunch Today at Shanghai Bun Matawan

It's my neighborhood place. joonjoon and I are going there Friday for my birthday. Fifteen people - no "American" dishes, and mayhem. We'll report back what we ordered, as I think we'll let the owner pick at least five dishes for us.

Jun 21, 2011
aacharya in New Jersey

la cashina- matawan?

Umm, La Cashina is in Marlboro, but close to Matawan.

It's okay Italian. I'd rather drive a little further to Enzo's in Aberdeen (behind the Carvel).

Jun 21, 2011
aacharya in New Jersey

Need Great Food in AC!

A simple search would have showed you the tens of threads, from the AC buffets to the not-so-hidden Tony Luke's to the block-long line at White House Subs.

Suggest you check those first and write in those threads for more information.

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White House Sub Shop
2301 Arctic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Tony Luke's
625 Highway 33, Trenton, NJ 08619

Jun 29, 2010
aacharya in New Jersey

Rhode Island to Alabama Road Trip..Great diners anywhere ??

I've mapped the route that you are taking.

http://tinyurl.com/lde3qx

I would advise stopping at diners at least once or twice in New Jersey.

But as I never really eat at them, I'll let other Chows respond with their favorites.

http://www.njdiners.com/

Aug 05, 2009
aacharya in Mid-Atlantic

Trinity - Remarkable Dinner

A much easier link to manage re: 2009 APP Awards is below. The one above makes my head hurt, as it changes the entire view of the review.

http://php.app.com/bestof/

Aug 03, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

Tops in Union County

Little Havana, in Kenilworth NJ (very ethnic)
Boulevard 527, Kenilworth, NJ (american, but great)
Morris Thai, Union NJ (great thai)

I also like many of the Westfield restos (Southwestern)

Alas, I don't live in Union County, only work here. So I don't get to find the real holes-in-the-wall.

Jul 23, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

At The Table, Asbury Park, NJ

Booze and blind tasting!

I really love the blind tasting idea. We have many parties where that is the theme. It's the only way to objectively assess food.

Jul 23, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

At The Table, Asbury Park, NJ

Received a flyer the other week, and forgot to post it.

New Southern Family Restaurant in the old Sister Sue's location.

Grand opening was July 15, 2009

The Table
311 Bond Street
Asbury Park, NJ 07721

732.455.5093

Sunday: 11-6 (dinner only)
Monday: Closed
TWT: 11-4, 5-10
F, S: 11-4, 5-1 (1AM!)

Jul 20, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

Cuban sandwich in or near Monmouth county NJ?

mods - please move thread to mid-atlantic.

Jul 09, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

moderate priced dinner btwn. tappan zee bridge and garden state pkwy.

agree. the friend could be in toms river, asbury park, union, edison, irvington, montvale, etc. makes a HUGE difference.

Jul 09, 2009
aacharya in General Tristate Archive

Niko's Trapezi A Greek Taverna Long Branch NJ

Well, I'd also use it to plug this fantastic restaurant, but all I ordered was the amazing spinach and rice dish. Everything else I stole from others.

Jul 08, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

Niko's Trapezi A Greek Taverna Long Branch NJ

It's noted on the menu that it's a side dish ($1). Which seems petty, but when I ate there, I could see why. Pita so good, it fills you up, and you order less. Not sure if they charged us for it, since I was there with joonjoon and others for my birthday.

Jul 06, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

Kawa Sushi, Matawan

Wow. Let's go, joonjoon. I live near there, and we could stop at Maloney's for drinks.

Jun 30, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

reasonable dinner in Kenilworth?

I 2nd Boulevard 572. Really well-done food, and when I went, half-price bottles! La Griglia does fantastic Italian seafood, but a little pricey.

You also have a very good Cuban place on Michigan Ave, whose name now escapes me.

Jun 26, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

NJ Food and Fun - New Jersey Foodie - NJ Must Try List

I wish Chow would allow a wiki for 'sticky' threads.

Jun 26, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

Great Food in Santa Barbara

Olio e Limone fits your bill.

Jun 22, 2009
aacharya in California

Raavi Nan Kabob Old Bridge, anyone?

The only safe way northbound to get here is to exit at the traffic light beforehand, and then make a left past Outback to get onto the Route 9 North
ramp. It's at the end of the ramp.

I'm also curious about this place. Might be a find...

May 19, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

June 09 trip - $-$$ in Paris

Agreed. That and other threads have this well-covered.

May 05, 2009
aacharya in France

dinner thoughts in Paris for 5 nights

Agreed. So many options in Paris! I would also suggest that you pick up Pudlo Paris (english version). It will tell you everything you need to know about parisian restaurants.

May 05, 2009
aacharya in France

Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park

Next time you're waiting, cool your heels at Waterview. Amazing views, great wine list.

May 04, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

lunch place halfway between Staten Island & Princeton

I'm pretty sure the OP meant "ethnic" as in Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, etc. I am pretty sure Loucas and Harold's are not ethnic in that sense. Perhaps the OP should qualify.

He/she should also indicate where in SI. SI's border is only ten minutes from Edison, but not all of Staten Islanders live at the border.

May 04, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

Rotisserie Chicken Central NJ

Agreed. To not have hit the Long Branch mexican joints for rotisserie chicken is simply missing out. Have some of their tacos as well.

Apr 15, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

Need Advice on Napa Wineries

The best advice would be not to go to Napa. Visit Sonoma and the Russian River valley. Better tastings, nicer atmosphere, less limos and drunken tourists. My favs: Chateau St. Jean, St. Francis, Martinelli, Seghesio.

Apr 14, 2009
aacharya in San Francisco Bay Area

New WineBar in Long Branch?

Apr 14, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

Red Red Bank, NJ

Good bar menu now, with cheaper prices. Happy hour pricing all day Thursday. Half-price wine bottles Tuesday.

Apr 14, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

New WineBar in Long Branch?

I'll be visiting on a Tuesday or Wednesday soon, for those half-price bottle offers. Fantastic offer.

Apr 09, 2009
aacharya in New Jersey

What wines did US presidents serve pre-Clinton?

Everytime I visit Rochioli, I see their THICK book of 'thank yous' from the White House chef.

Mar 23, 2009
aacharya in Wine

help! french onophile (?sp) coming to NY

For your brother-in-law, the oenophile, you will need to tell us some more:

Red/White
Price?
Region?

Preferences? Obviously, he cannot get a Kistler or Marcassin Chard over there, but they get great Montrachet....

I would suggest an excellent wine bar (see zagat.com) to provide the best perspective. No way will you impress him with only one or two bottles without risking a lot of money.

Mar 23, 2009
aacharya in Wine