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New NJ restaurants

elements is now open

Oct 22, 2008
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New NJ restaurants

I hope he opens before that!!! I'm excited about both of his restaurants, however I doubt I'll get time to do anything before next summer. :( ...and no we hope to open at the end of Sept

Sep 06, 2008
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New NJ restaurants

I spoke to Bobby not too long ago. He isn't sure yet the exact date but both Peacock and BT Bistro should be open before the end of fall.

Sep 06, 2008
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New NJ restaurants

Soon.... very soon!

Aug 26, 2008
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New NJ restaurants

Well, for anyone interested
www.elementsprinceton.com
blog.elementsprinceton.com.

Aug 25, 2008
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I want to buy organic eggs and meat from a farmer

Cherry Grove farms in Lawrenceville on rt 206. They sell beef, pork, eggs and cheese. On the other side of 206 they have vegetables also

Aug 20, 2008
avidcook in Mid-Atlantic

wedding cake recommendations for Princeton area?

The Village Bakery in Lawrenceville does very very nice stuff. ESP the cakes

Aug 14, 2008
avidcook in Mid-Atlantic

Atlantic Bar & Grill - South Seaside Park, NJ

I was there 2 weeks ago and had a great meal. Actually, I always have a great meal there. Can't remember what I had, but that's 'cause of the wine.
Hope too return there before the summer is over and I have to start working!!!!:(

Aug 04, 2008
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The Ferry House Princeton NJ

I think the entire experience of elements will be quite different than that of Nicholas.

Jul 07, 2008
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Looking for a good lunch in Princeton

Teresa's is not a BYOB, it has a full bar. Tortugas Mexican is good for lunch if that is your thing. Avoid the new place JLIvy unless you like poor food and service. Triumph Brewerty is alright.

Jun 21, 2008
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JL Ivy - Princeton Junction - anyone tried?

So he is fauxrench?????????? That explains it. Just what we need, another mediocre restaurant with a half-assed frenchman.

Jun 20, 2008
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JL Ivy - Princeton Junction - anyone tried?

Sounds like you had the same experience I did. And you are right some of the dishes at a bistro especially from a chef named Jean Luc, should be bulletproof!!!!!!!

Jun 20, 2008
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JL Ivy - Princeton Junction - anyone tried?

Went there last night for an early dinner. While we did enjoy the outdoor dining, that's pretty much where it ended. The service was over bearing and less than knowledgable about the food. Since I assumed their strength was French "bistro" fare, the asian type dishes were better. I had the pate then the steak au poivre. While the steak tasted good it came out med well, I asked for rare, and I stressed "RARE". It was ok, the server saw the mistake and quickly fixed the problem before I had a chance to speak. Dessert never made it out to the table, but that was fine, it wasn't on the check either!
I'm not going to completley write them off, but I will wait before going back. What I will say is that the prices were reasonable.

Jun 14, 2008
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Houlihan's-Lawrenceville Anyone Been To?

I ate there 2 weeks ago and it was pretty standard. Service was attentive and charming. Food was fine.

Jun 08, 2008
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Central Jersey Ice Cream

Bent Spoon in Princeton is the best damn ice cream on the planet. Not the cheapest however!!!!!!!!

May 16, 2008
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Looking for El Yucateco Hot Sauce in Jersey!

Just one block passed the bridge on the left hand side.

Mar 31, 2008
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Looking for El Yucateco Hot Sauce in Jersey!

I know its not in NJ but just across the river in New Hope PA there is a place called Suzies Hot sauce that carries everything and I mean everything hot. Take half a day and go. If you are like me, you'll end up spending a lot of cash and come home with everything one could want.

Mar 30, 2008
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Culinary Wasteland That Is New Jersey

Maybe Jersey should be renamed to " The Garden and Market State" :)

Mar 20, 2008
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Culinary Wasteland That Is New Jersey

Indeed.......indeed!!!!!!!!!

Mar 19, 2008
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I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a burger today

Oh c'mon foie on a burger! Even Escoffier would agree

Mar 17, 2008
avidcook in Mid-Atlantic

I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a burger today

I firmly believe Stage Left has the best burger, especially if you ask them to put a chunker of sauteed foie gras on it

Mar 17, 2008
avidcook in Mid-Atlantic

what chinese resturants do you reccomend in Yardville, Princeton or Hamilton

Sunny Garden in Princeton on rt 1 is pretty good.

Mar 06, 2008
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BT20 in Princeton

I drive by every day and it seems to me to be more like
May 2008. The have been working hard and it seems to be almost ready.

Mar 06, 2008
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Somerset Suggestions?

Try Sophies Bistro but I think it is closer to New Brunswick on Somerset Ave

Mar 05, 2008
avidcook in Mid-Atlantic

Please tell me where to get good dessert in Yardville, Trenton or Princeton..

I know of the Village Bakery in Lawrenceville.

Mar 05, 2008
avidcook in Mid-Atlantic

Please tell me where to get good dessert in Yardville, Trenton or Princeton..

The Petite Chef on Tulane street in Princeton does excellent desserts although it is primarily take out.

Mar 05, 2008
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Shumi Strikes Again! (It gets a rave in NJ Monthly)

Does not surprise me one bit!!! Way to go Ike!!!

Feb 29, 2008
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Authentic Japanese Restaurants in Central NJ?

Thankyou for defending Ike and all of the true sushi lovers of the area!

Feb 22, 2008
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Authentic Japanese Restaurants in Central NJ?

Ajihei does a fantastic job and recently I've been going to Soonja's on Alexander where Sam the sushi chef delivers prestine fish.

Feb 22, 2008
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Authentic Japanese Restaurants in Central NJ?

Unheard of absolutely unheard of from Ike's kitchen. Boarders on blasphemy!!!

Feb 22, 2008
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