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Far East Taste - Eatontown.

Fortunately, I've felt no food quality slippage either. I hear Richard's fishing...

Sep 16, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

Crabs in NJ??

Crab Shack in Brick, NJ

Sep 08, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

Havana, Highlands, NJ for Drinks and Apps ONLY

The ambiance was terrific - water accents and Cuban music - and the drink (sangria) spot on. The service was poor - after 40 minutes we had to ask to have our order taken and, after a witnessing an intense staff conversation about said request, were treated to what can only be explained as service by someone who has not worked in food prior to this gig. Must say, our neighboring tables had superb service by trained waiters. The salad dressing was good but the salad itself consisted of mealy tomatoes and bitter white iceburg with brown edges. An hour and a half after sitting down, our entrees arrived. My shrimp dish was below average, the empanada starters were tasty according to my husband but his pork was dry. Well, truthfully, I thought he might have been bias from the service so I looked into it - seriously, these were harder than hockey pucks. He sent it back (we NEVER do that but were sure it was a mistake and wanted to give them the opportunity to address). They were defensive, said "Cuban pork is supposed to be dry," did not oblige a credit, and turned fairly aggressive. We paid without an argument and left disheartened. Too bad - looked promising. We suggest catering in Cuban pork from La Isla in Hoboken before next service!

Aug 09, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

6 days in NJ

Are the greasetrucks still there? Fat Cats? YUM!!!!

Jul 11, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

6 days in NJ

Agree, Inlet Cafe is definitely a try. Windmill no go for me.

Jul 11, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

ANY good Indian in Monmouth?

Thanks Everyone. Love this site!

Jun 20, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

tzatziki recipe

YES!!!! Maybe salt the cuke but this is it!!

Jun 12, 2007
MDM in Home Cooking

ANY good Indian in Monmouth?

We still go to Iselin. Anything closer? Thanks in advance.

Jun 12, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

New late night eats in Red Bank!

Great post! My husband now ranks cheesesteaks he's tried (and they fear him) as follows: Market Basket (Franklin Lakes, NJ); Real Philly; Willy's and Pat's.

Jun 11, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

Indian Restaurants in Middlesex County

I prefer Rasoi to Moghul but both very good. Haven't tried the Rasoi in Jersey City - anyone?

Jun 11, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

Hook Line and Sinker ~ Rumson

Yes, still cash only.

Jun 05, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

A GOOD THAI RESTAURANT ?????????

Second that, Herm.

Jun 05, 2007
MDM in New Jersey

Underrated restaurants in Monmouth County

Zaitooni Deli on Mechanic Street in Red Bank - spot on Lebanese.

Jun 05, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

Overrated in Monmouth County

SO TRUE. I couldn't place my uncomfortable feeling but that was definitely it. That silly behavior really robbed the food of "its" moment.

May 28, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

Best Delivery in Red Bank Area?

Thanks. We had this tonight. Very good.

May 07, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

Mail Order Croissants - CONVERTED

Great tip. Thanks so much.

Apr 20, 2007
MDM in General Topics

Need to order a sympathy basket.....please help

Try the croissants that come overnight from Williams Somoma - such a treat!

Apr 18, 2007
MDM in General Topics

Lunch with Mom tomorrow in West Village (probably)

Pastis has never failed me for that kind of lunch.

Apr 18, 2007
MDM in Manhattan

Mail Order Croissants - CONVERTED

Someone sent me the Williams Sonoma version as an Easter gift (yes, an Easter gift) and I feel more connected with this person than ever. My go-to gift now for people I really want to spoil. An experience whenever you have the foresight to lay them out the night before.

Apr 16, 2007
MDM in General Topics

This is my summer of canned beer

Sapporo - good in a can

Apr 16, 2007
MDM in Beer

Striped Bass Recipes?

My mouth is watering. Thank so much! Now if my husband would just catch some...

Apr 16, 2007
MDM in Home Cooking

Best Delivery in Red Bank Area?

Feeling lazy in this nasty weather....

Apr 15, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

Just moved to Brick, NJ

George's Place on Mantoloking Road - great Italian.

Apr 15, 2007
MDM in New Jersey

cheap, good ethnic food in monmouth county, nj?

Far East Taste is great food. Love the secret sauce and whole fish...

Apr 15, 2007
MDM in Mid-Atlantic

Striped Bass Recipes?

Anyone have a great recipe for striper? The best I've had was Gramercy Tavern.

Apr 15, 2007
MDM in Home Cooking

Gramercy Tavern Striped Bass

Has anybody tried to recreate this dish? If so, please share. I recall that the bartender said it was poached and then grilled(?). Striper season coming up and I want to have some good recipes to try so any striper recipes would be appreciated really.

Apr 07, 2007
MDM in Home Cooking

Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet - Bug Attracter?

Dying to buy one of these (haven't decided between Le Creuset & Lodge Logic - any advice?) and in the back of my mind I am freaked out by the concept of a well seasoned pan in my cabinet. Does anyone feel the same way? Can anyone talk me down?

Apr 04, 2007
MDM in Cookware

Best ethnic food in the Red Bank area. [moved from Manhattan board]

Feel bad - nice ambiance - but I agree on Beinvenue - woof! Thanks for posting everyone.

Apr 04, 2007
MDM in General Tristate Archive

Mac n' Cheese- fool proof recipes needed!

I use a bunch of herbed sea salt, cayenne and a little hot sauce.

Apr 03, 2007
MDM in Home Cooking

Best ethnic food in the Red Bank area. [moved from Manhattan board]

Looking for some interesting options in the area. Thanks in advance!

Apr 02, 2007
MDM in General Tristate Archive