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    Jersey City dining

    I haven't been there since last year, but if it's a pleasant evening, it's fun to sit by the big french doors at Marco and Pepe. It's a smallish sort of restaurant and I've been there when the bartending wasn't great, but you can move next door to the Merchant for drinks before or after dining. http://www.marcoandpepe.com/GenInfoPage.html
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    Lunch near Liberty State park

    If you like diners, the Brownstone is a good choice for comfort, plus they have a parking lot. http://www.brownstonediner.com/ So far, the efforts from Zeppelin Hall's kitchen have been rather terrible, but it's early yet. Let's hope they work it out.
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    Ox

    We ate there again last Friday and it was quite good. Each time they improve, and the service is getting better, too, with the staff becoming more familiar with the menu. They still need more experience with the cheese selections, but that will improve. The bar staff is quite friendly and the new bar menu looks delicious. I'd like to explore that in the future. "While the food is arguably the best that JC has to offer, I find it even more exciting that such a unique restaurant not only has the balls to open in JC, but to open on Newark Ave., a stretch filled with 99 cent stores. And from what I understand, it's doing a hefty business. Bravo." Actually the neighborhood reminds me more than a bit of the Lower East Side in the 80's or Greenpoint in the 90's. The only downside, for me, is that all the hard surfaces (so much concrete) makes it quite loud. And if you go when the weather is cold, try to sit on the banquette side of the restaurant, as the radiators run along the bottom of the wall on the opposite side. For me, it was too warm, seated there.
  4. Looking for options for restaurants open later and a good 'round the clock choice. We arrive in Denver on a Friday evening, staying in Boulder near the 29th Street mall area. Then we head back to the airport early on Sunday. Seems we'll be up and out too early for any of the breakfast choices I've been able to track down. Since we have a long day of travel, I'd rather make some time for breakfast. We'll have a rental car, and we're normally quite adventurous. But I think time constraints will keep us from exploring too far away. Thanks!
  5. There is a good Vietnamese restaurant easily accessible by PATH, near the Grove Street station Nha Trang Place 249 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07302-2630 Google Map Mapquest Map Telephone - (201) 239-1988 (you can see a translated for the web version of their menu From AllMenus.com) In Cliffside Park there's the wonderful (see http://www.chowhound.com/topics/315124) Pettie Soo Chow.
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    Killer Brunch

    Clearly it's a minority opinion, but I don't care for Five Points. Though I do like Bread Tribeca for brunch. http://www.breadtribeca.com/
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    Teaneck for Dummies

    Neither of these suggestions are in Teaneck, but if you'd like farmstand doughnuts two suggestions are; the farmstand in Closter on Piermont Road, or Demarest Farms
  8. I can second the Simon Pearce recommendation. Plus, my husband and I loved http://www.woodstockfarmersmarket.com/ for carryout. Great coffee and sandwiches and baked goods. We ate the first evening in the tavern room at the Kedron Valley Inn. It was just fine to eat an unfussy meal by a fireplace. The rest of our Woodstock stay we didn't really find any good food, perhaps because we were avoiding like the plague anything that might be stuffy.
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    Pretzel bread in NYC?

    It made me smile when I bit into it, it was exactly like eating a moist bread version of a pretzel, as opposed to a big soft pretzel. It had a beautiful bi-colored top. I don't believe I've ever had pretzel bread before. I'm almost certain it was baked by Eli's Bread, I bought a few things, yesterday, and didn't pay close attention.
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    Pretzel bread in NYC?

    Just bought a roll (torpedo shaped) today, at Garden of Eden.
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    Week in NYC with 4 Kids

    I read through the responses with some interest. I have 2 children 13 and 4, my 13 year old is wildly adventurous and the 4 year old, not so much. We have had good times in Landmarc, Balthazar and Bread Tribeca. I might also suggest choosing a favorite dish or ingredient and looking for variations arounf town, like a candy or chocolate tour--- Jacques Torres, Kees, Economy Candy, just for starters, downtown. Or a sandwich tour, banh mi, cubano, pulled pork, pastrami. Or compare ice cream and gelato. Children are often very discerning in surprising ways and mine love comparing subtle differences between, for instance, cucumber rolls or miso soup (which happened this evening). Looking for interesting storefronts in neighborhoods that change so drastically within a few block, that's what I remember from my first visit to NY.
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    Favorite neighborhood bakery?

    Sugar Sweet Sunshine on the Lower East side. http://www.sugarsweetsunshine.com/index.html very neighborhoody, open late too.
  13. Try Whole Foods or Trader Joe's or hop on the L to the Bedford stop Matamoros Puebla Grocery (718) 782-5044 193 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY you can also pick up some lunch at the counter
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    Taco Trucks in Northern NJ?

    I can recommend these two Cinco de Mayo 401 Central Ave., Jersey City 201 795-1527 La Gloria de Mexico 602 Palisade Ave., Jersey City 201 239-0987
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    Thai Restaurants in New Jersey

    Nittaya is a very humble Thai restaurant in a location that's a lonely island. It's right near the entrance to Lincoln Tunnel on Willow Ave in Weehawken. I've been there once, and everything we ordered was good. I'd rank them with the best of the Thai I've had in Greenpoint (Brooklyn). Sorry I'm not familiar enough with the other NJ Thai restaurants, except for Hoboken, to compare. They will make it spicy, and not just use a heavier hand on the chili flakes. An added bonus was the eccentric clientele, and a cd of Thai music our server gave us when we left.
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