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  1. Salt of the Earth http://www.saltoftheearth.ws/
  2. BTW even though there are a couple of veggie offerings I can't help to feel deep sorrow for any steadfast vegan or vegetarian who have to miss out on these phenomenal meat filled tubes.
  3. Stopped by late today around 700pm. Place was still hopping! We had 2 Caped Crusaders, 1 Hawaii 5-0, and 1 BLT. Side of fries and two limeades. Must say I was impressed with the dogs. The Caped Crusader was awesome. Next time it's the Nacho dog.
  4. I'll be coming by Monday for a birthday dinner at the request of my GF after showing her those pictures. I love a cheap date! See you guys then!
  5. Life is too short to eat mediocre food and have bad service. Imagine how good the service and food will be when they expand?
  6. Tommy you didn't miss anything. All their homebrew tap beer is pretty terrible.
  7. Can't wait to try out the dogs, they look awesome! See you soon and best of luck!
  8. Aqua Grill is tops in my book for oysters. You can't get any fresher unless you harvested them yourself. Schaffer City Oyster Bar and Grill has a huge variety daily of fresh oysters. Had great luck there. Rest of the food is edible but stick with the oysters.
  9. I don't quite agree about the "exemplary service." I thought it was below par. Our server didn't ask us for drinks when we got there. We waited almost 10 minutes before our waiter arrived. When we did get them he forgot one of our wines. Never brought it until asked again. Got the wrong salad from what I ordered(it was still great) Had to go back to the front to brush up on the specials in the middle of presenting them to us. This is far from "exemplary" service. Guess he was new? Regardless, I'd go back as I did think the food was excellent. The service is really what made me feel the place was overpriced, not the food. Some of the wines were marked up nearly 50%
  10. There is NO taste difference. There is however a difference in the amount and consistancy of the crema.
  11. Very good food but the prices seem a bit high for a place in Lyndhurst that has a liquor license. Must be mucho rent.
  12. Some say you end up with more crema. From experience I'd have to say it depends on the coffee and blend. I do find that in general the crema is thicker and more abundant when using a bottomless portafilter but the ultimate product and taste is unchanged. I'll have to admit that it's cool to see your espresso come out of the PF in a glop of tiger striped goodness though. It can be much messier too if you don't have good tamping/grinding techniques due to spurting.
  13. This was only a matter of time and I am suprised that NJ lagged so far behind in doing this. I wholeheartedly agree with banning smoking in eating establishments. It's just common courtesy. It's however unfortunate that they are including the "Gin Mills" that don't serve food and cater to cigarette and cigar smokers. After the ban is in effect I definitely wont be going to those places anymore. Hope they can stay afloat but I doubt all will be able to. Hopefully some of these alcohol only bars will find a work-around.
  14. a person's exploding heart will most likely not hurt waitstaff or customers in the process. you're comparing apples to oranges. as far as making a case for drinking killing others, it's important to note that drunk driving is, indeed, against the law. i don't know why this distinction isn't crystal clear to those involved in the debate. ← Point taken, but my arguement was more along the lines of government intrusion on what's "best for us" since we are not smart enough to "know better." Again, my problem with the law is that it doesn't allow alcohol only establishments to dictate whether they are smoking or completely non-smoking. Obesity is a severe burden on this country and although the exploding heart doesn't directly affect me it strains the medical care system tremendously. However, so does alcohol and tobacco.
  15. While we're at it why have they not decided to ban alcohol in bars. That is the REAL killer. Or grease? If you havene't been to an eating establishemnt lately you be hard-pressed to not find a man or woman who looks like their heart is going to explode if they ingest one more jalapeno popper. I have no problem with banning smoking in an eating establishment. However, your average gin mill on the corner who's idea of food is the warm Nut-Hut machine or a fingerprint-covered plastic jar full of beef jerky should be left well enough alone. Cigarettes and cigars ARE food in these types of places!
  16. Who nows? Maybe that's "No annoying, spoiled kids" night. Gotta check it out.
  17. Blu, Montclair Due Nicola, Little Falls Osteria Giotto, Montclair Sesame, Montclair Dai Kichi, Montclair Belmont Tavern, Newark Tony de Caneca, Ironbound
  18. I've been to Son Cubano before. Nice place but hopefully he can spice up the really bland "Cuban" fare that has become a staple there over the last few years.
  19. I really love Blue Ribbon. Some of the finest yeallowfin toro I have ever had.
  20. I like Shiki Wok because I can order over the internet, pay with a credit card and have the stuff delievered within 40 minutes. Some days the less human contact you have the better.
  21. Sesame in Montclair on Bloomfield Ave Shiki Wok right in Bloomfield. They have internet ordering too
  22. I think that TDO is good, but have you tried Sant Eustace - it is only a few blocks away. The great debate in Rome is which is better, and both have their partisans.. ← Yup I have tried S.E. and although it is phenomenal I like Tazza d'Oro a bit better. It has that amazing dark chocolate taste that comes through
  23. Tazza d'Oro in Roma is the best I have had in the world.
  24. MMMMMmmmmmmmmmm....Prager. Have you ever tried their white port named Aria? Yummm! Visited them in Napa a while back too.
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