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  1. Those pies were fantastic! Basically, they had deep fried the pies at "home," then flash froze them. They reheated them in ovens onsite. Really nice people. Did not bring enough pies.
  2. I disagree, it was served differently from Mitchell's, but I enjoyed the variety. Bigger chunks of hog, bleneded well with the slaw, and I felt that their sauce was superb. Just a tasty spicy variation. I got a nice hearty portion.
  3. I disagree. Tried the Montclair location a week or so ago. I went with the BBQ Bacon burger w/o cheese. I found that the larger size of the burger actually allowed them to create a juicier product than that served at Five Guys. Certainly not an epic burger, but I found it to be superior to Five Guys. Not to mention a little more creativity as well. That being said, the Five Guys fries are far superior. Since Amazing Hot Dog closed in Verona, there are no twice cooked fries to be found in this area, so I'm excited for the Montclair Five Guys to open. The fries at Smashburger are certainly decent. Their Smashfries have a super rosemary flavor, and you really have to like rosemary to enjoy them, otherwise you'll be overwhelmed. They just don't get that crispness that you can only obtain with a twice fried product. Certainly both Five Guys and Smashburger are putting out a superior product to a McDonalds/Burger King, etc. If you're doing fast food and the actual burger is your priority Smashburger is superior. If you're a fries lover go with Five Guys.
  4. Sadly, Little Saigon in Montclair has closed. The solid food was not enough to combat the remote location and subpar service. I'm not shocked by this. The times I went to lunch and chatted with the owner were usually times of sparse crowds. Of the several times I'd asked him how business was going he did not seem optimistic.
  5. I saw the Munchmobile outside of Holsten's in Bloomfield today. Now I've read that they're combing the state for the best ice cream sundaes today. All the folks aboard looked super-psyched.
  6. I went a few months ago. It wasn't anything special. The chef was nice enough, but the food was nothing better than fine.
  7. Do they have a website? Had I only waited a minute... http://www.irvings-deli.com/Home.html
  8. My sister lives on the border of Marlton and Cherry Hill, and we used to go to Olga's when we visited. She's lived there for close to 15 years, and Olga's is just not as good a diner now as it was when she first moved there. It's a shame, as it's such a great location.
  9. hitmanoo


    My office is right down the street from Stamna, and I was apprehensive about a new restaurant coming to that area. There have been several restaurants to occupy that location since I started working there, and most have been poor, and several have failed. Patients have raved about it, my friend who lives on the upper level of my office and is quite the stellar cook himself proclaimed it as excellent. With all of the stellar reviews, I had to try it for myself. I have to say that this is the best new restaurant in the area, and is right up there with Brookside Thai as the best restaurants on Broad St. Admittedly, I have not gone for dinner yet, but have gone several times for lunch and each time it's been excellent. The staff is helpful and friendly, the restaurant is clean and well decorated, and the food is fresh and delicious. The prices are reasonable as well. Unlike the other restaurants that have occupied this space, the restaurant is crowded for lunch and dinner--just about every day that it's open. BTW, Septemberdog61, that was a stellar review!
  10. Thanks. You'd think that someone in the know might, at the least, be interested in clearing things up. ← Drove over there a couple minutes ago and the place is indeed dark. More ominous is the fact that the hot dog paraphernalia's all been removed from the front windows. Looks as though they're done for good. ← I drove by myself today. Indeed, all of the window decor is gone, all of the stools are up on the side counter, and it appeared that all of the tables were removed. Definitely doesn't look promising.
  11. That IS interesting. Everytime I'd talked to the people at Reggiano's they confirmed that they were going to take over the space next store as soon as it went out of business. I'm happy to have just about anything other than that terrible Chinese restaurant in that location. Bill and Harry's is a bonus.
  12. chocolate sprinkles rainbow sprinkles m&m's reeses pieces nuts: walnuts pistachios peanuts etc
  13. If A&P has an issue with the video in that it depicts A&P in a negative light, that depiction only exists if people actually see the video. The fact that A&P has gone beyond what was necessary by merely firing the employees responsible and gone ahead with the lawsuit can be viewed on so many levels. 1. A&P by drawing more attention to the video by creating such publicity actually supports the video by ensuring that it is seen by a mass audience. This makes A&P both for and against the video simultaneously. 2. By going forward with such a lawsuit, A&P purchases more publicity and advertising at a cheaper price than they could have by utilizing the mass media outlets. 3. A&P should be thankful for the video and what may very well lead to an increase in revenues due to curiosity shoppers. 4. The videographers should counter sue A&P for any increase in revenues that the store incurs within a reasonable immediate time period, as they are partially responsible for said increase due to their participations as artists on this endeavor. 5. Perhaps a collaborative effort to edit and or reshoot the video could be mutually beneficial to both the artists and A&P. A&P could have a potential new advertising campaign on its hands while the artists could use this experience as a springboard towards career in film/entertainment. In the end, I suppose they will drag this out to the bitter end and come to some unpublicized out of court settlement, making the true victors once again-- --LAWYERS
  14. Dai-Kichi 608 Valley Rd Montclair, NJ 07043 (973) 744-2954 Nori 561 Bloomfield Ave Montclair, NJ 07042 (973) 655-8805 Nori
  15. hitmanoo


    I had to look to see where they were opening when you mentioned that the location was cursed. I thought you were crazy. Then I saw that it's the location of the old Ground Round. That place IS cursed! Sure hope they make it though. If the restaurant is that good, it should rise above the curse!!! As for the Bomber Group, that place didn't have much of a chance. I went there when I was in College, and the cops used to make it a point to break up the crowds and harass the patrons. They'd give out tickets, tow cars, arrest people, etc. It seemed like they did it just for the action as that was the only place in town at the time that was doing a decent night business. It's always a shame when cops abuse their authority out of sheer boredom.
  16. I think I speak for many of us who have remained silent in response to this review by saying that I am completely shocked by your negative review! You and your group are certainly entitled to your opinions, but I couldn't disagree more. To compare this to a Yankee Stadium dog is just a disgrace, not to mention flat out disrespectful. In addition to say the hot dog is bad because it is too filling may be one thing but to make your point by saying that you can eat more of them at another establishment makes no sense. That would be like saying that you get a better burger at White Castle than you do at Michael's Roscommon House because you can eat more of them.
  17. I tasted their beer--I can't remember which one, and it was pretty good. I'd definitely give them another try. My friend did the brewery tour, and he said that he had a great time and that they're not shy with the samples if you put in a minimal effort towards schmoozing. I hope you do go, as I'd love to read your review.
  18. Just wanted to add my review from a previous post on another thread, as I've really enjoyed all of my meals at Brookside Thai July 21, 2006: Tried Brookside Thai tonight for the first time. Overall, I was very pleased. The dining room is a bit on the smallish side and we had to wait about 15 minutes, but when we were seated, our servers were friendly and courteous. Our waitress helped us to pick out a few dishes, and overall we were pleased. Appetizers: Curry Puff- This was the only dish I was not pleased with. I found it to be far too doughy. I found that the substance was overwhelmed by the dough. I did enjoy the taste of the cucumber sauce though... Spring Rolls- Pretty staright up dish. A little oily from the frying, but overall tasty. Exactly what I expected, and pretty good. Dumplings (I forget exactly which)--Not too doughy. and the meat filling had a delicious flavor. Very large and a little tough to handle... Definitely more than a mouthful which made them a llittle tough to eat without them falling apart a little bit. Yum Ped--Very delicious flavor with a spicy kick. Not overly spicy, but a fantastic blend of spices, sweetness and salad with that bite onion for contrast. Not quite like the Wondees version in terms of the duck itself. At Wondees they use only the crisp skin of the duck. Here they use strips of duck meat. Not quite so crispy. I think I prefer Wondees version, but only for that crisp duck skin... I think Brookside Thai makes a more flavorful version. Entrees- A forgettable seafood dish--a combination of shrimp, scallops and calamari with brocolli in an oyster sauce. Not a bad dish but nothing special... Pad Cee-Ew- Perfectly done. I enjoyed the flavor, the texture, everything. It was very delicate with a hint of sweetness. The crispness of the broccoli contrasting with the softness of the noodles. We had ours with pork which soaked up the flavor, and in my opinion worked well with the sweetness of the dish. Also a good chewing conistancy to bridge the gap b/w the broccoli and the noodle. The highlight dish--Gang Keaw Wan with chicken--Served Thai spicy. Too spicy for one member of our party, and almost too spicy for me, but despite that heat, the dish really worked for me. The flavor of the curry hit you in the back of the tongue, only to be replaced by the heat of the spice which hit against the same spot on the tongue. Very interesting sensation. I enjoyed the textures of the vegetables, and the red pepper added a refreshing sweetness. In all, I was quite pleased, and am looking foward to trying it out again.
  19. I went in today for lunch. They are so busy that they are completely overwhelmed. That Soprano's episode was great for their business, but they don't seem completely up to the challenge. They seem disorganized and understaffed. They need a couple more employees: 1. A dedicated busboy to tidy up. 2. A person dedicated to the confectionary. They have kids working the counter, and the confectionary and busing tables all at once and they are running aimlessly about. They've become victims of their own success!
  20. I'm pleased to report that I have tomatoes growing on both plants!!! Thanks again!!!
  21. As I did last year, I'll bring this thread back to the top for another summer.
  22. Those are some great photos! Had such a wonderful time today at the BABBQBP. The weather was perfect, the event far better organized than in years past. Manageable lines coupled with better layout of the tents made the day a complete pleasure. In fact, the longest line of the day that I saw may have been at the beer garden. I was out with schmooty and don't have much to add to his stellar description of the day. I was a little bummed by the parking ticket I got, while I was in a legal spot. I guess there's not much I can do about that. I was parked at a "bus stop" that was about 80 yards away. Since I can't go back tomorrow, I already can't wait until next year!
  23. There is a Magic Fountain on Broad St in Bloomfield across the street from the Nevada Diner. This is one in a chain of several, though I'm not sure how many are in the chain or if they all fall under the same umbrella. They operate along the same lines as a Dairy Queen with mass produced soft serve ice cream. Nothing special, but not worst ever. Just a dime-a-dozen. As for Denville Dairy, I really wish I'd tried it. I used to work in an office right down the street from there, but I only worked there for a week or two, and it was in Feb or March--not quite yet ice cream season. I don't even think I had a chance to explore that far down the street yet! Perhaps I'll have dinner at Hunan Taste one of these days and follow it up with some Denville Dairy for dessert.
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