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  1. ... another thumbs up for Chengdu 1. Mmmm.... double cooked pork belly... mmm
  2. This past Sunday my wife and I took a drive out west on Route 46 - from where it merges with Route 10, all the way to the end in Knowlton. Along the way I must have spotted four or five different bars/pubs/restaurants that proudly proclaim 'barbecue!' As a part-time 'cue addict (when I get the time to fire up the smoker at home - or pay a visit to Bourbon BBQ, Front Street Smokehouse, etc.), my curiousity was stirred, however, as we had just had something to eat before leaving for the drive, we did not stop off at any of the places. Anyway - to get to the question - if we happen to find oursel
  3. That is funny - nice to meet you too! Yes, a very small world! Food choices were great - the sauce accompanying those wontons was delicious - in fact, I should have got the waitress to just leave it there when the entrees came out. I have been to Chengdu 1 about four or five times up until now with my wife, but I'm looking to try out some more dishes. I will have to switch over to the Chengdu 1 thread and take a look at some other suggestions! Thanks again, Jason
  4. ... and just to follow up - decided to go Chengdu 1. That place just turns out consistently good food - we had the Spicy Wontons as an appetizer, then the Spicy Lamb, Smoked Tea Duck and Potatoes with Peppers as the entrees. Great stuff!
  5. Hey ejebud, You know, I was just thinking last night about taking him to Chengdu 1. It's actually much closer to my 'neck of the woods' (I live in West Orange) - but I concur that the food is great! Definitely on the list of options...
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    Stamna

    ... just to add my 2 cents. Went there with my wife a couple of weeks back, and I must say it was a great experience. Food was well prepared, service was very hospitable, and, on that night, we didn't have to wait for a table. Our regular 'greek' spot is Greek Delights in Montclair, however Stamna has a great range of authentic dishes that I really look forward to exploring....
  7. Hi, I'm meeting up tomorrow evening with an old colleague of mine from dinner. He lives down in Maryland, but is staying in Hoboken. Rather than dine in Hoboken, I've decided to pick him up in the car and drive to somewhere to eat. The only request I have from him is for good 'spicy' food - and my only requirement is good, safe parking. Any suggestions? Off the top of my head, I'm thinking Thai, Korean, or Malaysian, but I am open to other suggestions. Thanks! Jason
  8. This is probably my favorite Vietnamese place around here. We also occasionally go to Little Saigon in Montclair, however I think the prices at Viet Ai are hard to beat - and their Pho is just great. Haven't yet been to Saigon House on Route 10 in East Hanover.
  9. ... if you're heading north on Pleasant Valley Way, you can also hang a right immediately after the Dunkin Donuts - there's a one-way drive that will take you into the parking lot. You can see the drive on this map - Nemo's is at the left of the screen, Dunkin Donuts is at the other end of the strip. http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=q...44111&encType=1 I think they may benefit from a sign in the window saying that there is parking available around the back. I haven't been there yet - may go and check it out either sometime this week, or over the weekend.
  10. ... following up on old thread. If your friend in Park Slope is still looking for Guyanese food, Sybil's over on the other side of Prospect Park (2210 Church Ave - near the intersection of Church + Flatbush) does some good Guyanese food. When we used to live in Park Slope, we'd take a stroll through the park to go over there for some Sunday morning Pepperpot (+ Wonder bread!)
  11. Is this place now open? I drove past there last night just before 10pm, and thought I saw the lights on and people in the kitchen...
  12. A 'staff wanted' sign has gone up in the window, so I can only assume that this place should be opening sometime soon...
  13. MsSumida, eGullet thread on Nemo's Seafood in West Orange
  14. I was just about to post about this - I spotted the new awning this morning while taking a spin on my bike. This is great - we used to go to Bill & Harry's in East Hanover quite a bit. I must admit that Chengdu 1 has become our favorite chinese hot spot, however seeing that the new Bill & Harry's is within walking distance from our house, I can see them getting more of my business. Anyone know when they will open?
  15. I just spotted this while driving this lunchtime from my office to the Menlo Park mall - Route 1 South, just north of the turn-off to the mall (i.e. near the new Famous Daves, Pizzeria Uno etc), they're in the process of turning the old Wendy's location into a <a href="http://www.pollotropical.com/">Pollo Tropical</a>. Given the <a href="http://www.baristanet.com/2007/03/pollo_tropical.php">usual crazed atmosphere</a> that accompanies the opening of a Pollo Tropical location, this should be interesting... Jason P. has a <a href="http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/200
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