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  1. Back in the 60's when I was a teenager... I went to China Sky in Springfield and Union China House on Morris Ave in Union.

    They both had the BEST Lobster Sauce... with little bits of ground pork and peas in it.  I have been unable to match that lobster sauce since then. I'm Looking for suggestions... please help.  Ron Silver  *The Ambassador of Good Eating*

    Try calling Golden Palace on Kenilworth Blvd in Kenilworth - if it's on their menu, it may be worth a visit as the food there is generally well above average

    908 276 8884

  2. I can highly recommend a place called WASHOKU EN.  They have a couple of branches around Tokyo and there is one in Tokyo Dome.  It's an upscale izakaya... great food, great interior and great view!  You can't go wrong!

    I don't know if you read Japanese but here is the gurunabi link:


    Thank you. I don't read Japanese, but the pictures look great, and I'll definitely try to get there.

  3. I'll be staying at the Tokyo Dome hotel for a few days this month, and would welcome dining suggestions within walking distance. I've been pointed to a couple of noodle shops but am eager for other suggestions


  4. Thanks for the recs, all!  As it turns out, I got down there for a couple of nights myself; best meal was definitely @ Taka, but we had perfectly acceptable pub food at Brickwall in AP as well.

    Good info re: the former Bistro Ole chef--thanks for that, too--one friend used to love BO but says the last time she went, they put CHEESE on the Firecracker Calamari.  I have to agree that is a MAJOR foul, as it is a decidely non-cheese dish!  Do you know when the chef changed?

    At least a year ago.....

  5. Franks's in Asbury and Starving Artist in OG for breakfast and lunch. Nagles in OG is OK, too

    Taka (Japanese), Sister Sue's (Trinidad) and El Monterrey (Mexican), Moonstruck (American) in Asbury for dinner

    Bamboo Leaf (Pan-Asian), Draughting Table (American) in Bradley for lunch or dinner

    Pete & Elda's in Neptune and Vic's in Bradley are local favorites for pizza

    Windmill on the OG/Asbury border for dogs and fries

  6. from today's AP Press

    TRENTON — The owners of the landmark Olga's Diner in Marlton have reached a deal to pay back about $37,000 in state taxes.

    The diner was seized by the state government last week.

  7. My dog Dakota once gently removed a dirty water hotdog from its bun, as it was being held by someone I was standing next to on a corner while we waited for a light to change. The hotdog owner didn't realize it had happened until he brought the bun up to his mouth. I bought him another.

    My dog Savannah once helped herself to half a platter of turkey we'd put on the table no more than 2 minutes before we were going to serve it to my parents, who were in another room. We re-arranged the remaining turkey to cover the platter, more or less. With barely enough for one serving apiece, my mother clearly knew something was amiss but didn't say anything. Had we ratted out the dog, they would have been out the door in a flash - dog people, they ain't.

  8. For years I've been saying "After a hard day at work, there's nothing more therapeutic than hacking and scorching food" to acknowledge that dinner prep chores every night are indeed how I wind down. I usually have about an hour before my wife gets home, and that time spent in the kitchen, with the dog and an adult beverage, is really restorative. And as others have noted, we get to enjoy the results of the therapy.

  9. The Wegman's market in Ocean Township, NJ has been selling Ostrich steaks, and ground buffalo and buffalo sirloins. The sirloins are more tender, but not appreciably more flavorful than the buffalo medallions that Shop Rite sells (and are from the same processor). The Shop Rite in Elizabeth sells fresh goat meat and also frozen quail in packages of 6 for about $8 - until they started stocking them, the only place I'd seen the frozen quail was the Seabra's supermarkets in Newark.

  10. I've had 2 business dinners for about a dozen people at Tre Piani this year, and second what Jeff L said - the food was very good, and the service was inobtrusive and professional. We sat on the 2nd level both times. For the quality of food and service, the bill was reasonable.

    Hope this helps.

  11. A number of years ago I was in Boston on business and I was told that a certain place had the best prime rib.  The place was packed and one sat at long refectory tables, cheek by jowl as it were, and the waitresses were famous for being rude.

    An English lady followed me in accompanied by a lady friend and they wanted to sit side by side because the place was so noisy, but was told she HAD to sit on opposite sides of the table, or no service.  She tried to argue but the waitress yelled "Sit where you're told, or get out!".

    For the life of me I cannot remember the name of the place, does someone remember it? Is it still there?

    The food was great and served in enormous portions.

    The restaurant was surely Durgin Park.....

  12. Unless you only want upscale dining, you might consider Pearl of Lisbon on Broadway in Long Branch. I had dinner there a few weeks ago and the food and servce were very good. Nearby is also Cask 591 which I've read good things about but never been to.

  13. Unless you only want upscale dining, you might consider Pearl of Lisbon on Broadway in Long Branch. I had dinner there a few weeks ago and the food and servce were very good. Nearby is also Cask 591 which I've read good things about but never been to.

  14. For my parents, and I think it was more my father's doing than my mother's, there were no meals without bread on the table. Sometimes bakery rye or pumpernickel or challah, sometimes Pepperidge Farm white, but always, always bread at every meal.

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