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  1. My comment was not directed at the choice of where to advertise; it was the bias toward the advertisers in the reviews published in the magazine with the readers left to assume the impartiality of the review. That's what's shameful...
  2. As usual, these NJ Monthly "reviews" are slanted favorably toward those restaurants that advertise with the magazine. (shameful!) FROMAGERIE!!?? A few months ago, I had one of the worst meals ever there. Overpriced, pretentious, a beef dish overcooked, eccch. Conspicuously absent from the list: Serenade, Chatham Stage Left, New Brunswick Also demonstrates the lacking state of restaurants in the whole state of NJ...
  3. Iron Horse?? Aaargh. Place is old, tired, smelly, and in desperate need of a makeover, IMHO. For a MUCH better burger/pub/joint experience in Westwood, try PJ Finnegans across from the Post Office. Best serious restaurant in the area is Pourquoi Pas, where the experience is very close to an authentic one. A cozy storefront duplicating the flavors of a French countryside bistro. Personalized cooking from the chef/owner, M. Vard. Citrus Grille, about 15 minutes away just over the NY Border on Spring Valley Road, is another excellent choice for serious food. A place that cares about environment, presentation, and flavor. Worth the short trip.
  4. Sounds like a trip into the city for Papaya King is a better use of gasoline...
  5. That's true, John. But I am up in Bergen, so these places are an excursion. The Papaya King is not too far, but that one in Jersey is one weird place. I never see anyone in there when I have gone, so who knows how long that place can carry on...
  6. If you are a diehard grilled-dog lover, New Jersey is slim-pickens. Other than the ubiquitous Nathan's chain mall places, (ugh) a grilled dog is a rarity in these parts. We need a Katz's!
  7. One of the few Asians restos that don't give you that queasy feeling after eating there is Wild Ginger in Ridgewood. (Not affiliated with the same named resto in Englewood). They use really fresh ingredients, fresh veggies, and the dishes are nice combinations of great flavors. Sauces are light. My new go-to Asian in Bergen County! Wild Ginger 31 Chestnut St Ridgewood 201-857-3830
  8. Perhaps it's because Lambertville has evolved only in the last decade or decade-and-a half or so; New Hope has been a touristy-trap place for over 40 years, and space seems to be at a bigger premium there as well. Lambertville seems more upscale and less tacky than NH, and is probably a more inviting location for an up and coming restaurateur...
  9. We'll never know, because glenn hasn't logged into EG since Dec 2006...
  10. Just realized I forgot to mention the wonderful homemade soups at Isabella's Deli, Closter. Really good, made from scratch!
  11. Any updates on this Fairway opening? There was a flurry of news about 8 months ago here, but so far, there is no sign of any construction or ground-breaking over at the Fashion Center. Is Fairway still scheduled to open later this year in Paramus? Any new information?
  12. Is Yetter's still around in that area? I remember when they were packed because traffic would be backed up for hours by that traffic light, and people took a food break...
  13. I've never heard of this place, nor is it listed in any of the directories.. Could you kindly post the address of this place? Perhaps some more info about the type of place it is-- deli, restaurant, etc? Thanks.
  14. 99.9% of the shrimp available in this area is from China, farm raised, and previously frozen. Yuk.
  15. Sure. The food, if you check the menu, is rather different from Wondee's. This is Thai-accented, but contains alot more crossover dishes from other countries. And unlike Wild Ginger, this is not a slick place, and the dishes are more "authentic" rather than original. The only drawback to this place is that the environment is like Rutt's Hut or a Blimpie. Not a place you want to linger in. But the food is good, and take out is easy.
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