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Looks can be deceiving. Do the dim sum It's really superior.
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You might try Lan Garden 88 in Ridgefeild Park. No carts, a smaller selection and bit more expensive. Its quite a few steps above the normal Dim Sum place, the portions are large so order less. The building will look quite familar. I know you've been there in its last incarnation. BYOB for now. We've also been there for dinner during their soft opening, which lasted like 3 months. Interesting menu, not the usual suspects.
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Don't waste your time with Cantina Ranchero. The Yin and Yang of Tex-Mex and BBQ just doesn't work. You'll be pissed that you went. You've got better of each closer to home.Its no better than when it was Gregory T's.
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We went on Wed night(parked in the back) and had a really good meal. Cold spicy noodles, tea smoked duck, Bang Bang chicken(they called it something else) and a fried fish dish that locked like the shrimp you had. In my mind this meal was comparable to Len Shang or Chendu23. Its about time we got a Sichuan restaurant in Northeastern Bergen
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You're right about the H Mart in Little Ferry. The store on Broad street in Ridgefeild is much superior with good selection of produce, fish, frozen foods and a whole area of takeout food. They also have a cafeteria with about 10 stalls ala Mitsuwa in Edgewater.
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Before this place was 15 Grand it was a pancake house then a diner. I've been here 3-4 times and have tried the Lobster Mac and Cheese, Short ribs, the burger and a cesaer salad with chicken. The only disappointment was the cesaer salad(compared to the Ridge Diner). I know you don't like BYOs much, but its nice to bring your own during the week. It really cuts the bill.
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I've got a six burner Weber, so I set it up like a oven, The two outside burners on half way and the turkey in the the middle in a roasting pan on a rack. I even tried butterflying the bird(directly on the grates0, but that took too much watching. I bake the sweet and regular potatoes at the same time,leaves my oven for baking rolls and stuffing.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2013 on Deep fried: Turkey at tommy:eats
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For the last 5 years or so I've been used my Weber gas grill to grill my turkey with great results(Goffle Farm turkey). I brined up until the year before last and didn't last year and still got rave reviews.I started doing this because I don't have alot of oven space and its worked out perfect for me.
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2013 on Deep fried: Turkey at tommy:eats
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You are correct about Growler and Gill. I had that pumpkin beer over the weekend. We brought it home in a Growler, quite tasty.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2013 on MP Taverna: Irvington, NY at tommy:eats
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My comment is not about MP Taverna, but about Growlers Beer Bistro(not in Westchester, but in Rockland). I've been there a few times with my SO and love this place. Great selection of beers that you don't see everywhere and the food is a perfect match for the beer. Another place that hasn't got much press is Defiant Brewery in Pearl River. Good beer made on the premises no real food during the week, but on the weekends a very good BBQ is made in their smoker in the back of the brewery. Its just a long bar with taps behind the bar, its hot in the summer(no A/C) and very comfortable in the spring,fall,and winter. Its next to RR in Pearl River.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2013 on MP Taverna: Irvington, NY at tommy:eats
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Fattals and Nori come to mind immediately. They are about a 1/2 block apart on Main by Gould.They both bake pita on site. Fattals has a butcher on site and small resto in the back that makes great fallel and pies. They have a nice selection of Middle Eastern packaged food and a good selection of sweets and pastries.(they also have a parking lot).I think that Nori is better for stuffed grape leaves and olive, pickle bar. I like the bread better here, lebanese pita. Across from Fattals is Baraka restaurant that makes babaganoosh with schwarma that you can take out,real good. Two doors down on the same side of the street is another restaurant/butcher that has top notch scharma and where you can get any type of lamb(just ask).There's plenty of other places in the neighborhood to shop and eat.Don't forget Taskin Bakery for Turkish style pitas
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2013 on Lamb sausage: sandwich at tommy:eats
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If you're into lamb sausages and your going down to Fairlawn anyway , go little further to Paterson on Main St. There is any number of Halal Butchers where you can get very good lamb sausage, both hot and sweet and they cost a little more than regular Italian sausage. There is also plenty of lamb around to make you own.You might also check out Taskin Bakery for some interesting Turkish bread for your sandwiches.
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2013 on Lamb sausage: sandwich at tommy:eats
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We generally go to Modern on the way up to Mohecian Sun(where there's a Frank Pepe on site)I like the clam pie at Modern better than the version at Pepe's at the casino, and the sausage pie better at Pepe's than at Modern. You are absolutely right its the crust on these two pies that makes them special. BTW The Modern is in North Haven.
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Been going to Rhodes for a couple of months now. Two things, one great, one not so great. On Fri and Sat. they have raw bar. Really fresh and very inexpensive. Make sure to get the tuna tartar with the oysters, only a buck extra but delish. Its prepared with Japenese condiments and really adds to the dish. The not so good thing is sitting upstairs. Even though its a large room it feels like your out of touch with the rest of the restaurant. Also, it looks like they are expanding.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2012 on Rhodes North Tavern: Sloatsburg, NY at tommy:eats
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We went for dinner last night,had the crispy tilapia, red cuury w/shrimp, Pad thia and a vegie dish w/ rice noodles. Every thing was was really good and fresh. If the was any issue itwas the pad thia, it was on the sweet side. On the website there are warning on every page of the menu about the food being spicy. This absolutely true, they rate spiciness from 1-5. Five they describe as ghost peppers, I don't know about that, but 3 was good for three people who like their food hot. A definate return and prices are very reasonable and service was very freindly. Only half dozen tables
Toggle Commented May 25, 2012 on Pho Thai-Lao Kitchen : Maywood, NJ at tommy:eats
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I'm a big fan of Muir Glen. Have you tried the fire roasted ones,very good and fairway has a decent price on them.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2010 on Weekend: pizza at tommy:eats
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I know you guys are about mixed drinks but how about 1 cup simple syrup 1 cup fresh lime juice mixed together. Use about 2oz of this mixture with some ice in a 16oz glass and fill with seltzer water. If you want it alcoholic add 1.5 oz of white rum or gin. Keep the syrup mixture in the refrig. It lasts about two weeks.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2010 on Stirrings: Simple Syrup at tommy:eats
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Not 5 minutes away is Allwood bakery, great danish, cookies and crumb cake(the owner is from B&M in Hackensack). They also make two types of onion rolls.
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Concerning the salt. I was watching an old Jacques & Julia yesterday and they were doing Beef. Julia mentioned salting the pan (cast iron) before putting the meat in to save on oil and to create a crust. I tried it with some 80/20 Shoprite meat last night, I didn't salt the meat, it gave the burgers a nice crust and was salty enough for my taste.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2010 on Burgers: Dry-aged at tommy:eats
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If you guys like this type of shit you might want to check out hoarders on A&E network. Repulsive.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2010 on Masaokis cooking and cleaning at tommy:eats
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One thing you failed to mention about this place is that you can't get toppings on slices.Besides that probably the best slice in the area BY far.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2009 on Pizza Town: Elmwood Park, NJ at tommy:eats
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