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They must be doing a great job with the food because the menu isn't inspiring me to drive there (and I recently drove over an hour for on your recommendation for Bayou in Bethlehem). You forgot the "The", very Sean Parker of you. Comments work in Chrome but not Firefox. Maybe it's my anti-virus software?
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What about the parade of people coming in to sell things like bootleg movie dvd's? My memory of the place is that the burger was very good, the beer was very cold, it was a very hot August evening when we went, and I could have done all my Christmas shopping while eating at the bar.
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Glad to see H2Ocean make your list. If I were naming the top bartenders of 2016, Lindsay (sp?)from H2Ocean would be at the top. Great Caipirinha and a happy hour with raw bar specials. I have been back to Jockey Hollow twice since we had lunch there, can't say I share your enthusiasm. The restaurant has gone nowhere but down since my initial visit. Have you been to Tillie's in Millburn? Dinner only, BYO, no bar dining: that's a lot of strikes but every meal I have had there has been excellent. Your photography has become top notch, the improvement over time is noticeable. Love the travelogue, I am jealous. Happy New Year.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2017 on Best Dishes: of 2016 at tommy:eats
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If you still have unfilled assignments I am interested in participating. Sorry to be late, I have stopped checking in regularly since you announced that you were ending the blog. The thought of Thanksgiving without you brought me back to take a look.
"Melty" American cheese?! You're better than that. Nice review of a. bar in Philly, btw. Made me want to shovel out the car and drive there.
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Marc, KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) requires live fire cooking so no to natural gas. We use a charcoal fired pit where we add wood chunks to add the smoke flavor. We use hickory, cherry, oak and pecan. Different combinations for different meat, though the cherry is pretty much a constant. Lots of people use apple wood, no one I know uses pumpkin seeds in competition but maybe you're on to something.
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As with most of the Harvest Group restaurants the wine list is a primer on everything that went wrong in California since the turn of the century. Overpriced and overripe would be the first two adjectives that come to mind.
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Glad you liked it. Sorry to see I've been reduced to the status of "a reader". Special thanks to Kevin Krueger, a great chef and encyclopedia of barbecue knowledge, for tipping me off to this place.
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Bought off with a gift card? Really? I hope it was for a year's supply of eats, otherwise for shame! Its the ongoing sketchiness of this post that worries me.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2013 on What's happening to Fairway: Paramus? at tommy:eats
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T:E, you still know how to spend $30 on a $10 meal don't you. Forget the question about the Viking, didn't mean to freak you out.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2013 on Lobster Roll: no recipe here at tommy:eats
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T:E, they'll be successful in Ridgewood just like they are everywhere else. The trick seems to be their ability to market to 30 something (40 something?) singles who have turned the other two Roots locations and several other Harvest Group resto's into a different kind of meat market. And to think, when we went we were only interested in the pedigree of the steaks. I hope Park West isn't hurt by these guys, nice place that it is. But they better be on their toes because Harvest Group knows not only how to run a restaurant but also how to design one.
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No restaurant benefited more from the smoking ban than Pub 199. My experience there before the ban went into effect was like eating in an ashtray. Can't believe they won't be back, the place had a license to print money.
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I made this and even after cutting back on the water in the simple syrup as you suggested I thought it was too loose. If I made this again, and I think I will-it was excellent, I think I'll try using a potato masher on the cherries instead of using the food processor. My thought is that this will keep a better consistency. Thanks for bringing this recipe to my attention. This was good on toast the day after Thanksgiving as well. Nice balance and not too sweet.
T:E, your reputation is safe. This place and that pork sandwich are great. I'm only sorry I live so far away or I'd be a regular at the bar. Went Sunday afternoon and the place was crowded, the food was coming out fast, the beer from the taps even faster. Had a couple of Southhampton Imperial Porters, talked baseball at the bar with another patron, that new Miami Marlins ballpark has no soul. Listened in on the chatter between regulars and the girls behind the bar. Left happy and trying to figure out how to get back here sooner than later.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2012 on Rhodes North Tavern: Sloatsburg, NY at tommy:eats
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Went here today, the burgers remind me of a place I used to eat in Union called Al's Donut Shop. Also had the dog, served "all the way", and that was equally good if not better. Passed on the fries, you have to make choices in this life. Washed it all down with a couple of diet Cokes; my attempt at humor. Thanks for the heads up on this place. I never would have found it on my own. Edit this as needed, I may have sent it twice.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2012 on Steve's Burgers: Garfield, NJ at tommy:eats
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A terrific post. Maybe you should dial it down to one a year 'cause this one was a worthy read.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2012 on 2011: Tasty reasons to be thankful at tommy:eats
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The problem with the sub in the picture is that the bread isn't cut all the way through. When the sandwich is hinged like this all the toppings are pushed to the top and you end up eating an unbalanced sub. I always ask to have the bread cut through completely. It's the dbroc way. I go to Jersey Mike's sometimes but the quality of the cold cuts isn't great. Sergio's in Denville would get my highest rating. You'll know as soon as you open the door that you're in the right place, your nose will tell you. Just don't go on Mondays as they're closed.
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2010 on Sub Base: Fair Lawn, NJ [CLOSED] at tommy:eats
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What are the chances that two of those ten would be covers of songs by The Band?
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2009 on Friday iPod Random Ten at verbatim
How about the day Obama announced he was keeping certain detainees held at Guantanamo indefinitely without charge? That was the day the giddy feeling ended for me. I have great respect for our President and can't tell you how fortunate I feel to have him in place of Bush but I felt betrayed by this decision. BTW, my resolution to this problem would be to either charge these men or to deport them. We are better off to be a little less safe than to throw away the values that I thought Obama would restore after the last 8 disgraceful years.
Toggle Commented May 30, 2009 on Obama-Rama at verbatim
The companion video for that NY Times article is very funny; you should watch. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/magazine/24food-t-000.html?_r=1&ref=magazine Ev, your mind is in the gutter. :D
Toggle Commented May 23, 2009 on Beef: Ribs, BBQ at tommy:eats
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