That's pretty exciting stuff, Janicks. I'm adding Nick's Kitchen to my "someday" tour of all the great places here and there that, over the years, have earned such legendary reputations. I'm putting it right up there with the G & R Tavern in Waldo, Ohio, known for their fried bologna sandwich.
I once thought that just hopping into the Chevy and following the IRL or CART circuit across the country (with occasional forays over to Europe to catch specific F1 races) would be the ideal life. Now I'm thinking a tour of some of these favorite, ever-accumulating Roadfood places would be just the ticket. Hey, that's one of the great joys of America...the open road, with good food along the way. Must be in our "discover/adventure" heritage.
Funny thing is, I went to college in Iowa in the late 1960s and never once tried a Breaded Fried Tenderloin. And there they were all along, probably not all that far away from the non-descript hamburgers I was doubtlessly eating. But then, I never noticed all the great Victorian homes in that little Iowa town...ones that I noticed years later at reunions. College kid...what did I know?
Now, as far as I know, there's no place in NJ that is known for serving a particularly good Breaded Fried Tenderloin. Having a hankering for one nonetheless, at dinner out tonight I had a couple of breaded fried pork chops. Sure enjoyed 'em.