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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/20 18:55:47 (permalink)
I had little sandwich today & I'll roast some root vegetable tomorrow.

Nice balsamic gravy & Altamura bread.









Sesame seeds all over my car.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/21 12:18:19 (permalink)
PNW, that looks so good! And CC that bread looks outrageous!  I have jury duty today in Hackensack, NJ so here is where I went for lunch!

Not a picture I took as I forgot to take one of the outside!
Here are pictures of my fries and cheese burger. It was a nice yummy lunch break!


post edited by agnesrob - 2013/10/21 12:19:46
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/21 14:27:40 (permalink)
White Manna is a very nice silver-lining to jury duty!

Sliders usually are in the shadow of other popular foods & venues of NJ (Diners boardwalks hot dogs pizza subs etc.) but certainly enjoy a very long rich history here.

I was raised on White Mana in Jersey City. Fun place that taught me how to be tough...

http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=1080

I share a Birthday with White Mana....but White Mana has been around a little longer.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/10/21 14:38:35
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/22 22:37:27 (permalink)
Another day in Matawan...another eggplant parmigiana sandwich. Today it's from La Strada Pizza.

Nina - Pinta - Santa Maria - La Strada....





I put Abbate Bakery on the list for visit after Ken mentioned it. Thank you Ken!

I knew it would be good but Marone! it was fantastic. Just as an Italian Bakery should be..




The goods...








post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/10/22 22:42:03
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/22 23:58:09 (permalink)
Ohhhh myyyyy.  What gorgeous photos: the eggplant, the cookies and other pastries--heaven.  You live in/near a fabulous neighborhood!
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/23 09:59:12 (permalink)
Thank you L2B!

You live in/around an AMAZING array of wonderful food as well. I could fill several The Best Thing I Ever Ate shows (in sooo many diverse genres) from ridiculously fun visits to your hood.

Happy Boston Cream Pie Day!!

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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/24 17:57:29 (permalink)
ARRRRRGH - I live in the WRONG area of the country.  We have NOTHING like that around here.
 
and
 
ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGHHH - I missed Boston Cream Pie Day!!
(which is not technically a pie or a cake... WTFudge)
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/25 16:19:06 (permalink)
Glad you liked Abbate's, not that there was any doubt.
 
PS: I rushed off to Benanti's right after they won that NJ.Com award a few years ago, and of course was not disappointed. Fantastic! Plus I love places that do business like it was 1956.
 
Today's lunch was excellent Hot Dogs from Captain Paul's  Firehouse Dogs, which will make it into the NJ Hot Dog thread when I get around to it.
http://www.captainpaulsdogs.com/
 
 
 
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/26 17:17:12 (permalink)
Captain Paul's will go on the list for the next time I need a valid birth certificate from Trenton. I see in addition to wonderful hot dogs there's also a Cinnamon Bun sundae on the menu.

The other day I had lunch at a place called 25 Burgers. It's located in the same complex as Abbate Bakery. A somewhat new NJ gourmet burger place with 5 locations. It has a Five Guys feel with a little 50s thrown-in. Spotless & shiny...



I'm not a big burger eater but they have other menu options including a blue crab burger that I would have ordered if I didn't have a few lbs. of lobstah waiting for me at home. I decided on #24 pot roast sandwich on a fresh-baked plain roll...


Topless shot...



It was a very flavorful sandwich & the flavors weren't all coming from salt city.

A manageable order of Jersey Shore fries were nice & crispy...



Lunch was $12...which I found to be reasonable. I'm not a cheapskate.


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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/27 21:33:50 (permalink)
There's a couple of 25 Burgers locations out this way. Pretty good, not as good as 5 Guys, at least to my taste. One thing I like about them is that it doesn't seem to be a one-size-fits-all operation. The one in Bound Brook looks like it might have been a Wetson's or something years ago, while the one in Branchburg is in what had been an old Diner attached to a seedy bar (not quite as seedy since 25 opened, plus they've discovered Craft Beer and it's higher profit margins)
 
http://www.royalbarnj.com/
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/28 00:03:06 (permalink)
I just checked the location of 25 Burgers in Linden & it's the very charming former location of White Diamond (it was vacant for a few years). They even kept & continue to use the White Diamond griddle.

http://dinerhunter.com/20...-hamburgers-linden-nj/

That was a fun little place. I'll have to go see if the interior is somewhat the same.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/29 18:51:24 (permalink)
A cool, cloudy, fall day was perfect for trying out the Russian Family Restaurant in Redwood City, CA  http://russianfamily.net/  We really enjoyed their hearty, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food.
 
Here's their Spring Green Soup, which can be served hot or cold.

 
I got their malt soda, which is probably more like non-alcoholic beer than anything.  Definitely unusual!

 
We got these "patties" (Babushkiny Zrazy) which had potatoes on the outside and ground beef on the inside, served with mushroom gravy.  The pickles were like cornichons--very nice complement to this dish.

 
Here's what it looked like inside:

 
This is Georgian Chicken Stew (Chakhokhbily iz kuritsy) which came with pita-style bread.  The dish had Middle-eastern flavor to it, which makes sense when you look at the map--Georgia is next to Turkey and Iran. 

post edited by love2bake - 2013/10/29 18:52:26
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/29 19:12:41 (permalink)
L2B.... Wow!  That all looks sooo good
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/29 19:29:03 (permalink)
That soup looks amazing.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/29 20:01:16 (permalink)
It's interesting that everything is served in/on stainless steel, save the soda.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/30 16:43:36 (permalink)
Love3bake,  That meal looks so good!
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/30 18:26:42 (permalink)
Everything we got was delicious, and yes--the stainless steel was interesting!  They also had small china bread plates, but I didn't take pics of their brown bread.  I think my favorite dish was the Georgian chicken stew.  I'd skip the malt soda next time and maybe get a beer or a Russian fruit flavored soda.  Didn't even look at desserts. (Sacre bleu!)
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/30 19:05:31 (permalink)
L2B, that food look amazing!
 
The metal dishes would be a huge turnoff to me.
 
Not sure about the soup.  All that green stuff!
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/30 19:58:00 (permalink)
Years ago there was a restaurant on St. Thomas called Harbor View. It was a  beautiful place with wonderful food. They served on pewter chargers.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/30 20:52:43 (permalink)
A plate atop the charger?
 
I don't even like steaks served on pewter steak plates.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/30 21:25:00 (permalink)
mar52

A plate atop the charger?


That's where a plate is supposed to go.

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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/31 10:09:52 (permalink)
I know this is repetitive, but today is "payday chicken" day at work , so for lunch:http://elpolloricorestaurant.com/   
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/31 14:35:40 (permalink)
A sorta boring dinner but it is Pinto beans with fried cornbread with onions in the mix:
I made the beans the following way:
1: One pound of pinto's
2: One container of chicken stock
3: One huge slice of salted pork belly
4: One whole red jalapeno pepper
5: One whole poblanao pepper
6: Two sliced and cubed onions.
7: Four shredded garlic cloves.
Three hours on the stove at medium covered.
 
Very very good if you like pinto beans.
Paul E. Smith
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/10/31 18:29:18 (permalink)
I had a toasted bagel with butter.
 
Sometimes the most simple of things are the best.
 
(And I know how chargers are used!!!    )
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/11/04 23:08:25 (permalink)
Most of the time, I have the Unhappy Meal...
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/11/05 09:25:22 (permalink)
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/11/05 13:42:05 (permalink)
Gorgeous Pizza Rustica...



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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/11/06 18:18:13 (permalink)
CC where did you get that at this time of year? It looks so good!!
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/11/06 19:01:22 (permalink)
We call it apizza gain. And you're not supposed to have it till Easter.
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