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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/02 12:56:19 (permalink)
Agnes...it's not all sunshine & cream in California.

The gas pumps are DIY!



Good grief! I'd push my car home from New York vs. doing that myself!
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/02 13:08:46 (permalink)
Is that my gas station?
 
Was that you?
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/02 15:19:14 (permalink)
I didn't mean to cause a commotion...

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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/02 15:59:44 (permalink)
Hey, that's what gas prices are around Chicago and we have been DIY for years!
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/02 19:51:56 (permalink)
We just roll down the window to say fill it up...(for about $.50 less per gallon) while having the oil checked & the windshield wiper fluid filled.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/02 20:54:38 (permalink)
I ran into that a few years ago when in NJ
 
I got out to try to pump gas and was refused - was told in NJ there is no self service
 
It has been years since anyone has pumped gas for me - Ohio is almost exclusively self serve and has been for decades.  They're both legal -- but very very few stations offer the full service option
 
 
post edited by TJ Jackson - 2013/05/02 20:56:04
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/03 10:33:06 (permalink)
It is pizza day at work today :):):)
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/03 11:50:56 (permalink)
It was a sad day in California when I had to get out of the car and get my hands dirty.
 
Oregon pumps for you.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/03 11:55:02 (permalink)
That's because in Oregon it's against the law to pump your own gas!
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/03 12:02:41 (permalink)
I think I was maybe six years old the last time I saw a full-service gas station. Not only do you have to pump your own gas here, they're all pre-pay.
 
Lunch today I'm putting together a plate of cheese, olives, sliced chicken breast, pickles, and crackers.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/03 12:09:00 (permalink)
A traumatic ordeal where pizza for Lunch is the only therapy to restore proper sense of the world...

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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/03 12:16:27 (permalink)
I'll need to go get something sweet as well.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/03 12:22:48 (permalink)
TJ Jackson

I ran into that a few years ago when in NJ

It has been years since anyone has pumped gas for me - Ohio is almost exclusively self serve and has been for decades.  They're both legal -- but very very few stations offer the full service option



By law -- Ohio law -- all service stations in the state must provide full service (pumping fuel) to customers with handicapped plates or cards.

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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/03 20:49:55 (permalink)
I had a Pistachio Creme Ice from Ralph's Famous Italian Ices...



I feel better.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/03 22:31:24 (permalink)
Cc -trauma doesn't sound good! Hope things are okay now.
Pizza looks awesome, I must say.
Lunch for me was at the Newseum in DC, and the food concession there was under Wolfgang Puck. Who knew.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 13:43:09 (permalink)
I'll be fine after a few donuts!
 
There was a Wolfgang Puck  Express on Sinatra Drive in <<<Hoboken>>> It didn't $urvive on $inatra Drive.
 
I celebrated Cinco de Mayo a week early due to a help! help! call from my sister in NJ.
 
After Desert Hot Hot Hot Springs we hit...
 

 
It was CROWDED like that both inside & out....
 

 
I went inside to be close to the action...
 

 
 

 
The closer I got to the action...more & more plastic utensils appeared. Fork that! Hey...don't call security!!
 

 
 
Ok I'll order...
 
One taco with cheese...one without cheese...
 
 

 
Extra chips...
 

 
For the long journey to crack the code of what's the secret to these...
 

 
Let the games begin!
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 16:14:29 (permalink)
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By law -- Ohio law -- all service stations in the state must provide full service (pumping fuel) to customers with handicapped plates or cards.

I have seen many stations locally where there is no one around to provide said service - there's a clerk to take cash and sell cigarettes, snacks, and whatnot, but no one pumping other than customers.  So  - law or not, I don't think there is much compliance, at least not locally
 
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 16:39:52 (permalink)
Well?  Well?  Well?
 
With or without?
 
Recipe for the guacamole, please.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 16:54:48 (permalink)
If you've never tried to thin the guacamole with tomatillo juice.. give it a try. I'd bet my burritos (if I had them) that the unique entity that's not acidic lime juice and a big mystery is tomatillo juice.

I was devastated to miss Randy's Donuts. I had to race from Los Angeles to Tehachapi to LAX to catch a plan back to NJ. I'll be back to Cali in June with far less stress...since my Mother is doing so well.

Randy's & Du-Par's next trip. My sister is on notice. Help! Help! calls will go to voicemail or forwarded to my brother...next time.


Without...of course!
post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/05/05 17:08:52
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 17:21:07 (permalink)
Mar...are you familiar with Greenblatt's?

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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 17:42:53 (permalink)
I've heard the name but I've never been.  Can't even place it without looking it up.
 
But forget it.  Next time you need to go to Langer's.
 

 
Now I have to Google.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 17:45:00 (permalink)
Just looked it up.  Their pastrami slices look like paper.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 18:01:11 (permalink)
That's not good. I noticed it when I was spinning around a tight parking lot on my way to Canter's. Never heard a word about it before seeing it. I guess that's a reason!

Now I have to see to it that Canter's local history is documented in the Roadfood section of our Library.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/05/05 18:05:26
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 18:40:04 (permalink)
THIS is what a good Pastrami sandwich should look like............piled HIGH, Sliced thin and served with LOTS of mustard!  
 

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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 18:45:40 (permalink)
We have those in NYC and sandwiches piled 5 miles higher at Harold's in Edison NJ.

What we don't have is a Jersey City sandwich & the corned beef sandwich at Canter's was almost exactly like another NJ sandwich of the past from an old local place called Royal Crest. The bread the corned beef & pickles brought back many memories.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 19:04:15 (permalink)
You mean like these?  
 

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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 19:08:18 (permalink)
Yes ...my sister held her 40th Birthday party at Harold's. We're all still full and she's turning 50 in August.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 22:37:17 (permalink)
I'd rather go to Langer's Deli.
 
I've been going to Canter's for more than 50 years.  If I want Jewish pastrami on rye.... Langer's!  Not only is the pastrami top notch, the rye bread is wonderful.  Double baked.  Semi baked before it gets to Langer's and then before serving.
 
The Johnnie's pastrami is totally different.
 
Greg...  more is not always better. 
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 22:57:49 (permalink)
I was expecting a crowd at Tito's Tacos but it was any given Sunday and Marone! there must have been at least 25 people behind the counter/window very very efficiently churning-out so much food and the lines just kept on coming.

Most of the orders in front of me were HUGE. I talked to a couple in line (they were from NYC and recognized my accent) and we were all amazed by the crowd (we're people used to crowds) and very loyal regulars of Tito's Tacos.

We don't have anything like it at home...and I'll say this to the nay sayers (like Mar has always said)...there is a very unique factor to Tito's that inspires those people to form a constant line and wait wait wait... and you can recognize that if ever you're smart enough to visit. I can't even imagine how busy it was today.

I was also surprised at just how close Johnnie's Pastrami is to Tito's.
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Re:What's For LUNCH...??? 2013/05/05 23:13:16 (permalink)
Isn't that funny?  Right around the corner.  They could share parking lots... but they don't.
 
Then there's Cinco de Mayo (not today) the restaurant that is sorta between Johnnie's and Tito's.  How does it survive?  It sits in Tito's original location. 
I go there once in awhile when I can't park at Tito's.  It's different but I can't explain their food.  They have a huge menu and there's never a crowd.
 
I heard something I found quite funny while in line at Tito's one time.  The woman in front of me is on her cell phone waiting to get to the front of the line.  She says to whomever whoever she is talking to....   "I'm stuck on the 405 so I'll be late."
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