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Re: From "OX" to "BOX"
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bodhipooh wrote:

If true, authentic Thai was my goal, I definitely would head to NYC and hit up Sripraphai. But, if I just have a hankering for noodles or "Thai-inspired" food, then More was the answer to me. I always enjoyed the food, really appreciated the BYOB policy, and the service was always friendly (although, sometimes it was slow).



I hear you , but my only issue is that More Express claims that they offer Thai Street Food on their windows. The first time I saw this, I was excited, which was soon followed by shock disappointment.

I have not spent an extensive amount of time in Thailand, but from the little time I did spend, I could tell you that Thai street food is awesome and extremely diverse beyond your Pad Thai and Papaya salad - both great when done right. Unfortunately street food classics like Laap/Larb, Thai Sausage, Khao Soi, Thai Fried Chicken (Kai yang), Herb-fill Whole grilled Fish with Nam Prik sauce (http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2014/03 ... lled-fish-recipe-pla-pao/) ... are no-where to be seen on their new menu. So my biggest issue is false advertising. Call it Thai fusion (never a positive marketing point, granted) but I might actually be less offended.
But I will never go to More Express for "Thai street food", I would go to , Lan Larb, Uncle Boon's or Somtum der.

That said, I am willing to try them out for what they do have.

Posted on: 2015/8/12 21:03
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Re: "Short Grain" on Montgomery Str by City Hall
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My wife and I love this place. Awesome sandwiches and sides and their Vietnamese Cold Brew is out of this world delicious. Hope they stick around for a long while and get the support they deserve. Their sandwiches remind me of Num Pang in Manhattan which we are obsessed with.

Posted on: 2015/7/13 12:09
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Re: Ahris Kitchen: Korean food in downtown Jersey City
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Relax! It's just an option, based entirely on the diner's choice.

Posted on: 2015/4/9 18:51
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Re: Ahris Kitchen: Korean food in downtown Jersey City
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We had food from there yesterday by virtue of backing them on Kickstarter last year.

I think they'll be a great addition to the neighbourhood.

They owners say it will be BYOB, but they may hold your unfinished bottle of wine until the next time you visit. Not sure how they will store that wine though! I advised them to speak with the Liquor store across the road to ensure they store Soju and Makgeolli as they will undoubtedly get additional new business from this new BYOB eatery.

The dining concept will be casual, you go up to the counter, order, find a seat and then pick up your food when ready.

We tried the kimchi fritter (pancake), the Spicy Tune Roll, the Vegetable & Tofu Bibimbap and the Spicy Pork with Rice Entree.

They all had pretty good flavour and tasted fresh even though they were not fully open to the public. In particular, the kimchi pancake was not really oil like many versions that you see in NYC.

The portions are very good for the price.

The owners are very nice and we were talking with them for quite a while. They are hoping to have a core menu and then change things seasonally, which is evidenced by having a simple, clean home printed menu rather than an elaborate commercially printed one.

Posted on: 2015/4/8 15:00
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Re: Downtown Jersey City businesses take on local farmers market
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As a newer resident and a big advocate of the food truck movement across the US, follow the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=889789817739558

There could just be a silver lining if this goes anything like the direction of Portland, OR

Posted on: 2015/2/19 15:57
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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CaptainOats wrote:
So they had a soft opening tonight. Anyone check it out?

I assume they have a liqour license?


In an odd collection of circumstances, I've been there twice in the past three days. Tried a wide selection of things now and every single dish ordered was very carefully thought out and executed exceptionally well.

Get down there and order whatever suits your palate. I would say that the menu has something for everyone.

A very good selection of cocktails as well, which is something that the area has been crying out for.

If I had one tip, it would be to leave a bit of room for the Fried Mango Pie dessert. It will hark you back to childhood memories of McDonalds Apple Pie.

Posted on: 2015/2/6 14:38
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Re: Pasta Dal Cuore
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For anyone previously put off by this place due to the expense. They just lowered their prices by about 20%.

Whilst they still may be on the high-end vs Raffetto's, it's a great addition to the neighbourhood. I'll probably still buy my filled pasta from Raffetto's though because I just prefer their style of ravioli (a lot of filling meaning I need to buy less of it).

Posted on: 2014/11/21 21:24
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Re: Paulus Hook Brick Oven Pizza is Closing
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For lovers of this place, check out rustique in the hamilton park/harismus cove area. Just don't order delivery (according to the reviews).

Also worth a crack is Krispy Pizza.

Posted on: 2014/11/17 20:43
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Re: The Kitchen at Grove Station (corner of Columbus and Marin)
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Went there on Friday night for dinner. The staff were very warm and welcoming.

The interior decor brings a very welcome change to the area even though the external appearance of the building leaves you with mixed feelings.

The food was generally very good and I think they have struck a price-point that will make it very easy to go back regularly. In particular, the Hudson Valley Duck is probably the best non-ethnic Duck dish I have had. Great job on the braised cabbage.

Posted on: 2014/11/17 19:07
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Re: Pasta Dal Cuore
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They are supposedly opening tomorrow (Wed 5th Nov) at 10am.

Posted on: 2014/11/4 20:11
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Re: Downtown Jersey City businesses take on local farmers market
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kencares wrote:
Bistro only gets 2.5 stars on yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-bistro-at ... y-city?sort_by=rating_asc

Boots does better with 3.5, but still has its share of problems:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/two-boots-jersey-city-2?sort_by=rating_asc

maybe they should both focus more on customer satisfaction and less on their competitors.


This is a valid point:
Mordi's Schnitzel - 4.5 stars: http://www.yelp.com/biz/mordis-schnitzel-truck-jersey-city
Dark Side of the Moo - 4.5 stars: http://www.yelp.com/biz/dark-side-of-the-moo-hoboken
Stella's Empanada's (albeit the Kearny restaurant)- 4.5 stars: http://www.yelp.com/biz/stellas-empanadas-kearny

Doesn't this tell the brick and mortar guys everything they need to know? Slowly but surely, JC is growing out of generic bland food destinations. The activity in this blog, the success of the Hamilton Park BBQ Fest, the JC Project, etc are all testament to that.

If the costs of brick and mortar are too high that it stifles creativity, then at some point those costs will have to come down when more food establishments take to food stands/trucks. It's all supply/demand at the end of the day. Neither would survive without there being demand so nobody should take their patrons for granted. Personally, having moved from Manhattan a year ago, there are still too few restaurants in JC that encourage me to visit for a second time. I will try almost anywhere once, because I dine out to get something that I cannot make myself. But I will only return for a second visit if the restaurant is offering something unique that I then crave.

I don't want to target any particular restaurants with this, but pizza (the way most places in DTJC do it) does not take very much imagination/creativity. For the increasingly health-conscious society that we live it, it's going to be an increasingly infrequent treat.



Posted on: 2014/10/9 21:38
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Re: Taqueria on Grove & Bay Street
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All this talk of Mexican food and no mention of Orale, how strange.

I get that it's not 'authentic' or 'traditional', however, having seen the gentrification food scene in Mexico City and Oaxaca - Orale is the best version of what young Mexicans are looking for eating.

Check it out. I almost guarantee that after trying their bottled salsas you will not look at another bottle of Valentina again.

Some may not be a fan of the ambiance/music, and the price for the neighbourhood, but give it a try for rich flavour (not tex-mex or cali-mex).

Posted on: 2014/10/6 15:44
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