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Re: Monaghan's tavern
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I can comment on this one. I live around the corner and have been three times now. Great crowd each time, great staff, and great food.


Sounds great!

Posted on: 2016/10/19 19:16
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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I probably will not be back but wish them the best. Next time I have a craving I will go to legal beans or even get the mediocre bbq at south house.


Try Zeppelin. Great price/portion and the food was solid. Some misses (pulled pork), but wings/chix/brisket/ribs were good. little hazy on the details but will be back for sure.

Posted on: 2016/6/24 20:23
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Re: 2nd Street Bakery
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I am glad it takes me 15 minutes to walk there, or I would be there much more often.


my problem: every time I walk in for a sandwich, I walk out with a sandwich, soup, 4 rolls, 3 pizza breads and 2 cheesecake cookies (rarely available, the cookies are awesome).

... now thinking I need revisit the 'sandwich on 1/2 loaf of sausage bread'.

Posted on: 2016/6/8 18:30
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Re: 2nd Street Bakery
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Something at 2nd St never discussed much that I've been digging the past couple years: "small" sausage/egg/cheese breakfast sandwich. Spicy Italian sausage (rolls are sweet) with some cheese options (american for me) and couple eggs. eggs are cooked more that i prefer, but not really an issue.

Only breakfast sandwich I eat anymore.

Posted on: 2016/6/7 21:32
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Re: BURGER EATERY on 1st & Erie
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That said, I finally tried the burger on Friday. It was tasty. A notch below Shake Shack and a bit pricier, but it was pretty tasty.


agreed. have had the double classic a few times now, really hits the mark for that shake shack type of burger. I'll still hit Skinners and White star when the mood strikes, and this spot for the fast/takeout. Fries are OK, nothing special. Service has been fast/great each time.

They have had tables outside for those looking to eat there.

Posted on: 2016/6/1 2:47
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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Ate here Friday night, never experienced such an "I don't give a @#$*" attitude from restaurant staff. It was hilarious. Pretty much failed at every service point

- Served food before plates and utensils/napkins were at the table... and missing utensils in one case. Some dude who looked like a Floor Manager was "mortified", after we flagged him down.
- No one bothering to take dishes away as they emptied.
- Waitress never stopped by to ask about refills. Would have had a second cocktail or beer, so we spent/tipped less than we could have.
- Watched bus boys, waitress and floor manager pass our table for 10/15 minutes after we finished before finally clearing the table. Only cleared when we asked, floor manager dude looked right at all the crap on our table with no one eating/drinking and just walked on by.
- I'm sure there were more things I am forgetting.

Food is still "OK", maybe portion sizes shrinking and plating a bit sloppy. Whoever is managing this place is completely out to lunch, and the staff acts as if they have no clue their tip is associated directly with the service/experience. Place was 1/3-1/2 empty at peak dinner on a Friday when Newark Ave was packed with people...

Posted on: 2016/5/31 18:26
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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they lost months of business when some jackass in a stolen hummer crashed through their storefront. for whatever reason, ownership couldn't sustain it through that and they closed


got it was not aware

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not exactly 'ny chewing em up and spitting em out'


yeah, got that from the first part.

Posted on: 2016/3/13 3:25
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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RUB... Burnt ends were great, baby backs and St. Louis as well. good wings, hush puppies, fried green tomatoes... even the weird stuff like pastrami and duck were awesome if in the mood.

And the special burger nights were awesome (Monday's). Gah, I'll never understand how this city chews up and spits out spots like that.

Posted on: 2016/3/11 22:52
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Re: The Draper
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On the Yelp tip, William D. from Oyster Bay, Long Island, loved the Draper! lol...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-draper-jersey-city-3

Anyone make it to the red-carpet gala event?

http://www.chicpeajc.com/food/drinks/the-draper-jersey-city/


Posted on: 2016/3/11 17:28
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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Was it crowded? The last few items I have gone in there, it was pretty much empty, which made me wonder how they are staying in business. It is so far from everything, and the BBQ craze/fad seems to have worn off as of late.


Ordered for office delivery, which I would guess is a big part of their business. Food was as good as ever (IMO), still my favorite dry-rub pork ribs in the city.

Had wondered the same myself. With new spots popping up in seemingly every area of the city, DM no longer a destination. Hope they make is, do love the food and they were one of the pioneers for new generation NYC Q. Before that it was Virgil's or bust for me.

Sidenote: I miss RUB, loved that place.

Posted on: 2016/3/11 17:26
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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I get everything you are saying, but you did ask what about their menu was not on point for a BBQ joint. All those things pointed out are distractions and definitely not "on point". But, if it works for them, awesome.


yeah i get it

had the Daisy May's beef rib earlier this week. still great.

Posted on: 2016/3/10 15:32
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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yeah, well this is not BBQ country and there is no real tradition here. people complaining that things in NYC are not "authentic" for Q, or other regional specialties are just wasting their breath. Yeah, we know we are not in Texas eating at Salt Lick. Yeah, we are aware this is not the home of Ed Mitchel whole-hog. True, the best memphis style ribs are in memphis. Exactly, Big Bob Gibson's pulled pork in Alabama is better than anything here.

And? Which regional men should NYC area establishments be copying exactly? What happens if new dishes are created with Q that draw in people that might not otherwise be interested in a giant plate of meat?

I get your point, and personally that's how I eat (meat, piece of white bread, maybe a side or 2 to share). it's just not that big a deal around here if there are other dishes on the menu.

Posted on: 2016/3/8 13:58
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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It can't possibly be a good sign that their head chef has already quit. But, if they do go under,


do these guys have deep pockets? assumed they did since the Inn is still alive... unless they are busy, assumed not since the food is arguably "not good at all".

regarding the menu... remove BBQ sandwiches? only non bbq (assuming belly is smoked) is the fried chix, which is is a menu item at Mighty Quinn (for comparison).

Regarding the tacos... also bbq based, and not completely out of the blue (see Mexique).

And I like the idea of queso chips (assuming that is chips with cheese sauce for dipping), as a bar snack or side with some Q... that said, I have deep love for cheese-fries/disco fries so may be in the minority.

Aaaaanyway.

Posted on: 2016/3/7 20:53
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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So ignoring any quality/price/authenticity debates, what exactly is wrong with this menu?

Looks more or less 'on point', with core BBQ staples and some good side/lighter options for anyone not craving a plate-full of meat.

Posted on: 2016/3/7 18:09
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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"I agree with the chef that this place doesnt need a "Mexican Flare" in its offerings."

this can't be true... lol.

Posted on: 2016/3/7 17:26
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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ha. nice work. "website expired"

http://www.taldejerseycity.com


Posted on: 2016/3/2 17:24
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Re: 15th St Deli
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Not that I am aware of. For me, 2nd St on the weekend and Bon App or one of the Bodegas (none of which are great) during the week. Little Sandwich shop is OK as well for some things.

Posted on: 2016/3/1 1:49
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Re: 15th St Deli
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hopefully it is a quality "standard" NJ/NY style deli/sub shop with good sandwiches that are not too crazy. surprisingly, there isn't much I love in town since A1 closed.

Posted on: 2016/2/29 20:45
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Re: Best Burger in Jersey City
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I wonder what how much they charged for the highest rankings.


I used to eat that Brownstone monstrosity once in a while as sort of a "joke burger", only on my worst "shame spiral" Sundays.

... and Hamilton might be the only place in town where I have described a meal (more than one) as "disgusting".

Posted on: 2016/2/25 20:54
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Re: Chic Pea
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Perhaps that is why businesses are paying her to do sponsored posts, because they are written so well (not from a grammar/exclamation point perspective...or whatever else twists up some of your panties) that they actual sound like authentic reviews.


i think the general issue is that they appear the opposite of "authentic", as far as traditional blog writing/review goes.

I'm in the "who cares" camp, but can not bring myself to read much on there.

I like blogs, even if the writing is garbage you can pull good info out of them in some cases. But I have an extreme aversion to the new word of advertising trying to pass as content, across all media. It's a sad trend that is only going to get worse and will never end unfortunately.

Posted on: 2016/2/25 19:27
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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This place could be a HOT spot for the Park
area if they get it right!


as a Hamilton Park area resident, super psyched to have this in the hood.

Understanding the up and down reviews, got positive "B/B+" feedback from friend who is a discerning BBQ consumer.

For other new local(ish), hear great things about hometown.

... and as always, looking forward to BBQ Block Party again this year.

Posted on: 2016/2/25 19:20
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Re: Best Burger in Jersey City
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that list is hilarious

Posted on: 2016/2/21 23:42
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Re: Hamilton PORK
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This whole "artisanal" BS food trend needs to stop. BBQ in its essence IS ARTISANAL. The amount of time the food takes to cook, the delicate mix of spices for the rubs, the tending of the fire.


yeah this point was beat to death a few years ago when the BBQ scene in this area really started to explode. obviously there is an aesthetic to the entire experience of eating bbq at old joints in the country, unfortunately this is is not the country. Restaurant economics are what they are around here, and with crazy rent/food cost/etc comes crazy prices. That said, if the alternative is no bbq, then i'll take what we have and find the best way to make it somewhat cost effective. There are a lot of places that are doing the food justice, even if it is expensive and the "bbq motif" is somewhat corny (noting it is everywhere, not just bbq spots).

Anyway, If you prefer to eat BBQ somewhere else, go there and enjoy.

Posted on: 2016/2/21 23:34
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Re: Two Boots Pizza
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I went in a while back and left thinking why did I pay $3 and something for a slice of pizza when I could've gotten a tastier 99 cent slice from the city.


Two Bros all day

Posted on: 2016/2/18 4:04
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Re: Two Boots Pizza
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coryb nailed it.

personally i find the slices "OK" when fresh (for change of pace toppings), "not good" when old (crust gets tough, combined with cornmeal = abrasive) and always "overpriced". Also, service has been bizarre the times I've gone to give it another chance: counter seemed completely disinterested in my business in some cases, incapable of alerting me that to-go order (from kitchen) was ready in others.

price-point leads me to Rustique for slice most often these days, best value for $. Slice joint right at PATH finally killed it for me with $2.50 (?) slices. Good product, taste-wise but they are tiny for that cost. Best slice joints in manhattan are about the same (2.75 for Joe's, $3 for Suprema).

Aaaaaanyway...

Posted on: 2016/2/17 22:06
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Re: New bar: The Archer
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Definitely a keeper. Great space (loved it during the original Ox phase), good food and VERY good cocktails.

Posted on: 2015/12/20 19:42
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Re: Burger opening Mon 12/21 on 1st & Erie
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Love the shake shack graphic rip-off on their menu.

So Fries:

- pecorino truffle fries
- sweet fries dusted in cinnamon and sugar

Def looking forward to trying the burger, but where normally I would get fries as well, neither of these appeal to me. Cinnamon toast fries? with a burger? And truffle fries... i don't really need my fried potatoes doused with more (truffle) oil.

Anyway, good luck to the owners. Hopefuly they can make it in this town's saturated burger market.

Posted on: 2015/12/20 19:38
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Re: TALDE JERSEY CITY
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I get the "kitchen will send dishes when done, in no particular order" thing, but if 2 people at the bar when the restaurant is, more or less empty you should try not to send out all 4 dishes ordered at the same time. Don't care what your policy is, try understanding that these are paying customers, and their experience and comfort is probably more important than clearing tickets as quickly as possible (in an empty retaurant).

Posted on: 2015/12/4 15:22
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Re: Chick-fil-A, on the way!
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it has very strict standards to be certified as organic at least in the US (usda)


I think we would all be surprised at how much Big Food interests are chipping away at the Govt definition of "organic"...

Posted on: 2015/11/12 15:25
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Re: Please Help Prato Bakery
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Opinion of one guy from the neighborhood: let them have indoor, but not outdoor seating. done and done.

... definitely would not want new outdoor seating if I was a Tennant/property downer around the back of Prato.

Posted on: 2015/11/5 18:57
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