Ok my Jersey Friends, let’s play a little game of F*#K - Marry - Kill Restaurant version. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this game, it’ s pretty simple. Generally reserved for celebrities you along with your friends have to pick a celebrity that you would like to do one of those three options with. But for our purposes here we are going to pick restaurants we just can’t keep ourselves away from, We know it’s not the best for us, or even the best food or service, yet something just draws us back, we can’t help ourselves. You just have to do it, no matter what your better judgment or friends think. That’s the F’ Category.
The Marry Category is your “go-to” place. It doesn’t matter if it’s just meat and potatoes every day, it’s the best dam meat and potatoes you’ve ever had, and you can and will continue to dine there for the rest of your life.
The Kill Category is just that…what restaurants that have been around awhile can you just not stand. If they were to close tomorrow it wouldn’t be soon enough and the world would truly be a better place without them.
So let’s play Restaurant F’ - Marry - Kill !!! I’ll go first.
My F’ restaurant is Raven and Peach in Fair Haven. (I was just there on Sat.)…this place is well past it’s prime, it’s truly over priced, and I can’t say it’s worth the money, but I just can’t help myself. Dear God like a mistress she just keeps calling me…sweet whispers in my ear and I come running…and yes in the morning I’m ashamed and I can’t look myself in the mirror. But I just can’t help myself. No matter how often I say, this is the last time, I always find myself back. The Raven and the Peach Fair Haven, NJ.
My Marry restaurant is probably Jimmy’s in Asbury Park. From Pizza to Pasta to Seafood, to the BEST Chicken Scarp and one hell of a good Steak - EVERYTHING I have ever had is is good. The place has -0- ambiance…the service is adequate but far from formal, but if I had to pick one place to come home to every night it would be here. I just love this place and it is like “home” to me. I would Marry you Jimmy’s and thankfully in today’s world I could without shame!!
My Kill restaurant is anything associated with the name Mc Cloone’s. I’m sorry, I spent my youth and many years of my adulthood dining at Rum Runners, one of the few “formal” Jersey Dining locations…and I truly loved that place. At some point Tim Mc Cloone decided quantity over quality and completely sold out his name. I mean for Christ sake he runs the concession at the OTB in Woodbridge NJ. WTF is that all about. CJ Mc Cloones? Really? Tim how do you sleep at night? I"m sorry but I would like to Kill the Mc Cloone restaurant brand.