Freehold Update


#65

I heard it is shutdown completely. Maybe they are doing renovations?


(David) #66

That’s what I am thinking, at least I hope so.


(YcF) #67

Was just at Freehold today, walked by the Caribbean place and it is still open.


(Big Meatballs !) #68

Hey, anybody been here?

Koy Turkish Grill
280 U.S. 9, Morganville, NJ 07751
(732) 792-3659

https://goo.gl/maps/ZfjpvTgzsES2

It’s in the plaza with Home Depot and ShopRite on route 9.

If so, what’s the verdict?


(Roz Rappaport) #69

Koy is five minutes from our house. We had lunch there right after it opened in 2016. Judged against the high caliber food at Turkish Kitchen, our favorite Turkish restaurant a few blocks from our NYC apartment, I’d say Koy is just o.k.

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#70

@RGR
I realize it’s a little southeast of you, but have you tried cafe 28? I was a big fan of his spot in red bank but haven’t been to his new ocean location.


#71

What was the name of the place in RB? Has Cafe 28 been open a long time? I’d never heard of it, but a quick Google shows a menu full of things I like, and it’s all of a few miles from here. A friend who works near there said he hasn’t tried it yet “because there’s never anyone in there.”

Also, what’s up with the SMOOTHIES? Bizarre, imo.


#72

He moved from red bank to ocean. My guess is the rent in rb was sky high so he left. I could be wrong.

I’d try it. He is cool guy and he has some good looking new dishes. In rb it was a lunch spot. This new places looks like they do dinner and lunch. The chicken Cairo was one of my dishes there but now he has some new things that I want to try.


#73

I’ve been back and forth via text with my friend; he says it used to be a (terrible) Chinese spot and took forever to get a new place in there, but it’s been open 8-9 months (he guesses). I may get over there for lunch one day this week.


#74

Speaking of bizzare, what about the rb place with rolled ice cream, bubble tea and poke? That is a combo! I can see the rbc girls flocking to bubble tea and ice cream but I’m not sure they will be hammering down raw tuna lol


#75

Muhammed is the owner and he cooks too. If he is still in charge, I believe you will get a good meal. In fact, this place could surprise you. He is really passionate about what he puts out and will talk food with you if he thinks you have a clue and isn’t super busy. He can talk food for a while! He reminds me of the soup guy from seinfeld. If you click with him, he will really become your friend.


(Big Meatballs !) #76

I thought Cafe 28 was ok, but not great when it was in Red Bank. As I remember he was over on White St next to the old cigar store.

Muhammed was kind of a one man band, and if you ordered the Egyptian stuff he would disappear into this little alcove he had for a kitchen for about 10 mins. and make your plate. I would agree with CJ about him being a nice guy.

The dips (babaganoush, hoummus) and salads were better than the kebab, which seemed like it came out of a package from the freezer.

He also had subs, soups and chips, and the few times I was in there he seemed to be doing a bigger business there than at the Egyptian stuff.

In RB/Lincroft we like Zaitooni, Bayroot and Stamna better if we are going in that direction, with the nod to Stamna.


#77

I have yet to try stamna. I like greek eats for quick dining and nikkos bread and olives keep me coming back. I could just eat that and be happy.

OK I’m off to sea farer for some day time drinking and maybe some kind of food…if they have any now lol


#78

One word: SUNSCREEN!!! :slight_smile:


(David) #79

The new-ish Korean place in that same plaza as Koy is pretty good for wings and tacos.


(Big Meatballs !) #80

I would bet Mohammed would do a great job if you wanted something catered.

I also think the same for the ladies at Bayroot.

Greek fest next weekend in Holmdel.

Time for the 1st Annual @NotJrvedivici Mixed Grill Challenge ?

The 10k of eatathons…


(Big Meatballs !) #81

Thank you.


(Big Meatballs !) #82

Second word for today: foulies.


(John) #83

We tried Koy shortly after it opened & takeout a couple times after. I found it unexceptional. Mostly gyro meat dressed up in different ways. The Korean place is Bulbap & everything we’ve had from there has been very good.


(Lost in translation) #84

Thank you.