Damn, we’ve got a long way to go to build a worthwhile archive (speaking of which, did anyone see Leff’s posts about the archive at CH? http://www.chowhound.com/post/observations-problem-chowhound-1025430?commentId=9734863#9734863) I haven’t felt like there was this much work to be done since the first days of November 2012.
Anyway . . . .
My best, recent dining out experience came last week when I visited my friend Mike (f/k/a/ ChefMd) at his new place Redemption, in Asbury Park. We sat in the barroom at happy hour, demolishing plate after plate of goodies. Eight, in total. Corn, chorizo stuffed dates, fennel salad, chicken “chips” (fried skin), falafels, bacon crack, Wagyu hot dog, and duck ‘al pastor’ tacos on blue tortillas. The tasty, whimsical food came as no surprise after all these years of eating the chef’s food. The ninety-one dollar check (including four beers), on the other hand, sure was a pleasant one.
Hopefully, this can be a start. Now, I’ve gotta see if I can round up any other old friends. . . .