NJ Food News

According to NJ.com, Hoagitos is adding a store on Rt. 35 in Oakhurst. I’ve never been, but a few friends of mine are fans… will have to give it a try.

I was at the Belmar location once. I thought it was a big meh for a little sandwich.

Good to know!

While sitting at the bar at Jimmy’s last night, I was informed that a Total Wine will be opening at the intersection of 35 and 36 in that strip mall where the bed bath and beyond is.
I don’t recall seeing anything about that on here

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THAT. IS. NEWS!!! :heart_eyes:
(I trust pretty much anything said at the bar at Jimmy’s, btw. )

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That’s awesome! I am pretty big into cocktails and many things I need I can only find at Total Wine in Union.

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That plaza could use it. Place is dying aPainful death

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RIP to my old favorite Chinese Buffet. Dammit I miss their peel n eat shrimp as well as their (frozen) fried shrimp. I used to gorge on those when I went. Poor ole @corvette_johnny got nowhere to bring his butter melters!

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From NJ.com:

Chef Nick Liberato, star of several culinary TV shows, has officially opened his long-awaited Jewish deli, the Borscht Belt Delicatessen at the Stockton Farmers Market in Stockton.

The eatery serves New York-style deli fare along with traditional Jewish American cuisine and baked goods including fresh lox, meats, spreads, bagels, baked goods, pickles, matzo ball soup, beet salad and pastrami sandwiches. See the website theborschtbelt.com for more information.

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Omg. Thanks for posting. This is 5 minutes away from my mom! Yummmmm!!!

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YW! I figured at least a handful of HOs would be in that area at some point…

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APP food writer here. Not sure what you mean when you say we don’t offer links to “any of these” - any restaurant with a functioning website, I link to…

Thank you for linking to our photo gallery at the top of your post.

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NJ.com reports that Jollibee is opening two more NJ locations, one in the American Dream Mall, and one in Jersey City spot at the Hudson Commons. Opening dates TBD.

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:rofl: :joy: :rofl: :joy: :rofl: :joy: That place is absolutely ridiculous but it is something I think everyone should try at least once. Spaghetti and fried chicken drive thru!!! Where else can you get that?

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I’d guess in the Philippines. :grinning:

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So I found this in the Coupon Clipper about Zoni’s on Rt 35 in Middletown:

We all like to brag, but better than Una Pizza, Rosie’s, even Frankie Fed’s? Still I’m all for free pizza. Has anyone been?

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This was the first thing I found when I did a search for Zoni’s:

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I enjoy zonis. It’s good and the wings were great. Haven’t been in a cpl years but it’s def good. It’s also def not the top place in Monmouth county. But it’s def been solid on my visits

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This is only a few miles from me, so we went on Thursday. As you may have guessed from my profile picture, :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: I am not Jewish so don’t claim to be an expert on this cuisine, but I liked it. I had the reuben with pastrami. The pastrami was on the fatty side, but I am a glutton so like the fatty meat cuts. There was a fair amount of meat (though nothing like Harold’s) and I only ate half the sandwhich. My husband doesn’t care for pastrami or corned beef, so he had a tuna salad sandwich with Malaysian sambal. (They do have burgers, breakfasts and a few other things for weirdos like him). I also had a chocolate egg cream.

Stockon has VERY limited parking, so I suggest you go early during the week (they are open Thursday - Sunday). There were lots of cars with out of state plates, and lots of older people coming in escorted by their adult children. It was fairly busy on Thursday with maybe 10 people waiting in line to order at a given time, but you take a number upon arrival and they got through the line pretty quickly.

As expected with a new restaurant, there are some kinks with the service that need to be worked out. I was disappointed to see that the current menu does not include a side salad with each sandwhich (the pre-opening menu gave a choice of potato, macaroni, or health salad) and we only received 1 pickle with 2 sandwiches. Someone was walking around handing out dessert samples and Chef was stopping by tables to ask how people liked the food, so they are trying and I’m sure will get better.

It is a little pricey for what you get ($20 for a reuben, $14 for tuna sandwhich, and $5 for egg cream) but the Stockton Market in general is pricey and the owners obviously invested a lot of money in remodeling the space. I want to go again and try some of the smoked and cured salmon varieties as well as their soups, but will wait until all the out of towners have had their fill.

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