Red Bank redux version 2.0 [NJ]

Taco Tuesday with the ole El Paso kits that would survive a nuclear Holocaust.

They even have their own face book page.

Some people do it on Fridays too.

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Then this talks about tacos all week long.

Which could be a little overboard.

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That’s pretty cool that they are into that.

Check this new spot out. I won’t comment :slight_smile: I’ll let the vik take the lead lol

You know the bison burger at Kitchen Organic over in the bario is not bad.

It is a little spendy at $ 17 though.

I’m not a big bison guy. I prefer some fatty burgers. :slight_smile:

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Our daughter’s birthday is next week, maybe we will give this a go to try something new.

Re: the drink menu, yea it seems weird to give cookbook directions, but that Boulevardier sounds interesting.

With a menu like that I’d expect their beer selection to be a little more adventurous. Fairly limited on the craft type beers.

CJ. Believe I read somewhere old catch spot is gonna be an upscale Mexican boy.

Now I remember you saying that. Sorry, I forgot. I don’t foresee a byob mexican spot making it there, but we will see.

Agree. Seems an odd choice indeed. Wishing for a good German or Portuguese spot is too much I guess

Upscale Mexican would be nice…byo not so much

Can anyone name an “upscale Mexican” place anywhere? I don’t believe I have ever seen this concept before. I mean you’ve got Carlos O’Conner’s that about as upscale Mexican as I can think of. Are there or have there ever been this concept before? Copper Canyon? (I don’t really think that’s a Mexican place as much as South Western)

I’d have to go into NYC to find something, nothing really local. Given the nature of the many casual/mid level places we already have, plus no liquor license I wonder how this would do? I also question why they revamped Catch, unless it wasn’t doing well.? Gotham with a some silverware doesn’t really scream seafood to me, that place just had a creepy vibe. I think they would have been better off leaving Catch alone and chasing Char in the new spot rather than making Catch some weird amalgam of the two.

Isn’t Barrio Costero in Asbury considered upscale Mexican? There are a few others I’ve heard of… I forget the names. Tequila Bistro or the like.

I’ve seen the concept before in multiple Latin American cuisines. El Cocotero as upscale Venezualan in Jersey City, Samba as upscale Brazilian in Montclair, etc. etc.

First time I’m ever hearing of Barrio Costero , I just googled it and it looks like a nice setting but I wouldn’t call it upscale based on their website. Rule 1 for me with the term upscale would be a table clothed setting.

Barrio Costero in AP.

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With Mexican cuisine I’d say there’s a pretty fine line between hole in the wall and upscale. I’m guessing that the Red Bank “upscale” Mexican joint is to be similar to Barrio Costero’s.

Applying classically trained cooking techniques and fusions to historical Mexican dishes.

The definition of upscale having been shifted toward having more of a loose definition of hip, trendy atmosphere and interior, seasonal menu, craft cocktails, mid-priced entrees.

Well then you can say tomato and I will say tomaahhto and we can agree to disagree on what we consider upscale then!!!

I recently had dinner at Brando’s in APP and afterward the group I was with wanted to go cocktailing, so we hit this under-ground bar (literally) called the “Complex”. It was so hipster I wanted to dig a hole even deeper than the one we were already in and get the hell out of there. I truly believe I have a “hipster” allergy, man buns and excessively moused beards make me break out in a rash.


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What the HELL made you go there?? It’s for 20-somethings. Next time go to Reyla or Barrio for drinks!