What's Cooking? (New Jersey)

Glad to see you here on our board!

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Mrs. P made her delicious Fall roasted quail breast salad. Below is a link to the details and pictures.

Mrs. P made roasted acorn squash stuffed with shrimp and butternut squash puree. Pictures and details in the main WFD link below.

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Mrs. P made creamy frozen corn farfalle with peas and shrimp, and a side order of shishito peppers. Pictures and details of the meal and my laminectomy are in the main WFD link below.

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Hoping for speedy recovery for you and the dog Mr P

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Jeeeez Eli! Hoping you and the pup are feeling better and FAST! Tell Mrs. P she’s a trooper and it’s okay to order takeout :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I hope you feel better quickly! This sounds awful and extremely painful.

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Thanks everyone for your well wishes! I really appreciate it.

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Mrs. P made delicious sugar pumpkin, delicata squash, spicy Andouille sausage, and crispy fried sage over pappardelle. Details and pictures below in the main WFD thread.

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Mrs. P made braised rabbit pappardelle.

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Mrs. P made Asian inspired pulled rabbit tostados :yum: Pictures in the link below.

While I am not a NJ resident (from Boston), I am in the Newark area a lot as I work with Beth Israel Deaconess. So I should be considered 9/10 MA -1/10 NJ. Right? So I should be allowed on this site for let’s say one day out of 10?

Anyway, I’ll be in Newark first Monday after Thanksgiving and wondered if any of you have any suggestions for lunch/dinner? Appreciated

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Have you spent any time in the ironbound section of Newark? If not, that’s definitely where you should go! It’s the section of town behind Newark Penn Station. Ferry Street is the main drag. Portuguese, Spanish, and Brazilian restaurants abound!
Old school Basque at Casa Vasca is my long-time favorite, Adega Grill is more contemporary and upscale Portuguese, and Seabra’s Marisqueria Is the place to go for seafood and other traditional Portuguese food. If you’re going solo, that’s the place to sit at the bar and eat! It’s truly a locals’ spot.
Krug’s for a burger, Lopes to buy sausage to take home… Bring an insulated bag. In fact, bring one regardless of where you go, because you’ll end up with leftovers everywhere!

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Perfect! I am in that exact area every time I’m in NJ, so I can try one of your suggestions each time. I probably won’t need the bag because it is a long drive and we like to have food for the way home. Thanks so much!

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Definitely grab some custard cups and other treats at Teixeira’s Bakery! Teixeira's Bakery in [Newark, NJ]

And here’s one other thread that may have ideas/specifics:

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ooh - looking at Teixeira’s Bakery’s website, I will most definitely stop there no matter where I decide to go for dinner!

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Shrimp Ceviche and Jalea (fried seafood) with Mahi, Shrimp and Calamari. Tartar and Salsa Criolla on the side.

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I will second @CurlzNJ’s recommendations. I’ve never been to Adega Grill but have heard wonderful things about it. I love Casa Vasca and Seabra’s Mariscada. I’ve eaten at Seabra’s bar several times, most recently when I had to pick up my daughter at Newark Airport. Very convenient.

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And I forgot to mention that Seabra’s has their own lot across the street! Park at yourself, give the guy a buck, and get your ticket stamped in the restaurant.

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