Category Archives: Full Reviews

Nellie’s Place

This review was originally in the Ramapo News–and was our first review ever! Enjoy the nostalgia.

 

Jess: Rumor is, a guy left Kinchely’s Tavern in the ‘80s due to his girlfriend, a waitress there, cheating on him with the guy who cuts the veggies. Found ‘em in the back bent over a container of ricotta. Disgruntled he took the secret bar pie recipe to Nellie’s Place, a similar restaurant in Waldwick, NJ. The pizza there is pretty much the same, so it’s a good place to check out when the long lines and dodgy atmosphere of Kinchley’s isn’t what you’re into.

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East Tokyo Hibachi and Sushi Review

This review originally appeared in the Ramapo News, March 20 2008

Jess: Poor college kids. Half price sushi, what could go wrong? A lot could go wrong. Things you couldn’t imagine could go wrong. The things I’ve seen gone wrong with raw fish. At East Tokyo Hibachi and Sushi’s half price sushi night nothing actually went wrong. It was all delicious, cheap, nutritious, and—dare I say—fun? Every Thursday at East Tokyo, there is a special menu of selected half priced rolls and sushi.

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Mitsuwa Marketplace, April 5 2008

This review originally appeared in the Ramapo News.

We went to Japan this week. Well, no, we really didn’t, but Mitsuwa marketplace in Edgewater, NJ is pretty much the closest available center of all things Japanese—from food to toys to car accessories. As we drove down through Edgewater on our way to Mitsuwa, we heard an exotic chirp emanate from the trees. As it turns out, Edgewater is home to hundreds of green Wild Quaker parrots—an ‘invasive’ species, nobody knows how they got here. They are to Edgewater what pigeons are to New York City.

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Ole`? No Way! – Ole` Ole` Review

This review originally appeared in The Ramapo News

Tequila Sal e` Limon, Dona Maria, and Ole` Ole` are the culinary jewels in Suffern’s Mexican food crown, but one of these, Ole` Ole`, is looking pretty tarnished lately. Upon entering Ole` Ole` on an unassuming Tuesday night, we found it packed—there was a fifteen-minute wait. However, after looking around we discovered that their entire secondary room, which has enough chairs for twenty people, was rented out to eight tipsy forty year olds wearing sombreros.

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Bourbon BBQ, March 29th Trip

Bourbon BBQ…not the drink, the county.

This review originally appeared in The Ramapo News

A Kentucky-style barbecue restaurant, Bourbon BBQ has moved in where famed hot dog joint Clixie’s used to be, and it may be even more worth the trip than a few Texas wieners would’ve been. Admittedly, last time I was there I was around four feet tall, so I have no real remembrance of the food—but I do remember this trip to Bourbon BBQ as if it was yesterday.

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Excessive Mastication: Crossing the State Line

This review originally appeared in The Ramapo News

Jess: So we’re going to that place. You’ve all been there, most of you at least. Some of you in the morning with your parents, some of you in the evenings with friends. It’s not the Birch. It’s not the Pavilion. It’s our green-and-chrome platedfriend, the diner of choice at Ramapo. I ordered a diet cola from our friendly waiter, and with a wink and a grin we selected our appetizers.

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