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#466 paryzer

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 05:14 PM

After reading the nice interview with chef/owner, (and Culinary Institute grad), Jessica Phillips at jerseybites.com, my wife & I decided to try her new taco place called A Taco Affair in Little Falls, which is the next town over from us. Jessica does not make your usual tacos. She uses more gourmet fillings, and they can be made on a corn tortilla or a healthier lettuce wrap. All of the tacos are $4.75, except for the Sesame Tuna (@$5.25), and the New England Lobster Tuna (MP; $8.00 last night). The prices might seem expensive for a taco, but Jessica uses top of the line ingredients, and she really stuffs the tacos (after initial complaints of more tortilla than filling). The place itself is not really made for dates. It is more for families. They have 3 large communal tables with backless stools and a couple of wrought iron tables and chairs by the window (where my wife & I sat). It can also get very noisy since there is nothing to cushion the sounds. I would recommend doing takeout, unless you have children. Jessica and the staff are extremely friendly and very accommodating. 

 

For dinner we tried the following delicious tacos:

 

Po Boy with cajun popcorn shrimp, red tomato, green cabbage, and old bay mustard aioli 

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with crispy fried chicken, jalapeno ranch, smoky chunks of bacon, and green tomato

Smoked Brisket with house smoked brisket, cole slaw, and crispy red onions 

Bahn Mi with Marinated Pork, Pickled Carrots, Cucumber, Cilantro, and Sriracha Aioli 

Sesame Tuna with Rare Ahi Tuna, Napa Cabbage, Scallion, Pickled Mango, and Smoked Hoisin.

 

We also had the following side dishes:

 

​An excellent buttermilk fried avocado with chipotle aioli that was deliciously crispy on the outside and silky smooth on the inside

Delicious Mexican Street Corn with charred sweet corn, cilantro lime aioli, and a special cheese blend. We didn't realize that the corn came on the cob but they graciously removed the corn from the cob for us (so we wouldn't risk losing our teeth :) ).

I also had beef brisket pinto beans which supposedly consisted of BBQ beef brisket and pinto beans, but the beef brisket was nowhere to be found. It was still tasty though.

 

Some other creative tacos that they serve are the Maine Lobster taco, Chicken Tikka Masala, Pork Belly Huevos Rancheros, chorizo hash, crab fritters, and a traditional taco. Jessica also has special tacos on some days. There weren't any specials Friday night but earlier in the week she had a blackened cod taco. Jessica also makes different hot sauces daily. Friday night she had a strawberry chile and a pineapple habanero hot sauce. They also have a loyalty rewards card where you get 1 free taco for every 12 that you purchase. We are halfway there :P 

 

If you live near Little Falls I would suggest you give it a try, but unless you have a family, I would order it for pickup.

 

https://jerseybites....n-little-falls/

 

http://www.atacoaffair.com/



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:02 PM

Sounds good. Are they down in the Little Falls laundry building, by the river?
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:24 PM

Paul, they are on Main Street, right off of Paterson Avenue and just before Stevens Avenue, and across the Street from the Lakeland Savings Bank. 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:30 PM

Thanks!
“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones. ”
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:28 AM

Massive Father's day takeout from Reilly's Rib Cage in Bergenfield (where kimchi smoke used to be). The brisket was shockingly tender, the ribs, pulled pork, and chicken were all excellent too. It's all dry rubbed, no sauce except what you might add yourself. Somewhat expensive as they us high quality, mostly local meats. They just acquired the building next door and will be expanding soon, including indoor seating.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:44 PM

Been super busy lately...but dinner last night...Gao...in Ramsey...BYO...simply put...excellent!

 

More details to follow...have food on the smoker...LOL.

 

Have a great day all.



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Posted Today, 01:17 AM

Mrs. P & I had another excellent dinner at Corso 98 in Montclair. We started off with several appetizers including clams casino, oven roasted Hungarian hot peppers with sweet Italian sausage & roasted potatoes, and grilled shrimp risotto with pancetta, mushrooms, chickpeas, grana padano cheese, & truffle oil.

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For entrees my wife had the excellent filet mignon,medium rare, with gorgonzola, & a tarragon butter sauce, grilled asparagus, & mashed potatoes with caramelized onions. I had a special of fall off the bone slow braised Kobe beef short rib.

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For dessert we took home an incredible java chip gelato.