Jump to content


Member Since 09 Sep 2004
Offline Last Active Today, 04:47 AM

#1440165 Anyone know where to get "Omurice" in NNJ

Posted by rozrapp on 17 April 2019 - 04:11 PM

I’d never heard of omurice. I’m not big on going out for egg dishes, but the video makes it look tempting. Doing a search, I found via Yelp (which I rarely look at) that in NNJ, you can get omurice in the Mitsuwa Marketplace. I also discovered (not via Yelp) that a place called My Way Korean Restaurant, in New Brunswick, (not far from us) offers it. The entire menu looks intriguing, so I’ve added My Way Korean to my “go to” list.

#1439463 What's with the no activity?

Posted by rozrapp on 29 March 2019 - 05:01 PM

I plead guilty to rarely posting on this board. That’s because for a very long time, we’ve been doing most of our dining out in Manhattan. However, that has been changing. Last year, we started eating out a bit more again in NJ, revisiting a few old favorites. This year, we’ve ramped things up and in addition to places we’ve been to previously, we recently tried several new restaurants in our area. So, I will post reports which, hopefully, will help revive the board and encourage more NJ MFers to participate.

paryzer, I’m so sorry to learn that you stopped posting here because you felt bullied. I never saw those posts. How did I manage to miss them? Please reconsider. You shouldn’t allow “bad actors” to run you off and deprive the rest of us of your fine posts.

#1438696 Death Pool

Posted by rozrapp on 13 March 2019 - 05:47 PM

Cheer up, Stephanie, Daniel, et al!  According to Eater, Moishe's is not permanently closed.  Just doing a renovation.  (I've never been there.)  



#1435025 Thanksgiving 2018

Posted by rozrapp on 02 December 2018 - 05:39 AM

For the first time in over 10 years, I cooked Thanksgiving dinner at home.  My latest blog post has the details and photos.



#1431516 Le Coq Rico

Posted by rozrapp on 20 August 2018 - 08:50 PM

When they revamped the website a few months ago, you could click either location at the top of the homepage. That’s no longer the case. How you figured out the way to that direct link is a mystery to me, but thanks for providing it! I’ve changed my bookmark.

#1427819 The Forgotten Northeastern Bergen County

Posted by rozrapp on 16 May 2018 - 03:08 PM

Clurfeld was for many years the restaurant critic for the Asbury Park Park. I suspect that may account for her Central and South NJ bias. I never liked her as a reviewer and havent read any of her reviews since she replaced Rosie (though to be honest, I read Rosies reviews only occasionally). In any case, since she is now writing for a statewide publication, theres no excuse for her not to be reviewing restaurants all over the state.

I am surprised about your comment regarding the NJ.com reviews because it is the website of the Star-Ledger which has always been considered a North Jersey paper.

#1425583 Eleven Madison Park

Posted by rozrapp on 29 March 2018 - 02:42 PM

I'm usually less enamored of EMP's fall and winter menus than of spring and summer.  However, the current winter menu totally blew my gustatory socks off.  Here's my blog post about it.

#1424381 Le Rendez-Vous Bistro [Kenilworth]

Posted by rozrapp on 08 March 2018 - 04:12 PM

paryzer, Glad you discovered and enjoyed Le Rendez-vous.  We first began going there right after it opened many years.  Its first owners were the brothers Waleed and Sammi.  If memory serves, they were Moroccan.  Sammi was the chef and Waleed ran the foh along with their wives.  We liked it so much the first time, we began dining there regularly.  At some point, Waleed left while Sammi continued to cook until he eventually sold the restaurant to Philippe Lievre.  We did eat there after he took over, but the fact that I have no photos of the last time we were there means it would have been before 2009 since that's when I began taking restaurant photos and putting them on Flickr. 


Before you posted your report, I'd actually been thinking about going again.  They used to have a website but shut it down several yeas ago.  On their Facebook page, they only list the $60 tasting menu.  So, thanks for posting the current a la carte menu.  The dates of the vacation closure -- March 25 - April 12 -- are on Facebook, but to find them, you have to click "See more" on the tasting menu.  Also noted there is that this weekend, they are serving a "Second Fusion Colombian Tasting Menu.  Details to be announced." 

#1423097 Tsuru Ton Tan Udon Noodle Brasserie

Posted by rozrapp on 09 February 2018 - 03:35 PM

The first US outpost of this Japanese chain is in the space formerly occupied by Union Square Café.  Michael and I had lunch there last month on his birthday.  My blog post about it is here.

#1421738 Micromanage My Life

Posted by rozrapp on 13 January 2018 - 02:30 PM

What's the MFG place under the highline, near the Whitney?


#1421307 New Year's Eve celebrations

Posted by rozrapp on 05 January 2018 - 09:37 PM

Normally, Michael and I stay home on New Year's Eve.  But this year, we went to EMP.


Blog post

#1421126 Eleven Madison Park

Posted by rozrapp on 31 December 2017 - 12:34 AM

In case anyone's interested, here's my blog post about EMP's 2017 holiday gift.

#1409115 Bourdain Market

Posted by rozrapp on 07 June 2017 - 03:11 AM

And I used to live a block away from Union Square when it was at its best. I would love to be able to post some of those menus.


I think you mean Union Pacific.

#1407959 Baking a Banana Cake Using a Carrot Cake Recipe

Posted by rozrapp on 18 May 2017 - 02:47 PM

My blog post

#1403897 Most Underrated Chef

Posted by rozrapp on 16 March 2017 - 03:11 PM

I've never had Hubert Keller's food, but I really enjoy "Secrets of a Chef," which is on the Create channel.  His food does look delicious.  Is he actively cooking at his Vegas restaurant?  Not that I'll be going there but just curious.


As for other underrated chefs, maybe Marco Moreira?  Tocqueville flies well under the radar these days, but whenever we go there, the cuisine is always stellar.