E.L.A. Posted August 13, 2015 Author Share Posted August 13, 2015 Went to the Brick House last night...and ended up eating, LOL. Just a couple of appetizers though. Had the Sicilian potato chips and the "Asian" calamari -- two of the more popular appetizers. I am finicky when it comes to calamari. Everybody does it, but few do it well in my opinion, at least not for my likes, tastes, etc. I think most places just throw 'em in and fry 'em up, and even places that don't, I think it's common that they are "over-cooked" so to speak. Even when they are not -- I don't like that thick breading/batter, crunchy enough to break a tooth style, LOL. So I think the calamari at Rudy's (Cliffside Park) is the best in Northern NJ -- one of the best in the state -- but I've also always enjoyed the calamari at the Brick House. More done in a "lightly fried" fashion and the calamari is never rubbery, chewy, over-cooked, over-salted, etc. Aldo offers the traditional kind, and also the "Asian" version. Both are very good in my opinion and I like them. Yes, it's all about the sauce too, LOL; but if the calamari isn't prepared well, the sauce ain't gonna change that, LOL. Drinks were excellent as usual, nice crowd, excellent service -- and the appetizers were excellent! The Brick House has long been a favorite of mine. 2 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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