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Discussion in 'The OT' started by sigma1914, May 10, 2011.
Tried the Red Robin here a couple years ago and was very disappointed. Never been back.
It's just a pizza/sandwich place that's down town by the old Jewel, at least it was a Jewel the last time I was there, it's in an old bank building. I never had their pizza but their burgers were amazing. I used to head there and then go to the popcorn shop to get some candy.
I can remember when it was an airport. Many small airports in NJ have morphed into malls. The one down in Hazlet turned into a bowling alley/mall. The only small airport left around here is the one just east (I think) of Manville. Called something like Tuppers.
I don't even know where my son goes for Sonic burgers. 22 perhaps.
The one I saw the roach in was at the junction of 18 and 1 across from the car wash. I think it's still there. I know there's a newer one on 22 in Bridgewater.
I used to have control of the exterminators at Carbide and we really tried to get them out of our cafeteria and couldn't. The only way to do it is to tent the building and gas them out.
Singing waiters and waitresses, lousy food. Be glad you managed to avoid them.
Yeah, they've been gone for a long time. I think O'Connors is a Houlihans now. The O'Connors in Watchung was much better than the one on 22.
Made many a midnight run to that place. Suffered the next morning, but enjoyed the food.
I think the management changed. There's still one on 28 in Green Brook.
Applebees are pretty poor in NJ too. Always crowded tho.
I realize this is a burger thread, but I have to add my $1.25... (have you seen the tolls on the Parkway lately?)
#1 - I LOVE In-n-Out Burger.... always a required stop when I'm in Cali for work.
#2 - Portillo's has probably the best "fast-food-ish" roast beef sandwich I've ever had, bar none. I always though Roy Rogers' was pretty good... it's got nothing on Portillo's. Also a must-stop when I'm in Chicago.
#3 - Five Guys - I'm lucky to have a Five Guys & Fuddrucker's within a mile or so of my place (both on Rt. 46 in Parsippany)... Five Guys > Fuddrucker's for me.
#4 - White Castle - what else is there to be said about the Five of Diamonds?
... but if you had to ask me, "How to destroy my colon in a single blow" -- the answer is Rutt's Hut. Always and forever. A couple of rippers & some frenchies? Oh yeah.... that's Jersey talking.
Yup, just went thru the Raritan Plaza toll booths on EZ-pass and saw the signs saying the toll was $1. That was never supposed to happen. The Parkway was supposed to be toll free after it paid for itself. But it's Jersey, and...well, you know.
Ain't just the Garden State! We have several bridges here, one of which I own, and they all charge $$$ to cross. Were also supposed to be free after the bonds were paid off.... thirty years ago.
I think the Verrazano Bridge is the most expensive in NE and Atlantic states??
I don't know, the only times I've been across it I was in a limo. I've been under it entering NY harbor several times and it is a majestic sight from the water.
All this talk about burgers made us go out for some last night - at a place called BobbyG's....a local smaller establishment that seats about 75 people at any given time.
The owner is a stickler for ingredients in all of his menu items.
That burger last night tasted fantastic.
Thanks for the motivation to got here.
Heh- I was on the Queen Mary entering NY harbor the year it was spanned, but not completed. The captain- the devil- made it seem as if there were some question if the ship would clear it..... Looking from any deck, the superstructure looked like the top 25 feet would get sheared off. (It didn't!!!)
If you are ever in Colorado Springs, Conway's Red Top has IMHO the best burgers. The burgers are so big that many folks order a 1/2 burger. I can still finish off the whole one because they are so good!
In-N-Out is pretty good, but I have to admit, since they are all over now I don't go there much anymore, and I can be to one in 10 minutes (pass it everyday to and from work). One thing has to be said for them that I truly respect, they clean that place thoroughly EVERYDAY inside and out. You will see them pressure washing the drive thru, all sidewalks, etc. every morning. I know a guy that works at one, he says they get there a couple hours early daily to clean like that. All In-N-Outs are packed all the time it seems. Double Double animal style is my choice, frys are not really to my liking but my wife really likes them. They have always paid their people way better than other fast food chains, and that's really the key to their always smiling and friendly people, truly a company that creates a nice culture for their people.
I still have the IN-N-OUT URGE, but unfortunately, they have no stores on the East Coast.
The Verrazano is $13 cash, $9.60 EZ-Pass, $7.72 Staten Islander Token, $5.76 SI EZ-Pass or $2.68 cash for SI Carpools. I don't think there's a more expensive toll bridge on the East Coast.
Major crossings in NYC are $6.50/4.80, the Henry Hudson is $4/2.20, Minor crossings $3.25/1.80.
For cars. Let's not get into trucks. They start at $26/17.32 for 2 axles and end at $100/66.16 for 7 axles, plus $16/11.04 for each additional axle.
I would love the chance to find out my son was on leave from Fort Huachuca in Az. He and some buddies visited In N Out and my son told me it was the best burger he ever tasted. They ordered 5x5's. The burger consited of 5 peices of meat and 5 peices of cheese inbetween the Bun. I did some searching on the web and they have a (not so) secret menu. One guy even ordered a 10x10.
You could have just searched this thread (specifically posts 4 & 8)
I did the searching when my son told me bout In n Out. that was last year. I had the link and the pix saved on my computer. i read the thread missed the secret menu post. My bad.
Good to hear that we'll be getting an In-n-Out here in the Austin area. Dallas is too far away. Maybe we can have an Austin/San Antonio DBStalk meeting there. I've had a few in Covina and San Francisco, CA in the last few years.
We have a fairly new chain here called Mighty Fine Burgers. Very good. The same people run Rudy's Bar-b-que. Also very good. Tomorrow sounds like a burger or bbq day.
Hit the new Five Guys here a little bit ago. Line was about 15 or 20 people out the door. It was only about a 30 minute wait though. It's not the best burger ever... but still very good stuff. A little better than I remember it being in Nashville several months ago... and it was very good then. It's not really near my house, but I'll definitely be going back next time I've over that way.