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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:55 pm 
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It's really reasonably priced, too.


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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:49 pm 
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Finally made it to Goldie's in Asbury Park tonight. It was soo good! I feel like the vegan triangle is complete - Candle 79 in NY, Sprig & Vine in PA, and Goldie's in NJ.

I had stuffed cabbage and the olive cake for dessert, plus their special cocktail - ginger, pear juice & sake (only $5!). My husband had shepherd's pie and chocolate croquettes. Everything was good but the croquettes were totally OUT OF THIS WORLD. They were sort of like fried zeppoles, rolled in sugar and coconut, but with melted hot chocolate inside. Yuuummmy.

I see a lot more trips to Asbury Park in my future.

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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:51 pm 
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Yum! If you want a PPK meet-up I would be up for that! I love Asbury Park!

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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:09 am 
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That would be fun! The only thing is it definitely isn't kid friendly. I don't think they're open for lunch, and it is all about the bar. Maybe on a weekend at brunch, but it is a pretty small, fancier kind of place.

It just happens to be halfway between our house and my moms, and my kid was sleeping over at her house last night, so that's why we got to go on the way home from dropping him off.

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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:27 am 
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WHOA WHOA WHOAAAAA, just happened upon a kickstarter for a vegan chocolate shop in Asbury Park! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th ... olate-shop

and in case anyone wants a taster:
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On April 12th, 2014 I will be doing a pop-up shop inside Red Moon Lifestyle & Home on Bangs Avenue in Asbury Park. At that time I will be taking orders for Easter chocolates!!

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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:04 pm 
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in other Kickstarter news, the Cinnamon Snail has one going so they can buy a much-needed new truck: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13 ... nail-shell

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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 11:24 pm 
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Sooo It looks like I might be in Rahway for a week later in May as a visiting scientist at Merck... Any tips for eating or places that I must check out?


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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 8:00 am 
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simplybecause81 wrote:
Sooo It looks like I might be in Rahway for a week later in May as a visiting scientist at Merck... Any tips for eating or places that I must check out?

NJ is generally a pretty easy place to be vegan. i'm not super familiar with that immediate area, but Happycow says there are several vegetarian Indian restaurants in Edison/Iselin (a few miles southwest of Rahway) and one in Carteret.

there are several places i'd recommend that are further away from where you'll be based, so it would be helpful to know how mobile you'll be and how much free time you expect to have.

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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
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But, I will have my car, so I could go wherever if it is in reason. I've heard that NJ traffic is terrible, which isn't exactly encouraging...


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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:48 pm 
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the traffic often depends on which direction you're headed and the time of day. on the main thoroughfares (GSP, NJ turnpike, etc) it tends to be a lot heavier going towards NYC in the morning and away from NYC in the afternoon/evening. local traffic in urbanized parts of central & northern NJ is pretty heavy all day long, at least when i last lived & worked there around 4 years ago.

so if you wanted to, say, go out for Ethiopian food one night after work, it might be easier and/or faster to drive to Mesob in Montclair (pretty direct going north on the GSP) than to Makeda in New Brunswick, even though the latter is closer to Rahway.

i hope i managed to say that all in a way that's not too confusing!


what sort of restaurants/cuisines are you most interested in trying on this visit?

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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:14 pm 
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If you come to Montclair we should arrange a PPK meet up, there are a few of us in that area. If you do want to go up toward Montclair (which I think you should), there are tons of places, including Mundo Vegan, Positivitea (soft serve! and burgers), and Veggie Heaven (Chinese) that are all vegan.

Lalibela Ethiopian in South Orange is probably closer than Montclair, though. Rahway is near where I live, but unfortunately there aren't any vegan places in that area as far as I know. If you go south there are tons of good Indian options.


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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 2:29 pm 
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Good to know! My itinerary is still up in the air. I'll either be there the week of the 19th or 26th, depending on how it gets worked out later today. Not sure how adventuresome I'll be with driving, as I'm not a fan of heavy traffic, especially if I'm unfamiliar with the area.

ETA: As for trying things, I'd like to branch out from the usual Asian that is common here (Thai, Japanese, Korean). Anything more of an African/Middle East flavor would be welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
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Anyone know any good places to eat in Princeton for lunch?

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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:29 pm 
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Ariann, an informal meet-up would be nice! I haven't been able to do one in ages...My hotel is in Cranford, which seems like 16 miles from Montclair? How is driving on the Garden State Parkway in the evening? Turns out I'm. Not so fond I'll be in NJ starting Monday June 9th to the 13th. I was down for two days last week and thought Westfield was cute. Tasty sushi at Asian Fusion.


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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:43 am 
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You are staying probably 5 miles from my apartment! I am in Union County. Parkway North in the evenings tends to be fine I think. You want to avoid going south at rush hour, though.

I know I am not free on the 9th and might not be free the 11th (except maybe for earlyish dinner, work meeting at 8 I think), but the rest of the nights are open for me.

I will get Tofulish to come look at this thread and weigh in.


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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:35 am 
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does anyone live/work/commute near chesterfield and want my pick your own subscription? (i have a boxed share at honeybrook that gets delivered down here, but i'm not making a 70 mile round trip each week just for a handful of pick your own crops.) i offered it to my sister who lives 13 miles north, but she's been slow getting back to me, so i'm taking that as a no. (meanwhile 2 weeks of crops meant for me have been rotting in the field.)

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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
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I am totally new here, but I live near Chesterfield. How would splitting off the pick your own work?


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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:40 am 
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i'll PM you my email address. i think they only need your name, but maybe they'll also need your address? not sure. then i'll e-mail your information to them, and then once you're on the list, you should be able to just go and pick up my badge and keep using it until the end of PYO season. seems kinda straightforward.

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 Post subject: Re: New Jersey! - Only the Strong Survive
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i'm visiting later this month! what's happened in my 9-month absence? fill me in!

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