Monthly Archives: April 2015

Herbs and Spices


Not the best Thai place, but we had a quick dinner there. The food is a bit salty.

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Chez Choux


The blueberry cream puffs are nice

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Gifts from Japan


I got some nice gifts from Japan. The steam cakes are quite yummy.

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J-mix


We stop by for the lunch set for two people. With the hotel card, the set turns out to be a good deal. It is a bit too much meat for lunch, but still good.

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Shanghai Tower lighting up


We are getting some samples of the lighting on the Shanghai Tower

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Last meal in US


From the home made white brownies to the chicken parm to eggplant pizza, it was a good last meal before heading back to Shanghai.

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Sunny Princeton


The day was chilly, but the sun made for a pleasant walk around Princeton.

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Mediterra


It was a nice day to walk around Princeton and grab lunch at Mediterra. The salmon and eggplant pasta were nice.

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Brazen Fox


The team drinks at Brazen Fox happy hour were great. We also got in a birthday celebration.

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Bertucci’s


We went to Bertucci’s in Woodbridge for lunch. The grilled vegetables, fish and dessert were nice.

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Hurley’s


Went to Hurley’s for a quick lunch in the midst of the downpour. I don’t usually get fish and chips, but I gave it a try. If you like the batter, its not bad. Not my cup of tea.

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Legal Seafood


We had a nice lunch at Legal Seafood at Short Hills. The fried clams were nicely done.

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Clement


Eric and I popped into Clement over at the Peninsula for lunch. The beet salad was very nice. The burger seemed to go over well too.

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Natsume


We tried Natsume for lunch. The place gets quite crowded but we had reservations. Everything was great.

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Del Frisco


We hit Del Frisco for a lively dinner. The place is jammed and noisy. You can’t go wrong with the bone in steaks at this place

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Russian Tea Room


We hit the Russian Tea Room for an early dinner. It was my first time here. I thought the decor was interesting. Given the theme, we picked a couple of dishes with caviar. The dessert also had the gold flake … Continue reading

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Totto Ramen


I finally managed to get to the Totto Ramen in time to avoid a long line. Since the place is small, you get a close up view of the food preparation. The ramen is tasty if not a little bit … Continue reading

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E&E Grill House


E&E Grill House is a nice lunch option with some pretty nice burgers.

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McLoone’s


After the NY Auto Show, we took the ferry back to NJ and stopped in McLoone’s for a quick lunch. The Sunday brunch looked good, but I went with a lighter option of french onion soup and wedge salad. The … Continue reading

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Toloache


On a whim, we dropped by Toloache for lunch. The place fills up quickly for good reason. The soft tacos worked out nicely for me

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NY Auto Show


Andrew and I did a quick trip to the last day of the NY Auto Show. The crowds were not too bad and there were some nice cars and rides.

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Kirby


Andrew did a nice job with Kirby

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Longhorn Steakhouse


Longhorn Steakhouse for a quick lunch. Lamb chops were tasty and the thick sirloin looked good too.

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Brother Jimmy’s BBQ


I had a chance to try this place in New Brunswick. The vibe is good and the ribs are good.

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Library of Congress


I enjoyed my first visit to the Library of Congress. The tour guides were helpful and we had a few exhibits to check out.

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United States Botanic Garden


The Botanic Garden sits on the way to the Capitol. Since we had 30 minutes to spare before our tour, we went inside to take a quick look at the colors from the flowers.

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Old Man Rafferty


We had a nice lunch with Yonjai at Old Man Rafferty. Its good to see my old college buddy again. The Cuban Spring Rolls were great and the pecan crusted chicken with sweet potato mash was good also.

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Brio


We had a nice lunch to catch up on current life.

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Tico


We dropped by Tico on the way home from Washington DC. We got there before the dinner rush. The service and staff were very nice. I thought some of the dishes were a tad salty, but the stew and corn … Continue reading

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Blue Duck revisited


Andrew was pushing for another visit to Blue Duck for breakfast. It didn’t take too much convincing to get me down there again.

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Woodward Table


We tried to get in Old Ebbitt, but traffic to get over there was a nightmare and when we finally got there we saw over an hour wait. We decided to go up the street to Woodward Table for a … Continue reading

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Washington DC at night


The memorials lit up at night are quite nice looking.

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Washington DC daytime


We hopped around the different memorials after we got done with lunch. It was just a great day to get outside.

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Blue Duck Tavern


We had a late lunch over Blue Duck Tavern. The crab cake was tasty and the ceasar salad was one of the best salad I have ever tasted. The lobster roll was not bad too. The lunch really hit the … Continue reading

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More bacon


The first time I hear this line, but I think it’s catchy.

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Arlington


The next place for our agenda was Arlington. The tour guides were very informative and friendly. The nice weather made it nice to walk around the various areas of interest.

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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception


We got down to DC to do a quick visit for Easter week vacation. The first stop is the basilica.

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Old Man Rafferty


We had a family dinner at Old Man Rafferty for Easter Sunday. The fish special was nicely done.

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Mamoun’s Falafel time


Andrew complained about needing a snack. We decided to try one of my college favorites, falafel. He thought it was quite yummy. I agreed.

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Le Peep


We had Easter morning breakfast at Le Peep. Seems that the portions are getting smaller and the price is going up, but its still a decent breakfast. The bacon is nice and crispy. The pumpkin pancakes are nice.

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