Sometime a Meme is good when you are unsure to write. And when it is about food, well then, it is something that is right up my alley. So when Kel tagged me for this I was more than happy to comply, although coming up with just 5 was a bit tough.
Anyway here are the rules:
1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the state and country youâ€™re in.
2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location (locally).
3. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know theyâ€™ve been tagged.
Here are my 5 –
1.Â The Crab’s Claw – Lavalette, New Jersey – this is stretching “locally” a bit since it is about an hours drive away, but it is in New Jersey so I count it.Â Located at the Jersey Shore, this is one of the best Seafood Restaurants in New Jersey, and with the wait you have on weekends, it is obvious that this is not a well kept secret.Â Oddly, they also have the best Buffalo Wings I have ever had.
2.Â The Spanish Pavillion – Harrison, New Jersey – in the next town over from me, they have a string of Portugese Restaurants that are mouth watering delicious, but The Spanish Pavillion is a cut above the rest.Â Served family style with large portions, nobody goes home hungry.Â And Sangria that is to die for.
3. Â Carmines – New York, NY – Yes it is in another State, but it is closer to my house than The Crab’s Claw (much closer).Â Italian Food that tastes like it was made by an Italian Grandmother, and served family style with portions that a Grandma would serve.
4. Â Park & Orchard – Carlstadt, New Jersey – a slightly eclectic menu with only the freshest ingredients, this is a world class restaurant right near home.Â It has garnered accolades from Zagats and The New York Times among others.Â Though I haven’t seen any lately, it was a place that has been frequented by many famous people in the NY/NJ area.
5.Â Lee’s Hawaiian Islander – Lyndhurst, New Jersey – at first glance you might call it a glorified Chinese Restaurant, but this Polynesian restaurant is far from the standard fare you would find in a typical Chinese restaurant.Â It would be like comparing Burger King to a steakhouse.Â And the atmosphere is classic Tiki Bar stylingsÂ (classic in this case meaning a bit old and dated, but still charming).
So now in an effort to find some awesome dining in other parts of the country, I will tag:
Domestic Psychology – the southern belle representing the State of TN.
Full Plate – exquisitedly reigning over all things CT.
Five dollar shake – bringing sophistication to MI.
Overactive Imagination – Another charming southern Belle, this one showing her charms in FL.
Family Circus – proving that you can be a classy woman and live in the State of TX.