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Old 11-18-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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I miss good Mexican Food from the Southwest and Tex Mex from Texas.

I also miss more Sonics!!! (running theme)

Ironically I don't miss Baja Fresh, With Chipolte, Q'Doba, Moe's, etc out here.

Outside of Restaurants, I miss a central town lake, a central park, a central gathering place in an uptown/downtown area.
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Chicken croquettes.
Whole-belly clams.
French onion soup served flambe style.
The Big E!
Tomato Cheddar soup.
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Chicken croquettes.
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I prefer ham croquettes, having some tonight
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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Default Ethnic Food

I miss the wide variety of great ethnic food in NYC and biking on the Bronx River Pathway from Valhalla to Scarsdale.
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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I miss the wide variety of great ethnic food in NYC and biking on the Bronx River Pathway from Valhalla to Scarsdale.

I would have missed the Virgin Megastore in Times Square....except it's closing up early next year.

Actually, bring Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium this way as well. <waits for Radio Ron to chime in with, "I-85 also goes north">
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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The sausage sandwiches from the Midway stand are probably the only things I miss from Seaside Heights. Although this past summer I did get a chance to watch "Jaws" on the beach. That was pretty cool.
Midway (the lemon) had the best red birch beer too. Did you watch the movie on the beach? We were going to do that, but had a few drinks in us and didn't want to drive out there. My brother lives in Brick.
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Wegmans. Hands down my favorite store ever. Bulk candy, supercheap quality food. And my small-town church basement Wisconsin fish fries.

Non-food things I miss...not much. Certainly not the weather! (coming from PA and WI) I did enjoy small downtown festivals where I actually knew a lot of people. Suburbia does not lend itself to that. Check back in a few years and maybe I'll know more people!

Overall, love love love it here!
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Midway (the lemon) had the best red birch beer too. Did you watch the movie on the beach? We were going to do that, but had a few drinks in us and didn't want to drive out there. My brother lives in Brick.
Midway always had the people who made their sausage sandwiches right. Cooked well and just a bit crisped on the bottom. I never did get the red birch beer though. I'd get something small to drink and then save the rest for EJ's Tavern (still the best jukebox on the boardwalk).

They showed Jaws onthe Hiering Avenue side of Seaside Heights, right on the sand. They put up a decent sized movie screen tethered to four black balloons with the film projected from a DVD player. The sound was actually pretty good, all things considered. For "Jaws" they must've had 60-70 people there. The lousy part was that it started raining just as Quint was going to launch into his whole spiel about the Indianapolis and they had to turn it off.

Tell ya what though, I don't know if you'll find a better movie to watch on the beach than "Jaws". Seemed like after every attack you focused more on the waves crashing just off to your right. Really cool effect.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:22 PM
 
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Things I miss from Chicago...

Whole Foods nearby
Lake Michigan
Walkable shopping areas with non-chain stores
Hot dogs available everywhere
Diners
Large independent books stores like Seminary Co-Op
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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Midway always had the people who made their sausage sandwiches right. Cooked well and just a bit crisped on the bottom. I never did get the red birch beer though. I'd get something small to drink and then save the rest for EJ's Tavern (still the best jukebox on the boardwalk).

They showed Jaws onthe Hiering Avenue side of Seaside Heights, right on the sand. They put up a decent sized movie screen tethered to four black balloons with the film projected from a DVD player. The sound was actually pretty good, all things considered. For "Jaws" they must've had 60-70 people there. The lousy part was that it started raining just as Quint was going to launch into his whole spiel about the Indianapolis and they had to turn it off.

Tell ya what though, I don't know if you'll find a better movie to watch on the beach than "Jaws". Seemed like after every attack you focused more on the waves crashing just off to your right. Really cool effect.
You got that right. BEST jukebox and I love the stale beer smell. You can still get dollar mugs of beer during the day. (It's Bud, though) I miss the shuffleboard table, but was glad to find one in Charlotte at the Gin Mill. Best Pizza on the Boardwalk??? Sawmill or Marucca's??
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