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Old 01-31-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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We went to "El Dorado" a couple months ago. I sincerely wish them good luck and hope they survive but the food and service both were far below average. There is no good mexican or tex-mex place along Rt 1 South between North Brunswick and Princeton - a 10+ mile patch - so its a fantastic location and great opportunity if they can improve their food and service.
You don't like the hole-in-the-wall burrito place?
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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In Franklin Township, which is just to the north of the area under discussion, there are three Stop & Shop stores. However, if you added up the number of customers daily at all 3 S&S stores, it probably would not equal the number of daily shoppers at the one Shop-Rite in Franklin Twp. Shoppers vote with their feet, and after comparing prices, most folks seem to avoid S&S in favor of stores with better prices, which essentially means Shop-Rite and Wegman's. (A & P and Pathmark are just as over-priced as S&S, and there are so few Acme stores and other chains that they are not really a factor).

To illustrate all of these points, a couple of days before Thanksgiving, I was doing my usual shopping in Shop-Rite, but they were sold out of the chicken livers that I needed for T-Day. And, of course, the store was absolutely mobbed a couple of days prior to the holiday.

The next day, I was near the Wegman's in Lawrenceville(?). I battled the incredible mobs in that store, only to find out that they were also sold out of chicken livers.
On my way home, in desperation, I stopped at the Stop & Shop on Rt 27, in the Franklin Park section of Franklin Twp. The first thiing that I noticed was that the store was so devoid of customers that I could have gone bowling in the aisles without hitting anyone!

And, then, in the meat case, I found a display of...perhaps...30 tubs of chicken livers. Yup, Stop & Shop's lack of customers allowed me to find what I needed.
And--yes--I did check the Sell-By date, in order to verify that the livers were fresh.

So, my new policy is to do my last-minute pre-holiday shopping at Stop & Shop.
The relative absence of customers means that they are unlikely to be out-of-stock of whatever you need.
Just be prepared to pay high prices for this convenience!
It's in West Windsor.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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I'm surprised the banditos is gone...besides Big Fish at Princeton Market Fair that used to be the spot for all the working professionals in the S.B., Princeton, Plainsboro area for after work cocktails and get togethers.

Well, guess you can't make all your profit banking on cocktails and hor d'ervers.
I think their problem is horrible service. I went in there to get something to eat and was ignored. I gave them one chance and will never set foot in that place again.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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So there's a typo in my post. Not = Now. It should read:

Saltcreek Grill and Ruth's Chris in Plainsboro is now the hot spots for post-business meetings.

Sorry.
I've been to both a lot of times, and they're both pretty good.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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You don't like the hole-in-the-wall burrito place?
Do you mean Burrito Royale? I made a comment about that place in an earlier post:

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Burrito Royale used to be great... but I went there a few times recently... and, wow, did they go downhill.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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I've been to both a lot of times, and they're both pretty good.
I live in West Windsor, so we have lots of meetings there. I love the happy hour at SaltCreek.

My parents who live in Plainsboro eat at Ruth's like it's their second home. I like the place, but can't do it often.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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The problem with El Dorado's location is that it's a nice space, and it's a great location, but it's suffered because of management and food woes.

When it was the steak place, I took one step in there, said, "Oh, no..." and immediately walked out.

Another time I was having a meal when it was Banditos and the morons had one TV left on to show a freaking surgical show.

The reviews of El Dorado on Yelp have not been kind either.
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