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Old 11-13-2018, 11:31 AM
 
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Oakland feels alot more rural. You'll still find middle aged guys with mullets and mustaches at the strip malls.
Mullets and mustaches! Is there an Oakland Time Machine?
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:09 PM
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Very true. We lived in Wyckoff for the peace and quiet (plus bigger lots and lower taxes). If we wanted to go to a bar/restaurant, we drove 4 miles or 10 minutes to downtown Ridgewood. Not once did we go out to eat in Wyckoff in the 3 years we lived there.
Not even Aldo's?
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:33 PM
 
Location: NNJ --> NE FL 2015
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Not even Aldo's?
Nope. Used to hit Mara’s (closed while ago) or La Lanterna in Ridgewood for Italian and then go somewhere else for drinks later (Mac Murphys, Office etc.).

Our preference was Japanese (Sakura Bana), French (Village Green or La Tour) and Thai (Ridge Thai) in that order.

Will be back in town (Ramsey/MP/Ridgewood/Wyckoff etc) for Thanksgiving so we’ll definitely hit up one or more of those places. It’s 80 degrees here in Florida as I type. Sounds like it’ll be snowing when we drive up there on Friday/Saturday... Picking up a fresh turkey at Goffle Poultry Farm next Tuesday. Looking fwd to it regardless of weather.
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:19 PM
 
Location: NNJ --> NE FL 2015
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So I was back in NJ for 9 days for Thanksgiving and I had a great time. MQ if you're reading: Midland Park is slowly churning itself into an upper middle class town.

What's with Giuseppe's Market Place in Ramsey where Pathmark used to be. Place is an absolute mad house. Good for them. Their fresh pastas, bread etc. was fantastic.

Sakurabana in Ridgewood: I missed them the most. We went crazy and ordered everything. They're still hands down the BEST sushi place in NJ for me and I've had sushi by Morimoto in NYC/Phil, Masa, Nobu etc. I'm Japanese and I take into account everything, rice, fish, how it's sliced etc. Same owners/sushi chefs. Sooo good. I won't touch sushi in Florida...

Turkey from Goffle Poultry was excellent. They now have cops directing traffic because it's so busy during Thanksgiving week.

Ruts Hut in Clifton. So good. Went there 2 days in a row,, got bunch of rippers and wellers (bought a large Rutts Hut t-shirt day 1, took it home and realized how fat I was and had to go back for an XL lol - their shirts run small ).

Ramen at Mitsuwa in Edgewater. Damn good as always.

Monday night Football $0.25 wings at Allendale Bar & Grill. Better than ever.

Wyckoff Bagels: wish you were down here in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL...

12-15 degree mornings were a bit rough but it comes with the territory. It's in the 40's and 50's here in NE Florida this week fwiw but will be in the upper 70's this weekend. Guess we'll go to the beach...

I miss my friends, family and food but 3 years into our move to a beach community in Florida, I think we made the right move. I will always love NJ and will visit as much as I can. Thanks for reading.

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Old 11-28-2018, 07:44 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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So I was back in NJ for 9 days for Thanksgiving and I had a great time. MQ if you're reading: Midland Park is slowly churning itself into an upper middle class town.

What's with Giuseppe's Market Place in Ramsey where Pathmark used to be. Place is an absolute mad house. Good for them. Their fresh pastas, bread etc. was fantastic.

Sakurabana in Ridgewood: I missed them the most. We went crazy and ordered everything. They're still hands down the BEST sushi place in NJ for me and I've had sushi by Morimoto in NYC/Phil, Masa, Nobu etc. I'm Japanese and I take into account everything, rice, fish, how it's sliced etc. Same owners/sushi chefs. Sooo good. I won't touch sushi in Florida...

Turkey from Goffle Poultry was excellent. They now have cops directing traffic because it's so busy during Thanksgiving week.

Ruts Hut in Clifton. So good. Went there 2 days in a row,, got bunch of rippers and wellers (bought a large Rutts Hut t-shirt day 1, took it home and realized how fat I was and had to go back for an XL lol - their shirts run small ).

Ramen at Mitsuwa in Edgewater. Damn good as always.

Monday night Football $0.25 wings at Allendale Bar & Grill. Better than ever.

Wyckoff Bagels: wish you were down here in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL...

12-15 degree mornings were a bit rough but it comes with the territory. It's in the 40's and 50's here in NE Florida this week fwiw but will be in the upper 70's this weekend. Guess we'll go to the beach...

I miss my friends, family and food but 3 years into our move to a beach community in Florida, I think we made the right move. I will always love NJ and will visit as much as I can. Thanks for reading.
Great summary of your visit. Love it.

Yes, about Midland Park. I am there regularly because my mother is still there in her house. If we think the town is changing, imagine what she's seen there in the past 90 years!

I don't "get" sushi, in that I've tasted a few different types, but I never ate any sushi that made me say, "Wow, that was good! I'd like to have that again." It seems to be something with not really much taste of its own that you dip in soy sauce. I don't understand what it is I'm supposed to like about it. Clearly I need someone to guide me through learning to like sushi.

But my daughter loves it, and she comes down from Albany to visit her grandmother from time to time, so I will tell her about Sakurabana.
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