A Warning

Be afraid of Jims bearing gifts

Be very afraid.

This message brought to you by the throbbing pain between my ears.

Thank you.

14 Responses to “A Warning”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    I hope you saved some of that for the We-Won’t-Have-Olbermann-to-kick-around-anymore party the world is going to throw.

  2. Dr Alice says:

    On the subject of food and grog, I was wondering: do you have any favorite diners? I hear NJ is the Land of the Diner. As a fan of “Roadfood” and diners (I remember eating at some good ones when I was living in Philly) I’d love to hear your comments on local cuisine.

  3. Dr Alice says:

    And remember, if they serve arugula, it’s not a diner. Even if they have “Diner” in the name (I’m looking at YOU, Fog City Diner, San Francisco).

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    LOL – a diner in San Francisco? How… common.

    Advice from someone who used to travel (by car) a lot. If you want to know where the best diners are, follow the truckers when they turn off. I found dozens of hidden gems all up and down the eastern use.
    Not fancy stuff, mind you, they’d have looked at you like you were from another planet if you’d mentiond arugula. Just good, old-fashioned home cooking.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    eastern use? that was supposed to be US and capitalized. I think Mr. Bingley’s hangover is contagious.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Kathy, I thought you meant that “use” as in “use guys” 🙂

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    There was/perhaps still is a great diner in North Brunswick at the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 130. Great hash.

    And there was a place in Little Falls right next to the train station that had the greasiest, butteriest eggs and fried potatoes…oh man, was that great in the morning! Little hole in the wall place, the stainless counter and little spinny stools. Just wonderful.

  8. Jim - PRS says:

    I’ll bring a couple bottles of the stuff to the Olbermann party. 🙂

  9. Teresa says:

    Um… well, if you drink something called Wild Turkey… LOL…

  10. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Nah, it’s yoos guys. Ahhh fuggedaboudit. (Sorry, been hanging around an ex-Brooklynite at work lately…).

  11. Dave E. says:

    A good clue when looking for a diner is minimalist signage. The name and “Eat” is generally a good indicator, like this:


  12. Gary from Jersey says:

    Way late here (football), Dr. Alice. Try the Roadside Route 34 in Wall, the hideous Princess Maria, Route 35 In Wall, The Broadway in Red Bank, the Paramount in Manasquan and — this is a stretch — the Kitchen Witch in Monmouth Beach. Toss in the Gourmet Kitchen in Long Branch and you have a serious cholesterol problem.

  13. nightfly says:

    Doubly late… but I have sad news.

    There was/perhaps still is a great diner in North Brunswick at the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 130. Great hash.

    This entire intersection is no more – they demolished the circle about five years ago and put in a huge honkin’ overpass. There’s a Chili’s now.

    BUT – the Omega Diner, a little further south of that location, has risen up to fill the gap. Three words, friends: Maple Peppered Bacon. They put the stuff on chicken sandwiches. Good times.

    In downtown New Brunswick, it’s hard to go wrong with Stuff Yer Face – not a diner per se, but great eats. They specialize in ‘bolis and a prodigious beer menu. It also boasts a famous almnus – Mario Batali worked in the kitchen there, many moons ago.

    I can also second Gary’s recommendation of the Broadway in Red Bank, a classic-looking chrome-and-neon looking joint. Hit a show at the Count Basie Theater and just walk down the block afterwards.

  14. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’ve been tempted to try the Kitchen Witch, Gary; it’s good?

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