So, the deal was simple. If I get a full scholarship to The College of New Jersey, all of the money meant for college will go towards a car. Well, I got that scholarship, and I got my car. I bought a new 2006 Honda Civic from Willis Honda, and I have been completely satisfied since then with Willis. Their personnel go out of their way to help you, and their mechanical staff don't try and make up repairs to get more money out of you (in my experience, at least). My Civic is still going strong after 2 and 1/2 years of consistent use. If you're looking for a great Honda dealership, go no further than Willis Honda in Burlington, NJ.
Summer camp was a huge part of my childhood, and the YMCA camps are very near and dear to my heart. The camp grounds include huge lakes, sprawling forests, and green fields. It was a wonderful place to spend my childhood summers. There's something to be said for the camp experience, and YMCA Camp Ockanickon provided for countless memories. If you're looking for a fun and safe place for your children to swim, play, and create, YMCA is the place to check out.
New Jersey is famous for its diners, and the Princeton Diner does not disappoint. As a student at The College of New Jersey, it is the only nearby diner, and thank goodness it's a great one. The staff is very nice and accommodating, no matter what time of the day or night it is. While the decor is nothing special, it is a clean and well-maintained establishment. Finally, like most diners, the food really hits the spot and you don't have to empty your wallet for it.
Locally, there's no place better to grab a bite to eat during the whee hours of the morning than Red Lion Diner. Whether it was after a performance at Seneca High School or if a bunch of us were hungry at 2am, we always went to Red Lion. The wait staff was always very friendly, no matter what time of the day or night. The food was pretty darn good, as well. True, it's diner food, but it is darn good diner food. Besides, where else can you get breakfast after midnight?
Medford, NJ, is not without a multitude of good places to eat. Still, Rustic Grille manages to maintain a spot among the better Medford eateries.
The decor is nothing incredible. It is your usual booth and table set-up. It's is clean, though, and doesn't feel cramped like some similarly equipped restaurants.
The service was cordial and efficient, and included a lot of the local young people, reflecting the popularity of Rustic Grille with local students.
What really helps Rustic Grille is its food. For an establishment of its size, it offers a sizeable array of foods. You can get almost anything you might be hankering for, from salads and soups to burgers and cheesesteaks. It is also nice that you are able to call in your order and have it ready for you when you arrive.
All in all, Rustic Grille is a great place to grab a bite in Medford, NJ.
It was only a few years ago that Medford, NJ saw one of it's most successful local restaurants go up in flames. Today, PJ Whelihan's stands in its place, and if my experience is any indication, it is doing very well.
Upon entering, I couldn't help but notice that PJ's is staffed almost entirely by attractive young women. I think that there is a clear staffing strategy going on here. That being said, they were all very nice and my waitress was both efficient and attentive.
The ambiance of PJ's was great. It had a great rustic, Western feel to it. It was very clean inside and out, and there was plenty of space to sit and maneuver.
In the end, a restaurant review has to talk about the food. PJ Whelihan's didn't disappoint. It offers a good selection of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, etc. While it didn't blow me away, the food was quite good and very affordable.
Overall, it was a very satisfactory dining experience. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great casual place to eat.
I went into Jasmine's expecting a lot. I had eaten there once a few years back, and it had made a good impression on me. However, it would seem that a change in management was not a change Jasmine needed.
Jasmine does do a few things very well. The service is absolutely wonderful. The waiters a personable and attentive, and really try hard to make your dining experience a good one. Also the prices are not unreasonable. Some of the upper-echelon dishes are a little pricey, but they are the exception the the rule. The atmosphere is also very nice. The Asian decor is beautiful, and the atmosphere is very calm.
Unfortunately, the food does not stand up to scrutiny. I went back a few times, willing to give Jasmine the benefit of the doubt. However, I was disappointed each time. Now, this is not to say that the food is bad. However, don't expect to be wowed. It is your run-of-the-mill American-style Chinese food that you can find all over the United States.
So, the bottom line is that Jasmine isn't a bad option if you're looking for some Chinese food, but you could certainly do better.
When I heard that a Chickie and Pete's had opened in Bordentown, I got there as soon as I could. Chickie and Pete's is a Philadelphia icon, and to find one so close to home was a wonderful surprise.
Upon entering, my gaze was immediately drawn to the bar. Chickie and Pete's features a wall of alcohol two stories high. It was truly a sight to behold.
Once we were seated, it became apparent that this was a fun place to eat. The decor was vibrant, the service was enthusiastic, and TVs could be found everywhere. For sale were shirts bearing the slogan, "I got crabs at Chickie and Pete's!"
Then, there was the food, the whole reason I came. So, it's not exactly complex, unique stuff. Burgers, fries, pizza, etc. They execute they're simple menu well, however, and they're signature versions of these tried and true dishes are mouthwatering. The Chickie and Pete's Crab Fries are to die for, especially with the cheese sauce that accompanies them. Oh, and the prices are great, too.
So, if you're looking for a new, innovative dining experience, this probably isn't the place to go. However, if you're looking for a fun environment with delicious favorites that are finger lickin' good, go to Chickie and Pete's in Bordentown, NJ. You will NOT be disappointed.
When I asked my friend Alicia where she wanted to eat, she asked if I'd ever been to Mikado. When I said no, she immediately insisted that we go. I quickly learned why she was so insistent.
We arrived at the restaurant, and upon exiting the car, my nostrils were filled with enticing aromas. We went inside, and I was struck by how vibrant and alive it felt. That night, we got ourselves a regular table. Mikado also features a hibachi grill section, but I'll get to that later. The service was wonderful, the prices were reasonable, and the food was incredible. I have eaten sushi at countless restaurants, but the sushi at Mikado blew my mind. I didn't want to leave, but alas, we had a movie to get to. We departed, but not without leaving a huge tip.
Two weeks later was my birthday, and I told my parents that I wanted to return to Mikado. This time I ate at the hibachi grill, and it was great. We sat around a large grill with a few other families. The chef came out, and quickly started entertaining us with spatula flips and jokes. He even flicked broccoli into the air for us to catch in our mouths. It was a ton of fun, and once again the food was great.
If you're looking for a fantastic Asian restaurant with a fun restaurant and a reasonable cost, Mikado has my strong recommendation.