Monday, January 21, 2013

Time to Eat Diner, Bridgewater, NJ

Sliders with Sweet Potato Fries
We have driven past this place many times coming home from Pennsylvania and we've wanted to stop for some time. The problem was how to get to it from Rt 202 as it sits on a parallel road off an exit. I studied it as we passed the last time we went by and figured out the road we needed to take, so we made plans to stop this time.

The parking pot was packed on a Monday afternoon. We were asked if we wanted to sit on the noisy side, or the quiet side and we said we didn't care. He seated us in what must have been the quiet side. We looked over the menus and there were some things that jumped out but the specials menu got my interest. We both decided on the beef sliders with sweet potato fries for $8.50. They came with a choice of soup or salad and included a desert. 

Teresa had the potato leek soup which was good and I got the tomato bisque which was very good. The sliders were good and the rolls were fresh and sweet tasting. The best part was the sweet potato fries, probably the best I've had. They were slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They melted in the mouth. We took rice pudding to go. 

All told a good, filling meal for two for about twenty-two bucks, tax and tip included. Service was good, bathrooms clean and we'll be back.

Landmark Americana, West Chester, PA

We went to the Landmark Americana for two reasons. One, Brian and Nicole have been there and said it was good. Two, kids eat free on Sundays. Since we had two kids with us that sounded like a good idea. 

It is a rather large place with big televisions strategically placed, all tuned to the big game. It wasn't all that crowded on a Sunday afternoon so they put three tables together for the six of us. One of those tables was superfluous but we spread out.

Really good, expensive beer

I included the picture of the beer, something I don't normally do, for two reasons. First, it was very good. It was a Union Jack IPA from Firestone Brewing in California and it was hoppy enough, yet light and crisp with a good aftertaste. The second reason is that it was seven bucks a pint so I thought it deserved a place on this page. I had two (I wasn't aware of the price) so the beers cost more than my meal.

Parmesan Garlic Wings

We tried the wings as there was a fifty cent wing special. The parmesan garlic shown above were good, but the traditional hot wings were better.

Southwestern Burger

I ordered the Southwestern Burger at twelve bucks. It had pepper jack cheese, bacon, chipotle dressing and guacamole. What it lacked was flavor. It was hard to believe that with all that good stuff on it, the burger was bland. Brian had the shepherd's pie which he said was also bland.

The service was okay, atmosphere typical sport's bar, the food mediocre. Would I go back? Maybe, but I think I'd go to the Iron Hill Brewery up the street sooner.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Kangaroo Patty from Lambertville Station.

The Lambertville Station has an interesting game menu from time to time, but it seems I always missed it when we stopped in. This visit I saw a few cool things like an alligator dish, an ostrich dish and a kangaroo patty, shown above, at fifteen bucks. It had cheese, grilled onions and sweet and hot peppers. It came in a pocket bread, presumably to keep the kangaroo theme going, with an ample supply of house made chips. It was quite tasty, but since the meat is so lean it needed something else like an aioli. I would definitely have another.