Restaurant: The Best of the Wurst
Address: Riverside, NJ
Food: German food and hamburgers
Portions: Above Average
Taste: Pretty Good
Service: Very friendly
Atmosphere: Marina Bar/Sports Bar
This is a real local place, off the beaten track on the water. You have to drive through a residential area to get there. I think you can take a boat there too if you want. There were plenty of boats around.
The Missus is part Polish and Polish food was featured on the menu, so this was a special treat for her. I do love pierogis, but I was really up for some schnitzel. I had a chicken schnitzel platter, which included red cabbage and spaetzle. Spaetzle is kind of like pasta, only little blobs that I think are fried. The chicken has a mushroom gravy. The Missus had stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and pierogis.
The kielbasa was good, but a little heavy. The pierogis were excellent, as was the schnitzel. The rest was all really interesting, mostly because I had never had it. Visiting a new exotic place? Mission Accomplished. I do have to nitpick a few things.
Our waitresses were extremely friendly, which was great, but the kinda congregated near the cash register. It was slightly annoying. They ran out of pretzels, which is weird. I mean, if you can’t get a pretzel in a German place, is it really German? There were also lots of hamburgers on the menu. Did they start in Germany?
There was also music playing loudly, which got louder just before we left. In the staff’s defense, we were there up until closing. I guess they wanted us to go? Oh, we also had a neat desert which was some kind of almond pastry with Bavarian cream. $51 and change. Not bad. The waitress was on my iced tea, refilling and refilling. The music was just weird, as well as the sports bar atmosphere. I guess since it’s a marina hangout and BYOB.
Overall a good experience. A bit out of the way. I give the Best of the Wurst 7 out of 10 keggers.
Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die! Today’s contestant is Larry Murphy, voice of Teddy on Bob’s Burgers. Let’s see what he’s tweeting.
Cool. You know, Teddy is like the 21st century Wimpy.
This looks like a plot from the show. Gene somehow strands them in the ocean, I think.
Well, Archer would insist on being in charge.
Jammed packed as always.
August 16th: “
#7favfilms Big Lebowski The Shining Chinatown Godfather Broadcast News Jaws Goodfellas”
Hmm, have to throw in Animal House, The Third Man and the Blues Brothers in there.
For me to poop on!
September 13th: “I saw Sully with my mother. Doing an AMA from now until 6EST.”
The real Sully or the movie Sully?
September 13th: “Based on a true story. Sully’s wife calls him Sully.”
It’s one of those names. Like Gordo. You can’t stop saying it.
Okay, let’s rate Teddy’s Tweets. Nice to see the cast hang out. Good behind-the-scenes stuff. I give Larry a 6 for Mustness, an 8 for Insanity and a 10 for Style. That’s an overall score of 8. Follow Larry.
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Restaurant: JB Master Grill
Address: Medford, NJ
Food: High end sandwich take out
Portions: Above Average
Me and the Missus are always on the hunt for some place new. JB Master Grill, formerly MJ Star Grill, fit that bill. It’s kind of in the middle of nowhere and seems to share a spot with a Chinese food place next door. (I suspect it’s the same kitchen, but I don’t know for sure.) Anyhow, we were hungry and drove a ways, so I wasn’t about to turn around to go somewhere else. How bad could it be, I figured?
Well, it had a taste that blew me away. Fresh tossed salad with what was clearly homemade dressing. I got a cheesesteak hoagie with fresh lettuce, tomato and onion. It came with a side of hot sauce mix that was perfection. I’m burying the lead here, the big news is, the fries. The French fries were some of the best I’ve had. OMG. Jesus, they were good. It was worth the drive just for the fries.
The Missus had a chicken sandwich on Ciabatta bread, which she loved. My only nitpicking thing is you had to get bottled drinks, but even these were high quality. Pure Leaf has a high end tea sweetened with blackberry or honey. Taste like Honest Tea, only better. The woman who was running the whole place alone waited on us hand and foot. Great food. No wonder take out people were coming in and out.
Definitely a take out place, but the atmosphere was more than pleasant. It had tables inside and out. Only about ten, but they should be full with this kind of quality food. I give JB Master Grill 9 out of 10 keggers. Eat there, bros.