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#1 TheDHJ

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:01 PM

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#2 Joe

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:25 PM

Yep I remember that place from back in the 80's. Old tappan use to be completely different back then. It's crazy how over crowded the town became.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:54 PM

my new hood.

Ana's pediatrician is right up on Old Tappan Road.

That shopping center with the Blockbuster and Starbucks is a clusterfuck. :beer:

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:51 PM

shit was tits.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:52 PM

Is Khan's Mongolian Garden still around?

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:58 PM

my new hood.

Ana's pediatrician is right up on Old Tappan Road.

That shopping center with the Blockbuster and Starbucks is a clusterfuck. :beer:



But the sushi place in that shopping center is good!

My office is across the street :) (although I work from home in Illinois)

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:09 PM

Is Khan's Mongolian Garden still around?


In Bardonia? As far as I know.

#8 jme

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:15 PM

Khan's in Orangeburg/Blauvelt on 303.. yes, def still around. i pass it everyday. I've been meaning to hit that place up, but Lisa would prefer Lanie Lou's cafe right up the block (across the street from Bailey's)

spekaing of Bailey's... the Pitmaster there, Fink isn't there anymore and the BBQ isn't nearly as good. but he;'s got a new place in Pearl River.. Johnny's where Adagio used to be. Adagio was an Accamundo joint, he split with the other owner, and it became Danny's. Danny's became Johnny's and that's that.

Now there's an Accamundo joint in Haverstraw called Antoine McQuire's French bistro meets Irish pub. people RAVE about the place. Next time you are around, if you wanna hit that place up, I'd love to.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:16 PM

But the sushi place in that shopping center is good!

My office is across the street :) (although I work from home in Illinois)


excellent, I'll have to give it a try. I may kill someone in the parking lot, though.

#10 TheDHJ

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:19 PM

Wasn't there a place called Bully Boy once upon a time?

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:35 PM

Wasn't there a place called Bully Boy once upon a time?


Now Resturant X, and Bully Boy Bar. for me, it's best place in Rockland. a Peter Kelly Joint. Peter Kelly he beat Bobby Flay in Iron Chef, and was on No Reservations' Hudson Valley episode, at Xaviars X2O in Yonkers. that was fun.. Bourdain and Bill Murray. :lol:

http://www.xaviars.com/index.html

I was at X for Hudsion Valley Rest. week. I had lobster and truffle risotto, Capt. Lawrence braised short ribs with Cheddar grits and fried brussel sprouts and a vanilla bean pannacotta with Strawberry compote. FUCK YEAH.

the Sunday Brunch is a glutton's delight.

#12 phishNtrips

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:43 PM

Khan's in Orangeburg/Blauvelt on 303.. yes, def still around. i pass it everyday. I've been meaning to hit that place up, but Lisa would prefer Lanie Lou's cafe right up the block (across the street from Bailey's)

spekaing of Bailey's... the Pitmaster there, Fink isn't there anymore and the BBQ isn't nearly as good. but he;'s got a new place in Pearl River.. Johnny's where Adagio used to be. Adagio was an Accamundo joint, he split with the other owner, and it became Danny's. Danny's became Johnny's and that's that.

Now there's an Accamundo joint in Haverstraw called Antoine McQuire's French bistro meets Irish pub. people RAVE about the place. Next time you are around, if you wanna hit that place up, I'd love to.


Definitely need to hit that place up, and your place as well. i need to check out the new digs.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:53 PM

My door is open, brother. Let me know when you are going to be up. my summer social calendar is limited with the adjustment to the baby budget, and lisa not working for several months leading into the summer. SO... with that said, there's an open invitation to cook and drink. I've been telling everyone "you bring it, we smoke it" :lol:

another strange twist of ownership.. Martino's (Haverstraw butcher) is still Martino's but Martino called it quits (after what seems like 350 years).

The guys that own Bailey's now own Martino's.

#14 TheDHJ

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:01 PM

Martio's pizza?

#15 jme

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:05 PM

in Nanuet.. one of my favorites. Brick oven w/ Sausage & Pepperoni.. small pitcher of Hieneken. :beer:

the Nanuet Hotel, and the Nanuet Restaurant are still kicking as well. I do not care for their styles of pizza. I'm a Martio's guy.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:18 PM

Love the motto. :lol:

Yeah you would have thought Martino would have retired back when we were in high school. I can't believe he held out that long, but I'm glad someone has chosen to keep that relic going. There is nothing like walking into an old school butcher shop for some choice cuts.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:33 PM

Up to the top of the post (TIKI) Tappan.
Go down a bit to Chan's or Lee's Hawaiian Islander for good drinks and such!
Chans is near the GWB down the palisades..
:one:

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:36 PM

in Nanuet.. one of my favorites. Brick oven w/ Sausage & Pepperoni.. small pitcher of Hieneken. :beer:

the Nanuet Hotel, and the Nanuet Restaurant are still kicking as well. I do not care for their styles of pizza. I'm a Martio's guy.


I like Nanuet hotel pizza - but Pie man rocks it!!! :Phishfolk:

#19 jme

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 08:07 PM

I take the Hotel over Restaurant. and the Hotel's Irish fare is quite good.

Pie Man ain't the same Pie Man anymore.

Pie Man Cottage there now.. I believe it's now owned by a NR grad, and her husband. will report back.

#20 hoagie

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:47 PM

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:00 PM

There's a Lee's Hawaiian Islander in Lyndhurst...although the food and drinks may be good I had a friend that did HVAC there...and well I won't eat there anymore :( I used to love those little pork things wrapped in tin foil.

#22 TheDHJ

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:03 PM

It's all about Chan's Dragon Inn...

#23 Mama Kel

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:15 AM

I take the Hotel over Restaurant. and the Hotel's Irish fare is quite good.

Pie Man ain't the same Pie Man anymore.

Pie Man Cottage there now.. I believe it's now owned by a NR grad, and her husband. will report back.


Really? This makes me sad. Well a least Fiesta Cancun is sill going strong! :jamguy:

#24 musicmomma

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:59 AM

Up to the top of the post (TIKI) Tappan.
Go down a bit to Chan's or Lee's Hawaiian Islander for good drinks and such!
Chans is near the GWB down the palisades..
:one:


chan's was in paramus and has been gone for years. its now chakra. holy shit the mai tai's were off the fucking hook there. i lived close enough to walk. :mrgreen:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:21 PM

Well a least Fiesta Cancun is sill going strong! :jamguy:


not that I'm aware of.. there is a new joint operating where fiesta used to be. My brother says the drinking's good when you want that kinda thing, but the food is not upto Fiesta quality. I'll get more info this weekend from him or Big Murph.

for the classic Fiesta you need to come to Orangeburg and got to Fiesta Mexico. it's the same menu as Cancun was forever.

#26 TheDHJ

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:23 PM

chan's was in paramus and has been gone for years. its now chakra. holy shit the mai tai's were off the fucking hook there. i lived close enough to walk. :mrgreen:


I'm sorry, it's in Ridgefield, and is still alive and well in its original form.

http://www.yelp.com/...-inn-ridgefield

http://media4.px.yel...m14Y1AMCNSYMg/l

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:27 PM

Chans is awesome, great food, drink, atmosphere and people working there. And yes it's still there in Ridgefield mins from the GWB.

DHJ in reference to your avitar - you a fan of Vinnie and Jimmy? I got some ink done there a bit a ago - those guys are funny as hell when they get together. :Phishfolk:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:43 PM

Chans is awesome, great food, drink, atmosphere and people working there. And yes it's still there in Ridgefield mins from the GWB.

DHJ in reference to your avitar - you a fan of Vinnie and Jimmy? I got some ink done there a bit a ago - those guys are funny as hell when they get together. :Phishfolk:


:lol: I'm old school NYHC. I know those two fools from back in the day. I got this at the shop back in January when I was in town:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:13 PM

Wow! What a difference Rt 59 makes. I grew up on the OTHER end of Rockland with the likes of Mt Fugi and U-Me Sushi. :D
I'm sad that one of the other reasons I return to Rockland, Three Boys from Italy is gone :cry:
I used to LOVE Nanuet Pizza. But Kinchly's in Jersey was closer to me :wink:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:31 PM

not that I'm aware of.. there is a new joint operating where fiesta used to be. My brother says the drinking's good when you want that kinda thing, but the food is not upto Fiesta quality. I'll get more info this weekend from him or Big Murph.

for the classic Fiesta you need to come to Orangeburg and got to Fiesta Mexico. it's the same menu as Cancun was forever.


REALLY?!?! :cry1: Rockland is just going to hell :lol: Didn't care about the drinking, LOVED their mexican. Fiesta mexico is close but not quite as good. Had my bachelorette there b/c cancun was burned down at the time

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:41 PM

Mexican in Rockland sucks...now that I live in the SW.

#32 jme

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:56 PM

I used to LOVE Nanuet Pizza. But Kinchly's in Jersey was closer to me :wink:


I've got Kinchley;s east 9as some refer to it) The Mountain House, right across the street.

REALLY?!?! :cry1: Rockland is just going to hell :lol: Didn't care about the drinking, LOVED their mexican. Fiesta mexico is close but not quite as good. Had my bachelorette there b/c cancun was burned down at the time


yeah, stony point in particular is nothing like it was a couple years ago even.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:57 PM

Anyone hit Caffeine Jones or Che's Rebellion? Those were my hangouts...

#34 jme

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:26 PM

which one was Jones? broadway in Nyack or main street in New City?

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:27 PM

Mexican in Rockland sucks...now that I live in the SW.


well, yes.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:33 PM

which one was Jones? broadway in Nyack or main street in New City?


Jones was next to Shop Rite in New City, Che's was in Nyack...

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:59 PM

HA.. tells you wtf I was doing before coffee. yeah I hung at both of them for a bit.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:03 PM

used to rage C.J. all the time with Danny Paccione and Chris Heffernan almost nightly. When it was late in the evening we'd step outside and roll ourselves a j.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:05 PM

also, it seems like every time I go home I leave wishing I'd never have to go back even though what I'm going home to really isn't my cup of tea either.

#40 jme

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:11 PM

Find your city, find yourself a city to live in....

#41 TheDHJ

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:24 PM

HA.. tells you wtf I was doing before coffee. yeah I hung at both of them for a bit.


used to rage C.J. all the time with Danny Paccione and Chris Heffernan almost nightly. When it was late in the evening we'd step outside and roll ourselves a j.


:lol: I totally have hung out with you, Ed. I used to do poetry nights at CJ. Remember the Egyptian dude who was the coffee slinger? "Schtep up to ze bar and buy something."

There was once a guy who came to CJ for poetry night...his poem was called "The World is a Cunt". I'll never forget it.

I totally knew Heffernan....how about Royce Ramos?

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:41 AM

Anyone hit Caffeine Jones or Che's Rebellion? Those were my hangouts...


I found both around the same time in 1994. Che's Rebellion was great because it was a dark, smoky coffee shop that served beer (or a dark, smoky bar where people drank coffee). It was a great place to camp out and play chess.

Caffeine Jones was a lot of fun. I once -- and only once -- read a poem there, something messy I wrote in a college writing class. Halfway through, I concluded it was awful, and the audience accordingly was deathly silent.

I met a few interesting people there, but never mustered the courage to talk to the cute red-haired girl working there that I had a huge crush on (and, of course, about whom I wrote another lousy poem). Stupid young me.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:39 AM

Mexican in Rockland sucks...now that I live in the SW.

El Bandido's:pimp:

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 02:02 PM

whoa... what a bump. I'm going to X this weekend for my company christmas party. boo-ya.