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This article was published in U.S. 1
Newspaper on April 28, 1999. All rights reserved.
When you venture from your favorite eatery, you want
to know more about the restaurant you are trying for the first time.
So the U.S. 1 Dining and Entertainment Guide has always been popular.
We issued the last paper edition in the fall of 1994, and when we
moved from a biweekly to a weekly publishing schedule we began to
put our restaurant information on the World Wide Web instead of on
You can find it there at http://www.princetoninfo.com, U.S.
1 Newspaper’s home page. Looking for the list of restaurants that
serve your favorite ethnic food? Search on Indian, Thai, Chinese,
or Mediterranean. Looking for the name of that place in Lambertville?
Search by city. Print out your selections and you will have your own
personalized paper version of the dining guide.
The web-based guide offers a singular opportunity: To add your own
comments and read the off-the-cuff comments of others, both pro and
(sometimes vehemently) con. A sampling of some in the past several
food about twice a week and wish I could eat lunch there every day.
I’m pretty sure that no other Shredded Pork in Garlic Sauce or preparation
of spinach will ever measure up to Hot Wok’s. I have been spoiled
for life, but am thankful for the experience." And, "The seafood
soup, crispy founder, and sichuan-style (gan-bie) string beans are
three other choice dishes people have not mentioned in the reviews."
Chicken lard Na and Shrimp lard Na. Spring rolls with plum sauce are
very good, and the chicken or beef satay are tasty." And, "Horrible
Thai food and horrible service to boot. Go to Siam in Lambertville."
"Nice atmosphere, good service, and very nice size portions."
too good but the food is well worth the trip." And, "Worst
meal I have ever experienced — poor service, indifferent ingredients,
a table. Mediterra has the best food ever." But then, "$6
a glass for somewhat ordinary wine. Unreal."
a vegetarian but I never get enough vegetables from meat restaurants.
Twist Rojo does a superb job with vegetables, and they serve some
chicken & fish too. The taste is as wonderful as the appearance. Don’t
miss the squash/bean soup."
second time was poor/mediocre. Somewhat expensive."
and for attentive service, the finest Sunday buffet brunch in the
immediate vicinity. This is a place for good food rather than scenic
or quaint surroundings."
of Asian diners, which seems to confirm that this competes with the
finer Indian places in New York. The service, though friendly, can
be spacey and slow (the bottleneck may be in the kitchen, since everything
tastes so fresh) and the menu seldom changes or has specials, but
for taste, quality, and value Palace of Asia is deservedly popular."
priced, and exotic. The only downside is the service. I guess it depends
on the time of day. The Mysore dosa was particularly good."
from scratch daily and you can taste the difference."
stopped by Lahiere’s in mid-afternoon to look at the menu and, possibly
make reservations. The maitre d’ told us with relish that there would
be no seating until 9:30 or 10 p.m. Really. So when does one make
reservations at this place?" The reviewer had a similar experience
at Alchemist & Barrister.
Another reviewer believes more competition is needed. She had been
warned to come early so as to avoid the crowd: "I phoned a week
in advance and was told they did not take reservations but we might
get in if we came early. So we planned our life around their convenience
and came early — to an empty restaurant. Televisions blaring.
What has happened to so-called service industries? Isn’t more competition
Well, you can expect to see plenty more of that. Our dining section
begins on page 18 of this issue and features three restaurants that
seem to have cropped up overnight in New Brunswick and three new seafood
places coming to Princeton. Keep us posted.
T.J.’s Trattoria: "The Pennington location as the best rigatoni
vodka around. And the staff is really friendly and courteous. Excellent
portions for the money."
Rusty Scupper: "Not bad. Stay upstairs and stick to the bar menu.
Service is a bit slow."
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