All of your favorite grocery items are waiting for you at Ron and Dawn's Corner Cafe in Manasquan so head on over and pick them up.
Foods low in fat are not on hand here, though, so get ready to loosen your belt buckle.
Spruce up your meals with a variety of seasonings and spices on hand.
Whether you like to bake or cook, oil and vinegar are essential items every kitchen needs.
When you're a busy parent on the go, shopping at Ron and Dawn's Corner Cafe for some canned food might be the perfect way to save you hours a week.
Whether you prefer your meat smoked, grilled or fried, you can find your preferred choice here.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Ron and Dawn's Corner Cafe.
Whether you pop it in the microwave or warm it up over the stove, the frozen food here is ready to eat.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
There's no better way to start your busy day than making a flavorful coffee or tea from Ron and Dawn's Corner Cafe.
Ron and Dawn's Corner Cafe serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Who's hungry? A frozen entree will fool anyone's palate, so why waste time cooking up a storm?
With all of the parking options nearby, you won't have to worry about forgetting where you parked.
So put your cooking skills to the test with some fresh and tasty grocery items from Ron and Dawn's Corner Cafe in Manasquan.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Point Pleasant Beach's Red's Lobster Pot Restaurant — this Point Pleasant Beach seafood spot has quite the selection.
Red's Lobster Pot Restaurant is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Red's Lobster Pot Restaurant's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
This restaurant's most sought after items include N.j. Scallops Provencale, Lobster Ravioli, Clams Posilippo, Stuffed Mushrooms, and Clams Oreganata.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Red's Lobster Pot Restaurant patrons come in casual attire.
Call Red's Lobster Pot Restaurant for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant.
Red's Lobster Pot Restaurant's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
Critics award the most brownie points to the restaurant's dinner offerings, but breakfast and lunch are also available.
Isn't it about time you caught the freshest fish around with a dinner at Red's Lobster Pot Restaurant?
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Lenny's Pizzeria and Restaurant — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
This pizzeria is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Lenny's Pizzeria and Restaurant's outdoor patio seating.
At Lenny's Pizzeria and Restaurant, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table.
Choose wisely. Wait at home for delivery or come into this pizzeria for carryout.
Catering from Lenny's Pizzeria and Restaurant will take your party to the next level.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Lenny's Pizzeria and Restaurant.
When melted cheese and quality crust is all you can think about, it may be time for a hot slice or two. Experience pizza at its best when you order a pie from top-rated Lenny's Pizzeria and Restaurant.
Pizza lovers can't get enough of Lenny's Pizzeria and Restaurant where the ratings are as hot as the pies, so come on down for a quick slice or two.
Lenny's Pizzeria and Restaurant serves up great pieces of pizza in an even better atmosphere for entertaining you and your gang.
When you are craving a little taste of Italy, make your way over to Lenny's Pizzeria and Restaurant and indulge in a fresh and flavorful pizza.
Buon appetito! Eat your heart out at Fratello's, where the freshest, five-star fare will fill any Italian appetite.
Help yourself to a healthier lifestyle at Fratello's, where gluten-free and low-fat plates are the standard.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Got kids? No problem at Fratello's! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Fratello's' happy hour.
Fratello's is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Fratello's' complimentary wifi.
No need to dress up for a trip to Fratello's — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Fratello's cater for you.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
Diners at Fratello's will love the simple and nearby street parking options.
Fratello's s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Fratello's time and time again.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the restaurant offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Fratello's is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
So amp up your lunch hour with a delicious and authentic Italian meal from Fratello's.
At Broadway Bar and Grill, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Health nuts will love Broadway Bar and Grill for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options.
Broadway Bar and Grill is a BYOB restaurant in a prime location.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Broadway Bar and Grill cater for you.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Don't leave the car at home when you come in. We'll give you one of the great spaces in our parking lot. And for free.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Broadway Bar and Grill — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Broadway Bar and Grill, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Broadway Bar and Grill.
So head on over to the highly-rated Broadway Bar and Grill for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Mantoloking Road Pub and Restaurant.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Making it through another workweek call for a drink at Mantoloking Road Pub and Restaurant.
Whether you have a large or small group, Mantoloking Road Pub and Restaurant can accommodate both.
The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first.
Folks tend to dress down at Mantoloking Road Pub and Restaurant, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Mantoloking Road Pub and Restaurant for their catering services.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
Save some dough on parking at Mantoloking Road Pub and Restaurant.
Mantoloking Road Pub and Restaurant's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Mantoloking Road Pub and Restaurant's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Isn't it time to go to a pub that doesn't take their food lightly? Mantoloking Road Pub and Restaurant makes tasty bites that maximize the meaning of indulgence.
Prospect Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux famously preferred the airy lawns of this Brooklyn oasis to their earlier design of Manhattan’s Central Park. So if you're heading to the park for a show, it makes sense to make a day of it and spend some time on its sunny, open meadows. Before the doors open, cool off (and use real bathrooms!) while enjoying an affordable meal at any one of these restaurants, all within a 10-minute walk of the park.
For alfresco diners: Brooklyn Larder (228 Flatbush Ave.)
OK, this isn’t a restaurant, though there are a few tables for eating and a good lunch special: sandwich, chips, beer or soda, and a cookie for $15, available 11 a.m.–3 p.m. If you prefer dining alfresco, come here for a fantastic selection of cheeses, breads, salads, and any number of jams, jellies, and preserves in cute jars to eat in the park. Drinking alcohol in the park is, of course, prohibited and can lead to a ticket. On an unrelated note, Brooklyn Larder has a great selection of beers, starting with Dale’s Pale Ale cans for $2.50 each.
For cheap vegetarians: Dao Palate (329 Flatbush Ave.)
A mainstay of vegetarians, Dao Palate serves fresh vegetables and mock meats in typical Chinese sauces that are a few notches lighter and fresher-tasting than average. Great for larger groups, the big restaurant’s main dishes run around $12, and their filling lunch specials around $9. My favorite, black-pepper seitan on a bed of chinese broccoli, comes with a spring roll and a miso soup to boot.
For those with time to kill: Cubana Cafe (80 6th Ave., right off Flatbush Avenue)
The food here is less of a draw than the cocktails and the decor, but it’s still consistently good, with a menu that hews closely to the dishes I’ve seen served in Havana: black-bean soup, roast chicken with rice, plantains. Most plates are meat-heavy and generous with the portions—beware ordering an appetizer and a main dish unless you’re very hungry. As you wait for the show to begin, linger over a mojito or a cold beer in a breezy dining room painted turquoise, pink, and yellow, where the floor-to-ceiling windows are flung open all summer long.
For picky eaters: 67 Burger (234 Flatbush Ave.)
With a long and flexible list of food options, 67 Burger has something to please everyone. The menu has your cheeseburgers, your curly fries, and your Lagunitas on tap, but also real salads and two veggie-burger options, all of which can be customized with many extras like goat cheese, chipotle mayo, and olive tapenade. Burgers range from $6.75 to $10. There’s also a wine selection and something called a beer shake, which intrigued me but not enough to try it on a weekday alone.
Photos by Kasia Mychajlowycz.
The saying “less is more” has perhaps never been truer than it is at Porchetta (110 E. 7th St.) and Porsena (21 E. 7th St.). At both East Village hot spots, Chef Sara Jenkins has built a cult following by keeping her menus tightly focused rather than trying to do it all. Crowds gather at Porchetta to savor one specific thing: slow-roasted pork (served in varying ways yet always the central focus of each dish). At Porsena, they come for perfectly cooked artisanal pasta.
Jenkins’s straightforward approach reflects a distinctly Italian state of mind, which makes sense, considering her upbringing around Tuscany and Rome. Mario Batali summed it up succinctly when he called her “one of the few chefs in America who understands Italy and how Italians eat."
“I think Italians in Italy eat with a certain fairness that Americans and Italian-Americans don’t have,” Jenkins said, asked about what prompted Batali’s praise. “An Italian is perfectly happy with a perfectly cooked artisanal spaghetti with great olive oil and chilies, while an American would want to add three or four [more] ingredients.”
When Jenkins isn’t working in her own kitchens, she can often be found exploring other rich, delicious, and straightforward flavors around the city. Here are a few of her favorites.
For Italian (outside of Porsena): “I eat at Cesare Casella’s place on the West Side, Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto (283 Amsterdam Ave.). He’s a Tuscan chef who’s been working in New York for many more years than I have. He’s very authentic.”
For gelato: “Il laboratio del gelato (188 Ludlow St.). They have traditional and nontraditional flavors.”
For espresso: “Abraço Espresso (86 E. 7th St.) on 7th Street. They are maniacal about making it right.”
For wine or cocktails: “I like to drink wine at Bar Veloce (175 2nd Ave.) on 2nd Avenue. It’s an Italian wine bar that’s been there more than 10 years. It’s not over the top, not pretentious or precious. Just a great wine selection in a nice space.”
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The dim sum lunch, or yum cha (literally “drink tea”), is the Cantonese answer to Spanish tapas. It is as much a tradition in New York City's Chinatown as weekend brunch on The Lower East Side. The bustling scene is all too familiar: packed tables, servers pushing metal carts while hawking their selections, the din of impatient, hungry diners. They wait for shrimp dumplings, steamed pork spareribs, roast pork buns, pork and shrimp shu mai -- the seemingly endless variety goes on and on.
But for vegetarians, the choices can be few. When it comes to dim sum, seafood and meat dominate the menu. New York vegetarians need not despair, because there are two very appetizing dim sum havens for non-meat eaters, and they’re right in Chinatown.
Buddha Bodai on Mott Street serves a completely vegetarian and kosher menu of dim sum favorites, ranging from shrimp dumplings to beef rice rolls. The restaurant is usually packed on weekday lunch hours with City Hall municipal types, while the weekend clientele consists of tourists, locals and the environmentally conscientious. An all-day menu of vegetarian iterations of Chinese standards is also on offer, with creative takes on dishes like roast pork and sesame chicken. Using seitan, tofu and yam starch (among other vegetarian and kosher-friendly ingredients) as substitutes, many of these plates will fool even the committed carnivore in appearance and flavor.
The line outside the door on Sunday afternoons may be the best way to spot Vegetarian Dim Sum House on Pell Street. Crowds tend to gather on weekends, anxious for healthy vegetarian takes on traditional dim sum dishes. The array of vegetarian dumplings -- pan fried, watercress, snow pea leaf, monk dumplings -- draw in voracious vegetarians who want the variety of a full-scale dim sum restaurant without sacrificing their principles or lifestyle choices. The menu is comprehensive, full of inventive vegetarian fare using Eastern and Western-style vegetables, not to mention an exhaustive list of diced, sliced or sautéed mushroom dishes. At Vegetarian Dim Sum House, there’s no need to solely imitate meat dishes. Here, vegetables are allowed to take center stage.