Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Tagged, food style

OK, damn it, I got tagged by Jin to do this survey.

The rules are simple. (Insert Tobin Bell voice: I just watched "Saw III.")

1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you.
Include the city/state and country you’re in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Lulu (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Chris (Boyne City, Michigan, United States)
AB (Cave Creek, Arizona, United States)
Johnny Yen (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Bubs (Mt Prospect, Illinois, USA)
jintrinsique (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA)
Ace (Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA)

2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

3. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged.

Here goes. Now, the rules say restaurants "in your location," so I'm going to stick with Jersey, rather than my five favorite restaurants anywhere, which might include Pennsylvania and other places. Plus, I'm going to skip places like Saladworks, the national chains that can afford their own advertising.

And Jin, you can't tell me copying all those f-ing links in the list wasn't a pain in the ass! How the hell do you do it?

Well, here goes! (In no particular order...)

1. Makeda, New Brunswick, N.J.: Ethiopian food, and the place I went on my first date with Marisa. Try the mushed-up lentil dish whose name I can never remember.
2. Old Man Rafferty's, Hillsborough, N.J.: A nice local chain version of the bar-and-grill variety, featuring fat sandwiches and many desserts. Big reubens and pastrami-on-ryes, etc.
3. Los Jalapenos, Hillsborough, N.J.: Real Mexican food made by real Mexicans, according to the menu (I couldn't find a Web site). They make great chilaquiles, and the tacos are the kind with radishes and cilantro, at only $2 each.
4. The restaurant formerly known as R.U.B. Hut, Manville, N.J.: The former maker of the best cheesesteaks in Hillsborough moved to Manville and went into BBQ. Expensive as hell, but oh-so-tasty. I get my ribs glazed.
5. Alfonso's, Hillsborough, N.J.: My local pizza joint, which is a nice little full-service Italian place. Pizza, spaghetti and meat sauce, calamari, the usual goodies.

And the tagging...

Um, Jewels already got tagged, and Jin tagged me, so it's not like I can come up with a lot of variety, here.

Marisa and The Lesley are here in Jersey. Stewie and Freak are in Maryland and Norman is moving somewhere.

Zoinks. I make no promises any of them will partake. But they're tagged!


jin said...

Haaahahahaaaaaa!!! Oh, no! Poor poor munkee...that's not how you do the links.

*jin tries to stop laughing enough to type the rest of her comment*

Ok...heehee...for serious linkage like that:
-in Firefox browser
-select all the links at once & highlight
-right click on the highlighted text
-you get an option that says "View Selection Source" ... choose it.
-Voila! You have all your code. Copy and insert into the HTML side of your post in blogger.


STOP cursing me now!

I want to eat at #1!!! MMmm...sounds yummy!

Dino aka Katy said...

cool be sure to tell Nicole that you did it she is making a list of everyone so we have our own world wide blogger restaurant guide. Her email is on my post about the food

velverse said...

Hahaha.. I guess Makeda must be memorable to you :) Woo.. but Ethiopian food.. wonder what it taste like.

Hehe... seriously, after looking at everyone's tag.. I really felt like I have eaten just so little type of food. There are so many much more different food that I haven't really try out before :D

Thanks for doing the tag. Have a great eating day :D

Ace said...

Jin: I KNEW there had to be an easier way! Munkee!

D aka K: Wait, where?

velverse: Best way I can describe it is like Indian in the meat-in-sauce sense, plus the flatbread, but with different spices. I was shocked and awed, too. It does sound like a joke waiting to happen, but it's really, really good. You eat with your hands!

Ace said...

D aka K: Ah, found it! E-mailed her. Yay!

Lesley said...

Actually on a Mac, you'll need to do control-click on your mouse after you select it, since we don't have right-clicks. We don't need your stinking right mouse button!

I've been to Old Man Rafferty's and Alphonso's, and Makeda is on my must-visit list. I'm thinking of going there with Real when he's in town later this month. He loves Indian food, so I figure he'll like Ethiopian as well.

Nicole Tan said...

again thanks for emailing me you did the tag...I really want to try Makeda..never tasted Ethiopian food before...looks a bit indian..

ps thanks for doing the tag..hope you had fun! and do feel free to drop me a message if you know of anyone doing the tag! and :) sorry if you had a little tiny bit of prob copying the link!! I face the same problem everyday trying to play catch up!

Freak Magnet said...

Wow. Tagged twice in a week. By people I plan on stepping up to the plate for.

aaaaahhhh!!! the pressure!!!! i can't take the pressure!!!!