A couple of years ago, I made the mistake of booking a restaurant in New Jersey, only to discover that the food was only marginally better than what I was expecting.
That mistake cost me my job, which led me to a more comprehensive, but still disappointing review of the state’s restaurants.
The reviews from my first visit were pretty positive, but I had never really thought much about the food I was served.
After the initial visit, I became more critical of my experience, particularly after my wife, a native New Yorker, remarked, “It’s not worth the hassle.”
I think she meant that I was spending my money at a restaurant that had a better service than I did.
I had to think about what to do next, so I turned to Yelp, the online reviews section of Google, and found a list of restaurants in the state of New Jersey.
I clicked on the first name on the list and was greeted with a small map of the restaurants.
I clicked on that first restaurant, The Caribbean Restaurant in downtown Bridgeton, and then I clicked into the reviews section and tried to figure out what I should eat.
The menus were sparse, with the usual list of basic options for the average diner.
But the reviews were helpful.
After a few hours of scrolling through, I was pleasantly surprised to discover some great local cuisine in the area.
The New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) is a local group that promotes local food and tourism in the region.
They put up a map of restaurants, along with some recommendations, to help people plan a trip to the state.
For me, the recommendation that I should get a seafood meal was especially helpful.
I have had the occasional seafood-filled pizza here, and it’s always tasty, but the seafood was a little overpriced.
The crab rangas were also good, but not much of a bargain.
So I decided to make a new visit to the restaurant and take a look at the food.
Here’s what I found: It’s a great way to spend your money A shrimp dinner was about $15 per person and included two steamed shrimp and two sides of crab.
For $22, you can also order a side of shrimp or a lobster.
I didn’t have any of the other options, but it’s good to have the options in case I need to come back later.
It was a nice change of pace from the usual fare at my other local restaurants.
A plate of shrimp and crab.
The price was reasonable.
(Photo: Amanda Voisard for The Next Tech)I was also impressed by the amount of seafood that was available at the restaurants, and the prices that I could pay for it.
A plate with two shrimp and a side dish of crab, including two steaming shrimp and 2.5 pieces of crab (Photo by Amanda Vaisard for the Next Tech).
This was a good example of the value of the food at the New Jersey restaurants.
The shrimp was a very affordable meal, and all the shrimp was cooked perfectly.
While the crust was crisp, the shrimp didn’t fall apart after being cooked and were juicy and tasty.
The seafood plate was more than adequate for two people, and even the lobster was cooked well and tasted good.
(The lobster was overcooked and had a little too much salt in it.
I would recommend not eating that, unless you are very careful.)
The seafood was also reasonably priced and fairly tasty.
I was surprised at the amount I was able to eat on this plate.
My main complaint with the seafood at the restaurant was the fact that it was not very fresh.
This was probably because it was cooked over a long period of time, and there was a lot of salt in the cooking process.
(It’s good for the body to eat salt, but is not good for you.)
The prices at restaurants with a seafood menu are also a little lower.
But, at least the seafood is still good.