Tuesday, February 21, 2012
AS BOB HOPE WOULD SAY, "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES"
That’s right it’s “Fat Tuesday”, the big party day in New Orleans before Lent which begins tomorrow. Yes Lent is here that season of fasting I remember growing up with a Catholic family background. All I can say is it did not kill me but times have changed just like the sands in the desert. So party today and tonight all you like.
I love talking about food but a few days ago I was recalling some of my favorite restaurants I’ve enjoyed dining in with Roe and even in my single days. I would like to share those and for those readers back home let me know if you ever have eaten there too.
Circus Room was a very fancy restaurant located near Columbia, SC when I was in the service. Known for its steaks the restaurant’s motif was a circus tent and made for an enjoyable evening.
Rossi’s Tavern and Ernie’s Tavern in Trenton for burgers without a doubt.
DeLorenzo’s and Papa’s for a true Trenton tomato pie. Never can be duplicated and I’m still searching down here. A place that closed was also great LaRoma or as we called it Sam’s Tomato Pies on South Broad St. and Hudson in Trenton. Top Road Tavern also made a great tomato pie and is still around today on Brunswick Ave.
Nino’s Pizza on Chambers Street for Sicilian pizza, cheese steaks and fries.
LaGondola was a favorite and special place for Roe and I. Great food, good friends, top shelf service and the best Mussels Marinara and Shrimp Scampi ever. They also had a mean Veal Parm sandwich for lunch. We got engaged there.
Rusty Scupper in Princeton was a nice place to dine on a Sunday evening, great salad bar and good food.
Crecco’s a great Italian restaurant; nice bar and Roe’s Aunt Angie made the best salad ever. Loved their clam’s casino.
The Intimate Tom Moore’s in New Hope, PA was a place to take a date for that first impression. Very elegant with white lights trimming all the trees outside and a very romantic atmosphere inside to dine and impress. Sorry Roe the place was closed when I met you.
Georgine’s Italian Restaurant in Bristol, PA is still there today, I checked it out on the web. Family style place, large portions as I remember, veal parm was great.
Del Rio’s on Hamilton Avenue great place for sandwiches and drinks. They had a room with a giant fireplace and on a cold winter’s night you could enjoy a steak basket and a nice Manhattan on the rocks.
For an Italian Hot Dog it was the Casino hands down, now also gone but never forgotten.
There was a great Chinese restaurant on Beatty Street across from Bob’s Bakery, clean and good fresh food.
I guess there are more to recall but for now I’ll stop and wish you all good memories of the places you dined.