Introduce me to New Jersey!
posted August 22, 2015 7:36 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat October 3 at 7:30 PM, Edison Diner
101 U.S. 1, Edison, NJ, USA (Map & Directions)
I'm new to New Brunswick and would like to have some delicious food with Mefites.
Let's meet at the Edison Diner on Saturday, October 3rd at 7:30 PM.
posted by k8lin to Meetup (19 comments total)

I don't have any venue suggestions, never been to New Brunswick. But any weekend after Labor Day weekend should be fine by me.
posted by oh yeah! at 12:30 AM on August 23, 2015

Welcome to New Brunswick! The best diners are the Dish Cafe in Highland Park and Edison Diner in Edison. But there are lots of good restaurants in New Brunswick itself as well.
posted by cosmic owl at 7:19 AM on August 23, 2015

The Omega's not bad as diners go, either.
posted by Karmakaze at 5:00 PM on August 23, 2015

It's only open until 2:30pm, but Le Peep in Edison is quite yummy. My weekends in September are rough, but I am in favor of NJ meetups.

If a bar is an acceptable venue, Destination Dogs or Harvest Moon.
posted by booksherpa at 8:44 PM on August 23, 2015 [1 favorite]

I am not a fan of Omega, but YMMV. Another option is Skylark, though that's a fancy diner and not a true Jersey hole in the wall.

I don't live in New Brunswick currently, but I'm from the area and will be home during the week of September 21-26. Would definitely come to a meetup then, something in downtown New Brunswick or Highland Park would be easiest for me.
posted by ActionPopulated at 4:52 AM on August 24, 2015

Ah, you are the one relocating from Chapel Hill! I posted in your "best of the triangle" thread a few weeks back. Welcome, fellow Tarheel!

Kids' sports take over my weekends in the fall, but if the stars align and I am free when you decide to get together, I'll drive up. Not sure how youall feel about vegan food, but Veganized is a newish place in New Brunswick with crazy-amazing vegan sandwiches and burgers. Worth knowing about, even if you end up somewhere else.

Regretfully, there is no diner in the New Brunswick area as good as Breadman's in Chapel Hill. I say this as a born & bred Jersey girl.
posted by apparently at 11:26 AM on August 26, 2015

Whoa, hey! I'm the Highland Park resident who commented on your relocation thread. Here are my suggestions for meetup spots:

Destination Dogs (New Bruns) - bar, fancy hot dogs (better than it sounds on paper), nice atmosphere
Old Man Rafferty's (New Bruns) - pretty standard American fare, but good for groups
Jose Tejas (Iselin) - right on the edge of Edison, amazing Tex Mex and stellar margaritas, crowded and fun
Stage House Tavern (Somerset) - great outdoor bar/patio, somewhere between a bistro and an American restaurant, I love meeting up with people here

The best diners in the area are the Edison Diner in Edison and the Colonial in East Brunswick.

September is tough for me, the weekend of the 18th is right out. Most people will probably be busy on Labor Day Weekend. Might be able to do something on the 11th/12th or 25th/26th!
posted by rachaelfaith at 7:43 AM on August 27, 2015

Hi all! Glad to see interest! What about the 25th at Destination Dogs at 6:30 pm? I will go ahead and convert this to a "new event" and if people would rather elsewhere, I'll switch it to the Edison Diner, which was also mentioned multiple times in this thread.
posted by k8lin at 11:44 AM on August 27, 2015

I won't be able to make a weeknight meetup unless I take a vacation day, but, I've got a bunch I'm going to lose if I don't use them before the end of the year, so, a mefi-meetup is a good enough excuse as any, so, I'm still a strong maybe.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:21 PM on August 27, 2015

Crap, I have an improv show that night. That's what I get for not checking the site for a few days. :( If you are done in an hour (hahahaha) and want to head to Sayreville to watch some improv for $5 at 8pm, let me know. :) Otherwise, next time.
posted by booksherpa at 9:25 PM on August 31, 2015

Hey guys - It looks like there aren't many people who can make it tomorrow (only two "yes"). Why don't we reschedule for sometime when more than two of us can make it? Perhaps the 2nd or 3rd of October?
posted by k8lin at 12:20 PM on September 24, 2015

Thanks, I'd vote for Saturday over Friday.
posted by oh yeah! at 12:25 PM on September 24, 2015

<promo> You all should come watch improv tonight instead! :) </promo>

But yes, October 3 sounds good.
posted by booksherpa at 8:24 AM on September 25, 2015

Ok, let's try again for Saturday, October 3rd. I'm actually going to move it to the Edison Diner because parking at Destination Dogs looks a bit tricky. Hope that's OK!
posted by k8lin at 6:58 AM on September 28, 2015

Sadly, I am booked to be in Pennsylvania that evening. But have a ball and welcome to New Jersey!
posted by Karmakaze at 7:16 AM on September 28, 2015

Edison Diner is a solid choice. I probably/maybe can make it? If I'm not there, get something with fries. They're delicious.
posted by rachaelfaith at 6:40 AM on October 2, 2015

Argh how did I miss this?! I don't think I can make it tonight so I hope there will be another.
posted by lyssabee at 5:41 AM on October 3, 2015

What's the current actual head-count? I'm on the fence - it looks pretty windy out up here, though not rainy, but I'm pretty exhausted from the work-week, not sure I'm going to be alert enough for the driving.
posted by oh yeah! at 11:20 AM on October 3, 2015

It seems like the head count is me and some possibly maybes. I am going to cancel this, and maybe we can do it again with more yeses sometime in the future!
posted by k8lin at 12:43 PM on October 3, 2015

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