Inside This Edition: Jimmy Buff's
Trenton Titans; Joey's Nightclub In Clifton, NJ; Sandy Hook - The Jersey Shore
& Movie Review - The Apartment
Jersey Food - January, 2002
Ask anyone who grew up in Vailsburg, New Jersey if they
ever hear of Jimmy Buff's and they will look at you like you are from
Mars. Everyone from this part of New Jersey has heard of the world famous
Jimmy Buff's; home of the double Italian hotdog with everything on it.
Jimmy Buff's is hardly world famous but it's certainly a neighborhood favorite
and king of the mountain to loyal customers who salivate at the very mention of
his name. Established in 1932 this tried and true recipe of an Italian
hotdog has stood the test of time. On a recent visit I treated myself to a
"double" cooked to perfection with potatoes and onions in oil soaked
Italian pizza bread with mustard on the bottom and ketchup on the top.
Actually, everything is cooked in oil together, hey it "ain't" health food but
rather comfort food at it's finest.
Jimmy Buff's Restaurant
- 4 Elmwood Avenue Irvington, N.J. (on the corner of
Jersey Treasure - January, 2002
Born of incredible vision and
determination the Sovereign Bank Arena emerged from the ruble of one of the most
blighted neighborhoods in Trenton, New Jersey. The Trenton Titans took up
residence here two seasons ago as an East Coast Hockey League expansion team and
began to create their minor league dynasty. Okay, I'll admit that
"dynasty" might just be an overstatement but not by much as the Titans
reached the Kelly Cup Finals in their second year. I know many have not
ever even heard of the Kelly Cup which dwarfs the status of Lord Stanley's Cup
but in my opinion the Titans offer the best entertainment value in all of
sports. While it's true that the very utterance of the word
"minor" evokes visions of mediocrity but there is nothing mediocre
about the Titans. The Titans are affiliated with two of the NHL's greatest
franchises, the Flyers and the Islanders who manage the depth of their
franchises by having some of their prospects get valuable puck time with the
Titans. The arena is modern and comfortable and everyone gets a good seat.
The Titans are in the midst of their third season and have become a true New
Sovereign Bank Arena - Trenton, New Jersey
- January, 2002
Video Rental Pick: THE
APARTMENT - This masterpiece of black and white cinema is a must see for
anyone who appreciates a first rate story and brilliant direction and
cinematography. The movie is set a stones throw from New Jersey in New
York circa 1960. Perfect for a snowy weekend afternoon, this feel good
movie portrays an honest gentleman played my Jack Lemmon navigating murky
corporate waters at the insurance company where he works. Fred Mac Murray
portrays a corporate fat cat philanderer eager to keep his ego, his affair with
the elevator girl, played by Shirley McLaine and his marriage alive. The
classic showdown between right, wrong and misuse of company power ensues.
The key to what drives men to do what they do in pursuit of the goals they seek
is masterfully and cleverly presented in this classic.
- January, 2002
Northern New Jersey's "nightlife"
springs to life at JOEY'S in Clifton, New Jersey. There is nothing like a
true New Jersey nightclub experience and if that's what you seek then Joey's is
the place to be. Elegance and excellence make Joey's an enjoyable choice
for a night out. On a recent visit to Joey's on a Saturday night I found
an interesting mix of young and old properly attired club goers enjoying
this most interesting place. The uniqueness of this club cannot be
overstated and reminds me of a long since gone New Jersey nightclub legend
called the Meadowbrook. For those of you that have been to the Meadowbrook
(don't try and find it cause it's gone) you will see that although different
from Joey's in many ways it shares many of the same great qualities which make a
club superior. The sound system at Joey's is excellent and the music was
superior the night of my visit. While the music on the dance floor is loud
(which I loved) there are quiet places in the club to talk which is always a
great feature. The service at the club is superior as is the mix of
people. Joey's is a unique, elegant and most enjoyable Jersey Club.
Joey's - 955
Allwood Road Clifton, NJ
- January, 2002
The typical "Jersey driver"
loves the automobile and is always ready for a weekend jaunt. This month's
trip takes us to the Jersey Shore. It's January you say but I say exactly!
Sandy Hook offers a peaceful winter adventure of sea, sand, nature and few
people. A perfect trip for a single interested in a little weekend peace
and reflection or for a family drive with kids. Historic Fort
old military outpost near the park's northern end offers a glimpse into the past
and numerous photo opportunities. Upon entering the park you will see the
park's toll booths, an all too familiar sight in New Jersey. What makes
this visit different is the booths are closed and covered in plastic to protect
them during the off season. Interesting architecture abound here from an
abandoned military garrison to a lighthouse. The un mistakable scent of
the Jersey Shore and cool winds which carry them is something all New Jerseyan's
know and love. For nature lovers there a paths to enjoy....
There is a museum onsite open weekends 1PM - 5PM.
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