off Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, and step into Charrito's.
If you have ever been to a truly authentic Mexican restaurant outside of the
US and loved it, then you will surely love Charrito's. Charrito's is
small, maybe ten tables and yes a little cramped, but the food is delicious
and the service is exceptional. After a long hot walk on Washington
Street it was refreshing to enter a well air conditioned dining room and sit
down to a very tasty meal.
Charrito's is the real deal in Mexican cuisine right down to offering
authentic Carne Asada. I decided to go with the Pollo Asada Enchiladas
and an ice-cold cola. Much to my surprise and delight, what arrived
exceeded my expectations. It's not often that one gets an authentic
mexican meal and it almost never happens that one gets to enjoy and ice-cold
Pepsi from the bottle with it.
The whole meal was made and served by people who care. In this age of
hustle and bustle, it's not all that often that a customer is asked how the meal was,
but at Charrito's they asked all the guests, and they received
delightful positive replies.
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comes alive in September with one of the longest and most enduring Jersey
Treasures, Princeton Tigers Ivy-League Football. There are only five home
games per season, but they are unique and memorable. The events are a
cross between a blue-blood picnic and a college football game. Alumni,
students and locals make a pilgrimage five times per year to the grass
meadows around the stadium to dine on fancy food and converse in witty
conversation before the game.
Getting a ticket to the main event (or is it?) is no problem. Just
walk up to the ticket window and you will get a good seat to the game.
Actually, all the seats are good in this very new fantasy stadium built for
the low, low price of 45 million dollars. It's first-class all the way
with free programs and open air surroundings.
On any given Saturday when the Princeton Tigers play at home, the loyal and
curious flock from their tailgate parties (maybe tailgate is too crude a
description) to the gridiron like a modern-day scene reminiscent of a Jimmy
Stewart movie. The modern- day version continues in Princeton this fall
as old memories are remembered and new ones are made.
Tigers At Home
Princeton, New Jersey
Spin Factoid: Princeton
lost to Rutgers 6-4 in America's first intercollegiate football game played
in 1869 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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