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Annual Pilgramage to Manchester N.J by a L.A. Hound with 14 y/o son in tow

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Annual Pilgramage to Manchester N.J by a L.A. Hound with 14 y/o son in tow

Foodandwine | Aug 4, 2011 07:23 PM

Well its time for my Annual Pilgramage to vist Mom in Manchester N.J. This time with my 14 y/o son in tow. As you know I make it back a few times a year checking in on my Mom ( she is stiil kicking strong ) Besides my local haunts of Geno D's for Pizza on RTE 70 ( should RTE be in CAPS? ) and Il Giardinello for an Italian Fix ( gosh I need a new place ) 3 years going and want to spice it up a bit but its good there, Whats going on this year? I plan to go to Point Lobster Company for some Shredders and yup Shop Rite for the rest of the fixins ( Mom loves the place ) why do they put orange paid stickers on the boxes? do they actually think your going to walk out with 92 rolls of toilet paper? I digress... Need some new spots ( oh yes I forgot, god forbid you dont give them your Shoprite VIP card before the transaction starts then no discount? In Los Angeles we back end those loyality programs and can enter at any time ) Must be a Union thing??

Shredders are Lobsters what are those Fried Hot Dog things that are suppose to be good in N.J. that sound like those? Can I find them in or near Manchester? I Like good food, red sauce, good pizzza and everything else you cannot get in Los Angeles. Love the old school vibe over modern ( we do that well in L.A.)

Wait! Newsflash.. we are going to Phildelphia ( oh yes Philly East of the Mississippi ) for a few days.. Mapquest says RTE 70 a few traffic circles we are there ( know of a good fast spot for breakfast on the way? ) We are are leaving Manchester at 6:00 a.m. Have some tour in Independence Square at 10 :00 a.m ( shhh.. dont tell my son!! )

Any and all recs are welcome.

Thanks in advance..

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