In the past two weeks, my wife and I have enjoyed three special eating spots in New Jersey.
1. Trinity in Keyport. Yes, Keyport! That dingy north shore town. Trinity is a dining and dance club in an old church on Broad Street. We went there for a birthday party. And the place knows how to swing! The Gas House Gorillas band was playing that night and everybody was dancing.
2. 27 Mix in downtown Newark. Yes, Newark! Specifically, that desolate area around the NJ PAC, a few blocks from Rutgers Newark. We went there for dinner with friends before the NJ Symphony. 27 Mix is an excellent Cuban Fusion restaurant. The Cuban sandwich was delicious. We hope to go back again.
3. Tula on Easton Ave in New Brunswick. Though we had been there once before some months ago, we stopped in again to see how it was progressing...and it was terrific. We were there early (just after 4:00 pm) and the owner, chef, and bartender all gathered around to visit with us. Chef Sam made a new (off the menu) shrimp dish for us that was delicious.