Last weekend I had three very nice meals in a row.
1. Mama Flora's Trattoria in the Shoprite shopping center on Olden Avenue. Nothing very original, but the quality is high and the prices reasonable. The desserts come from Paris Desserts, which is excellent. The freshly baked pizza bread, served with good olive oil and spices, is the best I have had. Wood oven pizzas are available.
2. Amber Cafe, a Polish restaurant on Brunswick Avenue at Olden Avenue, is a real treasure. Food was late in coming, so they gave us dessert to start with, at no charge. Very nice apple cake. My wife had a "Hungarian style potato pancake" with goulash. Excellent, and enough left over for at least one other meal. I had a pork cutlet with potato pancake and kielbasa. Fantastic. Huge portion. The setting is very nice. There is another good Polish restaurant in the area, Julian's Bistro, but the don't really have air conditioning, so summer is not a good time to visit.
3. On Route 13, near Bristol, is a Turkish restaurant with the not very original name of "Turkish Restaurant". Sort of like naming your dog dog, your cat cat, and your kids kids. However, this tiny restaurant serves up tasty and cheap Turkish food. Since I have eaten there only once, I can't comment on most of the dishes. There is a large selection of stews containing meat, and those that are vegetarian. Lots of grilled meat and what they call "Turkish Pitas". I suspect they mean pizzas. We had one. It was a large sort of crisp flatbread, with the edges turned up. It was covered with cured and spiced meats that were new to me, as well as some cheeses. Wonderful!! Good desserts. I look forward to explorint their large menu.
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