I don't know how many of you get the chance to visit my little neck of the woods, but I wanted to let you know about this really solid restaurant on Washington Street in downtown Toms River. First and foremost, I have no affiliation with this place. I am just very happy lunch regular that wants to put the word out about the fantastic food being offered at Bistro 44. As many of you know we have been hit pretty hard in downtown TR of late when it comes to restaurants. Both Jeffrey's and the Downtown Restaurant closed several years back and now Slowly (the successor to the Jeffrey's) has recently closed. I don't want to see the last quality restaurant in town close. That being said, I know the Bistro does a decent business (I'm sure even better since Slowly closed) however, I'm sure extra business and word of mouth wouldn't hurt. Please check out their website at www.bistro-44.com and give the place a try. You will not be disappointed. By way of specific example, this afternoon, I had a phenomenal grilled tuna salad with mixed greens, snap peas, roasted peppers and mixed spring greens in a red wine vinaigrette. Everything was super fresh, the tuna was perfectly seared with a beautiful rare center and the salad was properly dressed. Commitment to quality like this should be rewarded. Otherwise without our support, these places will close down and we (at least us in TR) will be left with only McDonald's and Subway. Thanks.