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New to Monmouth County- need recommendations

metsfan53 | May 21, 201508:49 AM

Hi all-
Somewhat new to the Monmouth County area - two rivers community in particular. Was hoping to get recommendations for some wide ranging places to shop/dine in the area (within 20 min or so- ocean,TF,middletown,lincroft ok point pleasant not so much-unless its a something exceptional)

Thanks in advance for all your help!

Italian foods/specialties-
Talcieros in Middletown seems to be the place we good the most, but I would welcome someplace else- looking for nice fresh mozzarella, ravioli, prosciutto, olives, etc - someplace like a Pastosa- is Aleos in Lincroft any good?

Cold Cuts & deli-
someplace to get good cold cuts that is clean and does good volume- prefer boars head but open to thumans,deitz and watson etc- NEED a place where they wear gloves when slicing- I've been to several places around the area, a few highly rated, where they slice barehanded and in one case the guy even rung me up with same hands w/o washing. at this point I'm resigned to go to Sickles for this - prices don't seem too bad.

does anyone know a place serving sally sherman potato salad? grew up on it and miss it her
also anyplace with really good chicken and or tuna salad?

Chinese delivery-
started another thread to no avail- currently going to little schezuan in LS but they don't deliver- food is pretty good- but would love a place that delivers and I wouldn't need to spend 25 bucks to get them to deliver

fresh produce-
I assume the Red Bank farmers market is good? Is there anyplace to buy good fresh produce, preferably somewhat local (NJ?)

so far only place I know is Navesink Fishery on 36, any place nearby for fresh fish?

meat- so far i have monmouth meats and butcher counter at foodtown red bank plus costco- am i missing anywhere- looking for nice steaks, chops, roasts, lamb chops from us, and murrays chicken

cheese steaks? would welcome any and all suggestions here

good restaurants with a 5 yo for sat at 5pm-

looking for a place that doesn't mind a relatively well behaved little one where they serve pasta wih a decent housemade marinara, mac and cheese not from a box or chicken tenders not out of freezer. Not expecting Nicholas or or Fresh in highlands but something above level of a mccloones would be nice.

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