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Salt & Pepper in Jersey City

bearsandcookies | Dec 30, 200707:17 PM

Hey guys,
So my sister and I recently moved to Jersey City from Manhattan and really haven't found any good food places around the Indian Square (Journal Square) area. We've been thinking about doing a food tour of the restaurants here, but we need a starting point, any suggestions?

Today we decided to start our tour at this new restaurant called Salt & Pepper close to where we live and loved it. The owner's really attentive and kind and the food was great. Even though I've never really been fond of lamb, I decided to give the lamb kabobs a try and I have to admit that it was immensely flavorful and didn't have an overpowering lamb taste. My sister had the chicken something or other with this really delicious rice side dish and Turkish bread. Surprisingly, the chicken wasn't dry, but rather juicy and yummy. It also doesn't hurt that everything's extremely clean since it's a brand new place.

For dessert, we went to this one Italian bakery around the corner from Salt and Pepper called Montecleone's or something like that and got this really yummy crispy dessert with a cheese filling. Anyone know what those things are called? We just pointed at the glass case and said "yea we'll take that one." I especially love how cheap the desserts in Jersey are compared to Manhattan prices! It was like $1, which is totally like 1/4 of the price that we would've paid for in the Village.

I hope to report more about the good eats in my new neighborhood as we continue to explore this really awesome area! I'm loving the Jerse!!!! =)

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