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Lunch Suggestions for Jury Duty in Newark?

angularbanjo Mar 16, 2010 09:39 PM

Any ideas near the Essex County Courthouse?

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    foodismylife RE: angularbanjo Mar 17, 2010 07:13 AM

    run dont walk tell em marty sent you
    great and i mean great jewish deli
    pastrami corned beef fresh turkey soups
    you name they got it
    one of the truly great places on therplanet

    Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant
    32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102

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    1. re: foodismylife
      Applecheeks RE: foodismylife Mar 17, 2010 11:34 AM

      Do you mean Hobby's on Branford Place?
      Also good - Famous Deli on Washington Street.

      There used to be a lunch truck right outside the courthouse that sold some pretty good lunch stuff.

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        foodismylife RE: Applecheeks Mar 17, 2010 02:22 PM

        branford place is where Hobby's is
        Not to be missed

    2. Tapas52 RE: angularbanjo Mar 17, 2010 11:56 AM


      You'll really enjoy Paulie Anna Rose right off 29 in west Trenton.

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        Tapas52 RE: Tapas52 Mar 17, 2010 03:42 PM

        Please excuse my ignorance I was thinking Trenton ...not Newark..sorry about that.

      2. angularbanjo RE: angularbanjo Mar 24, 2010 09:29 PM

        bump for any other ideas

        1. njfreqflyer RE: angularbanjo Mar 25, 2010 08:24 AM

          There are a few places in Newark on my "need to try" list, but as I've not yet been to any of them, please consider the following as leads rather than recommendations. They also might be at the edge of walking distance for a lunch break:

          The Priory. Soul food and jazz. NOTE: They may no longer serve dinner/lunch.
          233 W Market St, Newark NJ
          (973) 242-8012

          Je's Restaurant. Southern, barbeque, soul food.
          260 Halsey St, Newark, NJ 07102
          (973) 623-8848

          27 Mix. Southwestern, asian, and italian fusion.
          27 Halsey St, Newark, NJ 07102
          (973) 648-0643

          Then there's McGovern's Tavern, where I haven't been since college days, but they served a decent burger and other bar food:

          McGovern's Tavern.
          58 New St, Newark, NJ 07102
          (973) 643-3984

          Good luck, and please let us know what you find!

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            Applecheeks RE: njfreqflyer Mar 25, 2010 08:32 AM

            All good suggestions. Je's has been around for years and is frequented by all the Newark movers and shakers. The Priory used to be one of my go to places when I worked in that area. Food was always very good. I've heard a lot of good things about 27 Mix but I have not personally had the opportunity to dine there. McGovern's is an interesting place, but not one that I would be recommending for lunch, unless it is a liquid lunch.

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              bgut1 RE: Applecheeks Mar 25, 2010 11:50 AM

              Thumbs up for 27 Mix. I enjoyed a nice lunch there a while back.

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