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Nov 27, 2010 02:22 PM

Residence Inn Kitchen

I will be staying at the Residence Inn in Rutherford, NJ for a while. They say they have a fully stocked kitchen. Anyone know exactly what that means/includes? I know there is a microwave, range, fridge. Below are some of the things I am wondering about:

Pots/Pans - what sizes/types,
Measuring tools - spoons/cups?
Mixer/food processor
Cutting board

I imagine all Residence Inn's are stocked about the same so if you know something from another one I would appreciate knowing your experience.

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  1. It is generally very basic (cheap) stuff. Plates, bowls, mugs, glasses & flatware are fine, but cookware leaves something to be desired. They do not have food processors, but I believe there are blenders. Not sure about knives. Coffee maker, toaster, microwave, oven, etc. are all included. You can probably get a complete list directly from the hotel. Definitely a good choice for a long stay.

    1. Yes - Cups, Plates, Utensils, Spatulas, Measuring spoons.
      Variety of knives
      Pots/Pans - good selection stainless steel - - no teflon cookware though.

      I can't remember - cutting board? Measuring cup? Tongs? I don't think so.

      Also there is a range but no oven.

      1. You might consider calling the location to find out exactly what they have.

        1. Thanks guys for giving me what you know. I think I'll give them a call. While we are at it, anyone have any restaurant recs in the area?

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          1. re: princexy

            The Charlie Brown's next door may have closed. You'd have to check.

            There are some places just to the west near 21. A diner, hot dog place, etc.

          2. It really depends on how far you want to wander, but there are threads on this board about two local favorites:
            Sabor Peru in Rutherford
            Bistro 55 on Rt 17S in Rochelle Park
            The Tick Tock Diner on Rt 3W is a classic (and decent) NJ diner

            Hoboken has a wide range of restaurants and bars and you can take the train to/from The Ironbound (Portuguese/Spanish) section of Newark is 15 mins down the road

            Tick Tock Diner
            281 Allwood Rd, Clifton, NJ 07012

            Sabor Peru
            8 Highland Cross, Rutherford, NJ 07070

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            1. re: Curlz

              With a car the possibilities are endless.

              1. re: tommy

                I will have a car! I am coming from small town NC so I don't regularly have access to anything more interesting than fried chicken, steak, biscuits, etc.

                1. re: princexy

                  That should have been your question. You will have access to incredible local food in NJ, not to mention NYC, which of course is one of the greatest food cities on the planet.

                  1. re: tommy

                    If you get homesick for some genuine NC Barbeque you will be 20 minutes from The Wood Pit BBQ in Montclair and while you are there you will see many other wonderful places along Bloomfield Ave.

                    Wood Pit
                    108 Bloomfield Ave Ste B, Montclair, NJ 07042

                    1. re: tommy

                      Have to agree...why cook in a Res Inn kitchen (maybe other than bkfst) if you have an oppty to explore?!?
                      Definitely get over to Bistro 55 and to Sabor Peru if you can--both very close to where you're staying. If you can, take the train from Rutherford to Hoboken, where there's a 'scene' if you want it (be forewarned--lots of 20somethings) + some good places to eat (Elysian Cafe, The Taco Truck, La Isla). Once you've done the Hoboken trip, it's a quick hop across the river via ferry from Hoboken or underground on the PATH train to NYC. Sky's the limit!

                      La Isla
                      104 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

                      Sabor Peru
                      8 Highland Cross, Rutherford, NJ 07070

                      1. re: Curlz

                        As a frequent traveler I often stay somewhere on my own dime, work long hours, and have very little cash in advance. So I can see not having time to explore, not wanting to eat at a fancy place solo, and not having cash to eat out every night.

                        Try the 17 Farmers Market for fresh produce.

                        1. re: GraydonCarter

                          When I travel I do the research online, and am too tired to shop and cook for myself, and love dining solo.

                          1. re: tommy

                            I will be staying here for quite a while and I am on my own. Meal expenses are out of pocket. I will have plenty of time to explore but my body and my wallet cannot handle eating out every meal every day. Graydon, thanks for the rec on the farmer's market. I'd seen it but hadn't ventured in yet. I've searched the boards a bit so I have a bunch of choices in Bergen County picked out but I guess I was looking to see if anyone had any specific recs that are near the hotel.

                            Thanks for the suggestions!

                              1. re: princexy

                                One last message.
                                Note that traffic in the area will be heavy for the next few Sundays, through Jan 2. Go Jets!