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Shrimp and grits

RUSK97 Feb 22, 2013 05:56 PM

Anybody know where I can find a decent low country version in NJ? I know it's available at a smattering of places, but I'm looking for smooth buttery grits, sweet gulf shrimp and a nice kick of spice from Tasso ham or maybe andouille.

  1. r
    Rigmaster Mar 12, 2013 12:10 PM

    I'll have to check out this Drew's place some time. However, I've never had a good shrimp and grits dish in NJ. I don't expect that would change all that much.

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    1. re: Rigmaster
      tom246 Mar 12, 2013 01:51 PM

      Give Drews a try, you won't be disappointed. There is some love for Chef MD but our visits to Trinity when he was there were uninspiring to say the least.

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      joestein Mar 12, 2013 05:38 AM

      I had the NOLA shrimp appetizer at Joseph Mark's grilled pizza in Manalpan on Rt 9.

      I thought it was excellent. Grits were very cheesy and smooth and they gave 4 or 5 nice size shrimp. The sauce was only a bit spicey, but had a great tang.

      I think it was 12.99 and it was a nice portion. I also had a sloppy joe sandwich that was made up of chopped up meatballs and sausages - very good. I liked the place.

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      1. re: joestein
        MGZ Mar 12, 2013 06:46 AM

        That's ChefMd. He can cook!

        1. re: joestein
          angelo04 Mar 13, 2013 02:52 PM

          Agreed that shrimp dish is awesome

          1. re: angelo04
            joestein Mar 14, 2013 05:49 AM

            I think Chef MD is the chef at Mark Joseph's. But based upon your previous comment, I thought he might be from Drew's (not familiar with this restuarant).

            1. re: joestein
              equal_Mark Mar 14, 2013 07:28 AM

              Chef MD is now the chef at Mark Joseph's, and had cooked at Trinity, which is a few blocks down from Drew's original location in Keyport.

        2. Barbarella Mar 8, 2013 11:54 AM

          Had them a few weeks ago at "Fish" in Asbury. The serving was big and quite tasty....,

          1. MGZ Feb 23, 2013 12:56 PM

            I'm not a huge fan of Drew's generally, but unless you can get ChefMd to come to your house, there's no place better to get shrimp & grits.

            1. bgut1 Feb 23, 2013 10:56 AM

              I agree with tom246. The best your going to find is at Drew's. Look for his new place to open in a few weeks.

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                toonik Feb 23, 2013 09:19 AM

                Try the Brickwall tavern in Asbury Park.

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                  tom246 Feb 22, 2013 08:17 PM

                  Look for the reopening of Drew's Bayshore Bistro in Keyport. End of conversation, his shrimp and grits are outstanding!!

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                  1. re: tom246
                    sockster Mar 9, 2013 05:15 AM

                    Drew's has reopened and shrimp and grits ARE of course on the menu...b t w, the new place is great, and Drew's food continues to WOW!!

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