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#141 Colin226

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:15 PM

Heh, you're one section over from us.

They also have decent baklava there. But after a gyro and bakalava, I can barely stand when the Devs score.


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Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:22 PM

A fellow defensive zoner?! Sweet.. 227 or 225?


7. Love the TVs up right above to watch replays. Only thing is that we ALWAYS seem to get the visiting fans in our section. It gets tiresome.
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 06:30 PM

I wish Rutt's Hut would have put a stand in at the Rock. They would get all of my business. :dance:
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:51 PM

I wish Rutt's Hut would have put a stand in at the Rock. They would get all of my business. :dance:


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Posted 19 April 2009 - 10:49 AM

The zeppoles quite possibly might be the best thing I have ever ate at the Rock.
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:53 PM

The zeppoles quite possibly might be the best thing I have ever ate at the Rock.


Seriously. They're a little dangerous to eat at your seat though ... it's easy to make the person in front of you look like they have some mean dandruff.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:39 AM

7. Love the TVs up right above to watch replays. Only thing is that we ALWAYS seem to get the visiting fans in our section. It gets tiresome.


Very true but yes the TV's make us better than the other side.. And for the zeppoles, they cost wayyyyyy to much.. Devils definitely playing off the whole North Jersey Italian thing
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 10:56 AM

The zeppoles quite possibly might be the best thing I have ever ate at the Rock.


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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:41 PM

I bumped this thread up in case anyone has any comments on the food available inside The Rock. I know they got rid of some of the food options that were offered last season. Here's the current list:

Prudential Arena Concessions

Yea they stopped serving Blue Moon right before I turned 21. :angry:


GYRO ZONE!! Call it OCD, but I go to a ton of games and after the 2nd period during that intermission I have to get a gyro from there.. Look for a 6'3" 20 yr old in a Brodeur jersey at Sunday's game getting a gyro from Gyro Zone

I just recently discovered the greatness of gyros, so I tried one from this place on Friday. I didn't really like it. All the meat was burnt to a crisp. Is it always like that or did mine just end up like that because they were real busy?

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:17 PM

Going to the game today and need food ideas for inside the arena. The last few times, I've eaten the burgers, which I like, but this time I'd like to try something different.

Any suggestions?
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:18 PM

Going to the game today and need food ideas for inside the arena. The last few times, I've eaten the burgers, which I like, but this time I'd like to try something different.

Any suggestions?

Jimmy Buff's hot dogs which are upstairs at the Taste of Newark, I believe. Awesome Italian hot dogs. If you're feeling BBQ, JT's (which is also upstairs) is pretty good, too.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:50 PM

Jimmy Buff's hot dogs which are upstairs at the Taste of Newark, I believe. Awesome Italian hot dogs. If you're feeling BBQ, JT's (which is also upstairs) is pretty good, too.

I had a Jimmy Buff's Italian hot dog once, the first season The Rock opened. You're right, it was very good. Maybe I'll try JTs this time. What kind of BBQ do they have, I wonder.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:14 PM

I hate to do this but I feel its my civic duty as a patron/customer of Brick City Grill. So here it goes...

My GF bought me tickets to Sunday's Devils Kings game and I was amped because I hadn't gone yet this year and I usually go 4-5 times a year if I can.

Well, last season we went to BCG right before a Rangers Devils game with my dad and 2 buddies and sat at the back bar and had a few beers and wings...everyone loved the place and thought it was really cool. I don't really remember anything negative about our experience other than the place being SOOOOO PACKED.

So, my GF asked where I wanted to eat before hand and I said BCG of course. We looked at the menu online and we were excited. (I read on here right before I left about the 'event day menu' but didn't understand the utter disgrace I was about to get myself into)...

So we get there at about 3 o clock and we are seated right away...we sit down and look at the menu...the menu is about 1/3 or 1/4 of what we looked at online before we left the house. It took the waiter (young guido looking gentleman) about 15 minutes to even come and take our drink order. It took him another 15 to come back with our beers at which time he was about to run away before taking our food order but I insisted he take it and take it quickly. Side note, as we are sitting there for a half hour staring at our WILDLY OVERPRICED menus, I am starting to get anxiety about just how high these prices actually were and how limited the menu was. I am not hurting for cash, however, it was my GFs treat and I really really felt bad about the prices.

So we ordered our food. I ordered some 15 dollar cheeseburger with avocado on it (who the hell wants a burger with avocado on it) and my girl orders the greek salad with NO CHICKEN (shes a vegetarian)...GREAT.

So the food comes and this is what we get: greek salad WITH chicken, big overcooked burger with OLD roll...we have to track down guido waiter to get the chicken taken off (I wasn't that worried about it but she was not going to eat anything near or around the chicken) and finally he took the salad back and brought us a "new(er)" one sans chicken. We never got any ketchup on our table. So I was bumming off a couple lumberjack looking clowns next to me who were not happy to be sharing. I had to track down the guido waiter again when our beers ran out and we just wanted water.

Overall, the food gets a 3/10, the prices get a 1/10, the service gets a 0/10 (would give less than 0 if I could) and the atmosphere is decent...but overall, I WILL NEVER GO BACK...in fact, I will see to it that I spread the word and NO ONE I KNOW ever goes back to this place. It was horrible. The food IN THE ARENA is cheaper and better tasting and at least the service might be more accomodating and friendly.


***I am not one to complain. I worked in restaurants for years and I know what its like to be a waiter, but come on...for a 15-16 dollar hamburger and an 18 dollar salad (SIDE NOTE: HE CHARGED US FOR THE CHICKEN ANYWAY because of the game day menu, like are you kidding me? I asked but wasn't going to argue with him in front of my girlfriend)...this place is a DISGRACE.

DO NOT GO TO BRICK CITY GRILL ON GAMEDAYS. Save your money and your time. Food sucks. Service sucks.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:18 PM

Jimmy Buff's hot dogs which are upstairs at the Taste of Newark, I believe. Awesome Italian hot dogs. If you're feeling BBQ, JT's (which is also upstairs) is pretty good, too.



The double dog from Buff's is basically what I get every game. Once in a while I get the Pastrami from Hobby's instead....
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:56 PM

I'm a Roast Turkey from Hobbs kinda guy.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:50 PM

I hate to do this but I feel its my civic duty as a patron/customer of Brick City Grill. So here it goes...

My GF bought me tickets to Sunday's Devils Kings game and I was amped because I hadn't gone yet this year and I usually go 4-5 times a year if I can.

Well, last season we went to BCG right before a Rangers Devils game with my dad and 2 buddies and sat at the back bar and had a few beers and wings...everyone loved the place and thought it was really cool. I don't really remember anything negative about our experience other than the place being SOOOOO PACKED.

So, my GF asked where I wanted to eat before hand and I said BCG of course. We looked at the menu online and we were excited. (I read on here right before I left about the 'event day menu' but didn't understand the utter disgrace I was about to get myself into)...

So we get there at about 3 o clock and we are seated right away...we sit down and look at the menu...the menu is about 1/3 or 1/4 of what we looked at online before we left the house. It took the waiter (young guido looking gentleman) about 15 minutes to even come and take our drink order. It took him another 15 to come back with our beers at which time he was about to run away before taking our food order but I insisted he take it and take it quickly. Side note, as we are sitting there for a half hour staring at our WILDLY OVERPRICED menus, I am starting to get anxiety about just how high these prices actually were and how limited the menu was. I am not hurting for cash, however, it was my GFs treat and I really really felt bad about the prices.

So we ordered our food. I ordered some 15 dollar cheeseburger with avocado on it (who the hell wants a burger with avocado on it) and my girl orders the greek salad with NO CHICKEN (shes a vegetarian)...GREAT.

So the food comes and this is what we get: greek salad WITH chicken, big overcooked burger with OLD roll...we have to track down guido waiter to get the chicken taken off (I wasn't that worried about it but she was not going to eat anything near or around the chicken) and finally he took the salad back and brought us a "new(er)" one sans chicken. We never got any ketchup on our table. So I was bumming off a couple lumberjack looking clowns next to me who were not happy to be sharing. I had to track down the guido waiter again when our beers ran out and we just wanted water.

Overall, the food gets a 3/10, the prices get a 1/10, the service gets a 0/10 (would give less than 0 if I could) and the atmosphere is decent...but overall, I WILL NEVER GO BACK...in fact, I will see to it that I spread the word and NO ONE I KNOW ever goes back to this place. It was horrible. The food IN THE ARENA is cheaper and better tasting and at least the service might be more accomodating and friendly.


***I am not one to complain. I worked in restaurants for years and I know what its like to be a waiter, but come on...for a 15-16 dollar hamburger and an 18 dollar salad (SIDE NOTE: HE CHARGED US FOR THE CHICKEN ANYWAY because of the game day menu, like are you kidding me? I asked but wasn't going to argue with him in front of my girlfriend)...this place is a DISGRACE.

DO NOT GO TO BRICK CITY GRILL ON GAMEDAYS. Save your money and your time. Food sucks. Service sucks.


I know what it's like to be a waiter too (currently). At least you handled it well, I've had guests make scenes in front of my other tables, which just ruins the mood until all of the tables that witnessed it leave. It definitely shouldn't take 15 minutes for him to greet you OR to get your drinks. I think the longest I've ever gone before greeting a table is 3 or 4 minutes. I appreciate on behalf of all servers that you were patient, though. I personally wish I could go 15 minutes on a busy night before greeting a table and not get verbally abused, but the chances of that are low.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:22 AM

I know what it's like to be a waiter too (currently). At least you handled it well, I've had guests make scenes in front of my other tables, which just ruins the mood until all of the tables that witnessed it leave. It definitely shouldn't take 15 minutes for him to greet you OR to get your drinks. I think the longest I've ever gone before greeting a table is 3 or 4 minutes. I appreciate on behalf of all servers that you were patient, though. I personally wish I could go 15 minutes on a busy night before greeting a table and not get verbally abused, but the chances of that are low.


I happen to like Brick City and never noticed a difference in their menu and there is nothing you can do about the prices. However, I do agree that the service is really bad. I've been there 2 or 3 times this season and good luck having your server visit your table more than 2 times in an hour. One time our waitress never came back at all and we had to go find her to get our check and leave.

I think the problem is that there are only 40+ Devils games a year so that can't be fully staffed for only 40 nights otherwise they will be overstaffed for the other 320+ nights when there is no event. I'm not sure what would solve the problem but the service there is not good.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:24 AM

I went to BCB&G on Sunday too with my parents and girlfriend. It was our third choice. First we tried MMM Bello's (just outside Newark Penn), and it was closed. Then we tried Scully's ... also closed. After all the walking we figured the safest bet to actually be open was BCB&G.

We were there really early (around 2:00ish). So early, in fact, that the doors were accidentally locked (even though there were a few patrons already inside). We sat at the bar where the younger of the two bartenders brought us menus. She screwed up my girl's drink order (brought her an Amstel Light instead of a Heineken Light) then she seemed utterly confused to the notion of taking food orders. She took our appetizer order and before we could order our lunch she says, "Let me put these (the appetizers) in before I forget." She never took our lunch order. The apps came and went and about 10 minutes after the plates were cleared the other bartender finally took our lunch order. In all fairness, they usually don't serve food at the bar (we were an exception because of how early we were) so the younger bartender probably wasn't used to dealing with food orders. But still ...

The food itself wasn't bad. My folks were both happy with their A-1 burgers and my girl was happy with her chicken ranch wrap. My ribeye sandwich was good too, although it had less meat on it than a Subway sandwich.

There are a ton of better options around The Rock than Brick City. But it is what it is.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:19 PM

I can't help but wonder what is going to happen once the Arena opens their bar at street level and how that effects everything. I am even more interested in what will happen to Ray Levy's building (the first bulding on Edison when walking from Mullberry) and the plans that are in play for the former bank/foot locker building.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:22 PM

I'm checking out the BCBG on Friday.
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