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QuadeConnolly

Member Since 16 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 29 2010 06:43 PM
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In Topic: Best NJ Devil you Met

22 June 2010 - 09:36 AM

I met Bernie Nicholls in 1993 and he was hands-down the coolest hockey player I ever met. A personal favorite ever since, especially considering the situation he was going through at the time. His son, who was 2 years old or younger, had leukemia or something like that, and eventually passed away a couple months later. For a guy to be going through the emotional wringer like that, and to still be friendly (and hilariously funny), that says a lot to me.

Craig Billington once asked me who my favorite player was, and I replied "Richer." He told me I should have said "Craig Billington."

In Topic: Rock Solid

17 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

Okay, stupid question from someone who doesn't live in the area. Isn't there a minor-league baseball team in Newark? Or is that stadium too far away from The Rock and the various bars and other restaurants to make a difference?


The Newark Bears play at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium, which is about a 20 minute walk down Broad Street from the arena, give or take a few minutes. It has zero bearing on the development around the Rock, and could use some development in its vicinity itself. The Bears don't draw flies, and it's really sad, because I rather like the park. A horrible atmosphere from all the ghosts in attendance makes me want to not go though. Brooklyn Cyclones for me.

In Topic: Food around the Rock

08 April 2010 - 09:23 PM

I took a half-day at work yesterday (March 10, 2010) so that the lady and I could have time to enjoy a nice early dinner at Fernandes Steakhouse a few hours before the Devils layed a 6-3 beatdown on Queen Henry and the Rangers. 'Twas my first time eating anywhwere in the Ironbound section since the Devils moved to Newark. Fernandes had gotten pretty good reviews everwhere I looked, including in this forum. So I figured I had to try it.

One word: "Delicious!"

We had a pitcher of red sangria, likely the best sangria I ever had.

For appetizers we shared the sauteed shrimp in garlic sauce and the barbecued Portuguese sausage.

For dinner she had one of the specials, black angus steak with stuffed shrimp. There was so much on the plate, she could barely eat half of it. And it was very tasty.

A few people had told me that if I ever ate at Fernandes I had to order the steak on a tile, so that's what I did. I didn't see it on the menu, but I asked the waiter and he told me that I had a choice of three different types of steaks. I don't know if it was because of his thick accent or if it was because he was speaking softly, but I didn't hear what the choices were. But my wife heard him list filet mignon as one of the choices, which was good enough for me. So that's what I ordered. Holy crap what a delicious steak! So soft and tender, it sliced like butter and melted into my mouth. It was quite possibly one of the best steaks I ever had.

If any of this sounds good to you, then definitely try this restaurant. Needless to say, I will be going back there.

http://www.fernandessteakhouse.com/


Fernandes is the bomb. hey've got jumbo shrimp the size of your head.

It's been a while, so here's a slew of new foodie posts over at Glocally. Anyone got a recommendation on where to get a good cheese steak? I'm running a lil competition, looking for the best...

Broad Street Cafe

McGovern's

Random Foodie Notes (John's Pizza, Cafe Side Dish and more)

Back to Golden City! (The Chinese place across from Arena Lounge)

Spanish Tavern (Highly recommended!)