Posts Tagged ‘good eats’

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Pizza Loolu, Route 35, Hazlet

June 1, 2008

I took an 8 year old (daughter of a friend whom I was babysitting) to Pizza Loolu on Route 35 in Hazlet last night.  It is a new all-you-can-eat pizza buffet where Trilogy used to be in a small shopping plaza right before the Poole Avenue intersection.   It’s a great idea!  While the food certainly isn’t gourmet (then again what buffet food is?), for the price – $5.99 for adults, $3.99 for kids under 10 – you just cannot beat it. I am lactose intolerant, so the pizza was out of the question for me.  No worries for the dairy impaired,  they offer a salad and pasta bar!  So I was able to fill up on that. They had these little “hush puppie” type potato balls that were good and filling.

The kid said the pizza was pretty good. There were several different types of pies to choose from, and they offered that if you didn’t see it on the buffet, they would make it! We were both especially thrilled with the dessert selections: mini muffins, rice krispie treats, fudge brownies, and jello in an assortment of colors.

My only complaint was that there were no bread sticks or rolls available. Would have been nice to have with the pasta.

In any case, it was a cost-effective dinner. 2 buffets (1 Adult + 1 Kid), 2 fountain drinks (free refills) = under $15! I highly recommend it!  Great for kids!

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West Lake Authentic Chinese Restaurant

October 7, 2007

Last evening we decided to dine out.  We felt we deserved it and upon a quick check of the finances, we figured we could do Chinese.  So we checked out West Lake Authentic Chinese Restaurant on Route 34. I had heard/read mostly good things about it on the Chowhound board so I was excited to try it.

Our synopsis is that it was pretty good.   We were seated immediately and were treated to salted nuts and pickled veggies.  As well as ice water and tea in a pot.
He had the egg drop soup and I ordered cold sesame noodles for starters.  The noodles were great.  The pickled vegetables were also served with the noodles, which made for a tasty combination.

His main course was the Jumbo Shrimp which was pretty good.

I ordered the Eggplant, Bean Curd, and Peppers in Black Bean Sauce.  There was no “Hot & Spicy” denotation by it on the menu, so I thought I was safe.  The eggplant, bean curd (tofu), and sauce were all fine, but the pepper was one of the hottest things I have ever tried!  I can’t take spicy hot too much.  My mouth was on fire!  I drank a whole glass of water and had to request more. Needless to say, I won’t be trying that dish again.

Otherwise, it was fine, service was fine.  So we’ll probably try it again.  I definitely want to check out their dim sum on the weekends!