We are all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but some New Jersey towns are more Irish than others. (more…)
Picante has relocated from its original Morris Avenue location.
An informal 12 table storefront restaurant (263 Morris Avenue), Picante – “The Taste of Mexico” – serves decent Mexican fare. The Chilaquiles (tortilla strips in a red mole, with sour cream) are a very satisfying appetizer, the Chile Relleno is coated in egg, and the tortillas appear to be homemade. Too bad each taco comes with only one tortilla, instead of two as in more traditional taquerias. None of the salsas we tried even approached “spicy” Mexican, so the restaurant’s name is a little misleading.
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Morris Avenue, between Union and Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey, is good diner country. The Mark Twain Diner, just down the road from his progeny the Huck Finn Diner, checks all the Jersey diner boxes: fast service with chatty servers; a huge menu ranging from eggs, to grilled cheese to steak and lobster; and disco fries. It’s open till 1 am weekdays, 2 am Friday and Saturday. With a full bar, how could you go wrong?
For a 24-hour diner with more Latin dishes, follow Morris Avenue into Elizabeth, NJ to the Tropicana.