I typically berate my home friends about the fact that they are still living in the armpit of America (which is New Jersey in case you were living under a rock) while there is one of the most amazing cities in the world less than 20 miles from their home.
However, I can confidently say that NJ does still stake claim to some delicious grub that even gets me hopping the Hudson on a (rare) occasion.
Town Hall Deli
My father grew up in South Orange, NJ and introduced me to the Town Hall Deli
at an early age. Their famous sloppy joe’s became a “treat” we received after visiting my grandparents who lived nearby.
In retrospect, it is pathetic that I was constantly bribed with food (ie: if I sat in the day care at the gym while my mom worked out, I received a pineapple juice and french toast). Wow, my fatass food obsessions are starting to all make sense!
The Montrose Joe w/ Ham Turkey & Swiss
If I could eat one sandwich for the rest of my life, this would be it. Please do not remind me, because I just reminded myself, the horrendous fact that I can’t eat the damn bread. But I do plan on going back here and either a: suffering from severe stomach pains/allergic reactions or b: bringing some tasteless GF bread to use.
Crafted up with the delicate, artistic and detailed accuracy that is akin to Michaelangelo creating The David, this sandwich is truly a work of art.
So next time you are find yourself aimlessly driving around NJ and looking for something good to eat, remember the Town Hall Sloppy Joe.
Pros: Layers of melt in your mouth sandwich heaven.
Cons: $17.95 for a full sandwich – but worth it! (if a half could keep me full, it certainly can for you too)
Town Hall Deli: 60 Valley St, South Orange, NJ 07079, USA (973) 762-4900