For the New York Times



“He Said Uncle and Made It Pay” (Uncle Floyd), 12/8/02

“Weirdest of All, The Magazine Has Caught On” (Weird NJ), 9/28/03

“Now Boarding, All Rows on Direct Flight to Ennui” (Newark Airport travel journal), 5/23/04

“On the Road, With Heartburn” (NJ Turnpike rest-area excursion), 10/10/04

“Of Ice Cream, and Homogenization” (chain stores vs. independents), 3/13/05

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Hoboken real estate), 3/26/06

“A State So Odd, It Takes Up Volumes” (Weird NJ revisited), 11/26/06

“Gridiron Gastronomy” (football-viewing takeout options), 12/28/14



Cubby’s Charbroil (BBQ), Hasbrouck Heights, 1/16/00

Burrito Royale (Mexican), Monmouth Junction, 4/9/00

Petridis Hot Dogs, Bayonne, 5/7/00

Riverfront Stadium (Newark Bears concession stands), Newark, 6/11/00

Rode’s Fireside Restaurant & Tavern (family restaurant), Swedesboro, 7/2/00

Red Tower II (burgers), North Plainfield, 7/9/00

Gyro Stop (Greek), Jersey City, 8/13/00

Burger Express, Carteret, 10/1/00

Jerusalem Pizza, Highland Park, 11/5/00

Sonny’s Filling Station (mixed roadside), Trenton, 1/21/01

Pollo Kokorico (Colombian/Cuban), Weehawken, 2/25/01

Big Stash’s (Polish), Linden, 4/15/01

Pita Grill, Hoboken, 4/29/01

Bunny’s Ristorante and Pizzeria, South Orange, 6/17/01

Jersey Boy Bagels, East Hanover, 8/5/01

The Mason Jar (BBQ), Mahwah, 10/7/01

Elsie’s Submarines, Red Bank, 11/25/01

Maple Leaf Diner, Maplewood, 1/6/02

Argyle Restaurant (Scottish), Kearny, 2/10/02

Hennessy Tavern, Northvale, 3/31/02

Quick Bite Deli, Jersey City, 6/16/02

Spinnin’ Spirits Cafe (and laundromat), Hoboken, 6/30/02

Jimmy Buff’s (hot dogs, etc.), North Arlington, 8/4/02

Nasto’s Olde World Ice Cream, Newark, 8/25/02

Waterfront Cafe, Carlstadt, 9/22/02

One Square Mile Pizzeria & Grill, Wallington, 10/20/02

Ricky’s Frontier (western/Cuban), Union City, 1/5/03

Sciortino’s Pizzeria, Perth Amboy, 2/9/03

The New Corner Grill, Rahway, 3/2/03

Callahan’s (hot dogs), Fort Lee, 4/6/03

Tumulty’s Pub, New Brunswick, 5/11/03

The New Little Quiapo Restaurant (Filipino), Jersey City, 6/1/03

Salsa’s Mexican Grill, Cranford, 7/13/03

Jordan’s Homemade Frozen Desserts, Hoboken, 10/19/03

Old Man Rafferty’s (family restaurant), New Brunswick, 10/26/03

The Lemon Lounge, Basking Ridge, 12/7/03

The New Skyway Diner, South Kearny, 1/18/04

King Plaza Buffet, Jersey City, 3/7/04

Mill Lane Tavern, Rockaway, 4/18/04

Jake’s Cheesesteaks, Hoboken, 5/30/04

Bubba’s Place (burgers), South Hackensack, 7/25/04

Ob-Co’s Donuts, Toms River, 8/8/04

Calico Kitchen (family restaurant), Totowa, 9/5/04

Fatburger, Jersey City, 9/12/04

Columbia Restaurant (Portuguese), Belleville, 10/3/04

Holsten’s (luncheonette/ice cream), Bloomfield, 11/14/04

Sammy’s (diner), Phillipsburg, 1/9/05

Roseee’s Filling Station (mixed roadside), Garfield, 1/23/05

The Stack Pancake and Steak House, North Arlington, 3/20/05

Touregalo (Portuguese BBQ), Newark, 5/29/05

DiCosmo’s (Italian ice), Elizabeth, 6/26/05

Yella’s (fast food), Jersey City, 8/14/05

Van Gogh’s Ear (café), Union, 9/11/05

Seymour’s Luncheonette, Livingston, 11/27/05

Hot Dog House, Carlstadt, 12/11/05

Malki’s Luncheonette, North Bergen, 1/22/06

White Rose System (burgers), Roselle, 2/26/06

PizzaLand, North Arlington, 3/19/06

Clemente Bakery (and deli), South Hackensack, 5/7/06

Chatterbox Drive-In, Augusta, 6/1/08

Texas Smoke Barbecue, Rockaway, 6/26/09

5 responses to “For the New York Times”

  1. Olga Guerra

    Interesting site Jack………………………..I will need to do some reading this week.

    Cheers! Olga Guerra (og)

  2. Gail Salowey

    Wait. Jack, you’re THAT guy? I’ve devoured everything food related at the Times for at least 35 years.
    I know that column. I can see your name at the end of it. I loved it, always.
    Thanks, Jack Silbert.

  3. Gail Salowey

    Oh. And fyi, because it was more up my alley, I always looked forward to that little review more so than the main review.

  4. Gail Salowey

    I just wonder, out of all the times I’ve met you, why this never came up. I could have talked all night about “Quick Bites” and stuff!

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