Sunday, December 9, 2012

One Teaneck street thrives, another fades

A hearty breakfast of fried whiting, eggs and home fries at the Golden Grill.


On the way to another great breakfast at the Golden Grill in Teaneck , I drove past the shuttered Bravo Supermarket, the third major business in the township to fail recently.

The Cedar Lane Cinemas closed late last month and, in September, the main business district lost the unusual BlAST Art Gallery and Coffee Bar.

Golden Grill is on Queen Anne Road in Teaneck's lively West Englewood section, where there is a mix of kosher and non-kosher food businesses.

Next to the Golden Grill are Gotham Burger Co., a kosher restaurant; a small grocery and deli selling halal meat; and St. Michel, a French patisserie.

Golden Grill calls itself "The Family Restaurant."
Golden Grill is one of the few places that serves fish for breakfast.

In the past, I've had the restaurant's fish cakes, but today, I chose fried whiting fillets with two eggs sunny side up and home fries ($6.50).

I told the waitress to hold the toast. I drank tea ($1.30 with free refills), and used plenty of hot sauce from the bottle on the table. 

It was a great breakfast.

Sardines and chicken livers are other breakfast choices.
Not long after this photo was taken, the Golden Grill filled up.

Golden Grill, 1379 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck; 201-837-1078.

Part of the produce section at H Mart in Little Ferry.

H Mart sales

After breakfast at the Golden Grill in Teaneck, I drove to H Mart in Little Ferry to pick up fresh fish for dinner and see what was on sale.

A 15-pound bag of Kokuho Yellow Label White Rice, grown in California, was $9.99, a discount of $5.

A large Kabucha squash was 59 cents a pound, a savings of 40 cents a pound; 2 6-ounce packages of Driscoll's Blackberries were $3; and large seedless cucumbers were 99 cents each.

Fresh whole porgy were only $1.49 a pound.

I also found small Japanese-made plates I can use as spoon rests ($3.99 each).

The Little Ferry H Mart is badly in need of a renovation, but it is the only North Jersey store in the Korean chain to give customers 10 cents back for each reusable bag.

H Mart, 260 Bergen Turnpike, Little Ferry; 201-814-0400. Open 7 days.

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