Food Lovers Bombard Cory Booker’s Twitter Feed

Posted May 13, 2014 at 12:08pm

Sen. Cory Booker was up and at ’em early Tuesday, greeting his social media flock with an invitation to toss a few local shops his way in order to some them much-deserved love during Small Business Week 2014 .  



The New Jersey Democrat quickly learned that food is what fuels 99.99 percent of ALL discussions online.  

Sure, there was an architecture group named here. And a woman-owned outfit was heralded there.  



But the majority of folks were determined to spread the word about personal dining gems, a must-hit list that included:  

Bagel Buffet , Hackensack: A local bakery/café specializing in sandwiches and such that also donates baked goods to neighboring food pantries (“Sounds delicious,” Booker suggested ).  

Giorgio’s Pasticcerie , Hoboken: Family-owned bakery specializing in Italian and French pastries.  

Blueplate , Mullica Hill: Neighborhood restaurant specializing in Modern American cuisine.  

Benny’s , Fair Lawn: Old school luncheonette dealing in home fries, patty melts and their signature “Overstuffed Hot Pastrami Sandwich.”  

Bischoff’s Ice Cream , Teaneck: An 80-year-old sweets shop that dabbles in the likes of pumpkin fudge, coffee-cookie crush ice cream (coffee cream with crumbled Oreos) and strawberry ice cream sodas. (“I’ll believe it when I taste it,” Booker asserted )  

Judicke’s Bakery , Bayonne: Family-run bakery renowned for cranking out old favorites (baklava, mascarpone mousse cake) as well as trendy treats (“Frozen”-themed cupcakes).  

White Manna , Hackensack, and Kosher Nosh , Glenn Rock: The former is a fast-food haven renowned for its onion-packed sliders while the latter is a traditional deli dishing smoked fish platters, triple-decker sandwiches and Jewish comfort foods (chopped liver, stuffed cabbage, chicken-in-a-pot).  

DP’s Pub , Garfield: A dive bar with a thing for seafood. (“Their garlic sauce is legendary,” Booker shared )  

SeaGrass Restaurant , Ocean Grove: Polished eatery with a penchant for seasonal cooking.  

Mount Royal Bagel Company , Marlton: The house that wood-fired, “Montreal-style” bagels (“boiled in honey water before baking,” the website explains) built.  

Biggie’s Clam Bar, Hoboken : A nearly 70-year-old raw bar that’s since spun off into other states (Tennessee).  

Osteria Procacci , Kingston: Upscale pizza joint specializing in gourmet pies.  

Magic Fountain Ice Cream and Grill , Elizabeth: Deep-fried everything plus frozen goodies.  

Carlo’s Bakery , Hoboken: The spot that catapulted reality TV vet- Buddy Valastro to “Cake Boss” fame. (“A favorite of mine, too,” Booker revealed )  

Southside Roast , Cranford: Local java source with a few nibbles (soups, sandwiches) to boot.  

To wit, the only way out of the restaurant rumble for the food-fatigued solon was to retreat to the relative safety of the chamber:  



Looks like Mr. Text Happy bit off more than he could chew this time.