A particular aspect of living at the Jersey Shore is the abundance of food markets. Within a twenty mile radius we have our choice of mega-grocery stores, multiple “health” food shops, farmers markets, specialized boutique marts, and some of my favorite haunts—ethnocentric markets.
Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park is becoming legendary for it’s incomparable and ever-changing restaurant scene. So what makes our latest find on this street so remarkable? Everything about Happiness Restaurant, a Chinese American bar and grill is interesting. From it’s kitsch decor to it’s decidedly retro menu, this place is as hip-as-they-come and twice as much fun!
You have to check this place out! I was told by several friends who get excited over new food concepts and places. A short road trip brought us out of our peninsular-ized complacency, and on to Route 36, destination, Airport Plaza in Hazlet. In Jersey speak, we didn’t even have to take the Parkway, so no exit numbers were involved.
Kazia’s Grab N Go, owned by Cliff and Mitzy Moore is a unique and exciting concept in fresh-made, prepackaged, groceries, and beverages. All in the realm of Asian foods. If you like fresh sushi, spring rolls, or ramen, they have it made and ready for you to eat in or take home. Should you want to prepare a meal from scratch, they have the ingredients you will need for that too. They can also help you with your shopping list if the names on the packages confuse you.
There are so many things that I will miss in Seattle. First and foremost, family living across the country. There is nothing better than hugging your kids in the flesh … as opposed to hugging them virtually. Then there is the food.