The Unbearable Banishment: The best table in the <strike>house</strike> State of New Jersey

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The best table in the house State of New Jersey

If you go to Asbury Park and walk to the far end of the boardwalk, you'll find an utterly charming diner called Dorian's. There's nothing at all wrong with the food. In fact, as you are about to see, it can be quite delectable. But just look at this view from the booths. It's right on the beach! I can't wait until I'm retired so I can go there and sit with my laptop and drink cup after cup after cup of coffee and watch the waves roll in. It must be a pretty great place to watch a storm roll in off the Atlantic.

I ordered a pork roll sandwich. Pork roll is a local delicacy that's also known as Taylor ham. It's a breakfast meat. For the life of me, I cannot understand why Taylor ham has not made its way outside of New Jersey. It's fantastic. It's like Canadian bacon but much saltier, which is to say, much more flavor-full

A Taylor ham sandwich is served on a roll and is accompanied by two over easy eggs and cheese. See the cheese dripping out in the picture above? Don't you wish you had one right now? I sure do. Add a little salt and pepper and you're ready to go.

You can walk off that big fat sandwich by strolling up and down the boardwalk. Or, you can ride one of these. They're beach cruisers. They're made of thick tube steel and have fat tires and baskets. You seem them on boardwalks all up and down the Jersey Shore.

Did you hear the cops finally busted Madame Marie
for tellin' fortunes better than they do?
For me this boardwalk life is through, baby

4th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy)
Bruce Springsteen

Southside Johnny at the Stone Pony. You can't get more Jersey than this, folks.


Anonymous daisyfae said...

southside johnny & the asbury jukes? i'm there...

oh, and do you have a sippy cup with your sandwich?

August 29, 2010 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger mapstew said...

i wanna be there now.
i wanna sit in that booth.
I wanna see them waves,
i wanna tell the truth.
i wanna see my friend,
i wanna shake his hand
i wanna see his face
i wanna shake his hand
on the Jersey shore,
on the warm wet sand
i wanna wait no more
it's gonna be so grand.

August 29, 2010 at 10:57 PM  
Anonymous nursemyra said...

What's with the slice of orange?

August 30, 2010 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

Yeah I'm with Nurse Myra. Egg and bacon and possibly tomato but with cheese and orange. Blimey! You'll be adding syrup next;)
Is there anything better than nosh with the ocean?
Nosh - a common word for food.

August 30, 2010 at 5:34 AM  
Anonymous nuttycow said...

Mmmmm bacon and egg roll.

*sigh* I miss.

August 30, 2010 at 5:49 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Daisy: Can you imagine the Jukes at a tiny club like the Stone Pony? They play there a couple times a years.

Map: That's a damn lyrical comment. Thanks! It makes me wonder what the tune was in your head that you set it to.

Nurse: Believe it or not that's just for show. To add color to the plate.

Pat: Nosh! Yes, I knew that one! You didn't trip me with one of you clever British colloquialisms this time.

Nutty: You can't treat yourself once in a while? Did you have to go completely cold turkey?

August 30, 2010 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger Eryl Shields said...

Bacon, coffee and ocean: looks like my dream diner.

August 30, 2010 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

Maybe the pork roll hasn't made it out of New Jersey, because there's only so much of Taylor to go around. Mmmm... tasty, tasty longpork.

August 30, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

Information ready for you Mr UB sir:)

August 30, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger SJF said...

There is a Dorian's Diner in LIC, right near the subway. Friends who've visited love the place and always ask to go back there. Must be something to do with the name. As for the bikes on the boardwalk, they look a lot like my first bike, a used Schwinn with balloon tires. Still remember the day I learned how to ride a two-wheeler.

August 30, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

ES: You got it exactly right. That place IS a dream. It has sassy diner waitresses, too.

kykn: You raise a good point. What if became TOO popular? Then the price would skyrocket. It might become scarce. It's best kept a secret, I suppose.

Sharon: It's got less to do with the "Dorian" part and more to do with the "diner" part. Only nauseating food snobs don't like diners.

August 30, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Nurse H said...

I was there and can attest to the excellent fare and breathtaking views. I had a chicken salad club and it was huge - and I ate the whole thing! Great day with the family!

August 30, 2010 at 8:17 PM  

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