The other day, Diz mentioned that I dissed New Jersey. Yeah, OK, I admit it, I dissed the state of NJ. But you know what, of all the horrible experiences I had growing up and living there, there was quite a bit of great times. A lot of my friends still live there. Although I’ve lost touch with a lot of them. But I keep in touch with enough to keep somewhat up to date.
But I thought that I’d point out the good times about New Jersey.
The Shore. If nothing else, I will never forget the shore. Of course, when I say the shore, it could mean any of the beach points. It could be the Boardwalk, it could be Long Beach Island (LBI), it could be Asbury Park, it could be Sleazide (Seaside – Meet me at Lucky Leos! is that sign still there?), and it could mean Wildwood. It could mean any of those places. But to most Jersey-ites (well at least the ones I know), it’s collectively known as “The Shore”.
Memories of the shore come with things like Salt Water Taffy, Funnel cakes, Gyros, (notice all the food?) as well as the rides and most importantly, the Tram Car (“Watch the Tram car please!”). Wow. You can’t replace those memories with anything else. If you’ve ever heard the song “Under the Boardwalk”, then yeah, that’s exactly right.
Cheese-steaks and Hoagies. While people will immediately think of Philly when it comes to cheese-steaks and hoagies, it’s not only in Philly that you can buy these things you know. I totally love Pizzasteaks in particular. It’s basically a Cheese-steak with pizza sauce on it. Pretty simple. I totally love Hoagies. While I always get Roast Beef Hoagies, I sometimes decide to get an Italian Hoagie just to feel nostalgic of “home”.
There are more things that I really loved about NJ, I just can’t think of them right now. Although I have to admit a lot of good things about NJ was the food. I’m just a food fanatic though. I’m sure Diz might like to point out a few things.