The Simple Diner: Angelo’s Diner

IMG_0530For residents of New Jersey and Philadelphia, diners mean a lot to them. Everyone has a favorite and that favorite restaurant has a favorite food. For many people in Glassboro, New Jersey, Angelo’s Diner is that favorite diner. For locals and Rowan University students, Angelo’s comes up in each person’s life at least once a week.

This diner is just like many other ones; there are easy-to-talk-to waitresses, all meals available, and eggs however you want one. The difference? The atmosphere. There is more of a city attitude in a small town. The bar being the main seating area and the choose-your-own-seat factor creates an eat-and-go push. This is not a bad thing though! Before work or class, this is want you want! That pork roll, egg, and cheese on a bagel that you just ordered? It’s done inIMG_0533 a matter of 5 minutes. THIS is a diner that represents the diner type of New Jersey and Phila
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The food and service is what keeps the customers coming back. They will take any s
pecial request and do exactly what the customer wants. If you want crispy bacon, you get crispy bacon. If you want thick scrapple, you will get thick scrapple. Angelo’s will make you happy even if they don’t agree with he way that you like to eat your eggs.

Angelo’s Diner is located right next Rowan University making it only a walk away from dorms and houses. The easy access to this local treasure is key. With more and more dorms being built with the expansion of Rowan University’s life, Angelo’s is a key to keep everyone in the area happy.

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Hoagie Time: Pal Joey’s

IMG_0387Sometimes it’s hard to find a great hoagie without going to Philadelphia. South Jersey’s own Pal Joey’s can solve that issue! Located in the Timberline Shopping enter in Sewell, Pal Joey’s has been serving out delicious hoagies for over fifteen years and there is no need for them to stop!
When opening the doors in this corner store of Timberline Shopping Center, you can get the idea that it is full of locals: locals that kno

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An Italian Diablo hoagie.

w how to eat well. Everyone has their own favorite hoagie. Many of the favorites are part of the “Diablo” section of the menu. Each Diablo hoagie has a special blend of spices to make the sandwich spicier and full of taste. A highly recommended Diablo is the Italian Diablo which
contains prosciutto, sharp provolone, hot soppressata, and capicola. This hoagie will have your tastebuds screaming for water, but in a good way! The extra spices on top create extra flavor and, of course, extra heat. From a regular Italian hoagie to something a little more exotic like the “R” Special (Genoa salon, Freda Capicola, and Stuffed Pepper Shooters), I’m sure that there is something anyone one could find and love.
Pal Joey’s is open Monday through Friday 9AM to 6PM and Saturdays 9AM to 5PM. While normally closed Sundays, Pal Joey’s is open 9AM to 1PM during football season.
If you’re tired of your same old Wawa hoagie, try out Pal Joey’s in Sewell for a delicious hoagie!

Continuing the Trend: Dia De Los Burritos

Hidden right off the main strip, Dia De Los Burritos brings the taste and sights of Mexico to Pitman, New Jersey. Burrito joints like Chipotle, Moe’s, and more are popping up in every town. The difference? Dia De Los Burritos brings a hometown and comfortable feeling. A tiny restaurant, with a big future.

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A customer is choosing what kind of burrito she would like on the clip board. The board of the menu is in the background to the right.

Right off of Broadway on Pitman Avenue, Dia De Los Burritos opens their doors at 11:30AM everyday and closes them at 7PM during the week, and 8PM on the weekends. Instead of the normal Italian food, grabbing a burrito bowl or a taco would be a great change before walking throughout town or seeing a show at the Broadway Theatre.
With the mass amount of burrito restaurants appearing rapidly through the Northeast, it is easy to be accustomed to the same atmosphere. At chain restaurants, the tables are the same, the music is the same, and usually even the workers act the same. Walking past Dia De Los Burritos a person can just feel the different vibe that the restaurant brings. There are tables set up like picnic tables and customers are greeted face-to-face once they arrive. There is calming and fresh music playing. At night, there are Christmas lights hanging on the windows which creates a modern and cozy feeling. This generates a warm feeling and makes the customers and staff feel comfortable with one another. It seems as though these conditions are hard to come by these days!

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Chicken and cheese quesadilla with sour cream and salsa on the side.

Rowan University students should take full advantage of this! Getting away from the campus for just a night would be an eye-opening and surprising opportunity. Glassboro is close enough to Pitman where it is no hassle to find yourself a nice night with the girls or your boys with some delicious burritos and tacos for only a five minute drive.
Plus: Dia De Los Burritos features vegan and vegetarian tacos and burritos! Food for everyone.
If you’re looking for something different, yet similar go to Dia De Los Burritos! You will not be disappointed.IMG_0133