FROM THE EATONTOWN PATCH--
The Boss, never one to turn his back on the great state of New Jersey or its people, has signed a deal with local chef and entrepreneur Johnny Candiotti, allowing Candiotti full use of anything E-Street Band related for his new Long Branch restaurant "Candi's Room."
Candiotti, a fan who has seen Springsteen perform over 200 times, says "I was really shocked that Bruce said yes. The only contact I've ever had with Bruce was when I had first row at the Capitol Theatre in 1978, and he stepped on my hand climbing back onto the stage after Mona. This really was a surprise. The guy's a gem. He sure loves New Jersey."
The Boss himself issued this brief statement:
"Johnny's fantastic! Enthusiastic! Dynastic! Ecclesiastic! So eat his food New Jersey!"
Items on the menu will include:
The Cadillac Ranch Burger w/Mary Queen Of Arkanslaw
Big Man's Clams On The Half Shell
Meats Of Philadelphia
(Cheese-steak slider sampler, comes with a Rosa-liter of Iced Tea)
American Potato Skins
(Roy Bittan's Stuffed Mushroom Platter)
Breakfast will also be served on weekends, with your usual fare of muffins, juices and coffee, as well as what Candiotti hopes will be the eatery's signature breakfast dishes.
The E-Street Waffle
(with Patti's sausage)
(3-minute eggs, though time may vary)
There will be a full bar, as well as a private area for fine wines and chocolate, called "The Vino Lopez Room"