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New Brunswick NJ: Old Man Rafferty's

My Rutgers friends treated me to a very good dinner at Old Man Rafferty's, a mainstay of the New Brunswick scene.

I started with a bowl of tomato soup. New Jersey is, after all, the tomato capital of the world. The soup was rich with tomatoes and still had some of the texture of the tomato meat.

My main course was salmon. It was very well prepared with a bit of a crust on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Rafferty's has a large display case of desserts, a contraption designed to break down the wills of diners. I succumbed to a triple chocolate torte. It was delicious: rich, moist, just sweet enough.

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