Free Stickers at the Millburn Deli!!!

31 May

As promised, we traversed the tri-state area for our third blog post. We had a lot of idealized visions of our excursion, but in retrospect most of the things we did aren’t blog-worthy/interesting in the slightest. We’ll try to highlight the most notable points from our day trip.


We got lost in downtown Newark. However, the situation was easily resolved with a quick k-turn by some abandoned warehouses.

Note: Gas is cheaper in New Jersey than in CT. (NJ: 1, CT: 0)


Alyssa, the up and coming public transportation savant, got to ride both Metro North and NJ Transit today. Unreal!!

Alyssa on the sit. : “Air conditioning was broken on the train from Short Hills to Penn Station…It was 90 degrees out.” (NJ:1, CT:1)

We had a classic ice cream-deli combo today. Call us crazy, but we ate our frozen yogurt before we ate lunch.

Fro-yo, Westfield, NJ

Elaheh has been going here since infancy, but she is still unclear as to what the name of the shop is. Possibilities include I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt (ICBIY?), TCBY, or just fro-yo.

We weren’t feeling adventurous regarding flavors, but girl about town Annie Fruchtman recommends tart blueberry. We both got chocolate and vanilla swirl; Elaheh topped hers with Reese’s while Alyssa opted for Sno Caps. Elaheh has heard from a source that used to work there that the Reese’s aren’t actually Reese’s brand but generic. They were still good. Even though Westport’s “Top That” had more flavors to choose from, ICBIY does give two servings of toppings, one in the middle and one at the top. Although, Top That is self-serve so we guess you could give yourself as many servings of toppings as you want. Since a rep for Top That did not confirm if their Reese’s were generic or not, the score remains tied 1:1 between NJ and CT. (cahn’t believe we just wrote 130 words about frozen yogurt…)

Millburn Deli

Back by popular demand, Alyssa Bawden joined us for lunch at the Millburn Deli in Millburn, NJ. One word to describe the Millburn Deli: overwhelming.

Alyssa K: chicken cutlet, mozzarella, roasted red peppers, and balsamic vinegar in a wrap. She got the peppers removed but does not recommend doing this—less flavor. A bag of Cheetos puffs added a nice deli-like touch though. Om nom nom.

Alyssa B, turkey trot: turkey, bacon, Russian dressing, and Swiss cheese grilled on rye bread. We all tried this sandwich and LOVED IT!!

Elaheh: grilled chicken with roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese, pesto, and mayonnaise on a baguette. Delicious!! Could’ve gone without the mayonnaise because the pesto and red peppers gave it enough flavor.

Millburn Deli beats out Oscar’s in their sandwich creativity, and it had great ambience (NJ: 2, CT: 1).


All of the sandwiches at the Millburn Deli came with a singular sandwich stuffer pickle. Oscar’s in Westport gave us a free pickle platter so CT beats New Jersey in the pickle arena. (NJ: 2, CT: 2)

Daily Picks

  • What we’re reading? Bel Canto by Anne Patchett (Thanks Nnej!), very captivating. Also, in honor of Alyssa’s semester abroad in Edinburgh check out One Day by David Nicholls. Great reads, great reads. Elaheh wants to go off on a tangent about how good One Day is, but she’ll wait to start a book club solely dedicated to the book and upcoming movie starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.
  • Movies: Haven’t seen any movies lately but Martin Bawden said that The Hangover Part 2 got “awful reviews.” If Martin is skipping it, so are we.
  • On the playlist: EVERYTHING GLEE in honor of our super-special blogging event next Monday!!!
  • We also suggest listening to Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix) by Beyonce and checking out this inspiring video clip.

Addendum addendum!!! Psych major Ellen Doernberg is featured on the Hamilton News Feed. Crazy shit, check it out. Yes, she does play the flute.


9 Responses to “Free Stickers at the Millburn Deli!!!”

  1. Annie Fruchtman June 1, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    just to clarify, the name of the froyo is acai blueberry. i didn’t want any confusion.

  2. mallory June 1, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    alright first of all the place in westport is called “top this” not “top that”.
    secondly, nnej! i was supposed to get bel canto next! buncha beetches.
    thirdly from this moment on i refuse to read soec until i receive the recognition that i deserve for all my ideas and my presence in your life and just bein da bomb digs! good day sir

  3. Roshan June 1, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    i think it’s called ‘i can’t believe it’s yogurt’. though for some reason we felt the need to call it tcby for 10 years. millburn deli fail. you should have gone to the millburn bagel chat (much better than westfield).
    i’m looking forward to the one day blog. WHY DOES SHE HAVE SO MANY HAIRSTYLES IN THE PREVIEW???

    • Kevin Oster July 18, 2011 at 12:09 am #

      Just saw this and had to comment about our Froyo experience all those years ago…

      Emily “Can we get some froyo”
      Ghetto women behind the counter “Oh, you hear that? she want some froyo. thats like some shit from the OC”
      Emily “My sister loves the OC”
      Ghetto women “Oh shoot, her sista love da OC”

      needless to say we controlled our laughter, got our froyo, and returned to the nozari house before anyone got hurt

      … great blog elaheh

      • SOEC July 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

        wow kevin i remember that night!!!! great memories with roshan driving the infiniti.

  4. Amanda June 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    I’m revealing the identity Deep Throat (the source regarding the Reese’s): me. Although I’m a former employee of the froyo place (I lasted two miserable weeks washing dishes in the back), I have a no idea what it’s actually called.

  5. Lauren June 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    Commenting as myself now, solely because, as professed, I will do almost anything for a free t-shirt. MOST of all, one that says Sheets of Egyptian Cotton. If you throw in Dakota Fanning and a guitar collection, I will become the blog’s personal publicist.

    • Cara June 7, 2011 at 12:47 am #

      OMG thank you for raising to my attn that e.doernberg was featured on the hamilton news feed. crazy shit. on another note i am loving the blog and am hoping that elaheh can cover some west coats featurz this wkd! i also would like to “like” the feature pic of u 2 w/ the precious dd box on c&c day!

  6. Elizabeth Huebner June 21, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    boyeonce is suuuch a 10. love that lady. oh baBY. so many different places! cant. keep. up.

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