Today, Friday March 18th is National Sloppy Joe Day. I think we all had “sloppy joe’s” in school and at home growing up. Made me think was there a “Joe” and if so was he “sloppy”? Well after some investigation aka google, It appears that there was a guy named Jose Garcia who lived in Havana, Cuba and he served a dish that was based on a Spanish dish called “ropa vieja” and the name “sloppy joe” was born. This recipe by Jose was originated in Cuba around 1910.

 

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Sloppy Joe’s are pretty simple sandwiches. Ground beef, onions, tomato sauce and seasonings. Usually a sloppy joe is served on a bun. I remember liking “sloppy joe day” at school and if I remember correctly they’d be served with “tatur tots” ah the fun lunches of our youth. Well today is National Sloppy Joe Day so maybe grab a can of “Manwich” or head out to one of these restaurants that are listed as best in Ocean County by YELP based on their reviews and ratings. Maybe one of these locations is a favorite of yours.

 

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Mr. J’s Deli

Located at 495 NJ-72, Stafford Township, NJ 08050

 

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Richard’s Sub World

Located at 299 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville, NJ 08721

 

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Diesel’s Subs and Wraps

Located at 950 U.S. 9, Bayville, NJ 08721

 

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Fast Break

Located at 1635 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08753

 

So there are the top picks in Ocean County for Sloppy Joe’s so maybe hit one of these spots or do you have a recommendation that’s not on the Yelp list? Post your suggestions below 👇🏻 and share your own sloppy joe recipes too.

 

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