Photo of the Day: July 22, 2017

Nancy’s Village Cafe is a lovely spot for a sandwich and relaxing cup of coffee in Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania. Do yourself a favor: ditch the tourist traps and try to find this somewhat hidden cafe. February 2017.

Photo of the Day: July 21, 2017

There is no introduction needed for this creation. It was the shining light after a deplorable meal at Dave & Buster’s in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. January 2017.

Photo of the Day: July 20, 2017

“Photo of the Day” is back! Inside one of the greenhouses during last year’s Longwood Gardens’ production of “Nightscape”. This photo does not really do the beauty justice. August 2017.

Restaurant Review: Nemo (Keyport, NJ)

The tour of Keyort continues… I ate here just two days after my dad passed away, so I was not in the frame of mind to review this immediately or take any pictures of the food like I usually do. I had received a gift card from a student of mine, and that night seemed…

Product Review: Fever-Tree Tonic

You know, I never quite thought about it this way until I saw this [paraphrased] statement on a packaging of Fever-Tree Tonic: “Tonic water is 3/4 of a gin and tonic, so shouldn’t be of a higher quality?” I’m all about trying something new when it comes to cocktails and natural ingredients. I had seen…

Restaurant Review: Broad Street Diner (Keyport, NJ)

If you look online for lists naming the best diners in New Jersey, the diner capital of America, chances are you may spot the Broad Street Diner in Keyport. A sign on their front door boasts of naming them the best diner in the entire state. When you walk in, you certainly get that…

Restaurant Review: McDonagh’s Pub (Keyport, NJ)

Will and I have been tearing through Keyport in the last two weeks. I literally live right down the street in Hazlet, but Keyport, for the most part, has been foreign territory. I’ll come for the antique shops every once in a while, but I’ve never really taken the time to eat there. That all…

Travel Guide CT: Sea View Snack Bar (Mystic)

Before your mind begins to wonder, no, this ain’t no “snack bar”. In fact, such a misnomer is dangerous. What the Sea View Snack Bar actually is, is a 40-year-old roadside seafood joint that sits about 50 feet from Mystic River. As we approached it, I knew this would be a place we would like….

Travel Guide CT: Maggie McFly’s (Glastonbury)

When you walk in, you are immediately met with a dessert-making station. Cakes and ice cream are sourced from local bakeries and dairy producers. As you wait, you stare at the display case. We grabbed a menu to browse. We knew very shortly after that we were skipping over an appetizer to save room for…

My Father, the Foodie

I want to inform my readers of the passing of my father, Albert Caggiano, on Sunday, June 18. It was sudden and unexpected. There is a lot that I can say about him, but since this is a food blog, I wanted to focus on that. My dad loved food. After he retired two years…

Travel Guide NY: Peach Lake Market & BBQ (North Salem)

I don’t know where the hell we were. I still don’t know how we found it. We had crossed the border into New York and were driving around the countryside for a while. Not a restaurant or business in sight. We were both hungry and decided we would stop at the first place we saw….

Where Are All the Filipino Restaurants?

Crispy, crunchy, salty, sweet, savory, deep-fried. Those are just a few words I would use to describe Filipino food, and they are all sensations that Americans love in what they eat. If you live in New Jersey, chances are you have at least two or three Chinese places within ten minutes of your house and…