Photo of the Day: November 18, 2017

It doesn’t look great, but I love split pea soup. Perfectly presented here with some croutons at my regular haunt: the New Monmouth Diner. Fall 2017.

Photo of the Day: November 17, 2017

The back of King’s Homestead in Lancaster (the Ronks location). Inside is a country and furniture store, but out back, they have a nice fish pond which extends a lot longer than this picture shows. You can feed fish and ducks, and have a seat on their deck and relax. Summer 2017.

Photo of the Day: November 16, 2017

Looking back to the time my friend Walter, former manager of Wildflowers in New Hope, Pennsylvania, cooked Will and I this chicken in a tagine. Spring 2017.

Restaurant Review: Reo Diner (Woodbridge, NJ)

I last ate here four years ago. It was an experience so unbelievably awful that if I outlined what happened here, people would accuse me of slander. So I will leave it at that. I actually never planned on ever visiting the Reo Diner in Woodbridge ever again. A few of my friends (the “hockey…

Photo of the Day: November 14, 2017

I had ox tail twice before this occasion. The first in peanut sauce at a Filipino restaurant, the second was in a rice noodle soup at a Chinese place. Neither could come close to this one, prepared by my boss for a work party. She cooked it for more that five hours. It was simmering…

Takeout Joints: Chinese/Asian Volume 2

Here we are with some more Chinese and Asian takeout reviews. The last column was very well-read, showing just how important takeout and delivery are to our busy lives. I love going to a restaurant, but sometimes the sheer convenience of these places makes them necessary. Also, remember that places like these are often graded…

Photo of the Day: November 13, 2017

The exterior of the Rumspringa Brewery in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. Winery on the bottom, brewery, small-scale restaurant, and tasting room upstairs. Hard to believe that in a lifetime visiting the Lancaster area, this past summer was the first time I ever ventured inside. It was an awesome experience.

Photo of the Day: November 11, 2017

It’s been featured here before, but let’s look at this monster again: the 14 ounce Bavarian pretzel from McDonagh’s Pub in Keyport. Served with cheese, mustard, and hot caramel, this simple appetizer takes your palate all over the place in an instant. September 2017.

Photo of the Day: November 9, 2017

The perfection of a double-toasted “flagel” (or flattened bagel) with butter at Eli’s Hot Bagels in Aberdeen. When it comes to breakfast, it does not get much better than this for me. Carbs are what I crave in the morning, not eggs and meats.