Photo of the Day: April 18, 2019

One night, I decided to surprise Justin with a Puerto Rican feast. The stuff in the middle: Mofungo. Mashed plantains with ham, garlic, olive oil, and seasonings. There are different versions of this. Most call for mashed fried plantains. However, that pushes the calories per serving to about 900 (and who eats just one serving?)…

Restaurant Review #245: Bird-in-Hand Bakery and Cafe (Bird-in-Hand, PA)

I’ve been to the Bird-in-Hand Bakery and Cafe many times over the years. I have seen it evolve from a small bake shop into a mini empire located within a very modern but comfortable building. When you walk in, you are immediately hit with the pleasing aroma of freshly baked breads, pies, pastries, and desserts….

Photo of the Day: April 16, 2019

There is nothing specific I want to draw your attention to in this picture, just a “character shot” of John and Peter’s (and yes, that is a hockey stick up on the wall). For Justin’s birthday last month, I told him to pick any place he wanted for dinner, and he chose this legendary New…

Highlights from Kunya Siam’s 2019 Thai New Year

As promised, here are some pictures from yesterday’s Thai New Year (Songkran) celebration at Kunya Siam. This was my fifth year helping out, and like always, it was both crazy and fun! I did not get as many pics as last year because I was in our downstairs kitchen and prep room most of the…

Photo of the Day: April 15, 2019

A “Meatless Monday” creation here, and entirely from Aldi: a veggie burger on naan with a mixture of hummus and spinach. The veggie burgers from Aldi are some of the best I’ve ever had. Only 90 calories each and they are filling.

Photo of the Day: April 14, 2019

Last month, Justin whipped up this Italian “Sunday Sauce” feast. Or is it gravy? The only thing I took care of here was the pancetta Brussels Sprouts. He did the rest from scratch: dinner rolls, a killer sauce that soaked in the goodness of meatballs, brasciole, and hot sausage cooking for many hours. Again, for…

Restaurant Review #244: Shamrock Cafe (Lancaster, PA)

Justin and I have an affinity for dive bars, especially when traveling. We prefer them to “scenes”, no matter how gritty or grimy they may be. The less chances we have of running into other millennials, the more we are inclined to try it. While exploring the city, I did a quick Google search for…

Photo of the Day: April 13, 2019

A delectable Reuben Stromboli using Kobe corned beef from Shop Rite. All I could say was, “Wow!”. There really was a marked difference in quality. Be on the lookout for the stuff. It is great on St. Patrick’s Day…or any other day for that matter!

Making Friends at the Revere Tavern

This is one of those posts where I know exactly what I want to say but have to figure out just how to say it. Sometimes an experience can be that awesome. If I did not give the Revere Tavern a 5-star rating in February, I would have done so on this most recent trip…