Photo of the Day: January 15, 2018

Could you believe I had Chipotle for the first time just a few weeks ago? Somehow, I managed to avoid it for years. Pictured is a half-eaten veggie burrito which was actually very good. Well, good inĀ  a way that blows Taco Bell out of the water. Spicy and oh-so filling.

Photo of the Day: January 13, 2017

Is there anything better than coming in out of the cold (17 degrees) and being met with a nice, hot Massaman curry? Especially when prepared at Kunya Siam.

Photo of the Day: January 11, 2018

We have a double-shot for today’s “Photo of the Day”. Our Jazz Nights at the museum are BYOB. I thought it would be nice to bring along a little Woodford Reserve. A few of us promptly killed what was left before moving on to the star of the show: Wild Turkey bourbon out of a…

Hazlet’s Red Oak Diner Bites the Dust

The beloved Hazlet eatery, the Red Oak Diner, closed down last year. It reopened in the Airport Plaza shopping center soon after as the Red Oak Grill. The building had sat vacant on Route 35 until last month when it was finally demolished. While rumors have swirled for years about various businesses coming to Hazlet…

Photo of the Day: January 10, 2018

Sometimes we go to the diner before we play hockey. Maybe not the brightest idea, but it depends on what you’re eating. This served as a nice power breakfast before running around blasting slapshots. Fried egg and cheese on a roll with a side of burnt homefries. Just how I like ’em.

Photo of the Day: January 8, 2018

This sub was a two-hander: a chicken cheesesteak with hot peppers, from Luigi’s in Matawan. The bread was crispy and thankfully sturdy enough to hold the sloppy fillings on the inside.

The Recipe Book: A Taste of Purgatory

Eggs in Purgatory, that is. This is the classic Italian peasant breakfast (and hangover cure) that is remarkably simple to make. I first learned of its existence on an episode of Parts Unknown last season, where Nigella Lawson cooked it for Anthony Bourdain. If you can get your timing right, poaching the egg just enough…

Photo of the Day: January 7, 2018

A work lunch at Lenora’s with a friend, and one of the best taco bowls I’ve ever had. Thin strips of grilled chicken piled high with rice, beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and sour cream inside a homemade taco shell.