Photo of the Day: July 17, 2018

A beer-tasting at Free Will Brewing Co. which has a place in Peddler’s Village. Justin and I shared this, and to be quite honest, did not enjoy a single one. They were way too bitter (and only one was an IPA).

Photo of the Day: July 15, 2018

You won’t find these in New Jersey. We had an Indian-themed pot-luck event at the museum a few weeks ago, and a representative from Frito-Lay brought along a case of these.

Restaurant Review: Amy’s Omelette House (Long Branch, NJ)

Hear ye, hear ye, all those on diets, stay away from Amy’s! This place is named the “Omelette House” for a reason: there are 222 of them to choose from. You open up to the front pages of the menu and you are blitzed and inundated with options. The array is dizzying. How can any…

Photo of the Day: July 14, 2018

A simple and delicious recipe. Coat chicken cutlets in seasoned flour, then pan-fry them in a mixture of butter and olive oil. After that, top with asparagus and the cheese of your choosing (Swiss and Provolone work best), and stick them in the oven until melted. This was a dish my mom borrowed from a…

Photo of the Day: July 13, 2018

No, I’m not standing the wrong way. This was aboard the schooner AJ Meerwald, when they came to port in Atlantic Highlands last month. When the captain asked if anyone wanted to steer, no one raised their hand. So Justin and I went over and took turns steering. This was a little different than any…

Photo of the Day: July 10, 2018

When was the last time you saw a Pu Pu Platter with sterno? Not since the glory days of Ruby Palace have I been served one in a Chinese restaurant. And yes, it makes a difference when giving the ribs and beef on a stick a little extra char. This one is from House of…

Restaurant Review: Cocina del Sol (Frenchtown, NJ)

If I had to describe Cocina del Sol in only two words, I would say “fun” and “interesting”. It is located in the basement of Frenchtown’s historic Gem Building, which dates back to the 1800’s. There are a few tables street level for al fresco dining, but the bulk of the restaurant is underground. You…