Restaurant Review: Edgewood Cafe (Yardley, PA)

If you ever find yourself hungry in the middle-of-nowhere town of Yardley, Pennsylvania, you could do much worse than a stop at the Edgewood Cafe. We were only in the area because we decided to spend the night after a day in New Hope. There is a Hampton Inn a couple of miles away, and…

Restaurant Review: The Buttered Biscuit (Bradley Beach, NJ)

I tend to have a love-hate relationship with high-end breakfast places. Sometimes I find one that I really like, while most often I am left wishing I had just gone to a diner instead. With an overwhelming fan-base, including my own mother, I was not expecting The Buttered Biscuit in Bradley Beach to fall into…

Red Bank’s The Globe is Worth Being Written About Twice

I posted my first review of The Globe two years ago. I had stopped in for a quick lunch and drink with a friend and was inspired to give them a good rating. I also felt that I had to dispel the notion that this was a “dive bar”. It is not and probably never…

Restaurant Review: Prince St. Cafe (Lancaster, PA)

They say it is hard to get a good pizza in Pennsylvania. As for me, it has been difficult to get good coffee! Diners aside, which put out competent coffee similar to what I can get here in New Jersey, the Keystone State’s cafe scene seems to be a bit lacking. Justin and I were…

Restaurant Review: Huck’s Tavern (Lancaster, PA)

I have reviewed Huck’s Tavern once before. It was a culmination review based on many visits with my parents that included mainly stops for drinks and snacks, and one actual meal. I have always enjoyed my experiences in the bar/restaurant inside the Fulton Steamboat Inn. It is still my favorite hotel to stay at in…

Restaurant Review: Vic’s Wayside Inn (Ronks, PA)

For years, I drove past Vic’s Wayside Inn thinking that from the outside it looked like a stereotypical locals only bar where everyone would turn around and look at you when walking in. Maybe even the music would stop too. As Justin and I entered, I still thought that would be the case. But I…

Restaurant Review: Himalayan Curry and Grill (Lancaster, PA)

I once read somewhere that New Jersey is second only to India and its surrounding area in terms of where you can actually get quality Indian food. After a few experiences I have had in Pennsylvania, I started to believe that was true…until now. Justin and I wanted to explore Lancaster City. Even though I…

Restaurant Review: Revere Tavern (Paradise, PA)

I’ve been to the historic Revere Tavern many times over the years dating back to when I was a child. However, I had been there only once since I started food blogging, and my review of it was based on a holiday buffet a few years ago. While the food was excellent, such a review…

Takeout Joints Vol. 10: Chinese/Asian Part 4

We wanted to make an attempt to celebrate Chinese New Year this week, and what better way to ring it in than with Americanized, MSG-laced takeout? My normal go-to, especially since I moved, has been Number One Chinese in Hazlet. However, our last order there encountered a small problem: there was a piece of metal…

No Better Bang for Your Buck than The Sitting Duck & Pour House

The Sitting Duck in Long Branch and Pour House in Tinton Falls are sister dining establishments. They boast similar if not identical menus. While I have not yet been to the latter, the first place mentioned has become one of my recent favorites. The deal was sealed this summer, when I ordered a soft shell…

Restaurant Review: China Palace (Middletown, NJ)

Harmony Lanes has been around forever. I moved to this area in 1995 and remember going there with my parents at a young age. They have a Chinese restaurant attached to it called China Palace. When I say attached, I mean the restaurant is part of the building. You can access the alley through there,…

Takeout Joints Vol. 9: Pizza/Italian Part 5

Villa Pizza (Middletown) Still searching for pizzeria food that is better than just average, we landed on Villa in Middletown. This being different from the copious amounts of Villas in the area. Last year they celebrated their 30th anniversary. The inside bears some remnants of the times. The menu board is vintage. There is an…