Restaurant Review: Kelly’s Pub (Carteret, NJ)

They say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Well, when you are about to walk into a bar and read a sign near the door saying, “Pledge allegiance or get the hell out!”, I think your mind would begin to form certain images. I was expecting to see a raucous crowd of old, white men…

Photo of the Day: December 28, 2018

Was introduced to ice cream from Nicholas Creamery in Atlantic Highlands this past weekend when a friend brought pints of Chocolate Bailey’s and Egg Nog to our party. Both were delicious, though the chocolate chunks in the Bailey’s one were so large that it actually hurt my teeth to chew them. The Egg Nog was…

Photo of the Day: December 27, 2018

Justin’s falling-off-the-bone pernil for a Christmas party we had this past weekend. It marinated in garlic and spices for three days and was cooked for 10 hours. The result was unbelievable. Each bite burst with flavor (and leftovers made for an excellent sandwich the next day).

Photo of the Day: December 26, 2018

Speaking from experience, those cannolis were pretty damn good. We had a great selection of baked goods (far more than pictured here) at our annual Christmas concert at the museum last week.

Photo of the Day: December 23, 2018

Reflecting on this photo from two years ago. This is our seventh year with Lawrence, and the first where he has been able to peacefully coexist with the Christmas Tree. Every other year has been a battle, as evidenced by this, the most ominous Christmas photo I’ve ever taken.

Photo of the Day: December 20, 2018

Our friend Walter  had us over for one of his themed nights a couple of days ago. This time it was Danish “hugge” (or hygge) which focuses on relaxation and ambiance. There was brie, gruyere, ghost pepperjack, deviled eggs, spiced apples, mulled cider, and Scandinavian cookies. Not pictured: lobster rangoons and brie baked in phylo…