Restaurant Review #243: Sa La Thai (Lancaster, PA)

After being so impressed by the variety of culture in Lancaster City on our last trip, we wanted to venture more into what the area has to offer. Originally, Justin and I planned on trying a Trinidadian restaurant, but it was a Monday and they were closed. We continued walking around and ended up in…

Photo of the Day: April 11, 2019

I had Duke Bourbon a few years ago and thought it was great, and not because I’m a fan of its namesake. I just had to get a picture of this set-up. Okay, I also had my picture taken with “him” as well. Saving that for another time!

Photo of the Day: April 10, 2019

I’m not a big fan of pasta (horrible Italian, I know) but this pappardelle with ham and mushrooms in a cream sauce really hit the spot.

Photo of the Day: April 9, 2019

Dessert for Justin’s birthday last month was this unbelievable assortment of cookies and pastries at Nonna’s in Englishtown.

Kunya Siam Rings in Thai New Year on April 14

One of the most anticipated culinary events in Atlantic Highlands every year is Kunya Siam’s Thai New Year celebration. I have helped out at the festivities in various capacities four or five times now. For 2019, there will be three seatings (all sold out—waiting list available) beginning at 3 PM on Sunday, April 14. While…

Photo of the Day: April 6, 2019

A selection of pies at Burbelmaier’s in Ocean Grove. Though they looked delicious, we were not fans of the one we tried (Chicken Tikka Masala Pie). It had an overwhelming flavor of lime, which just did not taste right.

Photo of the Day: April 5, 2019

This style wine is different from others I’ve had because it is not cream, nor is it a liqueur. I once had something called ChocoWine which was cream-based liked Bailey’s, only using wine instead of whiskey. However, it was long on chocolate and short on wine. It could have been anything they used. However, this…

Restaurant Review #242: Oriental Empire (Red Bank, NJ)

With a name like “Oriental Empire”, you may be inclined to think this place was nothing more than a takeout joint. That’s what I thought as I walked past this establishment for years, never bothering to look inside. I was wrong! Justin and I both had some time off yesterday, and decided to head to…