Photo of the Day: August 19, 2017

Something called Pad Prik Khing with chicken and a sinister level of spice from Kunya Siam in Atlantic Highlands. I have not reviewed them on my blog because I sometimes work there during special events for my friend and a review would be a conflict of interest. That being said, the food is amazing, fresh,…

Photo of the Day: August 8, 2017

It doesn’t get much better than relaxing by the bay with a basket of clam strips and some killer (though minuscule) coleslaw. Why does fried food have to be so enjoyable? Summer is upon us, so scenes like this will thankfully be more frequent. Sissy’s at the Harbor, Atlantic Highlands. August 2016.

Photo of the Day: July 24, 2017

Let me tell you something about Kunya Siam on 1st Avenue in Atlantic Highlands. I have known the owner, Kunya, for years. She is a wonderful human being. When my father (a loyal customer) passed away a few weeks ago, she personally delivered three trays of food which kept us fed for days. What can…

Restaurant Review: Sissy’s at the Harbor (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

If I had to describe Sissy’s, I would say waterfront dining with diner prices. I cannot think of a more fitting and succinct way of telling you what they are about. Home-cooking, large portions, cheap prices, all with an excellent view of the Atlantic Highlands harbor and Sandy Hook, with New York City off in…

Five Mini Reviews of Restaurants Visited Before this Blog

I started Eating New Jersey last September. I was food blogging on my personal website for a few months prior to that. Around that time and slightly before it, I visited a few restaurants which I did not review on my blog. I either forgot about them or felt I could not write enough for…

Dining Establishments Coming and Going in Atlantic Highlands

Volunteering at the Strauss Mansion Museum over the last few years has caused me to fall in love with Atlantic Highlands. It’s a beautiful small town that I could easily see myself living in one day. But considering its square mileage, there is no shortage of restaurants. There’s two pizzerias, two diners, two Chinese takeout joints,…

Hunter’s Casual Crusades: Sub[way] Series Vol. 1

Nothing is more classic than a carefully constructed sub sandwich paired with your favorite bag of chips. Take time to note the chosen word “sub” as opposed to the cringe-worthy “hoagie.” Only the untouchable, glorified Wawa chain can refer to their subs as hoagies— their annual “Hoagie Fest” is the best event since Woodstock. Even then nobody ever…

Takeout Joints: Chinese/Asian Volume 1

“You can’t swing a dead cat” without hitting a Chinese takeout place near my hometown of Hazlet. Like pizzerias (reviews of which to come at a later date), they are everywhere. But for every gem there are three or four that are just average, and a couple more bordering on abominable. Many seem similar on…

Product Review: Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum

First off, I want to thank Brinley’s for donating a basket of their rum products to the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society to use as an auction item during a fundraiser event last week. Secondly, I want to say that I won said rum basket and am absolutely blown away by how great it is. The…

Quick Hits: Cooking Pork Products for the Masses

Every year I look forward to the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society’s flea market. It’s our big fundraiser which helps with operating and maintenance costs for the Strauss Mansion Museum. I love doing flea markets in general. Not necessarily as a time to make big money, but a much-needed opportunity to sell crap I don’t need anymore from…