Photo of the Day: February 24, 2018

Something new featured from one of my favorite restaurants, Kunya Siam. This is the hot tea combo. The first is sweet and rich, made so by a thick layer of sweetened condensed milk at the bottom which you whirl around to give yourself a dessert-like beverage. The second is a typical hot tea—light and mildly…

Photo of the Day: January 11, 2018

We have a double-shot for today’s “Photo of the Day”. Our Jazz Nights at the museum are BYOB. I thought it would be nice to bring along a little Woodford Reserve. A few of us promptly killed what was left before moving on to the star of the show: Wild Turkey bourbon out of a…

Photo of the Day: January 5, 2018

I talk about the “museum” a lot on this blog, especially in October when I practically live there for all our Halloween events. We also have Jazz concerts and other events during the year where food and drink is involved. I don’t think I’ve ever posted a picture of this, the Strauss Mansion Museum. It…

Restaurant Review: Kunya Siam (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

I held off writing this review for years because I thought it would be a conflict of interest. I know the owner (Kunya) of this restaurant personally. I’ve even done some work for her during special events or down at her stand at the annual film festival at the harbor. She has graciously donated to…

Takeout Joints: Chinese/Asian Volume 2

Here we are with some more Chinese and Asian takeout reviews. The last column was very well-read, showing just how important takeout and delivery are to our busy lives. I love going to a restaurant, but sometimes the sheer convenience of these places makes them necessary. Also, remember that places like these are often graded…

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…