Photo of the Day: August 6, 2018

Crunchy, light, and refreshing “Fresh Rolls” from Kunya Siam. These were consumed a couple of weeks ago during our museum’s arts and crafts festival. Rice paper was stuffed with lettuce, carrots, and mint, and paired with a luscious peanut sauce.

Photo of the Day: July 13, 2018

No, I’m not standing the wrong way. This was aboard the schooner AJ Meerwald, when they came to port in Atlantic Highlands last month. When the captain asked if anyone wanted to steer, no one raised their hand. So Justin and I went over and took turns steering. This was a little different than any…

Photo of the Day: July 1, 2018

Next to October, July is always an incredibly busy month for me because of the summer camps and teaching I do. Originally, I was going to put “Photo of the Day” on pause, but I’ve had a change of heart and will continue to try to get new images up every day. Cheers and enjoy…

Restaurant Review: Kyoto (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

This was a spur-of-the-moment visit. Justin and I were looking to grab a relatively light lunch before heading to the beach. We were thinking of trying a diner when I was reminded of Kyoto, one of the newer restaurants to open up in Atlantic Highlands. For me, as someone in town several times a week,…

Photo of the Day: June 12, 2018

Stormy skies roll in over the Atlantic Highlands Marina. I enjoy these days better than the nice ones for the sheer fact that our area will not be under invasion from B.E.N.NY’s!

A Quick Stop at Gaslight

This is not a review, just a quick piece to say that I have finally been to Gaslight in Atlantic Highlands. They have been around since 2014 and I have worked in town since 2011. I have always heard this was an ultra-hipster spot. The restaurant actually bears no name, simply a literal gaslight in…

Takeout Joints Vol. 6: Bagels!

While I have devoted reviews to specific bagel places, I figured I could bang out three in one shot here. Like the other “Takeout Joints” volumes, the scores here are based a little bit differently. How could a bagel compare to, say, a fine dining experience? Well, it can’t (not even for a die-hard bagel…