A Seastreak Voyage to Cold Spring, New York

After going with a friend herself last year, my mom wanted to gift Justin and I tickets aboard the Seastreak for their fall foliage cruise to Cold Spring, New York. The three of us took the journey this past weekend. It was my first time aboard the Seastreak, which departed from Highlands. I was impressed…

Restaurant Review: Water Witch Coffee (Highlands, NJ)

It was really the perfect day when I think about it. I worked out on Sandy Hook with an awesome group of fourth graders on a beautiful morning, and then ended the day grabbing lunch at this nifty little spot. I had driven past the Water Witch Coffee and Tea Company numerous times. I’ve known…

Photo of the Day: January 24, 2018

What a bang for your buck at Old Time Bagels in Hazlet. What seemed like a half pound of turkey and muenster with chips, a pickle, and macaroni salad. All for $8.

Photo of the Day: December 29, 2017

I guess there’s a little southern boy in me that came out here at the Decatur Diner: a scrapple and egg sandwich (no cheese), and a bowl of adequate grits. November 2017.

Travel Guide MD: 32 Palm (Ocean City)

You all know how I feel about chain hotel restaurants. No matter how good they look, or how enticing the menu is, the food always manages to be lackluster. Whether they be inexpensive glorified diners, or fancy eateries, I’m never impressed. Even as I love the Hilton brand, I’ve never truly loved a restaurant on…

Old Time Bagels in Hazlet Achieves Perfection

Hazlet is far from being any kind of food Mecca, but at least there’s a place to get a decent bagel. Well, more than decent. Crisp on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. That’s what a bagel should be, and Old Time Bagels in Hazlet delivers. It’s a tiny hole-in-the-wall with three tables….

I Have Become What I’ve Mocked

This was the scene today for me: drinking a pumpkin spice latte at a Starbucks in a Barnes & Noble…while wearing a flannel, no less. Good Lord. I’ve made fun of such things at some points in my life. I discount the multi-grain bagel which was kind of blah, but I didn’t feel like quiche…

Travel Guide PA: Hank’s Place (Chadds Ford)

This place was more than just a diner. It’s a neighborhood eatery that’s been there forever where everyone seems to be a regular local. There is a sign outside that reads, “Where hungry people eat and friendly people meet”. With Hank’s swamped with customers and the servers appearing to be working tables by committee, I…