Red Bank’s The Globe is Worth Being Written About Twice

I posted my first review of The Globe two years ago. I had stopped in for a quick lunch and drink with a friend and was inspired to give them a good rating. I also felt that I had to dispel the notion that this was a “dive bar”. It is not and probably never…

Restaurant Review: Vic’s Wayside Inn (Ronks, PA)

For years, I drove past Vic’s Wayside Inn thinking that from the outside it looked like a stereotypical locals only bar where everyone would turn around and look at you when walking in. Maybe even the music would stop too. As Justin and I entered, I still thought that would be the case. But I…

Restaurant Review: Kelly’s Pub (Carteret, NJ)

They say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Well, when you are about to walk into a bar and read a sign near the door saying, “Pledge allegiance or get the hell out!”, I think your mind would begin to¬†form certain images. I was expecting to see a raucous crowd of old, white men…

Restaurant Review: Lambertville House (Lambertville, NJ)

Ever since I started to review places based solely on drinking experiences with no food and going in-depth with it, I have come to develop a deeper appreciation for different bars I have been to. A quick visit to the Lambertville House for drinks the other day did nothing but make me crave a dark,…

Restaurant Review: Ripper’s Pub (Bethlehem, PA)

Bethlehem is loaded with many fine restaurants. That much is apparent. But as Justin and I walked around town (this being my first-ever visit), nothing spoke to us. We finally found one place that we wanted to try only to realize a few moments later that it was closed. It was a Monday after all….

Restaurant Review: The Sitting Duck (Long Branch, NJ)

Long Branch and, of course, Asbury Park have hopping restaurant scenes. However, both of these areas are as foreign to me as the landscape of Mars. If this blog is going to get to the next level, this can no longer be so. I am making it my mission to become more familiar with other…

Photo of the Day: April 25, 2018

A “bar caddy” I picked up at an antique store in Keyport to hold the stirrers that neither myself nor anyone else ever use.

Photo of the Day: February 18, 2018

An addition to the top of my bar. It was found in a bin of antiques I was going through in my basement as we prepared to move last month.