Photo of the Day: August 23, 2017

When someone asks you if you want a Sake Bomb, you don’t even need to know what it is to say yes. We were out at Ichiban celebrating a friend’s birthday in June and her husband ordered one of these for everyone. Basically, you drop a shot of chilled Sake into a glass of Japanese…

Photo of the Day: August 16, 2017

In June, I went to my first Somerset Patriots game in about five years (it’s so much fun—I’ve been to a few since). I used to go to about seven or eight games a year with my dad, but kind of fizzled out for no particular reason. It was great getting back there. Hockey is…

Restaurant Review: McDonagh’s Pub (Keyport, NJ)

Will and I have been tearing through Keyport in the last two weeks. I literally live right down the street in Hazlet, but Keyport, for the most part, has been foreign territory. I’ll come for the antique shops every once in a while, but I’ve never really taken the time to eat there. That all…

Restaurant Review: Max’s Restaurant (Jersey City, NJ)

“A white guy walked into a Filipino restaurant” is how this review should begin. Actually, Will and I are both white by appearance, but since he is half Filipino, I was the only Haoli in the restaurant at this particular time. I say all of this in humor, but as is the case with each…

Photo of the Day: June 5, 2017

A cold pint of City Steam Brewery’s own “Naughty Nurse Amber”. Taste-wise, it’s right up there with some of the best micro-brews I’ve ever had. Hartford, Connecticut. March 2016.

Restaurant Review: Hailey’s Harp and Pub (Metuchen, NJ)

Metuchen is a great food town. There are cafes, pizzerias, a fantastic ice cream shop, restaurants of every nationality you can think of, and then there’s Hailey’s Harp and Pub. Of course the food has to be good, but when it comes to pubs, the first thing I’m looking for is actually the atmosphere. Does…

Restaurant Review: The Brothers Italian Cuisine (Red Bank, NJ)

I had not been to The Brothers in about five years. I remember the outside being nothing to look at, and the inside kind of dark and dram. But still, there was an atmosphere to it. Something old and classic. When I visited there the other day, I was surprised to see the inside was…

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…

Photo of the Day: May 17, 2017

Apparently, this is the fanciest table I’ve ever sat at, and for a Heineken no less. Then again, even the mere cafeteria at Longwood Gardens is nothing to sneeze at. You can get this bottle for $7, and have everything from a $20 prime rib to a small bottle of wine even more expensive than…

Restaurant Review: Nonna’s Citi Cucina (Englishtown, NJ)

Any restaurant which¬†starts you off with homemade bread this good is okay in my book. I had heard about Nonna’s for years. People rave about them, but that is mainly directed at their family-style dinners. It may be a misconception that family dinners are all that Nonna’s serves. They actually have a full ala carte…

Photo of the Day: May 15, 2017

A Mexican Breakfast at Taqueria La Ventana in Dallas, Texas. Don’t tempt me with a $3 beer at 10 a.m. or I just might bite…especially on a sweltering 110 degree day. That burrito was packed with what seemed like a pound of eggs, cheese, and potatoes. July 2015.