Restaurant Review: Whistling Willie’s (Cold Spring, NY)

Rare is it to have an experience that begins with such promise and ends with such anger. We did some restaurant research before our trip to Cold Spring aboard the Seastreak. After browsing at one menu after another online, we decided that based on price and selection, Whistling Willie’s seemed our best bet in this…

Restaurant Review: The Huddle (Sleepy Hollow, NY)

Our third bar visit of the day was thankfully the best one. Third time’s a charm, as they say. Since the first two were so disastrous, we debated even giving this place a chance at all. The goal was to come here for late night drinks and maybe a snack, before heading to a 24-hour…

Reviews of The Tapp and Set Back Inn (Tarrytown, NY)

Having a love of dive bars and recently falling in love with John and Peter’s in New Hope, Justin and I set out on our trip to Sleepy Hollow to locate some good bars. The Tapp was recommended as a place for good beers while the Set Back Inn was noted to be the dive…

Photo of the Day: October 19, 2018

I’m not a fan of dark beer (and did not really enjoy this one) but there could not be a more perfect bottle in the house for a screening of Nosferatu we had at the museum with live music. The bottle now rests as a collectible on my bar.

Restaurant Review: John and Peter’s Place (New Hope, PA)

I feel like my words will be futile in adequately describing my first experience at John and Peter’s in New Hope. I have been coming to this town since I was a child. I cannot tell you how many times I walked past the tiny, bright blue building and wondered what was inside. After a…

Food Pics from my Grandma’s 90th Birthday Dinner

My grandma’s 90th birthday was the other day and we ironically took her to Nonna’s (which means “grandma” in Italian) in Englishtown. This is a restaurant which has cranked out quality meals and cocktails without fail every single time I have gone there. Their prices may be on the higher side but the portions are…

Restaurant Review: Outback Steakhouse (Middletown, NJ)

I rarely write about chain restaurants on this blog unless the experience is ultra positive (or negative). I had been sitting on a $100 gift card to Outback Steakhouse for the last six months and finally used it a couple of weeks ago. It must have been my first time there since I was a…

Photo of the Day: August 31, 2018

On this last day of August, I think back to an absolutely perfect picnic I had on Sandy Hook just last week. Justin and I walked out to the tip of the hook and noticed a piece of a broken dock that had floated in and rested perfectly on the sand. We returned the next…

Rum Buckets and Wings at Miami Club (Keansburg, NJ)

After a few hours at Runaway Rapids, Justin and I were thirsty‚Ķand a little bit hungry. The smell of grilled meats had lured us across the street to the amusement park. We had grabbed a beer one night at a place called Miami Club a few weeks earlier. On this afternoon, we ended up stopping…

Restaurant Review: Tavern at the Sun Inn (Bethlehem, PA)

When Justin and I arrived on a Monday and walked around Bethlehem, we were immediately drawn to the Sun Inn. The building was erected in 1758 and currently serves as a full service restaurant, distillery, and museum. My being a history lover made this a must-visit. However, we had to wait until Wednesday (our last…

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….