Restaurant Review: Amy’s Omelette House (Long Branch, NJ)

Hear ye, hear ye, all those on diets, stay away from Amy’s! This place is named the “Omelette House” for a reason: there are 222 of them to choose from. You open up to the front pages of the menu and you are blitzed and inundated with options. The array is dizzying. How can any…

IHOB: What’s in a Name?

I have a lot of memories at IHOP, hardly any of them good. Usually, it becomes the go-to place for late-night eating amongst my paranormal group after we are done ghost hunting at the museum. This is out of necessity, because nothing else is open at this time. Eating at the soon-to-be-re-named IHOB is always…

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…

Photo of the Day: April 22, 2018

When its 2 AM, you’ve had a few drinks with the guys, and all the good diners are closed. What do you do? Get the designated driver to go to Quick Chek and bring back pork roll, eggs, and rolls, and whip up some of New Jersey’s classic breakfast sandwiches (and also superb hangover preventatives).

Photo of the Day: April 21, 2018

A delightful assortment donated to our museum from Duck Donuts in Middletown for a volunteer day we had last month. We cannot thank them enough!

Photo of the Day: March 22, 2018

What is this monstrosity, you may be wondering? Why, a Monte Cristo, of course! My friend and I had watched a food show glorifying the classic yet oft-forgotten sandwich, and there I was the next day, ordering one at the New Monmouth Diner. French toast topped with ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese. Don’t forget the…

Photo of the Day: February 22, 2018

A shot behind the counter of a bagel place by my new house. No, we didn’t move to New York. This is Sheepshead “Baygels” on Route 35 in Holmdel. Review coming soon, I’m sure.

Photo of the Day: January 10, 2018

Sometimes we go to the diner before we play hockey. Maybe not the brightest idea, but it depends on what you’re eating. This served as a nice power breakfast before running around blasting slapshots. Fried egg and cheese on a roll with a side of burnt homefries. Just how I like ’em.