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.

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…

Photo of the Day: November 9, 2017

The perfection of a double-toasted “flagel” (or flattened bagel) with butter at Eli’s Hot Bagels in Aberdeen. When it comes to breakfast, it does not get much better than this for me. Carbs are what I crave in the morning, not eggs and meats.

Restaurant Review: The Turning Point (Holmdel, NJ)

I always thought the Turning Point (a small NJ chain) was a place where soccer moms went to complain about their children’s teachers over breakfast after dropping the little darlings off at school. I never actually considered this would be a restaurant I would enjoy, despite its immense popularity. Within five minutes of sitting down…