A Seastreak Voyage to Cold Spring, New York

After going with a friend herself last year, my mom wanted to gift Justin and I tickets aboard the Seastreak for their fall foliage cruise to Cold Spring, New York. The three of us took the journey this past weekend. It was my first time aboard the Seastreak, which departed from Highlands. I was impressed…

Restaurant Review: Hanover Eatery (Bethlehem, PA)

We wanted to end our three-day excursion throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania last month on a good note with a good breakfast. We were staying in Bethlehem and I did a quick search for the nearest diner. Right up the road was the Hanover Eatery. I walked in and was immediately reminded of…

Photo of the Day: November 4, 2018

A behemoth portion of pancakes topped with peaches, walnuts, vanilla marscarpone, and caramel served out of Meemom’s in Middletown.

Restaurant Review: River Cat Cafe (New Hope, PA)

It is with joy that I can type this review of New Hope’s newest restaurant and not have to note it was overpriced and aimed toward trendy hipsters. Instead, we finally have a place where you can grab an affordable breakfast or lunch in a town where trying to get a meal for two people…

Bagels on the “Express” to Hell

Just a week after raving about Holmdel Bagels, here is a major gripe about D’Alessio’s Bagel Express in Leonardo. Went a few days ago en route to Sandy Hook. Didn’t feel like making the detour to Atlantic Bagels on First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands. I had never been to D’Alessio’s, but they have been there for…

Photo of the Day: September 6, 2018

How would you like to start your day off with this? Fried rice topped with an omelette, brown gravy, and a couple of meat balls. It is impossible to shop at Edison’s H-Mart without stopping at the food court.

Photo of the Day: August 9, 2018

On my way to a summer camp sipping a nice, healthy lemon water while my friend and assistant Patrick chowed down on one of these monstrosities. 39 grams of fat and enough sodium to kill a horse. He knocked back a second one when we finally got to the campus. #breakfastofchampions

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…