Photo of the Day: September 11, 2017

On my way out of Dienner’s in Lancaster County for breakfast one morning, I lurched my camera through the window (with permission) to get a shot of some of the most kick-ass homefries you will ever taste.

Photo of the Day: August 28, 2017

If you want perfection in an omelette, look no further than going to a Perkin’s Restaurant. Yes, they can be even better than your local diner. This one pictured here was just over-the-top. I hadn’t ordered an omelette in ages. It was loaded with American cheese and onions. Perfectly cooked and oozing with that cheese….

Restaurant Review: Lenora’s Cafe (Keyport, NJ)

Lenora’s is basically a diner with a Mexican spin. I do not mean that in a derogatory way. It’s actually quite refreshing to be able to get chips and salsa instead of French Fries with a sandwich. I opened up the menu when I first sat down and was impressed. There were a lot of…

Restaurant Review: Sissy’s at the Harbor (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

If I had to describe Sissy’s, I would say waterfront dining with diner prices. I cannot think of a more fitting and succinct way of telling you what they are about. Home-cooking, large portions, cheap prices, all with an excellent view of the Atlantic Highlands harbor and Sandy Hook, with New York City off in…

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.

Quick Hits: An Odd Combination, but It Worked

I’ve already said Hank’s Place in Chadds Ford is one of my favorite restaurants in Pennsylvania. They specialize in good, down-to-earth comfort food. Whether it be breakfast or lunch, you can be sure the portions will be hearty and you will not leave hungry. It’s also important to note that you might want to avoid…

Travel Guide DE: Smyrna Diner (Smyrna)

Delaware gets a bad wrap for being a very average and unassuming state. If this first dining experience I have had here is any indication, then the people who think this way are correct. We stopped at the halfway point in our trip to Maryland. The Smyrna Diner was a nice stop because of the…

Travel Guide TX: Taqueria La Ventana (Dallas)

Don’t tempt me with a $3 beer at 11 a.m. when I’m on vacation. I just might bite. With Will away for meetings, I did some exploring of the city by myself. I was hoping to find some place cheap, and also eat slightly healthier due to the damage I did the day before. Well,…

Travel Guide TX: Record Grill (Dallas)

When a sign above the grill reads, “No WiFi. Speak amongst yourselves”, you know that a good, ol’ fashioned treat is in store. A tiny, hole-in-the-wall that seems stuck in time with great prices and delicious food. It was a goal of mine to find one of these places. When you are near the Record Grill,…

Restaurant Review: Tony’s Freehold Grill (Freehold, NJ)

With so many people travelling to Freehold in the next few weeks for Christmas shopping at the mall and Christmas Tree Shop, why get sucked in to paying for some expensive, barely edible food? It may a mile or so away, but Tony’s is a neighborhood staple. An institution in business since 1947. Get breakfast…

Travel Guide CT: Mystic Diner (Mystic)

The Dijon Chicken Panini. We just needed to see how Connecticut does diners, being from New Jersey which is the diner capital of the world. We stopped in at the Mystic Diner right after visiting the aquarium and before heading over to the historic seaport. The menu was just as large as a Jersey diner,…

Travel Guide CT: Sunberry Cafe (Hartford)

Our first stop in a four-day excursion to Connecticut was a real winner. Just outside our hotel was a charming little brick side street. Literally, in order were the following: a liquor store, Thai restaurant, cigar shop, Korean BBQ, psychic readings, and Irish pub. All the comforts of home. Not able to decide, Will and…