Restaurant Review #241: Ader’s Tavern (Union Beach, NJ)

I decided to start numbering my reviews… I have lived in this area most of my life and had not been to Ader’s Tavern until last night. I had wanted to go there ever since seeing their name pop up on several “Best Burgers in New Jersey” lists over the years (and some saying the…

No Better Bang for Your Buck than The Sitting Duck & Pour House

The Sitting Duck in Long Branch and Pour House in Tinton Falls are sister dining establishments. They boast similar if not identical menus. While I have not yet been to the latter, the first place mentioned has become one of my recent favorites. The deal was sealed this summer, when I ordered a soft shell…

Photo of the Day: December 7, 2018

The Clinton Station Diner is one of New Jersey’s best.┬áThe coffee is always fresh, orange juice squeezed to order, hand-cut fries, and homemade bread/rolls for their sandwiches. Justin had an excellent burger while I went with the chicken cordon bleu sandwich on this most recent visit.

Restaurant Review #221: 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 #214: 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…

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…

Photo of the Day: August 14, 2017

I cannot help but long for Ocean City, Maryland in the middle of this August. With so many restaurants on the strip, it’s Dumser’s Drive-In that comes to mind today. A classic beach-town eatery specializing in burgers, shakes, and fries. Good prices and good eats. Just don’t go there on a diet. March 2017.

Restaurant Review #130: McDonagh’s Pub (Keyport, NJ)

I have been tearing through Keyport in the last two weeks. I literally live right down the street in Hazlet, but Keyport, for the most part, has been foreign territory. I’ll come for the antique shops every once in a while, but I’ve never really taken the time to eat there. That all changed with…