Photo of the Day: November 20, 2018

Homemade pizza. I gave up on this a while ago, because my pizzas always came out looking like footballs and having the consistency of a cardboard box. Maybe it was the different treatment of the dough tonight, but the pizza actually came out like pizza. One with half mushroom, half meatball, and the other a…

Photo of the Day: November 19, 2018

The famed Italian breakfast dish (and hangover cure) “Eggs in Purgatory”. Homemade chunky tomato sauce, get it bubbling, and then delicately float two eggs over the sauce. Cover for a few minutes and done. Easiest thing ever. Loaded it with pepper flakes to get some warmth on what was a bitter cold night. You don’t…

Restaurant Review: 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…

Photo of the Day: November 11, 2018

Justin took me on a mini tour of Perth Amboy corner stores to show me what I have been missing my whole life in the suburbs. This was the best of the lot. Just look at that display. Nothing healthy, but all of it delicious. We did a sampling of five, but the cheese empanadas…

Restaurant Review: Eldorado Diner (Elmsford, NY)

The Eldorado Diner was located across the street from our hotel. It was also the final stop for some food after our bar-hopping adventures in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow earlier that night. No longer in New Jersey, it was nice seeing a 24-hour diner…with a bar. We already had enough to drink, but their cocktail…

Restaurant Review: The Huddle (Sleepy Hollow, NY)

Our third bar visit of the day was thankfully the best one. Third time’s a charm, as they say. Since the first two were so disastrous, we debated even giving this place a chance at all. The goal was to come here for late night drinks and maybe a snack, before heading to a 24-hour…

Photo of the Day: August 26, 2018

This Chicken French Onion took a long time to make. Spent 40 minutes caramelizing the onions. Added a splash of balsamic vinegar (they key to the entire meal as far as I’m concerned) right as they finished. Cooked it down some more. Removed the onions, added the chicken to cook, removed the breasts, added beef…

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