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…

Photo of the Day: July 14, 2018

A simple and delicious recipe. Coat chicken cutlets in seasoned flour, then pan-fry them in a mixture of butter and olive oil. After that, top with asparagus and the cheese of your choosing (Swiss and Provolone work best), and stick them in the oven until melted. This was a dish my mom borrowed from a…

Restaurant Review: Cocina del Sol (Frenchtown, NJ)

If I had to describe Cocina del Sol in only two words, I would say “fun” and “interesting”. It is located in the basement of Frenchtown’s historic Gem Building, which dates back to the 1800’s. There are a few tables street level for al fresco dining, but the bulk of the restaurant is underground. You…

Restaurant Review: Elsie’s Sub Shop (Red Bank, NJ)

They may have been in existence since 1959, but some things do indeed deserve to come to an end. Maybe we caught the famed Elsie’s Sandwich Shop on a bad day. Google reviews has them at a 4.8, while Facebook is 4.9. Both with a pretty large amount of ratings. But are these people stuck…

Restaurant Review: Chilangos (Highlands, NJ)

For years I had heard from people, “Chilangos is the best Mexican food in Highlands”. Well, they are right, but with a caveat: they are the only Mexican restaurant in Highlands. Actually, in the entire surrounding area. You would have to venture into Red Bank or Keyport for true Mexican food above the “fish tacos”…

Photo of the Day: June 7, 2018

And speaking of Brothers’ Pizza, here are two personal pies. Mine was a white with onion and garlic (no ricotta). Meanwhile my friend got the works on his. This place probably has the largest and most cheese-packed personal pizzas around. Appetizer or not, have never been able to finish in one sitting.

Photo of the Day: June 4, 2018

The perfect appetizer (or side dish) for your summer barbecue or gathering. Thinly sliced potatoes topped with cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and scallions.

Restaurant Review: The Sitting Duck (Long Branch, NJ)

Long Branch and, of course, Asbury Park have hopping restaurant scenes. However, both of these areas are as foreign to me as the landscape of Mars. If this blog is going to get to the next level, this can no longer be so. I am making it my mission to become more familiar with other…

Restaurant Review: Fran’s Pub (New Hope, PA)

This was the first dining experience I deemed so terrible that I would not even put the pics of what my friend and I ate on my food-based¬†Instagram. I didn’t want anyone to know that in a town full of decent and exciting restaurants, we happened upon the resounding dud known as Fran’s Pub. If…

Photo of the Day: April 26, 2018

Picked up this Egyptian cheese at the Sahara 34’s market. I can’t remember the name of it. Anyway, it’s incredibly sharp. Like a cross between feta and bleu, but with the salty bite of a kalamata olive. Very interesting, though I would probably not buy it again.

Restaurant Review: Off the Hook (Highlands, NJ)

Long before Guy Fieri was blathering the phrase “Off the hook!”, there was the restaurant Off the Hook which is, in self-explanatory fashion, located just feet from Sandy Hook and the Gateway National Recreation Area. Admittedly, I had driven past this restaurant hundreds of times over the years. Each time, I would glance up at…