Photo of the Day: June 19, 2018

Rhododendrons in bloom out on my back patio. We have had a strange spring and entry into summer. It has either been brutally hot or rainy and damp. Have yet to be able to enjoy sitting outside with a cocktail!

Restaurant Review: House of Chong (Middletown, NJ)

My friend Roy read my review of Temple from last week and called me up saying I needed some good Chinese food in me. I obliged, and my mom and I joined him and his wife Joanne and daughter Katie the other day. They are ardent fans of House of Chong, which has been in…

Restaurant Review: Barnacle Bill’s (Rumson, NJ)

It is always a good start when your Mai Tai comes in a pint glass. When  space is not being taken up by half an orange and there is no freakin’ umbrella. You can tell a lot about a restaurant by how they treat their cocktails. Are they giving you what is right, or trying…

Photo of the Day: April 19, 2018

After re-watching Anthony Bourdain’s Brazil episode, I found myself buying a bottle of cachaca and making caipirinhas later that day.

Photo of the Day: April 8, 2018

I often talk about my friend Walter and the restaurant in New Hope, PA he used to manage. Well here is the menu. He showed it to me over brunch a few weeks ago. Right there in front is the special apple martini he would make customers.