Photo of the Day: January 2, 2018

Walking around Red Bank one night before a ghost hunt during Christmas week with my friend and co-investigator Patrick and his cousin Jon. With Starbucks in hand, we can’t be any more basic.

What Eternity Feels Like

It was around 12:55 AM when I walked into Keyport’s IHOP location with my friends Jake, Ben, and Jason after a night of paranormal investigating. We’re not fans of the place in any capacity, but it’s one of the only restaurants open in the area at that time. Like an after-party, being at IHOP this…

Photo of the Day: December 7, 2017

I could go for this scene right now. A slice of Hummingbird Cake (kind of like carrot cake, but with banana instead and more nutty) and coffee, from Nancy’s Village Cafe in Lahaska, Pennsylvania.

Restaurant Review: The Turning Point (Holmdel, NJ)

I always thought the Turning Point (a small NJ chain) was a place where soccer moms went to complain about their children’s teachers over breakfast after dropping the little darlings off at school. I never actually considered this would be a restaurant I would enjoy, despite its immense popularity. Within five minutes of sitting down…

Old Time Bagels in Hazlet Achieves Perfection

Hazlet is far from being any kind of food Mecca, but at least there’s a place to get a decent bagel. Well, more than decent. Crisp on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. That’s what a bagel should be, and Old Time Bagels in Hazlet delivers. It’s a tiny hole-in-the-wall with three tables….

I Have Become What I’ve Mocked

This was the scene today for me: drinking a pumpkin spice latte at a Starbucks in a Barnes & Noble…while wearing a flannel, no less. Good Lord. I’ve made fun of such things at some points in my life. I discount the multi-grain bagel which was kind of blah, but I didn’t feel like quiche…

So, How About Pumpkin Spice?

It’s that time of the year again. The air is getting crisp. The leaves are changing. Halloween is right around the corner. Oh, who am I kidding? Pumpkin Spice coffee was out at the end of August during a heat wave. People are divided on the subject. There are few who just like or tolerate…

Photo of the Day: October 1, 2017

It’s the first day of October! My favorite month! 31 days of watching horror movies and telling ghost stories. As a paranormal investigator who volunteers at a haunted museum and lectures at Brookdale Community College on local legends and hauntings, you could say this is my busiest month of the year. But I still make…

Restaurant Review: Cafe Paris (Metuchen, NJ)

Will and I walked into Cafe Paris right after dinner at Hailey’s Harp and Pub, which is across the road and a little farther down Main Street in Metuchen. The place was empty since it was near closing time. Only one table taken inside. It was a couple, sitting next to each other, having dinner….

Photo of the Day: September 19, 2017

Let’s stick with Frenchtown, New Jersey. This item was spotted in the window of a shop on Bridge Street. I’d say that’s just about right. Summer 2017.