Photo of the Day: August 2, 2018

What would a summer in New York or New Jersey be without at least one visit to Ralph’s? This here was Strawberry Margarita and Root Beer.

Photo of the Day: May 31, 2018

What do you do when you’re a group of four and cannot decide what to get for dessert? Order the sampler at Nonna’s!

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 21, 2018

A delightful assortment donated to our museum from Duck Donuts in Middletown for a volunteer day we had last month. We cannot thank them enough!

Photo of the Day: March 12, 2018

A spur-of-the-moment sopapilla using whatever I had laying around. A lightly fried whole wheat tortilla is topped with chocolate chips, honey, whipped cream, and a scoop of pistachio ice cream.

Photo of the Day: December 22, 2017

It was advertised as “fried ice cream”, but it really wasn’t. Instead, it’s a scoop of ice cream inside a fried taco bowl. The end result was actually better than the normal fried ice cream because it did not melt and leak all over the place. Just another great dish from Tequila Mockingbird in Ocean…

Photo of the Day: December 12, 2017

This thing from Maggie McFly’s was called the “Titanic”. And why not? Two chocolate lava cakes, four scoops each of chocolate and vanilla ice cream chocolate chips, M & M’s, walnuts, peanut butter cups, chocolate syrup, caramel, gummy worms, and whipped cream. They should have named it the “Iceberg” instead because it could sink a…

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: 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 5, 2017

The simple beauty of an orange marmalade tart at Paris Baguette in Edison, New Jersey. I’ll have to get back there so I can type up a more extensive review.