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.

Photo of the Day: September 4, 2017

The time my mom surprised Will and I with a British afternoon tea. We were so enraptured with our experiences from A Taste of Britain and the Main Street Enchanted Tea Room that my mom decided to give it a shot. Needless to say, it was excellent. Those curried egg salad sandwiches on pumpernickel down…

Photo of the Day: August 20, 2017

On any hot summer day, I could dream about the ubiquitous Filipino dessert Halo Halo. An interesting, colorful, and somewhat odd mix of shaved ice, ice cream, jello, fruit, flan, and a few other things that I don’t even know what they are. In any event, it’s more than satisfying. Max’s Restaurant, Jersey City, NJ….

Restaurant Review: What’s Brewing at Maria’s (Frenchtown, NJ)

Tucked away on Bridge Street in the quaint, little hamlet of Frenchtown is a place called What’s Brewing at Maria’s. It’s a stop that rounded out a wonderful day-trip to the town last week which also included a visit to the National Hotel. After a good meal and a lot of walking around in one…

Photo of the Day: August 7, 2017

You’re looking at one of the best slices of cake I’ve ever had in my life. Period. Go figure that it was actually at a vegan restaurant. I make fun of them a lot and do not believe in the lifestyle, but the Loving Hut in Matawan, New Jersey did know how to cook, and…

Photo of the Day: July 21, 2017

There is no introduction needed for this creation. It was the shining light after a deplorable meal at Dave & Buster’s in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. January 2017.

Travel Guide CT: Maggie McFly’s (Glastonbury)

When you walk in, you are immediately met with a dessert-making station. Cakes and ice cream are sourced from local bakeries and dairy producers. As you wait, you stare at the display case. We grabbed a menu to browse. We knew very shortly after that we were skipping over an appetizer to save room for…

Two of the Best French Bakeries Around

When you think about it, Red Bank, NJ and New Hope, PA are very similar. Both are located near a river, both offer posh specialty shops, both have pricey restaurants (ranging from the well-executed to the pretentious). While New Hope may have a bit more history, one thing is for sure, the similarities include fantastic…

Restaurant Review: Max’s Restaurant (Jersey City, NJ)

“A white guy walked into a Filipino restaurant” is how this review should begin. Actually, Will and I are both white by appearance, but since he is half Filipino, I was the only Haoli in the restaurant at this particular time. I say all of this in humor, but as is the case with each…