Photo of the Day: January 15, 2018

Could you believe I had Chipotle for the first time just a few weeks ago? Somehow, I managed to avoid it for years. Pictured is a half-eaten veggie burrito which was actually very good. Well, good inĀ  a way that blows Taco Bell out of the water. Spicy and oh-so filling.

Photo of the Day: January 13, 2017

Is there anything better than coming in out of the cold (17 degrees) and being met with a nice, hot Massaman curry? Especially when prepared at Kunya Siam.

Photo of the Day: January 7, 2018

A work lunch at Lenora’s with a friend, and one of the best taco bowls I’ve ever had. Thin strips of grilled chicken piled high with rice, beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and sour cream inside a homemade taco shell.

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 29, 2017

I guess there’s a little southern boy in me that came out here at the Decatur Diner: a scrapple and egg sandwich (no cheese), and a bowl of adequate grits. November 2017.

Restaurant Review: Kunya Siam (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

I held off writing this review for years because I thought it would be a conflict of interest. I know the owner (Kunya) of this restaurant personally. I’ve even done some work for her during special events or down at her stand at the annual film festival at the harbor. She has graciously donated to…

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 21, 2017

Something called Japchae at the H-Mart Food Court. The quality of those kiosks is good enough for them to be standalone restaurants. Anyway, on to this dish: a superb creation of thinly shredded beef, onions, scallions, zucchini, and noodles. November 2017.

Restaurant Review: Shannon Rose (Clifton, NJ)

Snow had been falling for several hours when my friend Dave and I headed into the Shannon Rose. It seemed the perfect combination: freezing cold and some hearty Irish pub fare. We had just seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi on opening day, and wanted to skip our usual haunt when I’m in town, the…

Photo of the Day: December 20, 2017

One of the better veggie burgers you’ll ever have. Yes, you read that correctly—veggie burger. Topped with Swiss cheese, sauteed onions, and mushrooms. Tony’s Freehold Grill. November 2017.