Restaurant Review: Sahara 34 (Matawan, NJ)

I just came from one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time, and probably the best middle eastern meal I’ve ever eaten. Period. Sahara 34 is located in a little strip mall in Matawan. The place has been there forever. The menu reads “Under New Management”, but it was all new to…

Travel Guide PA: Logan Inn (New Hope)

If there’s a historic and rumored-to-be-haunted hotel restaurant in a quaint river town, you can always count me in. Despite many years of visiting New Hope, I have managed to avoid its landmark: the Logan Inn. That all changed last week. My mom and I took a day trip out there in what would be…

Restaurant Review: Le Peep (Edison, NJ)

The morning started innocently enough. I was on my way to run some errands and grab a bagel and coffee in Aberdeen when Will called and asked if I wanted to get breakfast at Le Peep. He had been raving about it for as long as I can remember. So, I made a U-turn and…

Photo of the Day: September 26, 2017

Another one from Ichiban. First time in forever I had hibachi, and this was Will’s first altogether. The food was decent, though I enjoyed the garlic fried rice more than anything else. Our chef was pretty entertaining, including launching a few jokes on the raunchy side. Actually, the sexual innuendo was quite profound. Still, it…

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 18, 2017

Who doesn’t love a bar in a historic building? Just look at gorgeous woodwork and ceiling inside Frenchtown’s National Hotel. Summer 2017.

Photo of the Day: September 17, 2017

One of the assistants for my summer camps this year was Chinese, and his mom immigrated from Szechuan. I asked him if she could make me something spicy. She delivered with a tofu noodle and cucumber salad the first day, and then this, cold noodles with chili oil and scallions the next. While I’ve eaten…

One Year of “Eating New Jersey”

Well, our one year anniversary is here. Eating New Jersey started on a whim. I had been Instagramming my food for years and started writing about restaurants on my personal blog. But because that site is such a mish-mosh of topics, I wanted to have a blog devoted entirely to food. I’d say we had…

Photo of the Day: September 16, 2017

I was never a fan of IHOP—I always thought Perkins was better. But you cannot go wrong with what is pictured above. A late-night stop after work helped to slightly sway my opinion of the pancake house chain.

Restaurant Review: Taliercio’s Ultimate Gourmet (Red Bank, NJ)

If there was ever a place that belonged on some kind of Food Network or Travel Channel show in this area, it would be Taliercio’s Ultimate Gourmet in Red Bank. Part deli, part restaurant, part Italian market, there are just too many decisions to be made the moment you walk in the door. I admit,…