Restaurant Review: Amy’s Omelette House (Long Branch, NJ)

Hear ye, hear ye, all those on diets, stay away from Amy’s! This place is named the “Omelette House” for a reason: there are 222 of them to choose from. You open up to the front pages of the menu and you are blitzed and inundated with options. The array is dizzying. How can any…

Photo of the Day: July 10, 2018

When was the last time you saw a Pu Pu Platter with sterno? Not since the glory days of Ruby Palace have I been served one in a Chinese restaurant. And yes, it makes a difference when giving the ribs and beef on a stick a little extra char. This one is from House of…

Restaurant Review: Elsie’s Sub Shop (Red Bank, NJ)

They may have been in existence since 1959, but some things do indeed deserve to come to an end. Maybe we caught the famed Elsie’s Sandwich Shop on a bad day. Google reviews has them at a 4.8, while Facebook is 4.9. Both with a pretty large amount of ratings. But are these people stuck…

Restaurants We Miss: Casey Jones (Long Branch, NJ)

Such a restaurant and theme would be fitting of Central Pennsylvania more than anywhere else, but there it was in the middle of Long Branch, New Jersey. Casey Jones’ Restaurant is an establishment that left an indelible mark on my early days of eating out. After all, there was an actual train car attached to…

Restaurant Review: Edison Noodle House (Edison, NJ)

It looked like a total dump on the outside. The picture I have of the place in the sidebar of this article does not do it justice. As it happens, moments before we ended up walking into the Edison Noodle House, I had remarked that we needed to find a hole-in-the-wall, authentic, dumpy-looking place. That’s…

Photo of the Day: June 20, 2018

You can read all about this phenomenal spot to hang out in Lambertville by clicking here. This “Photo of the Day” post is sponsored by AC Party Bus and Limo.¬†

Photo of the Day: June 16, 2018

The famous 10 ounce burger at Barnacle Bill’s, served up with the customary side of sauteed onions and mushrooms. But this masterpiece was ordered¬† by my mom, not me.

Photo of the Day: June 14, 2018

The Japanese take on the Chinese takeout stalwart Crab Rangoons. Rather than heavy clunkers, these were crisp and light. The perfect way to start a meal before digging into some sushi, or even a spicy curry.

Restaurant Review: Don Manuel (Perth Amboy, NJ)

You’re off to a good start when once again you’re the only white guy in the restaurant. Perth Amboy strikes me as one of the last bastions of the Jersey Coast where ethnic and cultural centers have not been overtaken by the bearded hipster in flannel. Such a sight would have caused me to run…