“We talk, drink wine, have the first course, talk, drink wine, second course, talk, drink wine, main course, drink wine, talk, dessert, and more wine. Did I mention wine?”- Walter on dinners he hosts for his friends. If you survived the first installment and have come back for more, we shall proceed. We began the…
Two in a row from the Filipino restaurant. These pork spring rolls, or Lumpia Shanghai, were outstanding.
I had a craving for Indian food in Matawan. Ordering from Neelam or Bollywood Tadka was out of the question. I then decided it was finally time to give Amravathi a try. Well, I actually had eaten there before, according to my parents. I was a small child, and we had not yet discovered Neelam….
Beer in my glass and an Irish Breakfast in front of me. You’d think I would look happier. Shannon Rose Pub, December 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.
This sub was a two-hander: a chicken cheesesteak with hot peppers, from Luigi’s in Matawan. The bread was crispy and thankfully sturdy enough to hold the sloppy fillings on the inside.
Let’s kick off 2018 with a mountain of chocolate chip-peanut butter pancakes whipped up by my mom.
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.
The enticing display case inside of Red Bank’s Antoinette Boulangerie.
A look at some beautiful red snapper before they were rubbed in a Jamaican jerk seasoning and pan fried.
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…
I have a lot of fond memories of this place, going back to when it was the Marina Diner. When I coached in Atlantic Highlands, many a dinners with friends, coaches, and players were eaten here following hockey games and practices. It seemed almost as soon as I became a regular, the business switched over…