Do You Remember…Larison’s Turkey Farm Inn (Chester, NJ)

Why do certain restaurants pop into our heads? Ones that we are fond of, and some we wish we had still forgotten. That’s where this series comes in. It’s not quite in the “Restaurants We Miss” territory. These are just the places worthy of a quick reminisce, or maybe because I cannot remember enough about…

Restaurant Review: Lenora’s Cafe (Keyport, NJ)

Lenora’s is basically a diner with a Mexican spin. I do not mean that in a derogatory way. It’s actually quite refreshing to be able to get chips and salsa instead of French Fries with a sandwich. I opened up the menu when I first sat down and was impressed. There were a lot of…

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….

Photo of the Day: August 19, 2017

Something called Pad Prik Khing with chicken and a sinister level of spice from Kunya Siam in Atlantic Highlands. I have not reviewed them on my blog because I sometimes work there during special events for my friend and a review would be a conflict of interest. That being said, the food is amazing, fresh,…

Pitaya on the Beach

Today I had something called a Pitaya Bowl for the first time. I am in the midst of a Lenni Lenape Camp for Brookdale down on Sandy Hook. One of our guides, Sarah, spotted a Playa Bowls food truck selling Pitaya and said I needed to try it for my food blog. We headed over…

Photo of the Day: August 17, 2017

A giant cow hangs out near the entrance of the Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia, Pennsylvania. While it is oriented more towards children, adults will also find themselves having a good time. Buy your tickets in advance. When it comes to kids and all-you-can-eat samples of ice cream (and making your own pint), the crowds…

Photo of the Day: August 16, 2017

In June, I went to my first Somerset Patriots game in about five years (it’s so much fun—I’ve been to a few since). I used to go to about seven or eight games a year with my dad, but kind of fizzled out for no particular reason. It was great getting back there. Hockey is…

Photo of the Day: August 15, 2017

The giant neon “Eat” sign of Jose Tejas in Woodbridge, New Jersey on Route 1. Go on a weeknight, and you’ll wait at least an hour for a table. Go on the weekend, and just forget it.

Photo of the Day: August 14, 2017

I cannot help but long for Ocean City, Maryland in the middle of this August. With so many restaurants on the strip, it’s Dumser’s Drive-In that comes to mind today. A classic beach-town eatery specializing in burgers, shakes, and fries. Good prices and good eats. Just don’t go there on a diet. March 2017.

Photo of the Day: August 13, 2017

Looking for a quick and easy snack/appetizer? Then try this “Greek Stacker” which I concocted a couple of months ago. The bottom is a cube  of a stuffed grape leaf (roughly a third of one), topped with a piece of feta cheese, and either a Kalamata or green olive. The result is mostly salty and slightly…

A Note from One of My Favorite Restaurants

Our family has been going to Neelam in Middletown for nearly 20 years. Like everyone, the owner and his family were shocked to hear of my dad’s passing in June. This place was one of his favorite restaurants. The owner always came over and talked with us on every visit. Last night was the first…

Photo of the Day: August 12, 2017

I Instagrammed this with the caption, “God lives in this”. Beef, rice, and veggies slathered in that creamy “white sauce” from Halal Guys in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Oh, and I learned my lesson: only one squirt of hot sauce. That’s just a thing of beauty right there. If you cannot enjoy something like this,…