Photo of the Day: July 15, 2018

You won’t find these in New Jersey. We had an Indian-themed pot-luck event at the museum a few weeks ago, and a representative from Frito-Lay brought along a case of these.

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 14, 2018

A simple and delicious recipe. Coat chicken cutlets in seasoned flour, then pan-fry them in a mixture of butter and olive oil. After that, top with asparagus and the cheese of your choosing (Swiss and Provolone work best), and stick them in the oven until melted. This was a dish my mom borrowed from a…

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…

Photo of the Day: July 8, 2018

I was called into action a few hours before the Meerwald (pictured yesterday) set sail on an evening dinner cruise in partnership with the museum. Some hors d’ouevres needed prepping. Pictured is my creation. While my friend Lynn made the crab salad topping, I was tasked with cutting the cucumbers into 80 thin slices and…

Photo of the Day: July 6, 2018

Last month’s Latin American food adventureĀ in Perth Amboy was capped off with a quick visit to La Terrazza for an ice-cold Modelo to beat the summer heat.

Photo of the Day: July 5, 2018

Probably the best food I’ve had at a baseball game. This was a beef brisket burrito salad bowl thing that wasn’t half bad.

Photo of the Day: June 28, 2018

A picnic at Popamora Point in Highlands along the Henry Hudson Trail. Perfect spot, but not-so-perfect subs. Quick Chek has always been passable to me. People rave about Wawa subs, but they ain’t so great either.

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…

Photo of the Day: June 25, 2018

I’ve yet to review Gianni’s Italian Specialty Foods in Atlantic Highlands, but they make an excellent baked ziti slice.