Could you believe I had Chipotle for the first time just a few weeks ago? Somehow, I managed to avoid it for years. Pictured is a half-eaten veggie burrito which was actually very good. Well, good in a way that blows Taco Bell out of the water. Spicy and oh-so filling.
Two things I never have…both in one shot! But seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi on opening day last month called for it.
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.
A straightforward but wonderful Chicken Parm at Brothers’ in Red Bank.
Sometimes we go to the diner before we play hockey. Maybe not the brightest idea, but it depends on what you’re eating. This served as a nice power breakfast before running around blasting slapshots. Fried egg and cheese on a roll with a side of burnt homefries. Just how I like ’em.
Some homemade Chicken Franchaise. It was pretty damn good if I do say so myself.
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.
Eggs in Purgatory, that is. This is the classic Italian peasant breakfast (and hangover cure) that is remarkably simple to make. I first learned of its existence on an episode of Parts Unknown last season, where Nigella Lawson cooked it for Anthony Bourdain. If you can get your timing right, poaching the egg just enough…
A work lunch at Lenora’s with a friend, and one of the best taco bowls I’ve ever had. Thin strips of grilled chicken piled high with rice, beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and sour cream inside a homemade taco shell.
Olive oil…olive oil everywhere!
I talk about the “museum” a lot on this blog, especially in October when I practically live there for all our Halloween events. We also have Jazz concerts and other events during the year where food and drink is involved. I don’t think I’ve ever posted a picture of this, the Strauss Mansion Museum. It…
This is what it looks like when you want even your leftovers (from Sahara 34) to look presentable. I made myself some garlic-lemon spinach to go with the other ubiquitous middle eastern condiments.