Restaurant Review: Sahara 34 (Matawan, NJ)

I just came from one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time, and probably the best middle eastern meal I’ve ever eaten. Period. Sahara 34 is located in a little strip mall in Matawan. The place has been there forever. The menu reads “Under New Management”, but it was all new to…

Travel Guide PA: Logan Inn (New Hope)

If there’s a historic and rumored-to-be-haunted hotel restaurant in a quaint river town, you can always count me in. Despite many years of visiting New Hope, I have managed to avoid its landmark: the Logan Inn. That all changed last week. My mom and I took a day trip out there in what would be…

Funnel Cake at Fright Fest

Normally, something like this would be reserved for my “Photo of the Day” series, but since that’s on break until November so I can concentrate on Halloween on my other blog, I’ll share it here. Last week, I went to Fright Fest at Six Flags for the first time. Actually (and here’s a confession) it…

“Photo of the Day” on Break Until November

October is my busiest month of the year. I volunteer at a museum that is haunted, and we do events all month long. I also lecture on the subject of paranormal activity and hauntings at historic sites for Brookdale Community College. All of that and I try to watch and review as many horror movies…

Restaurant Review: Le Peep (Edison, NJ)

The morning started innocently enough. I was on my way to run some errands and grab a bagel and coffee in Aberdeen when Will called and asked if I wanted to get breakfast at Le Peep. He had been raving about it for as long as I can remember. So, I made a U-turn and…

Photo of the Day: September 26, 2017

Another one from Ichiban. First time in forever I had hibachi, and this was Will’s first altogether. The food was decent, though I enjoyed the garlic fried rice more than anything else. Our chef was pretty entertaining, including launching a few jokes on the raunchy side. Actually, the sexual innuendo was quite profound. Still, it…

Photo of the Day: September 20, 2017

Nothing beats an old-fashioned candy shop. From the aromas to the selection, it just takes you to your childhood. Minette’s, Frenchtown, NJ. Summer 2017.

Restaurant Review: Cafe Paris (Metuchen, NJ)

Will and I walked into Cafe Paris right after dinner at Hailey’s Harp and Pub, which is across the road and a little farther down Main Street in Metuchen. The place was empty since it was near closing time. Only one table taken inside. It was a couple, sitting next to each other, having dinner….

Photo of the Day: September 18, 2017

Who doesn’t love a bar in a historic building? Just look at gorgeous woodwork and ceiling inside Frenchtown’s National Hotel. Summer 2017.

Photo of the Day: September 17, 2017

One of the assistants for my summer camps this year was Chinese, and his mom immigrated from Szechuan. I asked him if she could make me something spicy. She delivered with a tofu noodle and cucumber salad the first day, and then this, cold noodles with chili oil and scallions the next. While I’ve eaten…