Photo of the Day: November 1, 2017

“Photo of the Day” is back after a month-long hiatus!I hope you enjoyed the horror movies and ghostly tales over on my other blog, Reel to Real, for the month of October. Anyway, back to food. I’m not a fan of hotel cuisine, and even less a fan of room service. When when time for…

Photo of the Day: August 6, 2017

It’s the height of summer, so of course you need to head to Ocean City, Maryland for some world-famous Thrasher’s French Fries. Maybe they aren’t the best thing in the world, but still pretty good and iconic. The line will seem like a mile long just to get some. All they do are fries. You…

Hunter’s Casual Crusades: Cheeburger Cheeburger (Holmdel, NJ)

There aren’t many things in life more pure than witnessing your alma mater’s sports team competing against local enemies. You get lost in a wave of fellow students that bond together in an adrenaline rush. Even those who would never bother participating in something as simple as gym class are losing their voice in an…

Restaurant Review: Sissy’s at the Harbor (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

If I had to describe Sissy’s, I would say waterfront dining with diner prices. I cannot think of a more fitting and succinct way of telling you what they are about. Home-cooking, large portions, cheap prices, all with an excellent view of the Atlantic Highlands harbor and Sandy Hook, with New York City off in…

Five Mini Reviews of Restaurants Visited Before this Blog

I started Eating New Jersey last September. I was food blogging on my personal website for a few months prior to that. Around that time and slightly before it, I visited a few restaurants which I did not review on my blog. I either forgot about them or felt I could not write enough for…

Hunter’s Casual Crusades: New Monmouth Diner (Middletown, NJ)

Each diner is pretty much the same as you go down the list of clichés. Endless bulky booths? Check. Crowded plates with huge portions of food? Check. Retro style decor? Check. It’s hard for a diner in New Jersey to stand out if you think about it. There are so many of them, and even if…

Travel Guide PA: Starburst Cafe (King of Prussia)

Just look at the above picture. I don’t think I need to tell you that this is going to be a negative review. In fact, this may bottom out in spirit as the worst restaurant I have eaten at in the history of this blog. Yes, somehow worse than even the appalling Longwood Family Restaurant….

Travel Guide MD: Dumser’s Drive-In (Ocean City)

There wasn’t a healthy thing on the menu. One of their sundaes is even titled “Dieter’s Revenge”. But when you’re on vacation, who cares? There may be a drive-in during the summer, but for now, we ate in their large dining room. It was sleek and clean. The menu offered a large selection of sandwiches…

Travel Guide TX: Gator’s Downtown (Dallas)

We were lucky that many good restaurants were within walking distance of the hotel. While Gator’s does come with some baggage, overall it proved to be a decent dining experience. As soon as you walk inside you are met with a quirky alligator-themed decor. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed and people seem to be enjoying…

Stop Putting Green Stuff on My Food

We’ve all been there: the plate arrives at the table and although it probably tastes really good, it is littered with green flakes of some herb. Usually it’s parsley. Sometimes oregano or thyme. There are some occasions that call for it. At fine dining restaurants we can expect a sprig of this and a dollop of that,…

Travel Guide CT: City Steam Brewery (Hartford)

Irish Nachos. You know you want some. When a place advertises that even their hamburger buns are made in-house, you know you’re probably going to get an above average dining experience. Brew-pubs are really hit or miss, at least the ones I’ve been to. There are places that just throw a menu of average food…