Restaurant Review: The Sitting Duck (Long Branch, NJ)

Long Branch and, of course, Asbury Park have hopping restaurant scenes. However, both of these areas are as foreign to me as the landscape of Mars. If this blog is going to get to the next level, this can no longer be so. I am making it my mission to become more familiar with other…

Takeout Joints Vol. 5: Italian and Asian

The first installments of this column have been broken down separately into pizza/Italian and Chinese/Asian. Because I’ve slowed down a little bit on the takeout lately, I am going to combine the two for Volume 3. Below we have one of each, and my, how vastly different they were in quality!

Photo of the Day: February 10, 2018

A quick and easy vegetarian meal consisting of a grilled Kontos* flatbread topped with hummus and sautéed spinach. Served with a side of oven-fries and a splash or two of hot sauce. Delicious…and dare I say, healthy? *Look for Kontos “Mediterranean Lifestyle” flat bread. They purport it has some of the benefits of Greek yogurt….

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 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 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 8, 2017

It doesn’t get much better than relaxing by the bay with a basket of clam strips and some killer (though minuscule) coleslaw. Why does fried food have to be so enjoyable? Summer is upon us, so scenes like this will thankfully be more frequent. Sissy’s at the Harbor, Atlantic Highlands. August 2016.

Photo of the Day: July 25, 2017

Why is this simple BLT being featured today, you may wonder? This was actually my lunch one day at Brookdale College a couple of weeks ago. I usually get salads every day, but on Fridays after a busy camp week, I will sometimes treat myself. This was a decent sandwich—better than I’ve had at some…

Restaurant Review: Broad Street Diner (Keyport, NJ)

If you look online for lists naming the best diners in New Jersey, the diner capital of America, chances are you may spot the Broad Street Diner in Keyport. A sign on their front door boasts of NJ.com naming them the best diner in the entire state. When you walk in, you certainly get that…

Travel Guide CT: Sea View Snack Bar (Mystic)

Before your mind begins to wonder, no, this ain’t no “snack bar”. In fact, such a misnomer is dangerous. What the Sea View Snack Bar actually is, is a 40-year-old roadside seafood joint that sits about 50 feet from Mystic River. As we approached it, I knew this would be a place we would like….