Restaurant Review: Chilangos (Highlands, NJ)

For years I had heard from people, “Chilangos is the best Mexican food in Highlands”. Well, they are right, but with a caveat: they are the only Mexican restaurant in Highlands. Actually, in the entire surrounding area. You would have to venture into Red Bank or Keyport for true Mexican food above the “fish tacos”…

Photo of the Day: June 10, 2018

The one night I actually decided to go low-carb. An absolutely scrumptious meal of pan-seared scallops atop a bed of sauteed spinach. What would probably be $30 in a restaurant I was able to compile for under $10.

Photo of the Day: June 7, 2018

And speaking of Brothers’ Pizza, here are two personal pies. Mine was a white with onion and garlic (no ricotta). Meanwhile my friend got the works on his. This place probably has the largest and most cheese-packed personal pizzas around. Appetizer or not, have never been able to finish in one sitting.

Photo of the Day: May 18, 2018

A teeny-tiny organic grass-fed sirloin (that was totally worth the price) along with some sauteed string beans and roasted potatoes.

Photo of the Day: April 17, 2018

When you can never get your homemade pizza to come out round, so you make them rectangle and call them flatbread to spare the hit to your ego.

Photo of the Day: March 28, 2018

Let me be an absolute basic white bitch with some avocado toast. And I’ll make matters worse: the avocado was purchased at TARJAY! The horror! The horror! (The spinach, meanwhile, is not so basic).

Photo of the Day: March 18, 2018

Homemade beef with scallions. It was as delicious as it looks. While it cost about the same to make as it would have been to order a quart, there is some satisfaction in pulling off this dish and it tasting just as good. Not to mention how much sodium and calories we save. This only…

Photo of the Day: March 10, 2018

Ah, the culmination of this three day series: Steak Au Poivre! I used London Broil which I rubbed in fresh ground peppercorns—the signature aspect of the dish. Then comes the sauce, with a side of fingerling potatoes and sauteed spinach.

Photo of the Day: March 8, 2018

The next three pictures are part of a series. Last month, I decided to give the classic Steak Au Poivre a shot. These are one of the side dishes I served with it: fingerling potatoes cooked in—you guessed it—homemade garlic butter. A nice change of pace from mashed potatoes or homefries.

Photo of the Day: February 28, 2018

Chinese takeout from Bei Jing II with a friend. We wanted a meatless night, and went with steamed broccoli (garlic sauce on the side), moo shu vegetables, and veggie dumplings. It was delicious. The meat was not missed.