Photo of the Day: December 30, 2018

Breakfast on Christmas morning consisted of Chocolate Chip Brioche French Toast and grilled slices of leftover honey ham from the party. Best enjoyed while wearing pajamas.

Photo of Day: September 5, 2018

Justin’s mother’s masterful rendition of pernil (pork shoulder). It is cooked covered for three hours and 15 minutes, then the top is removed for the remaining 45 minutes in order to achieve a crispy skin. The meat was tender, juicy, and bursting with an unmatched flavor. As for the skin, when chopped into pieces, it…

Photo of the Day: March 22, 2018

What is this monstrosity, you may be wondering? Why, a Monte Cristo, of course! My friend and I had watched a food show glorifying the classic yet oft-forgotten sandwich, and there I was the next day, ordering one at the New Monmouth Diner. French toast topped with ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese. Don’t forget the…

Photo of the Day: January 3, 2018

This feast was devoured on the day where I weighed myself this past fall and discovered that I had dropped 22 pounds. Don’t worry…I had help.

What Eternity Feels Like

It was around 12:55 AM when I walked into Keyport’s IHOP location with my friends Jake, Ben, and Jason after a night of paranormal investigating. We’re not fans of the place in any capacity, but it’s one of the only restaurants open in the area at that time. Like an after-party, being at IHOP this…

Photo of the Day: December 25, 2017

This was actually from Thanksgiving, but I could go for some of that delicious ham right now. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of my readers here on Eating New Jersey.

Photo of the Day: November 20, 2017

Ham salad sandwiches prepared by Walter who was in yesterday’s Photo of the Day. But these were not just any ordinary sandwiches. He spiced them up with some jalapeno. This simple addition turned this into something amazing. I think I ate about half the tray. The spice was addicting. I had to ask him for…

Restaurant Review: Middletown Pancake House (Middletown, NJ)

I hadn’t been to the Middletown Pancake House since I was 13 or 14—so, a long time. It’s one of those places I drive past at least once a week without much thought. When we first moved to New Jersey when I was much younger, we were semi-regulars here. Some time later, that came to…

Travel Guide PA: Revere Tavern (Paradise)

The Revere Tavern was my favorite Lancaster restaurant as a child. I’ve always been a history buff, so maybe it was just because this was a chance to dine at a historic tavern. Built in 1740, the building served as a stagecoach stop for nearly a hundred years before it was purchased by Stephen Foster’s…

Travel Guide PA: Saigon Cafe (Lancaster)

My first experience with Vietnamese food was a success, and in the least likely of all places. Amidst the rolling hills of Amish farmland lies the cute, little Saigon Cafe. It reminded me of a Chinese place back home, Shanghai Bun, which is an authentic, no-frills eatery. There is not much decor to speak of,…

Travel Guide MD: Main Street Enchanted Tea Room (Berlin)

This was not so much a dining experience as it was a learning experience. Sometimes being in a restaurant on a slow day can be a good thing. It was a Friday afternoon and the town of Berlin was deserted. I had made a reservation for us at the Main Street Enchanted Tea Room anyway….

Greg’s Turn to Review the New Monmouth Diner

This just happens to be my 100th restaurant review.  Reading Hunter’s review of the New Monmouth Diner got me thinking about just how much I love the place. I could say many of the same things as he did, but instead, will begin with a story. It was my first or second visit there a…