Photo of the Day: June 9, 2018

I am up at Twin Lights in Highlands several times a year for work, but rarely do I actually go there and enjoy the sights.

Photo of the Day: June 6, 2018

In commemoration of D-Day, a picture of World War II items for sale at a booth in the Red Bank Antiques Center. Grab a pizza at Brothers’ next door when you’re done browsing.

Photo of the Day: June 5, 2018

Walking around New Hope’s historic canal is always fun and interesting…but even more so when you are mildly buzzed.

Wall’s Legendary Circus Drive-In Demolished

The legendary drive-in restaurant in Wall, NJ known as The Circus stood for 64 years…and took only 20 minutes to be torn down this very day. The pictures and news are in. It was noted by even the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, how sad such a moment this is. I do not have any…

Photo of the Day: September 8, 2017

A view from inside one of the towers of the Twin Lights Lighthouse in Highlands, New Jersey. There was a storm brewing as I made my way up and down giving tours and history talks to school groups as part of my work with Brookdale’s Ocean Institute program. It’s a lot of fun, but I…

Photo of the Day: September 6, 2017

After more visits to New Hope, Pennsylvania than I can count, I still have not made it into the Parry Mansion Museum. From the outside, it’s beautiful. Great landscape too. My friend Walter has been to quite a few holiday parties there (he used to work in town), and says it is a wonderful place.

Photo of the Day: August 31, 2017

The historic Revere Tavern in Paradise, Pennsylvania. This picture was taken on Easter Sunday before a really hearty brunch and some excellent Seafood Newburg.

Photo of the Day: August 29, 2017

A 1969 J.W Dant bourbon decanter picturing the battle of the Alamo from 1836. I’ve had a lifelong fascination and interest in the battle, so when I saw this in an antique shop in Keyport, New Jersey, I had to have it. Whatever the cost. Surprisingly enough, the cork was perfectly intact, meaning this becomes…

Do You Remember…Larison’s Turkey Farm Inn (Chester, NJ)

Why do certain restaurants pop into our heads? Ones that we are fond of, and some we wish we had still forgotten. That’s where this series comes in. It’s not quite in the “Restaurants We Miss” territory. These are just the places worthy of a quick reminisce, or maybe because I cannot remember enough about…

Introducing a New Guest Column

In addition to my friend Hunter Dillon and his “Casual Crusades” guest column, I am bringing in the husband-wife duo of Gordon Bond and Stephanie Hoagland for something new. They are going to be tackling a guest column of their own, titled “Fermented Musings”. In it, they will focus on liquor reviews, cocktail recipes, and…