Farewell to the Claddagh

Another beloved institution to its locale has bitten the dust. Demolition began a few days ago and continues today on the Claddagh, an Irish pub in Highlands, NJ. I only visited there once, probably four or five years ago, but it was a cool place and I enjoyed driving past it seeing a little piece…

Restaurant Review: Shannon Rose (Clifton, NJ)

Snow had been falling for several hours when my friend Dave and I headed into the Shannon Rose. It seemed the perfect combination: freezing cold and some hearty Irish pub fare. We had just seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi on opening day, and wanted to skip our usual haunt when I’m in town, the…

Photo of the Day: September 27, 2017

Hailey’s Harp in Metuchen is my favorite pub. It’s not just a watering hole, but a place that churns out quality eats. I’ve been there a bunch of times since my initial review and I have yet to have a bad meal. Featured here is the massive Sullivan’s Sampler which is a tour of Irish…

One Year of “Eating New Jersey”

Well, our one year anniversary is here. Eating New Jersey started on a whim. I had been Instagramming my food for years and started writing about restaurants on my personal blog. But because that site is such a mish-mosh of topics, I wanted to have a blog devoted entirely to food. I’d say we had…

Restaurant Review: McDonagh’s Pub (Keyport, NJ)

I have been tearing through Keyport in the last two weeks. I literally live right down the street in Hazlet, but Keyport, for the most part, has been foreign territory. I’ll come for the antique shops every once in a while, but I’ve never really taken the time to eat there. That all changed with…

Restaurant Review: Hailey’s Harp and Pub (Metuchen, NJ)

Metuchen is a great food town. There are cafes, pizzerias, a fantastic ice cream shop, restaurants of every nationality you can think of, and then there’s Hailey’s Harp and Pub. Of course the food has to be good, but when it comes to pubs, the first thing I’m looking for is actually the atmosphere. Does…

Travel Guide PA: Kildare’s Public House (West Chester)

It was a beautiful afternoon when we dined hereĀ and although the inside of the pub was gorgeous, we decided to sit outside. The menu was full of contemporary American classics as well as old Irish favorites. As soon as I saw the full Irish breakfast listed, I knew what I wanted. I had never had…

Restaurant Review: The Dublin House (Red Bank, NJ)

The Dublin House is a very popular and oft-talked about dining establishment in Red Bank, New Jersey. For years, I have heard people rave about the food and how it is one of the best places to eat in the trendy, almost hipster town. To get right to the point, the meal I had was…