No Better Bang for Your Buck than The Sitting Duck & Pour House

The Sitting Duck in Long Branch and Pour House in Tinton Falls are sister dining establishments. They boast similar if not identical menus. While I have not yet been to the latter, the first place mentioned has become one of my recent favorites. The deal was sealed this summer, when I ordered a soft shell…

Photo of the Day: November 1, 2018

Unfortunately, I was so busy with “ghost stuff” the last two days that I could not put up a Photo of the Day. This one here, as we begin November, is of the very haunted Spy House in Port Monmouth, New Jersey. I post this today because it marks the end of my favorite month…

Photo of the Day: September 3, 2018

The sun is setting on the summer of 2018. I hope you had as much fun as I had these last two months, and enjoyed my Photos of the Day! This picture was snapped just three nights ago outside Barnacle Bill’s.

Photo of the Day: August 31, 2018

On this last day of August, I think back to an absolutely perfect picnic I had on Sandy Hook just last week. Justin and I walked out to the tip of the hook and noticed a piece of a broken dock that had floated in and rested perfectly on the sand. We returned the next…

Stir Fry on Sandy Hook

Last week, my chef friend Walter (featured on this blog here and here and maybe a few other places) went all out to whip up the following meal on Sandy Hook. He had said a week earlier that he wanted to have my mom, Justin, and I for stir-fry on the beach. However, he ended…

Rum Buckets and Wings at Miami Club (Keansburg, NJ)

After a few hours at Runaway Rapids, Justin and I were thirsty‚Ķand a little bit hungry. The smell of grilled meats had lured us across the street to the amusement park. We had grabbed a beer one night at a place called Miami Club a few weeks earlier. On this afternoon, we ended up stopping…

Photo of the Day: August 6, 2018

Crunchy, light, and refreshing “Fresh Rolls” from Kunya Siam. These were consumed a couple of weeks ago during our museum’s arts and crafts festival. Rice paper was stuffed with lettuce, carrots, and mint, and paired with a luscious peanut sauce.

Photo of the Day: August 4, 2018

A picnic at Sandy Hook on the rocks in a secluded spot. I have softened my stance on Wawa subs of late, and Hoagiefest has certainly helped.