Restaurant Review #247: Katz’s Grill (Highlands, NJ)

I have been to this place three times. The first two have been in the mornings on our way to the beach. Justin and I have both enjoyed their coffee and breakfast sandwiches—a toasted, buttered roll for me, in particular. It was actually after the second visit a few months ago that I wanted to…

Photo of the Day: April 19, 2019

It felt like summer last night, and what better beverage for that occasion is there than lemonade using a Mennonite recipe in a book we picked up in Lancaster? Then, of course, we had to use the glasses given to us by our friends at the Revere Tavern.

Restaurant Review #246: Bay Avenue Cafe (Highlands, NJ)

This is another one of those places I passed by many times over the years without ever giving it a try. After working a cold, windy morning on Sandy Hook earlier this week, I was starving. I met Justin for lunch after he got out of work, and wanting to try something new, we figured…

Photo of the Day: April 4, 2019

Usually, this quote is in reference to something else. But we’re okay with the coffee for now. Outside of a shop in Ocean Grove.

No More Booze on Sandy Hook

We all know about the smoking ban that went into effect on all New Jersey beaches, but now, Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook has gone a step forward and banned alcohol. Citing more than 300 alcohol-related incidents over the last three years, the Chief Ranger has said this ban will keep Sandy Hook…

Photo of the Day: March 9, 2019

From a strange spell last month where we went from sub-zero temperatures to sunny and 65 in a matter of a day. It was strange walking on the beach in shorts and a t-shirt while stepping around giant chunks of ice stretched out for miles on the bay-side of Sandy Hook.

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…