Hunter’s Casual Crusades: Surf Taco (Red Bank, NJ)

While being spontaneous is a great quality, spontaneity with food choices is not something I want to participate in while I’m crawling for a bite to eat. I’m running on empty, hearing my stomach crying out in desperation. I need to stick to my roots— to what I know. What place has what food, and…

Travel Guide PA: A Tale of Two Plaza Aztecas

Jekyll, meet Hyde. Last month, Will and I ate at a Plaza Azteca in Kennett Square. It’s a small Mexican chain in Pennsylvania and other states on the east coast. As I detailed in my review, the food was good enough to get 4 out of 5 stars. I was, in fact, impressed with the…

Travel Guide PA: California Pizza Kitchen (Plymouth Meeting)

I don’t usually review chains, but because this is for the Travel Guide, I will make an exception. The other “big mall” in the King of Prussia vicinity is located in Plymouth Meeting (the town we stayed in). It’s much smaller, but gives you additional dining options in terms of well-known chain restaurants. We gave…

Restaurant Review: Jose Tejas (Woodbridge, NJ)

For years, I have heard people speak about Jose Tejas with reverence and awe. They will gush over how good the food is, but not before telling you about how long they waited for a table. Two hours. One hour. “We were lucky! It was only 45 minutes!” I have heard people exclaim. So, when Will…

Travel Guide PA: Plaza Azteca (Kennett Square)

Plaza Azteca is a chain restaurant. Usually, I try to stay away from chains on vacation, but this was the last night of our trip and it was within walking distance from our hotel. There’s actually quite a few Mexican restaurants in town. We were told by a shopkeeper that the Mexican food in and…

Travel Guide MD: Tequila Mockingbird (Ocean City)

When you have to wait an hour on a Wednesday night in December, you know the food is going to be good. Tequila Mockingbird may have the greatest restaurant name ever. They were also slammed when we ate there a few nights ago. It was as if everyone in Ocean City was getting dinner at…

Travel Guide TX: Taqueria La Ventana (Dallas)

Don’t tempt me with a $3 beer at 11 a.m. when I’m on vacation. I just might bite. With Will away for meetings, I did some exploring of the city by myself. I was hoping to find some place cheap, and also eat slightly healthier due to the damage I did the day before. Well,…

Travel Guide TX: Eating Well in Dallas

With temperatures plummeting in my home state of New Jersey, it’s time to add some older posts from a warmer climate into the Travel Guide. We’re talking about Dallas, Texas. I visited there last year with Will who was on a business trip. The history guy in me absolutely loved the opportunity to see Dealey…

Travel Guide CT: Agave Grill (Hartford)

Let’s give a shout-out to Renee, a lady we met while at the Connecticut Old Statehouse on this spring trip. She was a worker there and asked if we were from out-of-town. We hit it big when she asked us if we wanted restaurant recommendations. One of the first she gave us was Agave. I…

Travel Guide CT: Sunberry Cafe (Hartford)

Our first stop in a four-day excursion to Connecticut was a real winner. Just outside our hotel was a charming little brick side street. Literally, in order were the following: a liquor store, Thai restaurant, cigar shop, Korean BBQ, psychic readings, and Irish pub. All the comforts of home. Not able to decide, Will and…

Travel Guide CT: Hartford was a Shockingly Good Food City

What the hell am I going to do in Hartford for four days? That’s the question I asked myself when Will had a business conference there and asked me to come along this past March. I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I’d be going to a Hartford Wolfpack game (big Rangers’ fan here)…