Restaurant Review: MJ’s Restaurant (Middletown)

What we ordered could not have been anymore American: a pizza, a burger, wings, and beer. Somehow, MJ’s has eluded me in the 23 years or so that I have lived in this area. I was riding around with my friend Jason. We were originally going to head into Red Bank, but were pressed for…

Photo of the Day: March 22, 2018

What is this monstrosity, you may be wondering? Why, a Monte Cristo, of course! My friend and I had watched a food show glorifying the classic yet oft-forgotten sandwich, and there I was the next day, ordering one at the New Monmouth Diner. French toast topped with ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese. Don’t forget the…

Restaurant Review: Little Szechuan (Little Silver, NJ)

There is a fine line between nostalgic and dated. Any restaurant that can manage to walk that line and succeed is okay in my book. I’ve written numerous times about restaurants such as Little Szechuan—places that are stuck in the time they were built. When it comes to actual sit-down Chinese restaurants, there are few…

Photo of the Day: December 10, 2017

Beautifully plump tandoori shrimp from Neelam in Middletown. Cooked to perfection, as always, with some thick-cut grilled onion for bite and crunch.

Restaurant Reviews: Meemom’s (Middletown, NJ)

There was a cheesesteak staring at me on the menu with ingredients such as Guinness-soaked onions, hot cherry peppers, and two kinds of cheese that had my mouth-watering. Then a near-full page of French Toast beckoned. After our friendly and super-knowledgeable waitress explained the menu and noted how Meemom’s is known for their French Toast,…

Restaurant Review: Middletown Pancake House (Middletown, NJ)

I hadn’t been to the Middletown Pancake House since I was 13 or 14—so, a long time. It’s one of those places I drive past at least once a week without much thought. When we first moved to New Jersey when I was much younger, we were semi-regulars here. Some time later, that came to…

Photo of the Day: May 18, 2017

I don’t know which group exists in greater numbers: the people who want to have this thing torn down or those who want to save it. The vintage clown sign from Circus Liquors is iconic in my neck of the woods. It attracts visitors from all over the state, and some beyond. Made famous by…

Greg’s Turn to Review the New Monmouth Diner

This just happens to be my 100th restaurant review.  Reading Hunter’s review of the New Monmouth Diner got me thinking about just how much I love the place. I could say many of the same things as he did, but instead, will begin with a story. It was my first or second visit there a…

Coming Up on 100 Restaurant Reviews

Tomorrow, I will be posting my 100th restaurant review. I first started doing food write-ups in the spring of 2015 on my personal blog after looking to try something new. This past fall, I decided to move all of my food and drink writing to a separate website, which I called Eating New Jersey. There…

Product Review: Old Tom Horan Irish Whiskey

I like Bushmills better than Jameson when it comes to Irish Whiskey. This scandalous notion was somewhat validated for me a few months ago when my friend who is as Irish as a shamrock agreed with me. Having seen something called Old Tom Horan being Bottle King in Middletown’s featured whiskey for a long time…