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…

Hunter’s Casual Crusades: New Monmouth Diner (Middletown, NJ)

Each diner is pretty much the same as you go down the list of clichés. Endless bulky booths? Check. Crowded plates with huge portions of food? Check. Retro style decor? Check. It’s hard for a diner in New Jersey to stand out if you think about it. There are so many of them, and even if…

Restaurant Review: Neelam Exotic Indian Cuisine (Middletown, NJ)

This is one review that slipped through the cracks. I’ve been coming here so long that I cannot even pinpoint an exact time to reference. Neelam was my introduction to Indian food. It’s the place my parents brought me when I was a young child. It’s the place where I have seen my own tastes…

Restaurant Review: Bollywood Tadka (East Brunswick, NJ)

On my original blog, I gave Bollywood Tadka a 4.5. That was a long time ago, after only one or two visits. Now that I am a regular, I have decided to up their grade. Yes, for the first time, I’m going to come right out and award a 5 out of 5 stars rating…