Me taking a momentary break from some insanely spicy sauce at Los Corrales in Keyport.
Even the leftovers from Portuguese Manor turn into a gourmet meal.
This is another one of those Jersey Diners that has taken on mythical proportions. A place that a diner should be: classy, vintage interior with friendly service cranking out big portions of quality food at fair prices. That’s what I am looking for in this glorious Garden State we live in. While so many places…
Keep putting bread like that in front of me and I won’t have to eat my meal! Portuguese Manor, Perth Amboy, NJ.
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…
The market on the other side of the Sahara 34 restaurant has a nice selection of Halal meats and breads. On this particular day, I picked up some lamb, King’s Lebanese style pita bread, and a container of white sauce. See the results in tomorrow’s POTD.
Edward’s Way off of First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands.
Smothered Chicken. I tried to mimic the dish I used to get at the old Poet’s Inn in Matawan. Grilled chicken covered with onions, mushrooms, provolone cheese, and thrown under the broiler.
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…
The perfect turkey sandwich from the most underrated sandwich shop around: Mike’s Dairy and Deli in Atlantic Highlands.
The first installments of this column have been broken down separately into pizza/Italian and Chinese/Asian. Because I’ve slowed down a little bit on the takeout lately, I am going to combine the two for Volume 3. Below we have one of each, and my, how vastly different they were in quality!
When your favorite bagel shop also makes their own stuffed grape leaves.