Photo of the Day: August 23, 2017

When someone asks you if you want a Sake Bomb, you don’t even need to know what it is to say yes. We were out at Ichiban celebrating a friend’s birthday in June and her husband ordered one of these for everyone. Basically, you drop a shot of chilled Sake into a glass of Japanese…

Do You Remember…Larison’s Turkey Farm Inn (Chester, NJ)

Why do certain restaurants pop into our heads? Ones that we are fond of, and some we wish we had still forgotten. That’s where this series comes in. It’s not quite in the “Restaurants We Miss” territory. These are just the places worthy of a quick reminisce, or maybe because I cannot remember enough about…

Restaurant Review: Lenora’s Cafe (Keyport, NJ)

Lenora’s is basically a diner with a Mexican spin. I do not mean that in a derogatory way. It’s actually quite refreshing to be able to get chips and salsa instead of French Fries with a sandwich. I opened up the menu when I first sat down and was impressed. There were a lot of…

Do You Remember…Jack O’Connor’s Restaurant (Bridgewater, NJ)

Why do certain restaurants pop into our heads? Ones that we are fond of, and some we wish we had still forgotten. That’s where this series comes in. It’s not quite in the “Restaurants We Miss” territory. These are just the places worthy of a quick reminisce, or maybe because I cannot remember enough about…

Photo of the Day: August 19, 2017

Something called Pad Prik Khing with chicken and a sinister level of spice from Kunya Siam in Atlantic Highlands. I have not reviewed them on my blog because I sometimes work there during special events for my friend and a review would be a conflict of interest. That being said, the food is amazing, fresh,…

Photo of the Day: August 16, 2017

In June, I went to my first Somerset Patriots game in about five years (it’s so much fun—I’ve been to a few since). I used to go to about seven or eight games a year with my dad, but kind of fizzled out for no particular reason. It was great getting back there. Hockey is…

Photo of the Day: August 15, 2017

The giant neon “Eat” sign of Jose Tejas in Woodbridge, New Jersey on Route 1. Go on a weeknight, and you’ll wait at least an hour for a table. Go on the weekend, and just forget it.

Photo of the Day: August 12, 2017

I Instagrammed this with the caption, “God lives in this”. Beef, rice, and veggies slathered in that creamy “white sauce” from Halal Guys in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Oh, and I learned my lesson: only one squirt of hot sauce. That’s just a thing of beauty right there. If you cannot enjoy something like this,…

Restaurant Review: What’s Brewing at Maria’s (Frenchtown, NJ)

Tucked away on Bridge Street in the quaint, little hamlet of Frenchtown is a place called What’s Brewing at Maria’s. It’s a stop that rounded out a wonderful day-trip to the town last week which also included a visit to the National Hotel. After a good meal and a lot of walking around in one…

Photo of the Day: August 11, 2017

A simple chicken parm from my second visit to Nonna’s in Englishtown, New Jersey in the spring of this year. It’s one of the best I’ve ever had. You will note how little sauce there is. Some might take issue with that, but for me, it’s perfect. Less sauce = crispier chicken, and boy was…

Photo of the Day: August 10, 2017

I’ve never been inside Crate’s Liquor Store in Red Bank, New Jersey, but I just had to stop and photograph this awesome vintage signage. So much of it has been taken down everywhere, but even far-removed from their glory days, metal emblems like this still reek of Americana and a simpler time. That’s why there’s…