Our Anthony Bourdain Memorial BBQ

My co-workers-turned-good-friends from Brookdale are food lovers. Not just in the eating sense but with cooking, exploring, and trying new things. For the five years I’ve worked there, we have always talked about having a cookout. It was one of those really good ideas which just never came to fruition because of everyone’s schedules. However,…

Photo of the Day: July 22, 2018

I wanted to give the cold Indian dish Bhel Puri a try. I took leftover basmati rice and some crispy Indian snacks from an event I attended and mixed them up with some homemade spicy onion chutney. The result was incredibly similar to what I have had in restaurants. I was proud of myself.

Photo of the Day: June 16, 2018

The famous 10 ounce burger at Barnacle Bill’s, served up with the customary side of sauteed onions and mushrooms. But this masterpiece was ordered¬† by my mom, not me.

Photo of the Day: June 7, 2018

And speaking of Brothers’ Pizza, here are two personal pies. Mine was a white with onion and garlic (no ricotta). Meanwhile my friend got the works on his. This place probably has the largest and most cheese-packed personal pizzas around. Appetizer or not, have never been able to finish in one sitting.

Restaurant Review: Fran’s Pub (New Hope, PA)

This was the first dining experience I deemed so terrible that I would not even put the pics of what my friend and I ate on my food-based¬†Instagram. I didn’t want anyone to know that in a town full of decent and exciting restaurants, we happened upon the resounding dud known as Fran’s Pub. If…

Restaurant Review: Off the Hook (Highlands, NJ)

Long before Guy Fieri was blathering the phrase “Off the hook!”, there was the restaurant Off the Hook which is, in self-explanatory fashion, located just feet from Sandy Hook and the Gateway National Recreation Area. Admittedly, I had driven past this restaurant hundreds of times over the years. Each time, I would glance up at…

Photo of the Day: March 27, 2018

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.

Photo of the Day: March 18, 2018

Homemade beef with scallions. It was as delicious as it looks. While it cost about the same to make as it would have been to order a quart, there is some satisfaction in pulling off this dish and it tasting just as good. Not to mention how much sodium and calories we save. This only…