Two of the Best French Bakeries Around

When you think about it, Red Bank, NJ and New Hope, PA are very similar. Both are located near a river, both offer posh specialty shops, both have pricey restaurants (ranging from the well-executed to the pretentious). While New Hope may have a bit more history, one thing is for sure, the similarities include fantastic…

Restaurant Review: The Brothers Italian Cuisine (Red Bank, NJ)

I had not been to The Brothers in about five years. I remember the outside being nothing to look at, and the inside kind of dark and dram. But still, there was an atmosphere to it. Something old and classic. When I visited there the other day, I was surprised to see the inside was…

Five Mini Reviews of Restaurants Visited Before this Blog

I started Eating New Jersey last September. I was food blogging on my personal website for a few months prior to that. Around that time and slightly before it, I visited a few restaurants which I did not review on my blog. I either forgot about them or felt I could not write enough for…

Hunter’s Casual Crusades: Surf Taco (Red Bank, NJ)

While being spontaneous is a great quality, spontaneity with food choices is not something I want to participate in while I’m crawling for a bite to eat. I’m running on empty, hearing my stomach crying out in desperation. I need to stick to my roots— to what I know. What place has what food, and…

Travel Guide PA: Cafe Chocolate (Lititz)

With a name like Cafe Chocolate, you would not expect much else. That and we were told to go here for the fondue. I had no idea they actually had a menu with real food on it. And an eclectic menu at that: you could get Indian Mulligatawny soup, vegetable curry, or a grilled chicken…

Hunter’s Casual Crusades: Claudie’s Chicken (Red Bank, NJ)

Claudie’s barreled its way into the Dillon Family dinner cycle over a year ago, and due to our eager demand it may stay forever. Just about twice a week, you can walk into my house to the sight of overflowing pearly white buckets. The voluminous cardboard boats are rubber-banded together to hold the additional mouth-watering…

Hunter’s Casual Crusades: Mr. Pizza Slice (Red Bank, NJ)

I finished working a shift that started at 5 a.m. with a hockey game the night before that had me in bed at 2 that morning. Sleep deprived, my buddy texted me asking if I wanted to join him at some pizza place he recently posted about on social media. Uh oh. As we spoke,…

Restaurants We Miss: Eurasian Eatery (Red Bank, NJ)

I was never old enough to fully appreciate the Eurasian Eatery, which was located on Monmouth Street in Red Bank. I feel like I ate there a lot as a child with my parents. They closed when I was in my late teens. It was a small, cozy restaurant which was ahead of its time…

Restaurant Review: Toki (Red Bank, NJ)

Japanese and sushi places are getting to be a dime a dozen, but I would be inclined to expect more when said restaurant is located in Red Bank. Housed in what used to be the old Broadway Grill, Toki managed to exceed my expectations. Right off the bat, I was struck with the attentive service. I…

Is Wegmans Coming to Hazlet?

Nothing against Shop Rite or Dearborn Farms, but having a Wegmans in my hometown would be incredible. While Trader Joe’s will always remain my favorite “niche” store, if I had to pick a full-on supermarket, it would be Wegmans. Aside from a normal selection of what you would see in any major food store, they also…

Restaurant Review: Front Street Trattoria (Red Bank, NJ)

You feel like you’re in another world as you enter the building and walk down a few short steps to the dining area. You can sit either in a back room, or preferably, the main spot, which is a strip of tables right alongside where the cooking is done. The narrowness of the space adds…

Restaurant Review: The Dublin House (Red Bank, NJ)

The Dublin House is a very popular and oft-talked about dining establishment in Red Bank, New Jersey. For years, I have heard people rave about the food and how it is one of the best places to eat in the trendy, almost hipster town. To get right to the point, the meal I had was…