Restaurant Review: The Greek Spot (Red Bank, NJ)

The Greek Spot had come highly recommended to me by fellow members of the Hungry Onion. For over a year, I read rave reviews and saw scrumptious pictures from this business’s Ocean location. There, they have a small grocery area as well as steam tables where you can pick out what you want. Customers described…

I’m Very Excited for Il Nido

With a soft opening last week, and no grand opening to speak of, Marlboro’s newest Italian restaurant has already taken the area by storm. As a member of a food forum, I already know two people who have eaten there and come back with rave reviews…and delectable pictures. Il Nido has burst onto the scene…

The Atlantic House Announces Executive Chef

The Atlantic House, on First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, has steadily been making renovations and additions to the location they purchased last year. The building is over a hundred years old and was occupied by the popular Memphis Pig Out for the last three decades. While there is no opening date set, today they did…

Hazlet’s Inkanto the Latest Restaurant to Close

When they opened, I gave them a year. By my estimates, they lasted almost five. My prediction was made not out of spite, but considering what type of food would actually be successful in this area. Actually, I was quite excited when Inkanto Latin American Fusion (leaning Peruvian) arrived in Hazlet. It was a touch…

Restaurant Review: The Sitting Duck (Long Branch, NJ)

Long Branch and, of course, Asbury Park have hopping restaurant scenes. However, both of these areas are as foreign to me as the landscape of Mars. If this blog is going to get to the next level, this can no longer be so. I am making it my mission to become more familiar with other…

Restaurant Review: Kunya Siam (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

I held off writing this review for years because I thought it would be a conflict of interest. I know the owner (Kunya) of this restaurant personally. I’ve even done some work for her during special events or down at her stand at the annual film festival at the harbor. She has graciously donated to…

Restaurant Review: Le Peep (Edison, NJ)

The morning started innocently enough. I was on my way to run some errands and grab a bagel and coffee in Aberdeen when my friend called and asked if I wanted to get breakfast at Le Peep. He had been raving about it for as long as I can remember. So, I made a U-turn…

Photo of the Day: September 27, 2017

Hailey’s Harp in Metuchen is my favorite pub. It’s not just a watering hole, but a place that churns out quality eats. I’ve been there a bunch of times since my initial review and I have yet to have a bad meal. Featured here is the massive Sullivan’s Sampler which is a tour of Irish…

Photo of the Day: September 26, 2017

Another one from Ichiban. First time in forever I had hibachi, and this was Will’s first altogether. The food was decent, though I enjoyed the garlic fried rice more than anything else. Our chef was pretty entertaining, including launching a few jokes on the raunchy side. Actually, the sexual innuendo was quite profound. Still, it…

Restaurant Review: Cafe Paris (Metuchen, NJ)

Will and I walked into Cafe Paris right after dinner at Hailey’s Harp and Pub, which is across the road and a little farther down Main Street in Metuchen. The place was empty since it was near closing time. Only one table taken inside. It was a couple, sitting next to each other, having dinner….