Restaurant Review #241: Ader’s Tavern (Union Beach, NJ)

I decided to start numbering my reviews… I have lived in this area most of my life and had not been to Ader’s Tavern until last night. I had wanted to go there ever since seeing their name pop up on several “Best Burgers in New Jersey” lists over the years (and some saying the…

Do You Remember…The Wild Scallion (Leonardo, NJ)

Unlike the other restaurants profiled in “Do You Remember…”, it is hard not to “remember” Leonardo’s Wild Scallion. Even though they have been closed for what seems like more than 15 years, the sign still remains. I have vague memories of eating there as a small child. I could not have been more than 10…

Three New Restaurants in Middletown

NOW OPEN: Wahoo’s (1147-NJ 35; Bed, Bath, and Beyond Plaza) They have been around for over 30 years, but have only a couple of months ago made their way to New Jersey. Wahoo’s brings a California surfer vibe to a chain specializing in fish tacos. The menu is reminiscent of Surf Taco, but customers will…

This Keyport Diner No One Ate At Finally Closes

It has been in business seemingly forever, and has been owned by one family since the 1980’s. Keyport’s 24/7 Town and Country Inn has finally shut down and sold. This will always be known to me as, “The diner no one ate at.” No matter what time of day, there were never any cars in…

This is What’s Going on at Hazlet’s Former Park Tap and Grill

While it will forever be known as the location occupied by Park East, a lively bar and grill overshadowed by rowdy crowds and numerous police incidents, Hazlet has seen a slew of restaurants come and go at the intersection of Keyport-Holmdel Road and Route 35. Having lived literally up the street for 23 years, I…

One Year of “Eating New Jersey”

Well, our one year anniversary is here. Eating New Jersey started on a whim. I had been Instagramming my food for years and started writing about restaurants on my personal blog. But because that site is such a mish-mosh of topics, I wanted to have a blog devoted entirely to food. I’d say we had…

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…