Photo of the Day: March 22, 2018

What is this monstrosity, you may be wondering? Why, a Monte Cristo, of course! My friend and I had watched a food show glorifying the classic yet oft-forgotten sandwich, and there I was the next day, ordering one at the New Monmouth Diner. French toast topped with ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese. Don’t forget the…

Takeout Joints Vol. 3: Italian and Asian

The first installments of this column have been broken down separately into pizza/Italian and Chinese/Asian. Because I’ve slowed down a little bit on the takeout lately, I am going to combine the two for Volume 3. Below we have one of each, and my, how vastly different they were in quality!

Photo of the Day: September 4, 2017

The time my mom surprised Will and I with a British afternoon tea. We were so enraptured with our experiences from A Taste of Britain and the Main Street Enchanted Tea Room that my mom decided to give it a shot. Needless to say, it was excellent. Those curried egg salad sandwiches on pumpernickel down…

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…

Photo of the Day: July 22, 2017

Nancy’s Village Cafe is a lovely spot for a sandwich and relaxing cup of coffee in Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania. Do yourself a favor: ditch the tourist traps and try to find this somewhat hidden cafe. February 2017.

Travel Guide NY: Peach Lake Market & BBQ (North Salem)

I don’t know where the hell we were. I still don’t know how we found it. We had crossed the border into New York and were driving around the countryside for a while. Not a restaurant or business in sight. We were both hungry and decided we would stop at the first place we saw….

Photo of the Day: June 6, 2017

I enjoy Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, as much as anyone, but most of the restaurants are overpriced and of average quality. Not the case at Nancy’s Cafe. It’s a cozy luncheonette not located in a main hub. You’ll have to look for it. Great sandwiches, soups, and dessert. June 2016.

Restaurant Review: Sissy’s at the Harbor (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

If I had to describe Sissy’s, I would say waterfront dining with diner prices. I cannot think of a more fitting and succinct way of telling you what they are about. Home-cooking, large portions, cheap prices, all with an excellent view of the Atlantic Highlands harbor and Sandy Hook, with New York City off in…

Hunter’s Casual Crusades: Sub[way] Series Vol. 2

Picking up right where we left off after the last Sub[way] Series column, here’s a look at three more places people just love to visit for subs. Like last time, I have selected two to definitely try, and one to avoid. We have a mix of chains as well as a local shop. Do: Jersey…

Hunter’s Casual Crusades: Sub[way] Series Vol. 1

Nothing is more classic than a carefully constructed sub sandwich paired with your favorite bag of chips. Take time to note the chosen word “sub” as opposed to the cringe-worthy “hoagie.” Only the untouchable, glorified Wawa chain can refer to their subs as hoagies— their annual “Hoagie Fest” is the best event since Woodstock. Even then nobody ever…

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…