Photo of the Day: June 28, 2018

A picnic at Popamora Point in Highlands along the Henry Hudson Trail. Perfect spot, but not-so-perfect subs. Quick Chek has always been passable to me. People rave about Wawa subs, but they ain’t so great either.

Restaurant Review: Elsie’s Sub Shop (Red Bank, NJ)

They may have been in existence since 1959, but some things do indeed deserve to come to an end. Maybe we caught the famed Elsie’s Sandwich Shop on a bad day. Google reviews has them at a 4.8, while Facebook is 4.9. Both with a pretty large amount of ratings. But are these people stuck…

Takeout Joints Vol. 6: Bagels!

While I have devoted reviews to specific bagel places, I figured I could bang out three in one shot here. Like the other “Takeout Joints” volumes, the scores here are based a little bit differently. How could a bagel compare to, say, a fine dining experience? Well, it can’t (not even for a die-hard bagel…

Wall’s Legendary Circus Drive-In Demolished

The legendary drive-in restaurant in Wall, NJ known as The Circus stood for 64 years…and took only 20 minutes to be torn down this very day. The pictures and news are in. It was noted by even the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, how sad such a moment this is. I do not have any…

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. 5: 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 forĀ it. Great sandwiches, soups, and dessert. June 2016.