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…

Restaurant Review: Dusal’s Italian Restaurant (Freehold, NJ)

When I say “good-bye” to a place, that usually means I never go back again. After going to Dusal’s for dinner twice a couple of years ago, I left feeling there was no reason to return. To me, it was average Italian food and was not worth the drive out there. My parents loved it,…

Travel Guide PA: Hank’s Place (Chadds Ford)

This place was more than just a diner. It’s a neighborhood eatery that’s been there forever where everyone seems to be a regular local. There is a sign outside that reads, “Where hungry people eat and friendly people eat”. With Hank’s swamped with customers and the servers appearing to be working tables by committee, I…

Travel Guide TX: Record Grill (Dallas)

When a sign above the grill reads, “No WiFi. Speak amongst yourselves”, you know that a good, ol’ fashioned treat is in store. A tiny, hole-in-the-wall that seems stuck in time with great prices and delicious food. It was a goal of mine to find one of these places. When you are near the Record Grill,…

Admit it, You go to Ikea Just to Eat

They have the furniture everyone loves to hate. Looks beautiful in the showroom. You get excited. You bring the box home to build it only to find that simple-looking bookcase has eight million components and a single page of directions by way of a picture and a bunch of arrows pointing at labeled screws. You…