Photo of the Day: November 10, 2018

A spicy and flavorful Jambalaya with chicken, shrimp, and Andouille sausage cooked up by my friend Walter during a Cajun-themed dinner last month.

Food Pics from my Grandma’s 90th Birthday Dinner

My grandma’s 90th birthday was the other day and we ironically took her to Nonna’s (which means “grandma” in Italian) in Englishtown. This is a restaurant which has cranked out quality meals and cocktails without fail every single time I have gone there. Their prices may be on the higher side but the portions are…

Photo of the Day: August 25, 2018

This is an incredibly easy dish with no name. Do black pepper and olive oil count as ingredients? If not, then this is a two ingredient dish courtesy of Jacques Pepin and Fast Food, My Way. Take clumps of chorizo and add them to a hot skillet with just a splash of olive oil. You…

Photo of the Day: August 9, 2018

On my way to a summer camp sipping a nice, healthy lemon water while my friend and assistant Patrick chowed down on one of these monstrosities. 39 grams of fat and enough sodium to kill a horse. He knocked back a second one when we finally got to the campus. #breakfastofchampions

Restaurant Review: Procopio’s (Denver, PA)

We started our Pennsylvania road trip through Adamstown, Kutztown, and Bethlehem with a stop for some antiquing in the “Antique Capital of the USA”. On the way there, we noticed a little Italian restaurant called Procopio’s on the side of the road. Justin and I were both hungry but just not digging diner food. It…

Photo of the Day: June 7, 2018

And speaking of Brothers’ Pizza, here are two personal pies. Mine was a white with onion and garlic (no ricotta). Meanwhile my friend got the works on his. This place probably has the largest and most cheese-packed personal pizzas around. Appetizer or not, have never been able to finish in one sitting.

Photo of the Day: February 4, 2018

A brunch I whipped up last month on a Saturday morning. The star is “Eggs in the Hole”, which is a piece of toast with a circle cut out of the middle, grilled, and filled with an egg which is cooked until it is still runny. Trying to flip it over without the egg falling…

Restaurant Review: Broad Street Diner (Keyport, NJ)

If you look online for lists naming the best diners in New Jersey, the diner capital of America, chances are you may spot the Broad Street Diner in Keyport. A sign on their front door boasts of NJ.com naming them the best diner in the entire state. When you walk in, you certainly get that…

Photo of the Day: May 20, 2017

An artery-clogging but amazing Irish Breakfast at Kildare’s in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It felt as if everything I needed in life was right there on that plate. August 2016.

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…

Takeout Joints Vol. 3: Pizza/Italian (Part 2)

Following the first part of my “Takeout Joints” column, here are three more pizzerias and Italian restaurants in my area. They each offer something different, from a special crust to childhood memories, and finally some wild and wacky slices you will not find anywhere else. Esposito’s Pizza and Pasta (Matawan) Three words: sesame seed crust. Without…