Photo of the Day: March 5, 2018

If there’s one thing that I’m going to miss about moving from my childhood home, it would be having a wood-burning fireplace…and the chance for a scene like this.

Photo of the Day: February 18, 2018

An addition to the top of my bar. It was found in a bin of antiques I was going through in my basement as we prepared to move last month.

Photo of the Day: February 14, 2018

For an Italian restaurant, Nonna’s actually has quite an affordable whiskey list. This pour of Glenfiddich, which I tried there for the first time, was only $9.

Photo of the Day: February 1, 2018

A little drink before I bet and lose my customary $20 at the Ocean Downs Casino on the outskirts of Ocean City, Maryland. But hey, on the second night, I actually left ahead $7. Big winnings for me.

Fermented Musings: Sometimes You Get What You Pay For

As anyone who reads this column will know, I am a fan of The Macallan scotch. The 12-year has become my go-to imbibe not only for the flavors but affordability. At an average little over $50 a bottle, it isn’t necessarily cheap, but it’s not prohibitive at this stage of my life either. I have…

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…

Vat 69 Gold and the Perfect Scotch Sour

Every year on my birthday, my parents would try to find me a bottle of whiskey that I had never heard of before. Sometimes, it is random. Other times, there is significance. Last year, it was the Quiet Man Irish Whiskey, named after the classic film starring John Wayne. This year on a spring trip…

Fermented Musings: Dalwhinnie’s Balance

I had just posted a column here about how I disliked a heavy, peaty scotch and much preferred the palate and finish of the Macallan sherry cask 12 and 18 year olds. That evening, Stephanie and I went over to the Jersey City waterfront for a stroll and found ourselves settled at the Light Horse…

Fermented Musings: A Year Older Me; A Six Year Older Scotch

I came to appreciate a good scotch somewhat late in life. My experiences as a younger man tended to be with brands and styles heavy in smokey, peaty flavors, of which I am not a fan. So I avoided scotch, preferring instead a good Irish whiskey (Bushmills remains a favorite). It was only later that…