Restaurant Review: Le Peep (Edison, NJ)

The morning started innocently enough. I was on my way to run some errands and grab a bagel and coffee in Aberdeen when Will called and asked if I wanted to get breakfast at Le Peep. He had been raving about it for as long as I can remember. So, I made a U-turn and…

Photo of the Day: August 27, 2017

This was a real treat. I love scallops (possibly my favorite seafood). I hardly ever order them and never make them at home because of how expensive they are. Sure enough, William brought over these babies one night and my mom and I cooked them up. What I have learned when it comes to working…

Photo of the Day: August 8, 2017

It doesn’t get much better than relaxing by the bay with a basket of clam strips and some killer (though minuscule) coleslaw. Why does fried food have to be so enjoyable? Summer is upon us, so scenes like this will thankfully be more frequent. Sissy’s at the Harbor, Atlantic Highlands. August 2016.

Restaurant Review: Nemo (Keyport, NJ)

The tour of Keyort continues… I ate here just two days after my dad passed away, so I was not in the frame of mind to review this immediately or take any pictures of the food like I usually do. I had received a gift card from a student of mine, and that night seemed…

Travel Guide CT: Sea View Snack Bar (Mystic)

Before your mind begins to wonder, no, this ain’t no “snack bar”. In fact, such a misnomer is dangerous. What the Sea View Snack Bar actually is, is a 40-year-old roadside seafood joint that sits about 50 feet from Mystic River. As we approached it, I knew this would be a place we would like….

Travel Guide CT: Maggie McFly’s (Glastonbury)

When you walk in, you are immediately met with a dessert-making station. Cakes and ice cream are sourced from local bakeries and dairy producers. As you wait, you stare at the display case. We grabbed a menu to browse. We knew very shortly after that we were skipping over an appetizer to save room for…

Where Are All the Filipino Restaurants?

Crispy, crunchy, salty, sweet, savory, deep-fried. Those are just a few words I would use to describe Filipino food, and they are all sensations that Americans love in what they eat. If you live in New Jersey, chances are you have at least two or three Chinese places within ten minutes of your house and…

Restaurant Review: Max’s Restaurant (Jersey City, NJ)

“A white guy walked into a Filipino restaurant” is how this review should begin. Actually, Will and I are both white by appearance, but since he is half Filipino, I was the only Haoli in the restaurant at this particular time. I say all of this in humor, but as is the case with each…

Perth Amboy’s Portuguese Manor Has Sold; Will Changes Come?

Portuguese Manor is a restaurant I blog about frequently on Eating New Jersey. It’s my favorite restaurant in the world. I feel as if I have grown up there. They have been open since 1983, and my family started going there in the mid-90’s. I remember having my first filet mignon there as a teenager,…

Travel Guide MD: BJ’s on the Water (Ocean City)

We ended up here by accident. Why this was is cause for another post, but everything happens for a reason. I am glad fate brought us to BJ’s on the Water. I ate here once as a child, when I was about 13. I did not remember anything except sitting outside by the bay. This…

Travel Guide MD: The Crab Bag (Ocean City)

Talk about a seafood marathon. After eating way too much fried food that afternoon but still in the mood for seafood that night, we decided to give The Crab Bag a try. I had read that they had the best crabs in Ocean City. Their menu is actually gigantic. There are more choices of various seafood…