Restaurant Review: Outback Steakhouse (Middletown, NJ)

I rarely write about chain restaurants on this blog unless the experience is ultra positive (or negative). I had been sitting on a $100 gift card to Outback Steakhouse for the last six months and finally used it a couple of weeks ago. It must have been my first time there since I was a…

Photo of the Day: May 18, 2018

A teeny-tiny organic grass-fed sirloin (that was totally worth the price) along with some sauteed string beans and roasted potatoes.

Photo of the Day: April 20, 2018

An unbelievable skirt steak at Kunya Siam. Been eating there far too long to have never ordered it before. Oh, what I was missing!

Photo of the Day: March 18, 2018

Homemade beef with scallions. It was as delicious as it looks. While it cost about the same to make as it would have been to order a quart, there is some satisfaction in pulling off this dish and it tasting just as good. Not to mention how much sodium and calories we save. This only…

Photo of the Day: February 19, 2018

The first time I ever had venison, and I cooked it myself. My friend’s family hunts and brought back a slew of deer steaks. So here is one of them. Cooked in butter and olive oil for seven minutes on each side. I threw in a few cloves of garlic midway through for additional flavor….

Photo of the Day: February 3, 2018

Homemade brasioles on their way to searing in a cast iron skillet. Thin slices of beef have been wrapped around a mixture of sauteed spinach (extra virgin olive oil, garlic, crushed red pepper) and seasoned breadcrumbs. What’s not to like?

Restaurant Review: Bahama Breeze (Woodbridge, NJ)

Bahama Breeze is not just one of my favorite chain restaurants, it’s one of my favorite places to eat. Period. I never write about major chains here on Eating New Jersey. That’s Hunter’s job. But for nearly two years since I first started eating there, I’ve been hard-pressed to find something wrong with it. Everything…

Photo of the Day: December 11, 2017

Steak sandwiches always manage to be chewy or uninspiring, but McDonagh’s nails it here. In addition to some stringy mozzarella, there is a sriracha-horseradish mayo and homemade potato chips on the side. Delicious!

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

“A white guy walked into a Filipino restaurant” is how this review should begin. Actually, We 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 visit to…

Five Mini Reviews of Restaurants Visited Before this Blog

I started Eating New Jersey last September. I was food blogging on my personal website for a few months prior to that. Around that time and slightly before it, I visited a few restaurants which I did not review on my blog. I either forgot about them or felt I could not write enough for…

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,…