Photo of the Day: May 8, 2018

Artichoke Francaise. Gotta hand it to Brothers’ Pizza for yet another outstanding appetizer. Remember those stuffed mushrooms?

Photo of the Day: April 6, 2018

Another one from Portuguese Manor. The appetizer sampler with stuffed clams, stuffed mushrooms, and bacon-wrapped scallops.

The Dinner that was Closure

As you all know, my dad passed away in June. On Father’s Day, of all days. Without going into too much detail, it took from that moment until late November for my mom and I to know if we would be able to keep the house, my childhood home for 23 years, or not. When…

Photo of the Day: November 29, 2017

Another killer appetizer from Brothers’ Pizza, the place that served up the best God damn stuffed mushrooms I’ve ever had in my life. Clams here, roasted to perfection, and drenched in a wonderful garlic sauce. Needed a second loaf of bread for this one.

Restaurant Review: The Brothers Italian Cuisine (Red Bank, NJ)

I had not been to The Brothers in about five years. I remember the outside being nothing to look at, and the inside kind of dark and dram. But still, there was an atmosphere to it. Something old and classic. When I visited there the other day, I was surprised to see the inside was…

Happy Thanksgiving 2016: What’s Cooking?

Ah, the day has finally come. The one holiday anyone can celebrate. What is more American than a day devoted entirely to eating? Not much else. Below is what is one the menu in my house today. My mom takes care of most of it, but there are a few things I will be handling…

Restaurant Review: Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge, NJ)

I had driven past Ponte Vecchio in Old Bridge for years but never actually gave it a try until last week. My friend was in the mood for seafood and since the place bills itself as a “Seafood Grill”, we figured it was worth a shot. The menu is an eclectic mix for an Italian…

Restaurant Review: Portuguese Manor (Perth Amboy, NJ)

There are some people that may call Portuguese Manor in Perth Amboy dated. Some may complain that the decor and menu has not changed in at least 12 years (that’s just how long my family and I have been eating there; they have been in existence much longer). But with that reluctance to change comes…