Travel Guide NY: Peach Lake Market & BBQ (North Salem)

I don’t know where the hell we were. I still don’t know how we found it. We had crossed the border into New York and were driving around the countryside for a while. Not a restaurant or business in sight. We were both hungry and decided we would stop at the first place we saw….

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…

Photo of the Day: June 15, 2016

I’m actually leaving for Connecticut tomorrow for a few days, so I wanted to share this shot of the Thomas Oyster Co. in historic Mystic Seaport from March of last year. We’ll be heading back there for another visit and a couple other places we went last time. However, we are adding a new stop:…

Photo of the Day: June 14, 2017

The exterior of the Bongo Road House in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania. At first glance, it looks like any other bar. But the foods and flavors that awaited inside were out of this world. When you’re done, you step out into the Poconos. A light snow started to fall shortly after. It was perfect. Winter 2016.

Two of the Best French Bakeries Around

When you think about it, Red Bank, NJ and New Hope, PA are very similar. Both are located near a river, both offer posh specialty shops, both have pricey restaurants (ranging from the well-executed to the pretentious). While New Hope may have a bit more history, one thing is for sure, the similarities include fantastic…

Photo of the Day: June 13, 2017

Another mug shot. You know you’re in for a good breakfast when this hits your table. I can’t wait to eat here when I’m in Pennsylvania next week. Dienner’s Country Restaurant, Ronks, Pennsylvania.

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…

Photo of the Day: June 9, 2017

I’ve already professed my love for Ikea—I would go there just to eat. But they have much more than their famous meatballs. There’s also an array of snacks and desserts. You can’t swing a dead cat without running into advertising for their remarkable dollar cinnamon buns. When you make your way downstairs to the item…

Photo of the Day: June 8, 2017

The original baking ovens (1861) of the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the temperature in the room matched that of an oven. No air conditioning in the original portion of the centuries-old building. Lovely tour, but keep that in mind when visiting in the summer! July 2016.

Photo of the Day: June 6, 2017

I enjoy Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, as much as anyone, but most of the restaurants are overpriced and of average quality. Not the case at Nancy’s Cafe. It’s a cozy luncheonette not located in a main hub. You’ll have to look for it. Great sandwiches, soups, and dessert. June 2016.