Thirsty Turtle Florham Park

I took most of the week off from the J-O-B this past week. On President’s Day, a friend of mine and I hit up the Morris Museum in Morris Plains, NJ. After spending nearly three hours there, we wanted to have a late lunch. I had been wanting to try The Thirsty Turtle in Florham…

Toast – Asbury Park

On March 12, 2017 I reviewed Toast in Montclair. This entry is about Toast located in my happy place, Asbury Park. A friend and I went on a blustery day and brought my staffordbullterrier, Macy. They allow dogs at their outside tables. Here is a photo of the outside area and other patrons who brought…

Visit Villa Victoria Restaurant & Pizzeria

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I am as brutally honest as they come. I highlight the positives as well as the negatives. In fact even when accentuating the positives as well as the negatives, sometimes I will receive backlash (well, once) for the slightest negative comment. I have even been told…

Foodie Fun at The Culinary Institute

Lately I’ve found myself saying “I’ve missed my calling” an awful lot. Today I said it again when I visited The Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, NY. Obviously I love cooking and I love food. I have a food blog. I have wanted to go up to CIA for a long time. Our bus arrived…

Mellow Out at The Mellow Mushroom

The Mellow Mushroom was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1974. Known for their pizza, the franchise operates under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc. The Mellow Mushroom Bakers have been serving stone-baked pizzas for over 40 years. Their mission statement on the website says “Our mission is to provide delicious food in a fun and creative…

Take Me to the River

The River of Beer located at 133 Main Street in Bloomingdale is a pub, tap room and craft cocktail bar frequented mostly by locals. Owned by the Soule family, the building that houses the bar has been in their family for over 45 years. Prior to September 2016 when River of Beer opened its doors,…

Boozin and Brunchin at Urban Table

Situated on the busy street of Park Place in Morristown, NJ is one of two Urban Table locations. Urban Table features homemade farm fresh food in a modern setting. Breakfast, Brunch, lunch and dinner are offered. A full bar is also on the premises. A friend and I decided to try it out one Sunday…

A Sweet Cheese Pairing with Marie Fromage

Before attending the October 11th cheese and sweets tasting at Vanillamore in Montclair, NJ, I could not tell you the definitions of affinage, affineur, or rennet. Thanks to host, Mary Connolly a.k.a Marie Fromage, I now know. This BYOB tasting entailed artisans cheeses paired with yummy sweets from Vanillamore. Where cheese comes from, the best…

Uncle Dood’s Donuts Rides the Wave of Freshness

South Jersey has so many yummy donut shops. On October 13, 2016 I reviewed a fabulous donut place in Asbury Park, NJ called Purple Glaze. Now I want to take you further south and tell you about Uncle Dood’s Donuts in Toms River. I have been following this place and it’s owner, Dominic Livolsi on…

Spend an Autumn Day at Warwick Valley Winery

Fall is in the air and that means tri-color leaves, crunchy leaves on the ground, hoodies, apple cider, and pumpkin spice. It also means a beautiful afternoon at the Warwick Valley Winery in Warwick New York. Spend the day apple picking, wine and cheese tasting and pairing, cider tasting, bourbon tasting or all four! When…

A Taste of Thailand in Kinnelon

Nestled in the Meadtown Shopping Center in Kinnelon, NJ is a fabulous little BYOB called House of Thai. House of Thai states on their social media page that they prepare and serve meats that will transport the customer to the very streets of Thailand. I’ve never been to Thailand but if they serve food like…