Ending the Summer with a Bang! My Labor Day Weekend

Even though the first day of Fall isn’t until September 23, most people associate the end of summer to Labor Day weekend. I know I do. This summer flew by quickly. It was year two of me not going on any overnight vacations. I just took day trips. In fact, as much as I have…

Living My Best Life – Day Trip to LBI

Lately I’ve been applying the Mike “Situation” Sorrentino philosophy of Living My Best Life. What does that mean? It means I’m being responsible. I’m saving, paying my bills, but then blowing through the rest of my paycheck like a tornado to have fun. It’s become a strong need. Last week a friend and I drove…

In My Glory at Old Glory

Despite the fact that I haven’t had a vacation in two years, I have had some fun times. This specific week has been a fun week, an expensive week and a week with several cheat days from my low carb lifestyle. Over the weekend some of my oldest friends and I headed to Keyport, NJ…

Hoof it on Over to Valley Stables

Valley Stables was founded in 2011 by Joseph and Melissa Kelly. The restaurant’s atmosphere offers an inviting rustic stable vibe. When we were seated in the upstairs area, the first thing we noticed were the televisions in the wall of the wooden booths. With 25 televisions, this establishment is a good place to catch your…

North Arlington has a Hidden Breakfast & Lunch Gem

Snuggled in a residential area in North Arlington, NJ across the street from Arlington Park Apartments in the corner mini strip lot sits a stellar breakfast and lunch spot called Fisher’s Cafe. Owned and operated for the last 14 years by Carlos Sierra, this old school looking establishment features knick knacks you would normally see…

Move Over Joe’s Crab Shack, Jack’s Seafood Shack is Where it’s at!

In April 2017, Montclair got itself another BYOB gem in Jack’s Seafood Shack. Jack’s Seasfood Shack is owned and operated by a known lobster lover. I have been following Jack’s Seafood Shack for some time now on Instagram and had been very interested in trying them out. I made reservations for a friend’s birthday for…

Bogies Hoagies is Hawthorne’s Hot Spot for Sandwiches

Located on Lafayette Ave in Hawthorne is a neighborhood fixture and hot spot called Bogies Hoagies. Colleagues and friends have been raving about Boagies Hoagies large and filling sandwiches. A colleague and I got to Bogies at about 1pm on a Friday for lunch. The place was packed. When you walk in, you place your…

Good Food and Fun Explodes at Mt Fuji

A friend and I had a belated birthday celebration at the famous Mt Fuji in Hillburn, NY. According their website, the restaurant is an architectural splendor situated on a 45-acre private mountain, making it an iconic landmark restaurant unlike others since 1969. We had reservations for 6pm. We got there a little early, gave our…

Wink’s Desserts

I have been doing keto since March 15. With Spring in full bloom and the weather getting warmer, the ice cream and milkshake cravings are getting real. While you are allowed a cheat day, I do not feel I’m far enough along yet in my quest. Google helped me locate a company in Stamford, Connecticut…

Worth Every Penny at Tierney’s Copperhouse

Last weekend, my bestie took me out for a belated birthday dinner to a place that I have wanted to try for a while now. The place? Tierney’s Copperhouse in Fairfield, New Jersey. Tierney’s was founded in 2012 and has been suggested to me on many occasions by several theatre friends that dine there regularly….