Outside Dining in Covid Times

It’s been almost four months of the Covid pandemic here in New Jersey. We experienced a lock down and only take out and delivery causing major problems for small businesses and eateries. Slowly we are trying to get back to normalcy but it’s two steps forward and three steps back. Restaurants are allowed outdoor dining…

Food in the Time of Covid

It’s been a while. Weird times we are living in. It’s a time of mask wearing, social distancing, and Zoom for human connection. It’s also a time where restaurants and small businesses need us the most since they are strictly take out or delivery. That’s why we chose to still celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Ironically…

Birthday Celebration Prior to the Covid-19 Era

Prior to what I refer to as the Covid-19 era, I celebrated my birthday with my significant other at a delicious French restaurant in Northvale, NJ called Madeleine’s Petit Paris. The last time I dined at a French restaurant was when I was in Canada in 2009.We had a very accommodating waitress who offered us…

Girls Night at Suburban Bar & Kitchen

On January 17 two of my girls and I went to Suburban Bar & Kitchen in Randolph to celebrate a birthday. If you are familiar with the area, you know this restaurant used to be Morris Tap & Grill where the food was prepared by Chef Eric Levine (Previously reviewed some years back). Everything has…

The New Cheese Bar in Pompton Lakes

Anyone who knows me knows the way to my heart and a way to put a smile on my face is a diverse charcuterie board or cheese board and some good wine. That’s why when The Cheese Bar, a BYOB,  opened in Pompton Lakes, NJ I knew I had to make my way there as…

A Great Kick Off to Holiday Break!

One of the perks of my full time bill paying job is I am off until Jan 2, 2020. Friday, Dec 20 I took a half day (got out at noon) to get the break rollin’. The evening of the 20th I headed over to a friend’s mom’s house for a Winter Solstice party. I’ve…

Step out to Jersey City

Once a month the girls from my theatre (Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Montclair, NJ) have a girls night where we enjoy a great restaurant with delicious food and drinks. On November 15 we dined at Kitchen Step in Jersey City. Owned by Cory Checket, Kitchen Step is a little bistro located in the historic…

Fall, Friends, and Food at the Cove

If you a religious follower of my blog, you will remember when I reviewed a place in Montclair called Villa Victoria where I stated I couldn’t understand why the place had such bad reviews. This is another instance of the same with a place called Cove Castle on the lake in Greenwood Lake New York….

A Beautiful Fall Day in Lambertville NJ & New Hope PA

It had been five or six years since I’d last been to Lambertville NJ and New Hope PA. That’s why I was super excited to spend a beautiful fall Saturday in those towns with my bestie. Parking was our biggest concern. We decided to park in Lambertville. Meter parking is outrageous – 1.25 an hour….

Cyndia’s is Where it’s at in Totowa

With the beginning of the fall and the blog’s 3 year anniversary fastly approaching, my friend and I visited a hot breakfast and lunch spot in Totowa called Cyndia’s. Cyndia’s was brought to my attention by a friend from high school. I’ve been following them on Instagram for over a year. The pictures posted are…

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…