Time Split Between Family

Every since my parents divorced in the late 80s, I have always spent Christmas Eve with my father and Christmas Day with my mother. My father remarried and had two sons with my stepmother not long after.  On January 22, 2009, my father passed away at age 61 from heart disease. To keep his memory…

Holiday Teamwork Pulled it Together

As much as I wish I was a writer full time, I’m not. Yesterday at the 830-430 J-O-B, we had our holiday luncheon. A colleague and I planned it and put the whole thing together. She was Batman and I was Robin. We bought gift cards for prizes and created little party favor bags with…

A Little Taste of Bangkok in Caldwell, NJ

With several food choices available on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell,  we chose a casual contemporary BYOB thai restaurant called Bangkok Kitchen.  Family owned and operated, the menu features many thai favorites such as Pad Thai, Pad Cee Ew, Pad King, and Pad Puk.The restaurant is red colored throughout with a Manhattan vibe. We ordered the…

Give Back at JBJ Soul Kitchen

Tis the season to give to others. While I have made a few donations during the holidays, I want to tell you about an amazing restaurant I went to over the summer. JBJ Soul Kitchen is a non-profit Community Restaurant. It is run by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation ¬†and serves in-need as well…

Primed for Locals 

Situated close to Wanque and Ringwood NJ is a locals’ spot called Brady’s Prime 15. Owned by John Brady who also owns Brady’s at the Station in Ramsey, NJ the restaurant calls itself a steakhouse and saloon. When you first walk in, you step into a large bar area which is one of two indoor…