Believe it or not my favorite place to eat at the Jersey shore is not a seafood joint. Most people really look forward to the fresh seafood when eating at the beach but my favorite beach restaurant happens to be a casual little restaurant that serves up Mexican and Tex Mex food. Ever since we moved to New Jersey, my family has been taking summer vacations in Wildwood. I have eaten at numerous restaurants there, some fancy, some casual and dinner at Bandanas Mexican Grille is still the meal I look forward to the most. The festive atmosphere and the delicious food keep me coming back each summer. And, by the way, I’m not a dessert person but the dessert here is FANTASTIC. (more…)
This is from Sushi Palace in Kingston, NJ. All you can eat sushi has never thrilled me because it usually isn’t the best quality. That goes for most all you can eat places, in my opinion. But the sushi at Sushi Palace is GOOD quality and for $25 you can eat your fill of the stuff. We definitely did as you can see from the pictures above! I love trying the specialty rolls, but I have to say, spicy tuna is really a favorite of mine no matter where I go. It’s so good! What’s your favorite sushi roll?
Isn’t that so fun to say? Furikake fries! I had actually never heard of Furikake (and I grew up in Asia, granted not Japan, but still, shame on me) until we went to Maui and ate at a restaurant called the Aloha Mixed Plate. It’s a really interesting restaurant and REALLY affordable, especially for Hawaii. Most restaurants in Hawaii, specifically Maui, are not really budget friendly so the Aloha Mixed Plate was a nice change of pace. The restaurant offers an amazing view too and is right on the beach. You can’t beat the view or the prices. The menu offers both Asian inspired items as well as traditional Hawaiian and classic American dishes. If you are ever in Maui, I highly recommend trying the Aloha Mixed Plate. It’s a really fun, casual, outdoor restaurant with great food, tropical drinks and friendly service. It’s also ALWAYS packed, which generally bodes well and is a good sign that the food is decent. (more…)
I should tell you right off the bat that I did not create this delicious cocktail. I simply ordered it at one of my favorite happy hours. It sounds awful, doesn’t it? My friend had been raving about it and recommended I try it, but I was skeptical. It just didn’t sound good to me. I’m pretty picky when it comes to cocktails. I hate anything too sweet. And I usually don’t order martinis. They’re either too strong or too sweet for me. I’m more of a margarita or glass of wine kind of girl. Although I do love those sweet slushy style cocktails you order when you’re on vacation, like classic pina coladas and strawberry daquiries. I mean, who doesn’t love those? (more…)
It’s no secret that I adore Indian food. It’s probably my favorite type of food, even above Thai food, which is the food I grew up on. Indian food is full of flavor and color and I just can’t get enough of it. I hit up the local Indian restaurants more than a couple times a month, especially for their lunch buffets. Lunch buffets are my favorite, because I can never decide on just one dish. I like most Indian dishes but there are a couple that are stand outs for me. Favorites, if you will. (more…)
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted but I’m sure you all have been busy with Thanksgiving and the Holiday season coming up! However, that’s not the only reason for my lack of posts. I’ve been in the Cayman Islands recently! I stumbled upon a groupon for the Sunshine Suites on Grand Cayman in the Seven Mile Beach area and decided I could really use a vacation. I spent a week soaking up some sun and enjoying some much needed relaxation. Seven Mile Beach is world renowned for it’s beauty. The beach is made up of fine white sand, and water so crystal clear you can see straight to the bottom. I was expecting to enjoy the beauty of the island, but what I wasn’t expecting was the wide variety of amazing food that awaited me. Grand Cayman is truly and island fit for foodies. The unique, fresh and flavorful dishes made for a wonderful vacation. Here’s a sneak peak of my vacation in the Cayman Islands, at least the food aspect of it. (more…)
I feel incredibly blessed to live in an area with great restaurants and only 45 minutes away from New York City, home to some of the greatest restaurants in the world. When we want to go out to dinner, our options are seemingly limitless. Thai, Indian, Greek, Italian, you name it and we can easily find it. (more…)
My quarter century birthday (or 25th) happened this month and celebrations ensued. I feel so blessed because not only do I get to celebrate my birthday once, I also get to go out with my family, my husband’s family, and my friends. It’s nice to feel loved :). However, the month of May will now be devoted to dieting since basically I ate my way through the entire month of April! (more…)
I don’t know very many people who don’t like Tex Mex food. Crunchy, cheesy goodness is hard not to like, which is why I was so excited when we stumbled upon the Blue Moon Mexican Cafe in Engelwood, NJ. Not a native to the Engelwood area, I was walking along what seemed to be the main street in town, looking for a place to eat. There were tons of restaurants around, but for some reason the Blue Moon caught my eye. Even from the outside, the restaurant looks festive and welcoming. (more…)
I was so good on my diet. I really was. I didn’t cheat at all while on the Daniel Fast, at least not knowingly. Except once. One Friday night while on the Daniel Fast, I made an exception. Sometimes, you can’t help it…this was one of those times.