A Turkish Dinner at Toros

Almost forgot to post photos of the Turkish dinner we had at Toros in Clifton, New Jersey for dad’s birthday. We wanted to try something new and Turkish cuisine has a nice variety of foods and flavors that we don’t experience that often. We were given a basket of Pide, a Turkish version of flatbread…

Brunch at Raymond’s

I always say that there are so many places in Ridgewood that I still have to try. One Saturday afternoon, we went to Raymond’s for a nice weekend brunch. There’s also a location in Montclair. The menu looked good and I was drawn to Raymond’s Omelette where you can select a couple items for $13…

Manjal Indian Fusion

It was my sister’s birthday and she was home visiting from the Philippines. She hasn’t been home for her birthday in a few years, so it was nice to go out with the family to celebrate. Keeping in mind that she’s vegan, I looked for a local vegan-friendly spot to have dinner. We thought it…

Juany’s Cafe & Grill

One weekend morning, we decided to try Juany’s Cafe & Grill in Fair Lawn. In addition to the breakfast items, salads, burgers, and sandwiches, they also serve various Latin American dishes and specialties. One of the weekend brunch specials was the Shakshuka. The Middle-Eastern dish was made with a Latin twist. It’s a sweet and…

Classic Eats: Bangkok Garden

Some restaurants have been around a long time. These classic restaurants were one of the first in the area serving a particular cuisine and continue to serve tasty food today. One of those places is Bangkok Garden in Hackensack, New Jersey. We decided to stop by for lunch one afternoon. It’s probably been about 20…

Wyckoff Thai

I got out of work early one weekday afternoon and thought it was a great opportunity to try a different spot for lunch. I love Thai food and I haven’t had a chance to try Wyckoff Thai since it opened back in October of 2015. Located on Franklin Ave., they offer lunch specials Monday thru…

Seabra’s Marisqueira

There are plenty of great Portuguese and Spanish restaurants in the North Ironbound neighborhood of Newark. One of our favorite places to enjoy a seafood dinner would have to be Seabra’s Marisqueira. I’ve been there a few times now and it’s always a satisfying dinner. The dining room is small with a few long communal…

Le Bon Choix

I had a free Saturday afternoon to grab some lunch.There were my usual places in Ridgewood, but decided to finally try a place I’ve been curious about since it opened, Le Bon Choix, a small French fare cafe with a focus on locally sourced rotisserie chicken. I’m all about a good chicken sandwich and the…