Max’s Restaurant

When it comes to Filipino food, there are several options in northern New Jersey. Our favorite place may be a small joint in Bergenfield or the addicting sisig at Mama Fina’s, but for simple, comforting Filipino grub we head to Max’s Restaurant in Bloomfield. Known for their special chicken recipe that became an instant favorite…

Jolibee Jersey City

After a delightful pizza dinner, my mom insisted that we all swing by Jolibee to bring home even more food. We were plenty full, but we were already in Jersey City which is their only location in New Jersey. I haven’t been to the popular Filipino fast food chain since visiting the Philippines when I…

Last Day in Savannah: Fried Chicken, Honey, and Brews

My time in Savannah was coming to an end. My flight home wasn’t for another few hours, so I decided to check out a few more places. I had lunch near the Savannah River at Vic’s on the River. The restaurant occupies a former warehouse space and serves Southern classics. I sat at small table…

Japanese Convenience Stores are the Best!

I’ve heard some amazing things about Japanese Convenience Stores. I know David Chang is a big fan of their fried chicken and Anthony Bourdain approves those egg salad sandwiches. There are a few chains, but the big three are FamilyMart, 7-Eleven, and Lawson. You’ll find conbini on almost every block throughout Tokyo and most are…

Off to Memphis: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

I finally had a chance to visit Tennessee and decided to stay in Memphis for a couple nights. My downtown hotel was right next to the famous bar-lined Beale Street. It was a beautiful sunny day and after checking into my hotel, I headed out for lunch. I was told that you can’t visit Memphis…