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…

Mundo Vegan

I met up with a friend one day for a vegan lunch at Mundo Vegan in Montclair, New Jersey. The small eatery offers organic entrees and desserts that are non-GMO, palm oil free, peanut free, and mostly gluten free. Sounds healthy to me! We sat at one of the small outdoor tables. The menu changes…

A Birthday Dinner at Saddle River Inn

I can’t forget to share pics from my wonderful birthday dinner I had at the Saddle River Inn in Saddle River, New Jersey back in October. It was my first time dining at the upscale French-inspired restaurant that I’ve heard so much about for years. The BYOB restaurant is set in a 19th century restored…

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…

Cast Iron Pot Korean BBQ Buffet

When it comes to Korean cuisine, my family and I have our favorites like the spicy tofu stews (sundubu jjigae) and savory pancakes (pajeon). We also love Korean BBQ where you cook the meats right at your table, so I was happy to check out the all-you-can-eat barbecue menu at Cast Iron BBQ in Fairview….

Brunch at Bonefish Grill

I’m all about brunch during my travels, but haven’t really done much brunchin’ while staying home in New Jersey. I’m not familiar with too many local places offering a brunch menu, so I was excited to find out that Bonefish Grill in Paramus features one on Saturdays and Sundays! It’s been several years since I’ve…

Veggie Heaven Teaneck

A dinner out with my sister means going to a vegan-friendly restaurant. We went to Veggie Heaven in Teaneck one Friday night. I remember going to the Montclair location years ago where we enjoyed all the vegan Chinese dishes. There was a time when the thought of a vegan meal would cause utter disappointment, but…

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…