• Chef Yang's 46 - Sesame Chicken

    Chef Yang 46

    A few weeks ago I was invited to dine at Chef Yang 46 , a gourmet Chinese restaurant in Clifton, NJ. I was sent a tasting menu to give me an idea of my choices for appetizers, entrees, etc and I enlisted a friend to go with me for dinner. We went last Sunday and when we were seated menus were placed on our table. Like regular menus. So when the waiter came for our drink order, I asked if we were supposed to order from the tasting menu I was sent and he said I could or I could order anything I want. Since the tasting menu looked like a…

  • Salted Lime - Pork Carnitas

    Restaurant: Salted Lime

    For months my friends had been raving about a relatively new Central/South American restaurant nearby called Salted Lime. I hadn’t gone with them the times they went so on my birthday a few weeks ago a little group of us decided to go. One of my friend’s birthdays is a few days before mine and since we don’t all get to see each other very often we used our birthdays as a reason to get together for dinner. The restaurant did not disappoint and I’ve actually been there twice now in less than a month! Here are a few photos of what I had when I went the first time…

  • Basta Pasta - Polpo

    Basta Pasta

    Happy Friday! I hope your week has been good so far. It’s been another busy week for me. Lots going on, people to see and hang out with, work to do, and a beach photoshoot with Lauren (which turned out great by the way!) but it’s been a pretty good week! Today I’ve got more work to do and some chores to do, but I’m hopefully seeing Spiderman: Far From home tonight so I’ll let you know what I think! If you remember, I recently wrote about my time at the book launch party for Spin the Dawn in the city. After the event, I went to dinner at Basta Pasta.…

  • Fromage Grille - Chevre

    Fromage Grillé

    A few months ago my friend and I were looking up some restaurants to check out – not necessarily new restaurants but at least new to us. I saw that there was a grilled cheese restaurant in a town not too far away and I wanted to check it out right away! A whole restaurant devoted to grilled cheese?! But the cute little restaurant is only open 11am-4pm Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays, so we weren’t able to check it out until recently. I love that the restaurant is called Fromage Grillé – literally “grilled cheese” in french. The place is small, but cute and the staff was so helpful and…

  • Redstone Grill - Baked Crab Dip

    Redstone Grill

    Do you have a Redstone Grill near you? I think there are only a handful of them around the country, but one of them is near me. I went a few weeks ago with my family and it was my first time even though the restaurant has been open for at least a year, so I thought I would take some photos of what we ordered and my thoughts. My family and I ordered two appetizers to share: the Baked Crab Dip & Buffalo Jumbo Shrimp. Both were so good! The shrimp was a little spicy in a tangy way and so delicious. The crab dip was also super tasty and…

  • Fig & Olive - Crostini

    Fig & Olive

    Ah Sunday already. I’m not ready for the weekend to end! And it doesn’t help to know that my next holiday or day off from work (minus weekends) isn’t until April. Should I be wishing for another snow day even though we used up our built in days? Anyway, if you remember back in December I went in to the city (New York City) to see the Downton Abbey Exhibition and saw the tree at Rockefeller Center etc. For dinner my family and I went to Fig & Olive. There are a few locations around the city and two in California, but this was my first time. We went to the 5th…

  • Saganaki

    Kyma Greek Cuisine

    Greek food and mediterranean food in general is a cuisine I really enjoy. I love the different meats and fresh vegetables all with a mediterranean flair. My friend told me about a greek restaurant nearby, Kyma Greek Cuisine,  that she had been wanting to try. We finally found a day to go for dinner and of course I documented my food to share here since it was my first time there! When I’m going to a restaurant that is new to me I sometimes like to check out the menu online to get an idea of what the appetizers and entrees are. I read some Yelp reviews that said the…

  • The Watermark Restaurant - Shrimp Cocktail
    Food,  Travel

    The Watermark Restaurant

    I briefly mentioned in my Niagara Falls post about my dinner at The Watermark Restaurant at the top of the Hilton – Fallsview Hotel. The views of the falls are spectacular so we definitely wanted to have dinner there for our one night in town. The menu at The Watermark is a prix fixe menu and you can choose between 3 dishes or 5. My dad, brother, and I chose 5 dishes and my mom chose 3 so we could share some of the small plates and appetizers. I really only ate 4 dishes as I had my eye on 4 things but didn’t think I could eat 5 so I…

  • Savor - Umbrellas


    A few weeks ago I went to the restaurant,  Savor, and I wanted to share a few pictures and my thoughts! I went on a really comfortable evening weather-wise so my friends and I were able to sit outside. I love being able to sit outside but it’s always tricky in the summer because if it’s really hot you’d rather be in the air conditioning. Luckily, it was nice that evening. The restaurant is right on Main St. in Somerville, NJ so the outdoor dining has a nice sidewalk cafe feel to it with it’s large, orange umbrellas. The ambience was definitely nice. Now onto the food. For my appetizer, I…

  • Food

    Dutch Fred’s

    I recently went into the city with my cousins who were visiting (see my Top of the Rock post here). My cousin found a great restaurant for us to check out for lunch, Dutch Fred’s, in the theater district. They specialize in small plates and have Broadway themed cocktails. With that in mind, we ordered a few things to share and we were not disappointed! We ordered the poutine, of course with my cousins originally being from Canada they wanted to try it out. It is not on the lunch menu, but my cousin had seen it on one of their menus online I think and they were kind enough to…