• Roosterspin

    Restaurant Review: Roosterspin

    A little while ago I wrote about my dinner at Inspiration Roll and while I was there, my friend had mentioned that there was a place nearby with a Korean fusion menu including Korean chicken wings. Obviously, we had to make plans to go there! So a few weeks ago we went out for the afternoon (video to come) but before our day out in the sunshine we went to lunch at Roosterspin. First of all, the restaurant is so cool inside and I love the whole feel and ambience of the place. The restaurant features a bar, dark wood tables and furniture, lit up jars, and a wall of records. A record…

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    Pho Main Street

    Today I’ve got a bit of a different restaurant post for you as it’s going to be based on two separate trips instead of one. Pho Main Street is a vietnamese restaurant not far from me and it’s on Main Street, naturally. Both times I’ve ben there I got an order of spring rolls for an appetizer. They are tasty and not too greasy, which is always a plus. It is served on some large leaves of lettuce and pickled carrots and turnips, which I love. Last time I went to the restaurant it was a pretty warm day so I wasn’t really in the mood for soup. I got the…

  • Bareburger


    Yesterday I wrote about seeing Anastasia on Broadway and today I have not one, but two posts also from the day. First up is this short review of my lunch at Bareburger. My friend suggested we eat there because she had once before and really liked it. So we found a location near the theater and headed there for lunch before the show. Everything at Bareburger is organic and all-natural, which is so great. I love that it’s an eco-conscious restaurant! I ordered a side salad, the Kail Caesar and the American Burger. Both were delicious, but the salad really was one of the best salads I’ve ever had! This beautiful and scrumptious salad had…

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    Inspiration Roll

    Ever since last spring when I had to forgo getting a sushi burrito and opt for a poké bowl (albeit still delicious) at Pokéworks I’ve been wanting to get my hands on one. My wish finally came true when I went on a recent dinner outing to Inspiration Roll. There are a few locations and I went to the Westfield location which was really cute inside. Inspiration Roll’s menu consists of appetizers and three main things: ramen, sushi burritos, and poké bowls. You can pick and choose what you want from different categories such as your choice of protein, type of rice, vegetables, etc. Of course, I got a sushi burrito since…

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    Cafe Venezia

    I love discovering new and/or new to me places to eat. Around the holidays I went to Cafe Venezia for the first time with my family though my parents had gone a few weeks earlier for a holiday dinner with their friends. They raved about it so we went for a pre- New Year’s dinner. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page they recently celebrated their one-year anniversary so it is still sorta new-ish. Anyway, Cafe Venezia is a small, family owned Italian restaurant in Martinsville, NJ and the atmosphere, staff, and owners are so welcoming and friendly. That combined with the excellent food has made this a restaurant that will stay in…

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    Holiday Lunch at 1906

    How was everyone’s first week of 2017? I hope you got the year off to a good start! When I went to Longwood Gardens at the very end of 2016, my family and I ate lunch at the fine dining restaurant on the premises, 1906. I ate there back in June during my first visit to the gardens and loved it so much that I had to get a reservation to go back this time around, especially to try out their winter/holiday menu. I really wanted to go for dinner since I went for lunch last time and because the Yuletide Menu is dinner only, but the restaurant was booked…

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    Origin French Thai

    This post is long overdue, but I’m just getting the time/opportunity to write it. Back in August my friends had a joint birthday outing which included dinner at Origin – French Thai, a french thai fusion restaurant. It was my first time at the restaurant, though I’ve known and heard about it for years. I think the one time I had tried to go there it was on the one day a week they’re closed. This photo, courtesy of the Origin website, gives you an idea of the cute area the restaurant is located in in downtown Somerville, NJ. It sits on a side “street” that is closed off to traffic so…

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    Casa Maya

    Back in August I went to a new to me restaurant, Casa Maya, with my friend who has been there multiple times. This little Mexican restaurant sits right in the middle of what seems like a quiet neighborhood. It’s quaint but so strange because the restaurant sits in a lot of its own in the middle of a sort of fork in the road with houses all around and a church across the street. But enough about the location, let’s get to what I ate! The restaurant was decorated in a really cute way inside and I loved the tiled tables. The tortilla chips and salsa were fresh. They were especially…

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    Martino’s Cuban Restaurant

    I always enjoy trying new (or new to me) restaurants, mainly because eating is one of my favorite pastimes. I recently went to Martino’s Cuban Restaurant and enjoyed my dinner there in the small, family owned & run restaurant. According to their website, Martino – the owner and namesake – opened the restaurant in 1992 with the desire to bring the hearty, flavorful pre-Castro Cuban cuisine to the area. Here’s what I ate: Tortilla Chips with Salsa & Guacamole – the salsa had a little bit of spice to it, which I loved. The guacamole was nice and creamy and the tortilla chips were freshly fried. Also as a starter, I shared…

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    Restaurant Review: Esquina Latina

    I hope everyone is having a great Saturday so far. I saw the new James Bond movie, “Spectre”, so keep an eye out for a movie review in a few days! In the meantime, I have a restaurant review for you all today. Last weekend I went with a group of friends to Esquina Latina, a Cuban/Latin fusion restaurant, which opened in August. As soon as you walk into the restaurant you’re greeted by very loud music and a space that is a bit art-deco with some warm touches to it. The walls had a blue light shining on them. I went the night before Halloween, so the staff were all…