Good Shepherd

April 1, 2017

New India Palace

March 18, 2017

JJ Latin American Grill

March 18, 2017

Darby Road Pub

March 15, 2017


December 31, 2016


Picante has relocated from its original Morris Avenue location.

Review – July 2010

An informal 12 table storefront restaurant (263 Morris Avenue), Picante – “The Taste of Mexico” – serves decent Mexican fare. The Chilaquiles (tortilla strips in a red mole, with sour cream) are a very satisfying appetizer, the Chile Relleno is coated in egg, and the  tortillas appear to be homemade. Too bad each taco comes with only one tortilla, instead of two as in more traditional taquerias. None of the salsas we tried even approached “spicy” Mexican, so the restaurant’s name is a little misleading.


Olga’s Place

September 18, 2016


August 31, 2016

The menu is simple and the food is excellent at Loaded Burgers-N-BBQ in Garwood, NJ. (more…)

Nugent’s Tavern

May 16, 2016

Nugent’s Tavern in Elizabeth, NJ is a friendly neighborhood Irish bar with an extensive whiskey selection, an eclectic menu and excellent pub burgers. (more…)

El Rinconcito

April 9, 2016

Mark Twain Diner

January 17, 2016

Picture @ Mark Twain - Union, NJMorris Avenue, between Union and Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey, is good diner country. The Mark Twain Diner, just down the road from his progeny the Huck Finn Diner, checks all the Jersey diner boxes: fast service with chatty servers; a huge menu ranging from eggs, to grilled cheese to steak and lobster; and disco fries. It’s open till 1 am weekdays, 2 am Friday and Saturday. With a full bar, how could you go wrong?

For a 24-hour diner with more Latin dishes, follow Morris Avenue into Elizabeth, NJ to the Tropicana.