Food & Spirits: Half Moon Restaurant (Kennett Square, PA)

Restaurant: Half Moon Restaurant and Saloon Date: August 25, 2016 Location: 108 West State Street, Kennet Square, PA After an abominable meal the night before, I desperately needed something good to bring me back. We visited The Mushroom Cap which is a store in town devoted entirely to mushrooms (and includes presumably the world’s only “Mushroom…

Food & Spirits: Ocean Bay Diner (South Amboy, NJ)

Restaurant: Ocean Bay Diner Date: June 22, 2016 Location: 1803 State Route 35, South Amboy, NJ New Jersey is the diner capital of the world. This is both a good thing and bad. It takes a lot for a diner to actually stand out as being one of the best. New ones are opening up…

Food & Spirits: Nancy’s Village Cafe (Lahaska, PA)

Restaurant: Nancy’s Village Cafe Date: June 16, 2016 Location: Peddler’s Village, Courtyard Store 7, Lahaska, PA When you visit Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, be prepared to shell out some big bucks. This applies to both shops and restaurants. However, there is one place which has been in business forever and is off the beaten…

Food & Spirits: An Ode to Scrapple

Your cholesterol may go up just reading this. You have been warned.  When I was nine or ten and eating at Dienner’s Country Restaurant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I placed something on my plate from the buffet that looked like a brownie to my young and naive eyes. I took a bite. It was no brownie….

Food & Spirits: Mike’s Deli Deserves a Mention (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

Restaurant: Mike’s Dairy and Deli (takeout only) Date: Cumulative Visits Location: 160 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ What’s that? He’s writing about a deli? Why yes, yes I am. This may seem out of place but I feel compelled to write a review about a convenience store in Atlantic Highlands named Mike’s (not to be confused…

Food & Spirits: Bacon Syrup and the “Tipsy Pig”

The other day, I was introduced to something called Bacon Syrup, when my mom’s friend bought it for me thinking it was something I would enjoy. While I was very skeptical at first, an initial whiff of the liquid produced by Torani had me going,”Wow!”. It truly smelled like bacon, not just artificial smoke like…