Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bobby's Burger Palace-NJ

Bobby's Burger Palace
Bergen Town Center
610 Bergen Town Center
Paramus, NJ 7652 

As seen on 
-The Best Thing I Ever Ate.

Bobby Flay is at it again. Opening a chain of burger places at a reasonable price. There are only a few on the east coast. At Bobby's Burger Palace you can get any burger Crunchified for free. What does this mean? All it means is they put a few potato chips on top of your burger. I passed.  I got the Bobby Blue Burger that was on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. I asked for it medium rare and when it came it was basically raw. Even to raw for me and I eat my burgers rare. But I ate it anyways in true Bover fashion. Anyways this burger was really good. You can def tell the quality of ingredients are better then your average restaurant. The blue cheese and bacon were amazing. The sweet potato fries were also banging. They had a bunch of different sauces on the table but no one cared for them.  Steph has the L.A. burger and had no complaints.
I would definitely go back.

LA burger

Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kee's Chocolates-NYC

Kee's Chocolates
80 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012-5112
(212) 334-3284

Kee's Chocolates started off in 2002 as one tiny store on Thompson St where they both hand made and sold their chocolates.   They were so popular, that in 2007 they bought the store front next door and now they hand make the chocolate in the original store and the new building is the retail shop.  They uses fresh exotic ingredients and are constantly changing their menu to keep this place a very unique sweet spot. What is great about these truffles are their unique fillings like kumquat,pepper,elderflower,balsamic vinegar or even covered in black sesame. This is the best chocolate place to go if you are willing to try out new and interesting chocolate flavors. We came here for the Creme Brulee filled truffles. Let me tell you these were the best chocolate anything I have ever had. The chocolate is shaped like a jewel and so thin. Its way thinner then even an egg shell and it explodes with creamy cold creme brulee.  Be ready to spend a lil cash for that sweet tooth because these things are $2 a pop and even with a box a 24 you don't even get a discount!  That's because they are well worth every penny. If chocolates are not your thing.  They also have a wide variety of macaroons as well.  By far the best macaroons i have ever had. I plan on going back for more.

As seen on
-The Best Thing I Ever Ate
-Queer Eye for a Straight Guy

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shake Shack-NYC

Shake Shack
Madison Square Park
E 23rd St & Madison Ave

New YorkNY 10010

 As seen on 
-The Layover

The Shake Shack is a Manhattan trendy burger place in the middle of Madison Square Park. The line can reach up to over an hr long just for a burger, fries, and a shake. Now I don't know if it is worth an hr wait but dam was this food good. I mean Ive been going around NYC trying burgers and food and this and that and this place was just perfect. Almost good enough for me to stop eating around and every time i go to the city just sit down and have a perfect burger with some perfect fries. People watching around the park is awesome and on a hot summer day just enjoying the city and sitting in the park is perfect. They have a camera on their website so you can check the line before you go there. If the line is less then 10 people deep you better hurry.

Shake burger, cheese fries, and a chocolate truffle cookie dough concreate

Monday, July 26, 2010

Magnolia Bakery-NYC

Magnolia Bakery
401 Bleecker St
New YorkNY 10014

Magnolia is definitely credited with starting the cupcake trend in NYC. After being seen repeatedly on SEX IN THE CITY this bakery has acquired cult status. Long lines and celebrities rave about their cupcakes. I tried their cupcakes at the Grand Central stand and was extremely disappointed and hoped that going to the actually bakery things might change. There wasn't much of a line, I was told that was rare. The cupcakes were help your self and they trusted you to come to the register and pay. I could have easily left and no one would have noticed. I cant believe people praise these cupcakes. They are so dry. Its like the worst cake I have ever had. The frosting almost saves it. Its more of a whipped cream base then cream cheese. I have no need to ever go back to this place. Crumbs cupcakes are still the best in my book. But despite my feelings you will still find a line on Bleecker St everyday for these.
As seen on
-Sex and the city
-Im sure a bunch of other shows

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Phillips Seafood-MD

Phillips Seafood
301 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1070
(410) 685-6600

Located right in the heart of the Inner Harbor Phillips offers your typical seafood menu. Crab, fish, oysters, clams, ect fried grilled steamed however you like. They are world famous for their crab cakes so I had to try, Although the crab cakes were good I had better upstairs in the mall food court for lunch. I also had better at Obrycki's which is where I would recommend you eat if you want crabs in Baltimore. Phillips is just a tourist trap in a tourist area. Since it is a chain most their food is probably frozen and shipped to multiple restaurants across the US. They ship their crab cakes and I also believe you can buy their frozen crab legs at places like Sam's club. By far the best thing about Phillips is their view of the Inner Harbor which is magnificent. I love Baltimore and you cant beat the Inner Harbor all lit up at night for dinner.

As seen on

Thursday, July 22, 2010


26 E 17th St
New York, NY 10003

As seen on
-Unique Eats

What's not to love about this place.  The menu is simple - choose a type of sausage (beef, pork, chicken, lamb, turkey,asparagus) and a type of sauce (jalapeno cheddar, truffle gruyere, sundried tomato feta, chimichurri, ect).  After that, they impale a baguette on a metal spike that makes room for the sausage. The cook the bread from the inside out. Slide the sausage into the baguette and your ready. They also make homemade sodas (coconut,lemon,grape,strawberry, ginger) that are really cool.
The seating is a bit unique.  They have a long communal table with butcher block seats under the table.  You slide a block out and cop a squat.  They also have some seating against one of the walls, with a little side table between the seats to rest your meal.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tavern 17-PA

220 S 17th St
PhiladelphiaPA 19103
Rittenhouse Square

Saw this place on Rachael Rays vacation show and knew I had to bring my pup to try out the doggy menu. They had chicken, beef, and turkey maybe a hot dog and even dessert. All choices were $2.50 and they bring it to the table in a nice doggy bowl.
I have seen alot of negative review of this place online but cant say I had any issues. We made it there during happy hr and the $1 sliders were so good. For $1 seriously that's so cheap. They also had $3 drink specials that were pretty good. They have some nice outside seating and it is 1 block from a really nice park. I would definitely go back again for some sweet sliders.

As seen on
-Rachael's Vacations

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Grease Trucks-NJ

Grease Trucks
College Ave & Hamilton Ave
Lot 8

New BrunswickNJ 08901

A Rutgers/New Jersey late night institution. Though also open during the day, these trucks are packed with hungry, drunk Rutgers students all night. All sandwiches are stuffed with multiple meats, fries, vegetables, and condiments. For example, the Fat Phillipino has Cheese Steak, Gyro meat, Chicken Fingers, Mozzarella Sticks, White Sauce, french fries and lettuce and tomatoes all stuffed in one sandwiches.  All their sandwich's are called FAT something and they are all topped with fries.  If you can eat 5 fat sandwich's you can name your own and they will put it on the menu.  Classic sandwich's such as the Fat Bitch and the Fat Cock started to offend people so they were legally forced to change the names of the sandwich's. But if you like jalapeno poppers, chicken fingers, fries,mozzarella sticks, and onion rings all on the same sandwich this is the place for you. The most famous sandwich is the Fat Darrell which is named after the Rutgers student that invented the first Fat sandwich.

As seen on
-Extreme Pigouts
-Man Vs Food
-Chowdown Countdown
-#1 sandwich in the country by Maxim magazine
-Food Truck Paradise
-Extreme Fast Food

Friday, July 16, 2010

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck-NYC

All over Manhattan
Check the website for locations daily

Yes this really is the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. They are serving up crazy ice cream treats all over the city. Olive oil, sea salt, wasabi peas, or curry take your pic. They are always changing up their flavors and specials. They are gaining popularity with there Choinkwhick which is a chocolate ice cream sandwich with bacon yummm....

I had the curried coconut cone and Steph had the Monday Sunday (nutella lined waffle cone, Dulce de leche,sea salt, whipped cream, twist)

As seen on
-Lx Tv
-United Tastes of America
-Eat St.
-The Best Thing I Ever Ate
-The Layover
-United States of Bacon

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

All over Manhattan
Check the website for locations daily

Yes this really is the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. They are serving up crazy ice cream treats all over the city. Olive oil, sea salt, wasabi peas, or curry take your pic. They are always changing up their flavors and specials. They are gaining popularity with there Choinkwhick which is a chocolate ice cream sandwich with bacon yummm....

I had the curried coconut cone and Steph had the Monday Sunday (nutella lined waffle cone, Dulce de leche,sea salt, whipped cream, twist)

As seen on
-Lx Tv
-No Reservations 
-The Chew
-Guilty Pleasures 
-The Layover 

Thursday, July 15, 2010


595 River Road
Edgewater, NJ 07020
(201) 941-9113

Mitsuwa is the largest Asian market on the east coast. Just about the size of your local Hanaford or Shoprite but with the addition of a huge food court holding 5 or more spots to eat authentic Asian fair. Ive been visiting Mitsuwa for a few years now on River Rd in Edgewater to fill my Asian fix. This place is so serious they have a free shuttle bus from Chinatown daily. Whatever you need they have. Japanese toilet paper, Japanese hair dye,  Asian soap, Asian Mayo, Asian salt, Asian eggs, anything a regular store would have but you cant read any of the packages. Its so much fun trying to figure out what you are looking at. 

As seen on
-No Reservations

My fiance and I always pick up some stuff we have never tried before and it is usually a surprise. They have sushi, a bakery, meat, seafood, drinks, Hello Kitty, candy, octopus, crabs, green tea icecream,samples of stuff. The parking lot is usually a mess this place is always packed.

Isles of Saki and beer all Asian of course

Toothpaste anyone?


But there is 1 thing we always come back for. We drive an hr and a half just for 1 snack.  Creamyaki from a booth in the food court. A waffle type dessert filled with creamy pudding. Shaped like fish or with different animals on each side. This is worth the trip alone. SO good and still hot and steaming. I almost forgot to mention they own a few stores outside selling Asian books and Asian stuff. Also a sushi place right on the pier overlooking NYC. This location is so great you can grab a few bites go outside and overlook Manhattan across the Hudson River. 

Plastic food you know its authentic