Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Friendly Toast-NH

The Friendly Toast

113 Congress St,
NH 03801

As seen on
-Man VS Food

This place rocks. Super quirky great food killer atmosphere.  Can't wait to go back. Portsmouth is such a cool town. Great shopping and such a nice place to spend the afternoon.  The Friendly Toast is knocking out crazy food. Green eggs and ham?  Helz yes. Pecan omelets?  Why not. Fresh made bread daily, made in house, which changes from pizza bread to pumpkin. Carribean waffles, pancakes piled high, biscuits and gravy. I'll be back.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Knipschildt Chocolatier -CT

Knipschildt Chocolatier
12 South Main St
Norwalk,  CT 06854

As seen on
-Throwdown with Bobby Flay

Ran in quick to pick up some truffles. Fritz Knipschildt is supposed to be the greatest Chocolatier since Jacques Torres. I was extremely disappointed and his shop has recently closed. I guess the celebrity chef had it wrong. Nothing special to see here.  

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Peanut Butter & Co-NYC

Peanut Butter & Co
240 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

As Seen On

-Sandwich Paradise

Who would have thought, you could elevate the ordinary pb&j to epic proportions?  I surely didn't think it was possible but now I am a believer. This place has been on my radar for years. I never bothered cuz I thought, "It's Peanut Butter!?" Well this was the best freaking peanut butter sandwich I've ever ate. They have tons of flavors of peanut butter. You can usually find their stuff in your local grocery store. White Chocolate, maple, spicy, cinnamon raisin, or chocolate chip to name a few. I got the most popular Elvis with honey, bananas, and bacon. I was impressed. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Quaker Creek Store-NY

Quaker Creek Store

767 Pulaski Hwy, Goshen, NY 10924

As seen on
-No Reservations

Need some homemade meats and pierogies? Of course you do and so do I. There is few places around to get homemade pierogies like great grandma used to make. Polish platters of sauerkraut and kielbasa. Stuffed cabbage, pastrami, and venison jerky please. This place rocks if you are in the Pine Island area but if you aren't the Smoke House in Saugerties is better and the pierogies on rt28 are better also. Worth a stop.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Provincetown Portuguese Bakery-MA

Provincetown Portuguese Bakery

299 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA

As Seen On
-nothing that I know of

I cannot express the beauty of a single hot bite of Malassada. Picture the best fried dough you have ever had. Seriously, better then the fair or carnival. Better then zepolies or funnel cake. Whatever you think is the best times two. Covered in cinnamon and sugar. They are frying them all day, right in the window. With a line out the door you are guaranteed a hot one.
Also had some kind of cream filled coconut cake which was enjoyed, but honestly I don't know how anything could compare to the fried dough. 
I will be back again whenever I'm on the Cape. I forgot to mention, this place is crazy cheap!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Markey's Lobster Pool-NH

Markey's Lobster Pool
420 State Rt 286 Seabrook, NH 03874

As seen on
-Man vs Food
-Chowdown Countdown 

Kinda dingey lobster shack, no frills, nothing fancy, and a bit of that New England Attitude. The view from dining deck is alright with some ocean views. Fresh boiled lobster and the fried seafood combo were excellent. I would suggest you plan your ordering as there are three different stations to order what you would like. Order anything that requires boiling first (I.E. Lobsters, clams, etc.), than your fried stuff, soups, and finally beverages.  There is an ATM available inside, as they only take cash. They are famous for their lobster roll rivalry with Brown's across the street. I've had my share of lobster rolls and although this was the text book definition, it wasnt very exciting. Alittle lobster, alittle mayo, and a toasted bun is all you need. I have no plans on stopping back unfortunately.  Stopping here during a road trip from Cape Cod to Maine, I can honestly say the beaches of NH are depressing and run down in comparison to their neighbors. Now I know why no one talks about New Hampshire Beaches. But if you find yourself in this deserted wasteland and need mediocre seafood Markey's is the place to go.

Friday, October 3, 2014

SoNo Baking Company-CT

SoNo Baking Company
101 S Water St
Norwalk, CT 06856

As Seen On-
Unique Sweets

SoNo Baking is located in Norwalk, very close to the aquarium and Stepping Stones. It is in a pretty nice area down by the water.  It was very clean inside with plenty of pastries and breads to select from. We got and few pastries and a sandwich to go.  Everything was good but no reason to go back. I do suggest going to Stepping Stones Children Museum if you have children. SoNo Baking was on the Cooking Channel for their fruit focaccia.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hoffman's Ice Cream-NJ

Hoffman's Icecream
800 Richmond Ave
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

As seen on
-Man Vs Food

Since 1955, Hoffman's has been a Jersey Shore institution.  So many deliscious, made in house, flavors to choose from it's plain crazy. Also famous for an icecream sundae called "the octopus" which includes 8 scoops and 8 toppings.  Fudge mint cookie, peanut butter crunch, chocolate brownie cookie dough, toasted coconut just to name a few.
I thought the ice cream was average. Kinda icy unfortunately.  They did have a nice clean place with a great selection of flavors. If you are on the shore it's worth a stop.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jersey Mike's Subs-NJ

Jersey Mike's Subs

2600 Bridge Avenue 

Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

As Seen On

-Sandwich Paradise

Jersey Mike's has been slicing up submarines since 1956. A Jersey Shore institution, located in Pt. Pleasant NJ. I had heard about this place a few years back and during a recent trip to the shore this was the first place we stopped.  Jersey Mike's has several hundred locations nation wide but Pt. Pleasant was the original.  Place was clean and had definitely been updated. Like an upscale Subway. The sandwiches were very pricy and nothing special. Somewhere around $8-9 for a 9in and $12ish for a foot long.  My wife and I both agreed, they have the mayo/oil/vinegar/herb ratio dialed in just right. Good flavors kinda thin. We won't be stopping back.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Raven & Boar-NY

111 CTY RTE 34

As seen on
-Extra Virgin

Just ran into this place by chance, at the Rhinebeck Farmers Market, and realized I saw them on tv. They had bacon, ribs, and your typical pork for sale by the lb raw and were grilling some sausages. The women was very pleasant and I spoke to her for awhile about Smorgasburg and NYC. Raven & Boar is not your typical pig farm. We are talking open pasture foraging heritage small herd Berkshire piggies. for $6 they had sweet or spicy sausage on a stick with a piece of baguette.  I got one of each and wasn't expecting to much, but was totally blown away. I mean these were the best sausages I have ever had. Homemade smokey from the grill sizzling hot and juicy. Really worth the trip to Rhinebeck.  Next time we are going to get a lb of bacon and more hot sausages of course.