Category Archives: Restaurants

My Food & Faith Journey Featured in the Bergen County Daily Voice


I am honored to have my Faith & Food Journey featured in the Bergen County Daily Voice.

Thank you to Carl Corry of the Daily Voice for writing this great feature on my Faith & Food Journey. I hope you enjoy it. And please feel free to share it. Thank you. God bless.

Here is a link to the article: Saddle Brook Foodie Lets Spirit Move Him


“In Hoc Signo Vinces”: It’s Time to Take Back Our Catholic Manhood!


Venerable Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

This post is aimed mainly at the gentlemen out there. Let me start with a couple of questions.  When was the last time you spent an afternoon watching football or any sport for that matter?

Now answer me this. When was the last time you spent an hour or even 10 minutes on your knees in adoration before our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament?

So let me ask you another question. Are you looking for answers to tough questions in your life? Are you struggling with something?

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Dumont Crystal Diner in Dumont


Dumont Crystal Diner (45 West Madison Avenue, Dumont, NJ)

I’m an old school, Jersey diner kinda guy.  I love trying greasy spoons throughout the state.  A great thing about working on the road is you can never run out of great places to eat.
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Hot Dogs at Hank’s Franks in Lodi


A few Hank’s Franks Hot Dogs

I’ve been eating at this local roadside hot dog stand since I was a kid.  I remember coming here with my Dad for a quick lunch.  We would usually go in the summertime when we’d sit at the one of the outdoor tables and watch the cars drive by on Route 46 as we would talk and enjoy our hot dogs.

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Steak Lunch at Arthur’s Tavern in Morris Plains, NJ

Arthur's Tavern 700 Speedwell Avenue Morris Plains, NJ

Arthur’s Tavern
700 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, NJ

There’s one steakhouse in New Jersey that I’ve been looking forward to trying for quite some time, but just never had the chance to dine there.  That steakhouse is Arthur’s Tavern on Speedwell Avenue in Morris Plains directly across from the train station.  I’ve passed the location on numerous occasions, but never had the opportunity to stop in for a bite to eat.

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Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich served Pope Francis his meals in NYC

Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich and I at Eataly

On Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Visit to the United States, his meals for the New York City leg of his journey were in the very capable hands of Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich and her team of top notch chefs.

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A Peterstown Institution: Spirito’s Restaurant in Elizabeth, NJ

Spirito's Restaurant 714 3rd Avenue Elizabeth, NJ

Spirito’s Restaurant
714 3rd Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ

There are just those days when nothing but the old standbys will do.  When I get a hankering for classic red sauce joint fare, I make it a mission to search out the best of the best red sauce joints.  Living in North Jersey and in close proximity to NYC, there is no shortage of excellent red sauce joints.  One such landmark is Spirito’s Restaurant on 3rd Avenue in the Peterstown Section of Elizabeth, NJ also know as the Burg.  Spirito’s is a downright legendary institution in Elizabeth’s Little Italy.

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