Tag Archive | restaurant review

Pie Guys Pizza: Wayne, NJ

There’s a new pizza spot in New Jersey, and you know that means that I had to make the journey to scope the place out. There simply cannot be a crispy grandma slice in my state that I haven’t sampled, so it was the first thing I ordered when I reached Pie Guys Pizza‘s counter. It didn’t […]

Noodlefan: Union, NJ

Noodlefan: Union, NJ

Every time a new restaurant comes to my area, I give it a try. If it turns out to be a bust, well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. But if it turns out to be as delicious as Noodlefan, then I’ve got a new favorite restaurant on my hands. With a great, yummy menu filled with tons of creative Thai/Asian dishes […]

Wagamama: The UK’s Take on Japanese Ramen

When I was researching my winter trip to Ireland, the number one restaurant I was advised to check out was Wagamama. This Japanese noodle house was actually started in London’s Bloomsbury, inspired by casual ramen bars. I caught a midnight noodle craving in Ireland, hoping to pick up some soba noodles past dark. But my […]

Red Bamboo: New York City

Red Bamboo: New York City

Could I, a longtime vegetarian, convince full-fledged devoted meat-eaters to try out a vegetarian/vegan restaurant? Sure. You know, once. But could I convince them that the food tasted just like their favorites from a conventional restaurant? That is, admittedly, a much tougher sell. So I decided to put Red Bamboo, my favorite NYU-area eatery, to […]

Al’s Stage Door Cafe: Dublin, Ireland

“There are no strangers here, only friends who haven’t met yet.” Walking through the bustling theater district of Dublin‘s Temple Bar section, I stumbled across Al’s Stage Door Cafe. After stopping in, I found that this spot really lives up to its tagline. This delightful little place is the perfect place to warm up with […]

Papa Razzi: Short Hills, NJ

If you’re in the mood for something fancy, you should go for a stroll around the glamorous Short Hills Mall. And if you’re hungry in a similarly fancy fashion, you should try out Papa Razzi. This high-quality Italian restaurant, conveniently located in the lower level of the mall, is no food court. Papa Razzi offers […]

Picante: Springfield, NJ

Down the street from Thai Amarin, a new Collabor-fave, is Picante “The Taste of Mexico,” a cool lunch spot that has gained much critical acclaim in the area. Let me tell you: Chipotle, this is not. Fresh, authentic, and reasonably priced, this place is a gem. The best way to describe Picante and its dishes […]