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We had some awesome pasta and pizza at this wonderful takeout/restaurant called Franco’s Metro. All the food is made to order, especially the personal brick oven pizzas. We liked Franco’s Metro so much that we had it two weekends in a row. The 1st weekend we ordered the Margherita Pizza with the Spaghetti with Matrigiana sauce. The Matrigiana sauce was a basic tomato based sauce infused with onions. The 2nd weekend we ordered the Spinach Ricotta Pizza with the Pesto Linguine.

The pizza was incredibly good the crust bordering on crispy and chewy. The pasta was also good with the pesto being a little better than the tomato based sauce in my opinion. The meatballs were bready and very soft. This place is highly recommended.

1475 Bergen Blvd.
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
201-461-6651

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This was my first meal at Five Guys, a restaurant chain that originated in Arlington, Virginia. The whole establishment is decorated with large quotes from various publications stating how good the burgers and fries are. My expectations are already heightened the moment I walk into Five Guys.

Cindy and I both ordered the cheeseburger with different toppings that match our individual taste buds. I, of course had mine with: hot sauce, jalapeños, tomatoes, and mayo. Cindy had hers with barbecue sauce, grilled onions, lettuce, and tomato. I did not want to add too many toppings, for the fear of having a mushy burger.

The burgers tasted like a homemade burger that you would grill outside in the park. I never had a burger well done but at Five Guys, you have no choice. Well done burgers were good and had a nice flavor to it without it being extremely juicy. The cajun fries we had were heavily seasoned. I am going to order regular fries the next time I go. They were good none the less. They also had a sign up stating that their french fries are cooked in pure, no cholesterol peanut oil.

Oh, did I mention there are complimentary open boxes of roasted peanuts everywhere in the restaurant? Feel free to help yourself.

2100 88th Street
North Bergen, NJ 07047
201-662-7800

After hearing a lot of good things about Marlow & Sons, which is located south of Williamsburg, Cindy and I decided to check it out. It’s a bit pricey but the food that they serve is locally grown and very fresh. The restaurant is also a bar and they have quite a selection of different kinds of wine and beer.

We decided to share everything we ordered. First we started the night off with some white wine (since we ordered chicken and fish). Our first glass of wine was the Francois Cazin 08 and the second glass we ordered mid meal was the Domains de la Pepiere 09. I am no wine expert but the second glass was more suitable to my taste which had a drier finish.

For appetizers we ordered 2 different kinds of oysters which were the Blue Point Maine Oysters and the Oysters from Virginia. The Maine oysters were much more sweeter and better tasting than the Virginia ones. We also ordered the meat plate which came with slices of: Gentile, Soppressata, Coppa, Toscano, and Prosciutto. Although in the picture it looks pretty similar to one another, each of the meats tasted very different and was easily discernible with the first bite. I enjoyed this dish very much which also came with a sliced golden raisin baguette. Highly recommended with a glass of your favorite wine!

Our entrees consisted of the brick chicken and the swordfish. The brick chicken had a crunchy and flavorful exterior and the chicken was cooked very well. The chicken came with a side of brussel sprouts and crunchy potatoes which Cindy enjoyed very much. The swordfish was incredibly flaky and had a wonderful crust with a dijon mustard based sauce. The acidity of the tomato salad which came as a side balanced out the fish wonderfully.

Expect to spend some money to fully enjoy the experience, and don’t worry, it will be worth it.

81 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-1441

My brother, who is only 8 years old, thinks he can cook. It all started when he and my parents went to Ikea and bought this cookbook geared towards making great meals for kids.

One day, he sneaked into the kitchen and I found him cutting apple slices/bread and microwaving Ferrer Rocher chocolate candies. I immediately grabbed the knife away from him and helped him cut the apples. Going with the flow, I followed his directions. He substituted a couple things from the original recipe.

And voila! This is his first creation…not too shabby…it’s just bread, fruit, and chocolate candy mixed together.

Then the next day, my parents were gone for the day and I was alone with my brother in the house. All of a sudden, I heard a racket in the kitchen. My brother was there once again! This time, he already peeled a potato by himself and started mashing it (after microwaving it). He added some butter and it tasted fine…at least it wasn’t raw.

Hours later, he was in the kitchen again. He had already made perfect tomato slices and put them on top of four slices of hamburger buns with ketchup and mozzarella cheese. My mother went into the kitchen and added diced spam and green bell peppers. This was the best yet! (By the way, he loves fake tattoos as you can see in the picture below). I loved how he chirped, “This is for dinner!”

Thank you brother for making my day with your unexpected surprises! (He was thrilled when I told him I was going to put his creations on my blog).

This is my second time eating here. The first time I ate here, I was very content with the taste of the pizza and quality of the crust. The second time also did not disappoint. I had the ricotta spinach white pizza and my girl had the chicken tomato ricotta pizza. Both were amazing. The crust was expected from a pizza joint in Brooklyn.

The zeppole’s we had were also very good…but how can you mess up on confection sugar dumped on fried dough? You can’t.

Highly recommended!

307 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, NY 11223
718-339-0666

Ordered a pie to share with co-workers at work. I had to get ground beef because one of my co-workers did not eat pork products. I ordered up this concoction to make sure everyone was happy with the toppings. The pizza came out great. Linwood Pizza makes some great pizza!

140 Linwood Plaza
Fort Lee, NJ 07026
201-944-6789


This tomato and egg dish is one of the traditional dishes that I have consumed while growing up. You can find this in a Chinese restaurant or you can make it yourself at home. You can find the recipe here. It tastes splendid when served over rice. 🙂

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