Posts with the label food
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Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

June 29, 2015

Summit Diner | Summit, New Jersey

Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey

New Jersey is known as “the diner capital of the world.” A truly classic American "diner" is a prefabricated restaurant, with the exterior partly or wholly stainless steel, and brought to the site to be assembled.

Summit Diner | Summit, New Jersey

June 29, 2015

April 04, 2015

Hot Dog Johnny's . . . in Buttzville

Hot Dog Johnny's


In our meanderings around Warren County last October, especially after our visits to Belvidere last fall, we somehow always ended up in Buttzville on our way home. 

Buttzville? 

Hot Dog Johnny's . . . in Buttzville

April 04, 2015

March 26, 2015

You Deserve A Break Today!

old television

McDonald’s is struggling nowadays in the market. Perhaps they should drop that idiotic campaign and extremely stale “I’m lovin’ it” and go back to this classic from the 1970s, with a new cast, of course.

 



Oh, right they can’t, because for some stupid reason they lost the rights to the song.

Anyway, in this advertisement filled with very talented performers, I spy John Amos (appearing at the time in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and future father in Good Times), Anson Williams (future Potsie in Happy Days), John Wheeler (the manager with the operatic voice, I remember him singing operatically as part of Felix's opera club in The Odd Couple), Johnny Haymer, future actor in M*A*S*H ("Put a shine on the floor!”) and the wonderful character actor Robert Ridgely (with the clean burger machine!) 

I’m trying to figure out the others, especially the actor who opens the commercial. He looks familiar. 

This commercial was immensely successful and influential, and the best campaign McDonald’s ever had.

You Deserve A Break Today!

March 26, 2015

November 16, 2014

WindMill and Max's -- A Hot Dog Rivalry in Long Branch

WindMill Hot Dogs
WindMill Hot Dogs, Long Branch, New Jersey

In the fierce hot dog wars of the Jersey Shore, there are two famous rivals, both of them in Long Branch.

WindMill and Max's -- A Hot Dog Rivalry in Long Branch

November 16, 2014

July 08, 2014

Bahrs Landing Is Still Standing!

Bahrs Landing restaurant, Highlands, New Jersey
Bahrs Landing restaurant, Highlands, New Jersey

 

Bahrs Landing is a legendary place in Highlands, New Jersey. 

It is 97 years old this year, and it amazing because it sustained considerable damage in October 2012 from Hurricane “Superstorm” Sandy, which destroyed many other businesses (including many restaurants) in the area. 

Bahrs Landing Is Still Standing!

July 08, 2014

May 13, 2014

Making Honey At Delicious Orchards

Honeybees


Remember Delicious Orchards?

 

I wrote about them in 2012. It is a wonderful gourmet country food market where you can get delicious produce, doughnuts, etc. 

 

They also make their own honey right inside the store. 

 

The bees come through a tube in the wall and go into a “beehive” and produce fresh honey.

Honeybees

Honeybees
Honeybees



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Making Honey At Delicious Orchards

May 13, 2014

February 10, 2014

Shop-Rite Supermarket in West Caldwell

supermarket

The ShopRite supermarket in West Caldwell, New Jersey is unique. 

First of all, it must be an old ShopRite, because it still has the hyphen in the name. 
 
That is why I included the hyphen in the title of this post, even though the hyphen is not used anymore.

According to a January 31st article in The Chronicle of Higher Education: 

In American advertising lingo, rite makes mite. Or maybe might. The ShopRite grocery chain is the first rite I can remember. ShopRite is a postwar neologism; for a while in the fifties and sixties, the name was spelled with a hyphen (Shop-Rite), after which the logo lost its hyphen but kept the internal cap. 

I am always interested in design and architecture. Whoever built or designed this ShopRite made it with a Japanese design.
 
I've been told that the owner at the time really liked this decor style.
 
Not only does the front of the store have an Japanese theme, but it even has endearing matching phone booths! One of the phone booths still has a working phone. 

Even on the inside, the Japanese design theme continues. 
 
I blatantly took pictures with my camera on the outside, but I don’t think I’m supposed to take photos inside the store, so I sneaked around the store taking took the last two photos with my crappy old  cell phone.

supermarket
supermarket

phone booths


phone booths

dragons

Sayonara sign

 
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Shop-Rite Supermarket in West Caldwell

February 10, 2014

October 23, 2012

Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck, New Jersey

Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck, New Jersey

Delicious Orchards in lovely Colts Neck, New Jersey is in a rural area surrounding by produce and horse farms. 

Delicious Orchards is an extremely popular place to buy incredible baked goods and gorgeous produce, including lots of pumpkins: 

Delicious Orchards at Colts Neck, New Jersey

You can enjoy their famous apple cider doughnuts, scrumptious muffins, tantalizing cakes and pies, and luscious chocolates: 

Baked goods at Delicious Orchards at Colts Neck, New Jersey
Baked goods at Delicious Orchards at Colts Neck, New Jersey
Baked goods at Delicious Orchards at Colts Neck, New Jersey
Baked goods at Delicious Orchards at Colts Neck, New Jersey

New Jersey tomatoes are famous for quality and you can find wonderful Jersey Fresh tomatoes: 

Jersey tomatoes

You can find incredible peppers:

Fresh produce

Delicious Orchards makes fresh-pressed cider, and has one of the best selections of apples anywhere: 

Fresh produce


 I write about the honey making process at Delicious Orchards here.

 

To read more about Delicious Orchards, read here.
 
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Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck, New Jersey

October 23, 2012

June 25, 2010

10 Things I Love About Summer


I love making lists. I love summer. Here are 10 things I love about the summer:

10 Things I Love About Summer

June 25, 2010

April 16, 2010

New Jersey Woman Wins Pillsbury Bake-Off and $1,000,000!



Sue Compton of Delanco, New Jersey has won the Pillsbury Bake-Off!

New Jersey Woman Wins Pillsbury Bake-Off and $1,000,000!

April 16, 2010