Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park is becoming legendary for it’s incomparable and ever-changing restaurant scene. So what makes our latest find on this street so remarkable? Everything about Happiness Restaurant, a Chinese American bar and grill is interesting. From it’s kitsch decor to it’s decidedly retro menu, this place is as hip-as-they-come and twice as much fun!
You have to check this place out! I was told by several friends who get excited over new food concepts and places. A short road trip brought us out of our peninsular-ized complacency, and on to Route 36, destination, Airport Plaza in Hazlet. In Jersey speak, we didn’t even have to take the Parkway, so no exit numbers were involved.
Kazia’s Grab N Go, owned by Cliff and Mitzy Moore is a unique and exciting concept in fresh-made, prepackaged, groceries, and beverages. All in the realm of Asian foods. If you like fresh sushi, spring rolls, or ramen, they have it made and ready for you to eat in or take home. Should you want to prepare a meal from scratch, they have the ingredients you will need for that too. They can also help you with your shopping list if the names on the packages confuse you.
A seven day adventure took us across the Cascade mountain range into the Emerald City, Seattle. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, from beginning to end, I found my time in this deeply forested, mountain surrounded city awe-inspiring. From my camera’s eye, I bring you views of Pike Place Market and the surrounding landscape.
Who brings produce and plants from their garden to an interview just to make a point? Linda Walton and Lynn McKittrick owners of the hurricane Sandy wrecked, River Front Cafe in Sea Bright, NJ wanted me to understand their concept of good food.
Friends with benefits, a catch phrase from a different generation perhaps. I have a collection of cookbooks and recipes and in reality friends with culinary benefits. One such friend recently taught me about the delights of rhubarb, a vegetable I’d never tasted before.