My palate is stuck in Paris…while my body is still happily enjoying what we call local summer at the Jersey Shore. This is the moment when most of the tourists and summer denizens have gone back to where-ever-they-live and the traffic returns to something we consider normal. After living here for a quarter of a century I can attest to the fact that this is truly a time to rejoice. But why are my taste buds wishing to hang out at a true Parisian café?
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!
What’s good in the antipasti, bar food, little bites category these days? Have you tried anything new, tasty or different? Like me, you probably have a list of go to items to order at your favorite restaurants, but do you have an “ugh, just no” list as well? You might not agree with me, and I would love to get feedback on this list, but here are my latest likes and dislikes….