The Big Eat: Meals for Meat-Heads!

Drop by Devil Gourmet for a tour of eateries friendly to the iron-pounding carnivore. Huge platters of seared meat ahead…

The Big Eat: Meals for Meat-heads

Meatstravaganza at Stamna, a Greek taverna

The Big Eat: Not-So Appetizio

Today at The Big Eat I measure sandwiches in cubits and devour a disappointing delicacy.


Drop by Devil Gourmet to read about this not-so-hot fried eggplant mess. They also have a discount code for 10% off Brew at the Zoo at the Turtleback Zoo, June 29th. NJ Craft beer and a zoo full of critters. Let’s see if they let me leave or lock me in the gorilla cage.

The Big Eat: The Guns of Provolone

For The Big Eat this week, I drop by Giovanni’s Deli in Secaucus for some of the best “mutz” or fresh mozzarella, a great chicken parm, and Italian specialties. Also to show off “The Guns of Provolone” and explain what “Secaucus” means…

Giovanni Sandwich

The Big Eat: Dee Tale of DP’s Pub

The lobster roll
The lobster roll

This week’s THE BIG EAT at Devil Gourmet takes me to northern NJ’s best-kept seafood restaurant secret, a ’70s time machine disguised as a shanty overlooking the mighty Passaic… DP’s Pub!

The Big Eat: Goodbye, Pal’s Cabin

Over at Devil Gourmet, I visit West Orange landmark Pal’s Cabin one last time before they shutter the doors and auction everything off. Open since 1935, Liberace once tickled the ivories there, and they still grill a good steak and a fine burger. You have until June 1st to visit, or dine vicariously through me.

pals cabin burger

The Big Eat: An Ode to the Vanishing Char-Broiler

I have a road trip to what used to be common on the New Jersey highway, a roadside foodstand. Many of them took on a colonial or frontier decor, and named themselves after obscure Revolutionary heroes like “Mad” Anthony Wayne. I found one still serving grilled ground beef simply and tastily, and remember many more.

An Ode to the Vanishing Char-Broiler, a Garden State Tradition, at Devil Gourmet.

An ode to the vanishing char-broiler


Welcome to THE BIG EAT

Introducing my new greasy spoon, burger & beer joint column for Devil Gourmet, THE BIG EAT. Please drop on by to read about my visit to Krug’s Tavern, the Raging Bull’s burger bar.

My gastronomic explorations will be recorded there for your awe and bewilderment. You will be satisfied!

Greasy Spoons: Krug's Tavern