Tag Archives: Gourmet

And The Winner Of The Summer Burger-Off Is!

And The Winner Of The Summer Burger-Off Is!

During the summer of 2012, I set off on a quest to find the best cheeseburger in my area. I was on a mission to re-capture the chesseburger taste of my childhood. You know, when beef was real and not loaded with hormones and fillers. I visited a number of burger joints in New Jersey and New York.

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Harold’s Deli

Harold’s Deli

On a recent episode of Man v Food on the Travel Channel, my favorite network, the host Adam Richman ate at a deli in New Jersey called Harold’s. He ate a humongous sandwich and a huge piece of cake. So of course you know I had to go and check this place out for myself.

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Cake Boss Take 2

Cake Boss Take 2

I just happened to be in Hoboken, NJ trying to retrieve a lost item that I left on New Jersey Transit and as I was leaving I turned the corner and noticed that there was no line to get into Carlo’s Bake Shop. The last time I visited Carlo’s, owned by The Cake Boss, the line was a couple of very long blocks long and it took me an hour and a half just to get to the door.

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Sista ToFunky’s Smoked Pork Butt and Things

Sista ToFunky’s Smoked Pork Butt and Things

Here is my recipe for my Smoked Pork Butt with Baked Sweet Potatoes and Garlic Roasted String Beans.

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Sista ToFunky’s Udon Noodle Soup

Sista ToFunky’s Udon Noodle Soup

Here is my recipe for my Udon Noodle Soup.

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Cuban Pete’s Restaurant and Tapas

Cuban Pete’s Restaurant and Tapas

After spending a week in the Caribbean on vacation the last thing I had on my mind was getting in the kitchen and cooking dinner. So I got in my car and headed over to Montclair, NJ and went to Cuban Pete’s restaurant. A number of friends and colleagues had been recommending this joint for some time so I finally decided to visit.

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Sista ToFunky’s Smoked Cornish Hens

Sista ToFunky’s Smoked Cornish Hens

Here is my recipe for my Smoked Cornish Hens.

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Katz’s Deli

Katz’s Deli

Katz’s Deli is a New York Institution.

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Sista ToFunky’s Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Sista ToFunky’s Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Here is my recipe for my Blueberry BBQ Sauce.

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Sista ToFunky’s Sauteed Baby Mustard Greens With Pancetta

Sista ToFunky’s Sauteed Baby Mustard Greens With Pancetta

Here is my recipe for my Sauteed Baby Mustard Greens with Pancetta.

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Sista ToFunky’s BBQ Ox Tails

Sista ToFunky’s BBQ Ox Tails

Here is my recipe for my BBQ Ox Tails.

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Sista ToFunky’s Grilled Pineapple Salad

Sista ToFunky’s Grilled Pineapple Salad

Here is my recipe for my Grilled Pineapple Salad.

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Sista ToFunky’s Tuna Burger

Sista ToFunky’s Tuna Burger

Here is my recipe for my Tuna Burgers.

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Magnifico’s

Magnifico’s

Ok, I have a hidden passion for sweets and I love really good ice cream. Magnifco’s makes really good ice cream. They have an assortment of rotating flavors and a list of seasonal flavors as well. You can get fresh Fruit Sundaes, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Italian Ices, Gelati and sooooooooo much more. This is the place to go on a hot summer night. Check them out!

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Sista ToFunky’s BBQ Chicken

Sista ToFunky’s BBQ Chicken

Here is my recipe for my BBQ Chicken.

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Sista ToFunky’s Curried Potato Salad

Sista ToFunky’s Curried Potato Salad

Here is my recipe for my Curried Potato Salad.

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Sista ToFunky’s BBQ Sauce

Sista ToFunky’s BBQ Sauce

Here is my recipe for my lip smackin’ BBQ Sauce.

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Sista ToFunky’s House Salad

Sista ToFunky’s House Salad

Here is my recipe for my healthy house salad.

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Sista ToFunky’s Smoked BBQ Ribs

Sista ToFunky’s Smoked BBQ Ribs

Here is my recipe for my finger lickin’ good, smoked BBQ ribs.

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Sista ToFunky’s Quick Breakfast

Sista ToFunky’s Quick Breakfast

Here is my recipe for a Quick Breakfast.

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