Witherspoon Grill

578373_10151476774945759_911729057_nLocated in Princeton, NJ, The Witherspoon Grill is a must try.

Warning! – Expensive. But totally worth it.

We don’t usually spend a ton of money on eating out, but we like to splurge when it’s a special occasion. (Birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)

We came here on our 1 year anniversary and spent nearly $200!

Our meal:

Lobster Bisque (Rich and big chunks of lobster)

Oysters Rockefeller

Filet Mignon

Pan Roasted Salmon

Baked Macaroni & Cheese

The Millionaire Coffee Cocktail (Edgar)

Pomatini

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Triumph Brewing Company

Fun Fact – I love craft beer. I even brew my own!

If you’re a craft beer lover, and you’ve never been to Triumph, what are you waiting for?

Maybe it’s because my first few dates with my man was here that I hold a special place in my heart for this brewery, or I love the ambiance.. Regardless, the beer here is superb.

Triumph has three locations:

Princeton, NJ

New Hope, PA

Red Bank, NJ (coming soon)

This is a great place for any occasion. Does your significant other not enjoy beer? That’s OK! They also serve hand crafted cocktails that are delightful. The location we often fancy, in Princeton, NJ, is slightly hidden. Once you enter, you walk down a long hallway, that leads you to a large pub. At the bar, you can see the tanks the beer is being brewed in, and your beer will be poured straight from the tap.

While they offer many selections, my two favorites are the Amber Ale and the Coffee & Cream Stout, which uses coffee beans from Small World Coffee located down the street in Princeton. Around $6 for a pint, and $20 for a pitcher, this beer is so worth it. They also sell growlers to go.

Your bill can certainly rack up quickly at this joint though. Some nights when we are feeling rich (payday), we dine in as well. Traditionally, I always get the Fish N Chips (which the batter is made with their Amber Ale). But when we just want a small snack, the nachos are the way to go! Topped with braised short rib ragu, tomatillos, avocado cream sauce.

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Yummy Sushi

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If you are near Robbinsville, NJ, Yummy Sushi is a MUST.

I’ve tried many sushi places, and this is by far my favorite. Some people prefer the ‘all you can eat’ sushi places, but Yummy Sushi offers some of the freshest rolls I’ve ever had.

You will be paying a pretty penny, as most sushi restaurants, but 100% worth it.

Edgar and I usually start off with their Pork Gyoza (steamed) and miso soup (of course).

The avocado salad is also very tasty!

A few of my favorite rolls include:

Caterpillar Roll – Spicy crunchy tuna inside, avocado on top.

Pink Lady Roll – Tuna shrimp tempura, lobster salad, avocado mango inside, wrapped with pick soybean paper.

Vegetable Special Roll – Lettuces, oshinko, cucumber, avocado, mango wrapped with soy bean seaweed, kiwi on the top, w/ special sauce.

Our First Korean BBQ Experience

11080932_10152690410560759_1561729006495367272_nKorean BBQ has been on our “must try” list for a long time now.

Edgar, my boyfriend, works in a new location and passes this restaurant everyday, New Keum Ho Jung in Edison, NJ.

Finally one Saturday night, he said let’s finally try this. Because we knew this was going to be such a new, exciting experience, we wanted to share it with others.

Do you have those friends you just know will be down for anything? We called them. And they were oh-SO-down.

 

The Rundown.

$89.95 for a Large Beef Combo (Serves 4 People)

Marinated boneless short rib.

Thinly sliced brisket.

Prime rib eye.

Steamed egg. (Holy yum)

King mushroom.

Sweet potato.

Kimchi.

Beef Brisket Soybean paste stew. (Meh)

Appetizers (No idea what they were, but they were amazing.)

 

When you first sit down, your entire table is covered in small appetizers. All of which we had no idea what they were but decided to be adventurous and try them. DELICIOUS! Especially this cold-like potato salad thing.. Next, all of the meat was delivered to the table raw, which you cook to your liking on the charcoal grill in front of you. The meat was amazingly tender. Whatever it had been marinating in was heaven and I need to learn to make it at home ASAP.

All in all, I definitely recommend this restaurant/type of cuisine. There was plenty of food for 4 people, and you didn’t leave overwhelmingly full.

Tip: Make a reservation. This place gets crazy busy on the weekends.

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PJ’s Pancake House

10980716_10152592514220759_8940672613040402688_nPeople of the NJ area: PJ’s Pancake House in Princeton

I have been going to this eatery for years, and they never disappoint. While I do love their potato pancakes served with sour cream AND applesauce, my favorite breakfast item they serve is the Eggs Benedict. If you’ve never had Eggs Benedict before, what are you waiting for! Go to PJ’s right now and order them. (yes they are open until midnight)

English Muffin
Canadian Bacon
Poached Egg
Hollandaise Sauce

I’m hungry just thinking about it!

They also serve them with this wonderful potato hash, which has green chilies in it.

Also pictured (something I recently tried and cannot believe I’ve lived 23 years without it) – Corned beef hash – TO. DIE. FOR.

GO TO PJ’S!