Category Archives: Restaurants

Belford Company Wholesale Grocers – Savannah, GA

Montgomery Street & Liberty Square - Grayscale © Vincenzo Aiosa

Saturated © Vincenzo Aiosa

© Frank H. Jump

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Lindos Features All Day Breakfast at It’s Finest! – Pittsburgh, PA

Watercoloured © Frank H. Jump

Rendezvous Restaurant – Belltown – Seattle, WA

Carpets, Draperies, Furniture, Upholstery © Frank H. Jump

Restaurant & Lunch – Richmond, Virginia – Jan 2009

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Hot Shoppes – New York State Thruway – 1958

Willy at Hot Shoppes - 1958

Willy at Hot Shoppes - 1958

Santa Spotted @ Pizzeria Near Hope NJ – Mediterranean Restaurant & Pizzeria

© Frank H. Jump

Vincenzo, Santa & Me © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Holiday Stockings @ Mediterranean © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Mr. Balaskonis & Patty Balaskonis © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Patty, Dad & friends from Pisa Italy here to see Santa © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Mrs. & Mr. Santa © Frank H. Jump

Probably the best pizza & diner food off of Route 80 (Exit 12) just east of the Delaware Water Gap. Mediterranean (908) 459-0418 484 Hope Blairstown Rd, Blairstown, NJ

Pomme de Terre – Likely To Become A Ditmas Park Culinary Mainstay

Pomme de Terre

Pomme de Terre

Pomme de Terre

Pomme de Terre

Pomme de Terre

Pomme de Terre

Pomme de Terre

Pomme de Terre

Pomme de Terre

Pomme de Terre

Pomme de Terre

Pomme de Terre
© Frank H. Jump

This evening was the second time I had the pleasure to dine at Pomme de Terre. I wanted to do a formal piece but I haven’t heard a response from the management (I’m sure they are very busy- there was a half-hour wait shortly after we sat down) so I blitzed them. I ordered the Pan Seared Skate again since it was so good the first time I wanted to see how consistent they are, and it was equally delicious. The Cauliflower soup with Rock shrimp pictured above was also very scrumptious, as was the Cherry Pistachio tart.

Owned and managed by the same people that opened Farm on Adderley, Pomme offers quite a different menu. Although Farm does have a “french” quality to its entrees, it is less specific than Pomme de Terre‘s bistro fare. Chef David Pitula deftly runs the kitchen through peak capacity and still manages to have a smile on his face. The staff is equally cordial and the decor is quite authentic. The French liqueur reproductions are attractive and the wall paper taken from what seems to be vintage French magazines from the 1937 Exposition period adds a layered decoupage texture.

Although this may seem premature, Pomme de Terre feels like a mainstay. A local resident of over forty years (Mel) who ate there this evening with some buddies chatted with me out front about the history of this corner. Once a clothing store, and then a bodega, Pomme seems almost an anachronism next door to the Hispanic evangelical church and at the same time, it seems so right for that tiny triangular space on the corner of Newkirk Avenue and Argyle Road- an enhancement to an already lovely neighborhood. Mel agrees that Pomme is a valuable addition to the neighborhood. I highly recommend Pomme for a truly satisfying dining experience.

Sammy’s Roumanian – Rant or Rage?

Sammy's Roumanian © Vincenzo Aiosa

Sammy's Roumanian © Vincenzo Aiosa
© Vincenzo Aiosa

Rantourage on Sammy’s Roumanian Style Restaurant and the mediocrity of some existing landmark restaurants.

Florent Restaurant – Gansevoort Street – West Village, NYC

Florent - NYC
© Frank H. Jump

Bob’s Restaurant Revisited – Nearly Five Years Later – Avenue H & Troy Avenue – East Flatbush, Brooklyn

Bob's Restaurant Revisited
© Frank H. Jump

“Beer On Draught”

Bob’s Restaurant – Avenue H & Troy – East Flatbush, Brooklyn – April, 2003

Bob's Restaurant - Avenue H Brooklyn
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Ft. Greene’s Beer Garden – Thomas Beisl – Across from BAM

Thomas Beisl - Viennese Bar Restaurant

Thomas Beisl

Thomas Beisl

Thomas Beisl

Thomas Beisl
© Frank H. Jump

Always enjoyed sitting at the bar with a cheese and wurst plate, an Austrian beer on tap and an espresso with a linzertort mit schlag to finish off. Great soups too! The garden out back (which feels like out front) is a wonderful Brooklyn getaway in the summer, while still being in the thick of things.

Stop Inn Restaurant – Sunset Park Industrial, Brooklyn 2000

Stop Inn Restaurant - Sunset Park Industrial, Brooklyn
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“Pepsi – Taste That Beats The Others Cold!

New World King’s Seafood – Newark, NJ

New World King's Seafood - Newark, NJ

New World King's Seafood - Newark, NJ

New World King's Seafood - Newark, NJ
© Frank H. Jump

“New World King’s Seafood, Fried Fish Barbque Restaurant, Fish Market” – Newark, NJ

Spring in London, 2001

West End Tandoori
March 21, 2001 – Soho, London © Frank H. Jump