Uptown 596 (Upper Montclair, NJ)

If you ever want to know how to royally mess up a simple Cheeseburger and Fries, look no further than Upper Montclair’s Uptown 596. After having a friend rave about their food for a while I finally decided to check it out. The fries were so hard I almost chipped a tooth.

Seriously, how do you mess up a cheeseburger???

And the Fish? Garbage, in taste and location:

I won’t be going back…



Bobby’s Burger Palace (Paramus, NJ)

Owned by celebrity chef Bobby Flay, Bobby’s Burger Palace serves up some pretty scrumptious burgers in an outlet mall in Bergen County. Our family’s go to for burgers is usually Shake Shack but last time we decided to switch it up and go to Bobby’s Burger Palace. We were not disappointed.

BBP offers about 8 specialty burgers which you can have with traditional beef or swap for chicken or ground turkey. They offer regular fries and sweet potato fries but the Buttermilk Onion Rings are especially delicious. They also have salads and shakes both of which I haven’t tried yet

I Like It Better Than: McDonald’s, Burger King, Stuffed Burger, Zinburger, Diesel & Duke

Bobby’s Burger Palace
Located in: The Outlets at Bergen Town Center
Address: 610 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, NJ 07652


Spice (Bloomfield, NJ)

Update 2018: Spice Thai – What Happened?

Spice has some of the best Thai food I’ve ever tasted yet a lot of people of not heard of it. This hidden gem is tucked away in Bloomfield on a random corner down the street from the new Superfresh Food World grocery store.

Seating is very limited so be sure to call and make a reservation beforehand. If you go early enough you may be able to just walk in but there’s no guarantee.

The owner, Rodgee, is extremely friendly and is active on the restaurant’s Facebook page


My favorite dishes: Chicken & Shrimp Pad Thai, Beef Flat Noodle Thai Basil, Mango Salad, Beef Pad Kra Pao, Chicken Rama, Chicken Satay, Chicken or Beef Red Curry

I Like It Better Than: Boonsong, SLA, Brookside Thai, Thai Chef


Spice Thai
26 Belleville Ave
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 748-0056
Closed Mondays
*Not to be confused with Spice II in Montclair, there is no affiliation between the 2 restaurants


Chicken Satay:

Beef Pad Kra Pao: