Our favorite NJroute22.com stories for the past six months (February 2020)

Below are our personal favorite stories published on NJroute22.com for the past six months. It’s fun sometimes to scour back to see what might be worth another visit!

  1. The Decline of Real-world Observation – We wonder what will happen down the line as digital experiences replace organic ones!
  2. Lehigh Valley Mall – Noting the difference between geographic areas is fun.
  3. Why independent websites matter {more than ever!} – Making the case for independent, unstructured local blogs like ours!
  4. Trader Joe’s opens in Bridgewater, NJ – Did you know that Trader Joe’s is basically an ALDI with different skin?
  5. Readington, NJ Walmart turns into Marijuana Growing Factory – bad news for those hoping for a different retail store!
  6. Chef’s Table Tuttobene – June’s Cucina – A favorite Italian spot in Clinton, NJ moves to Readington, NJ along Route 22.
  7. Sunken Silo Brew Works of Lebanon, NJ – A new brew pub with complete tasting bar!
  8. Plant burgers? You wouldn’t feed your dog this rubbish – We’ve been stressing how this new trend is a bad idea.
  9. Drunken Crab – Craft Beer & Crab Shack – Whitehouse Station, NJ – A new seafood place along Route 22. Will they make it?
  10. HomeGoods of Chester, NJ – Popular value retailer setting up shop in Chester, NJ later this year.

Top NJroute22.com VIDEOS for the past six months

We typically publish about three videos per week here (over 150 per year) – the following are ones we are particularly fond of.

Honey Hype

Just because they tell you so?

TV and Passive Entertainment

Is time wasted on personal entertainment “worth it” when you reflect back on your life?

Low-carb is long term!

We try to explain how any positive lifestyle choice should be for the long-haul, and not instant benefits.

NJ Pork Roll

Cheap, tasty, low-carb meats! One of our favorites!


We cut the cord – should you?

No thanks, Black Friday

Consumerism should be past peak for everyone. Unfortunately, it isn’t.

Self-fulfilling Pharmacies

We’re amazed that pharmacies are allowed to sell the poison they also sell pills to treat.

Good habits – not Resolutions!

Forget the annual ritual of failed promises – make good habits for life!

About the author


NJroute22 (site admin) is an avid traveler along NJ Route 22 (and almost all of central New Jersey!) Family man, pet lover, and property owner who has a natural curiosity for everything around.