Saturday, May 11, 2024

The Legacy Diner


Everyone has a favorite place they like to eat and/or hangout at…literally.  We associate these places with pleasant memories.  Maybe you celebrated a milestone birthday, an engagement or an anniversary.  Maybe your favorite spot is a place to take the family for a night out to give mom the evening off from cooking.

The Legacy Diner  

Whatever the reason, we all have such a place, and I am here to tell you about mine.  But before I do I want to tell you why this place is special to me.  When I came across this diner several years ago, I thought that it would be a good place to have a good meal and leave.  It was convenient and it wasn’t far from where I lived.  The people that owned the place were nice enough.  The waiters and waitresses were kind, courteous and the food was pretty good.  I normally stopped in for brunch after church and soon after started to develop relationships with the owners and the staff. 


This establishment became a place that I thoroughly enjoy coming to.  As I struck up conversations with the waitresses which almost always resulted in smiles and laughter, I became hooked.  Their desserts are amazing with something for everyone that happens to have a sweet tooth.





But what exceeds the friendliness of the staff is the food.  The food is exceptional!


As a result, this Greek family-owned and operated establishment is one of my favorites.  Nestled in 

between Audubon and Oaklyn New Jersey, this five star eatery will always be a favorite of mine.  


The restaurant is located at 136 S White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ 08106.

For additional information, please go their website listed below where you can see their menu:


        The smiles are authentic:



Sammi and Carol

                                        The Legacy Diner

Welcome to Legacy Diner, located in Audubon, NJ, where tradition meets innovation for an unforgettable dining experience. Our diverse menu offers a range of classic comfort food and modern dishes, prepared by our talented chefs using the finest ingredients. Whether you’re craving breakfast favorites, mouthwatering burgers, succulent steaks, or fresh seafood, we have something to satisfy every palate.


 Step into our warm and inviting ambiance, inspired by classic diners, and enjoy personalized service from our attentive staff. We cater to families and groups of all sizes, providing a family-friendly environment where everyone feels welcome. Our commitment to using local ingredients ensures that each dish bursts with fresh flavors, supporting our local farmers and producers. 


From the moment you arrive until you leave, we are here to ensure you feel valued and cared for. Experience the perfect blend of tradition, quality, and remarkable flavors. Whether you’re a regular or a first-time guest, we invite you to join our diner family and create cherished memories with us. Come and indulge in the magic of Legacy Diner in Audubon, NJ.

Their cheesecakes are so good!

The staff is phenomenal with genuine smiles filled with a sense that they truly enjoy working at such a fine establishment.


Lemon Cheese Cake



Sammie and Papi

Some more delicacies

Charlies Angels

Patrons Rocky and Carolyn

Sandra, Steve and Oscar  

This truly is the place to go!  If you live in the vicinity (or even if you don't) this is the place to check out.

I would put their food up against any top notch restaurant in the South Jersey area.  One visit and you will be hooked!







Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Four Brothers Publications annouces the release of "Plantation"

The past is past. It should stay there.

Childhood memories are powerful things. Siblings Tarek, Indigo, and Drake spent every summer at their grandparents’ farm in Darcy County, Georgia, but it’s been years since they’ve gone south.
When they learn that the farm is being sold, purchased by a man who has accumulated land all over the county, they put their busy lives on hold to go back and say farewell to the past and have a reunion with the family members who remain. But things in Georgia aren’t what they remember, or possibly even what they seem. One aunt has cut ties and gone north, never to be heard from again, while another cousin is desperate to leave – and unwilling to say why.
When they agree to go on an old-time carriage ride after a family picnic, they encounter something far more dangerous than a journey into the South’s distant past – and discover that some memories are better left forgotten.
 What lurks beneath the sun-baked soil of Georgia? Uncover the chilling past - and present - in Plantation, available now.
Barnes and Noble

Friday, November 17, 2023

We stand on the precipice of something great...or something bad


I never thought in a million years that we would be faced with the choices that we have for the American presidency.  On one hand, we have a man that has done much for the people of this country even though many don’t give him the credit for his actions.  And then we have a man who is deeply flawed and not interested in governing as much as he is interested in paying people back for wrongdoings and mistreatment by his perceived enemies.

The problem that many people can’t seem to get passed regarding the current president is his age.  I understand it, and while I also question his age, I also ask myself of the job that he has done while in office.

Looking at the ex-president, I question his ability to govern for all Americans if he manages to govern at all.  He has not made mention of the policies that will benefit the lives of us all, but instead is focused on getting back at everyone that he feels has wronged him…even people that are trying to uphold the laws of this nation.

We may feel like we are caught between a rock and a hard place, and for some, truer words may never have been spoken.  But more is on the ballot besides the choices that we have.  If we were dealing with men that are interested in governing and believed that if they lost, the thing that most candidates would do is to concede graciously.  We do not have that.  While one man is interested in governing, we have another who is telling you exactly what he will do if he obtains the Whitehouse.  He will shred our democratic norms by turning our democracy into an autocracy.  He will take a sledgehammer to the Constitution and change how he lives by never leaving office.  He will weaponize the government and use that power to persecute his perceived enemies.  We will never hear the end of how unfairly he has been treated by the laws that have upheld our country for centuries and cherry pick which laws he chooses to keep in place.

 What most people want is to live in a space where their livelihoods are protected, and their way of life will not take a turn for the worse.  I want the same thing.  My motto has always been, “you don’t bother me and mine, and I won’t bother you and yours.”  I want my rights kept intact.  I want to stay married and reside in my little piece of the planet where I am safe and undisturbed.  I want to worship how I’ve always worshiped and love the way I love.

Women should have the right to do what they want with their own bodies which include the ability to start families when they are ready and not have the government make that choice for them.  Most importantly, we all deserve to exercise our right to vote, and we deserve to have that right to not be meddled with or in some cases not to be hindered by the powers that be.

At the end of the day, the elected officials are in office because we trust them to make life better for all of us, which means implementing policies that will benefit all of us.  Maya Angelou said it best, “When a person shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

I firmly believe that a smaller group of people don’t have the right to impose their will/beliefs on the majority.  But we have to understand this country was founded under the guise of people coming here, seeing the resources the land had, and then taking it for themselves in the name of Christianity.

Our country was founded on lies and falsehoods.  It was founded under the basis of subjugating whole races of people into enslavement and the narrative has always been that the people being were being repressed because somehow, they could not govern themselves and often had to work for little to no money to keep the slaveholders in a lifestyle that they had become accustomed to. That is a fact.

Sadly, some of our citizens feel threatened.   They feel as if their way of life is under attack when the simple truth of the matter is when you are used to being on the top of the food chain, equality can look and feel like repression.

We can live together side by side in peace.  Harmony may be a stretch, but peace is viable.  For that to happen, people need to recognize and change their view of self-importance.  We need to understand that there is more than enough for all of us.

In addition, we need to understand that violence never resolved anything.  The only thing that violence proves (at least in this country) is who is better equipped and armed to commit these types of acts against its own citizens.  Violence never proved strength.  It just makes it easier for a minority to force their viewpoints and beliefs on others regardless of the legitimacy of their ideologies.

Without leaning too far into my personal beliefs, I wanted to share one last thought with you.  My neighborhood is quiet.  The residents on my block either know each other personally or at least by face.  We are a melting pot of multi-racial, LGBTQ and heterosexual people living side by side.  We live in peace with each of us addressing our own kitchen table issues in the confines of our homes.  And we aim to keep it like that.

We have a choice in 2024.  Let’s just hope that we choose wisely.

~ J.L. Whitehead





The Legacy Diner

  Everyone has a favorite place they like to eat and/or hangout at…literally.   We associate these places with pleasant memories.   Maybe ...