Restaurant News


There’s no longer any need to hunger after the cooking of Anthony LoPinto, as he is the executive chef at the newly opened Crave Restaurant & Lounge, 168 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield. Some items on the menu are: grilled mini American Kobe burgers with Cheddar and three dipping sauces; vegetarian sampler of hummus, falafel, tabbouleh, marinated olives, feta, and grilled pita; honey maple double-cut pork chop with red-wine-braised cabbage and Fuji apple sauce; pan-seared diver sea scallops with wild mushroom barley, pearl onions, and sweet potato sauce; linguine with roasted garlic, tomato, spinach, eggplant, capers, olives, white wine, and basil; and slow-grilled whole fish with olive oil, lemon, and sea salt. For reservations call 973-882-8700.

At the piano bar at the Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, which has live music nightly, executive chef Corey Heyer is offering an Inn Tastings menu that consists of smaller-plate appetizers and entrée presentations selected from the dining room’s à la carte menu. For more information call 908-766-0002.

Hale and Hearty, 464 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, has recently opened, offering fifteen to twenty daily soups created with house-made stocks and fresh ingredients, as well as tossed-to-order salads, grilled panini, sandwiches on artisanal breads, desserts, and a children’s menu. Chicken, beef, seafood, vegetarian, dairy-free, and low-fat soup options are available, and soups are labeled V (vegetarian), L (low-fat), and D (dairy-free) when applicable. Signature soups include tomato cheddar, chicken vegetable, green and yellow split pea with double-smoked bacon, Tuscan white bean with spinach, ten vegetable, three-lentil chili, and New England clam chowder. Orders can be called in to 973-597-0200 or placed online at The restaurant is open daily and offers free Wi-Fi access.


Listen to jazz during brunch at Stone House at Stirling Ridge, 50 Stirling Avenue, Warren, where executive chef Jerry Villa offers tempting selections such as salmon cakes sambal with mango salsa and microgreens, five different styles of Benedicts (try the sirloin with grilled asparagus and horseradish hollandaise sauce), and a variety of omelets, pancakes, and salads. 11 AM to 3 PM. For reservations call 908-754-0082.

Arthur Schwartz can be heard every Monday morning at about 7:40 as a guest on the Marshall and Mike program on Robin Hood Radio (WHDD), Sharon, Connecticut (1020 AM, 91.9 FM). The segments are archived on the station’s Web site,; click “On Demand,” then click “Arthur Schwartz.”

Take a moment to stop and sip some tea at Cafe Tulip, 18 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, on Wednesdays between 10 and 11:30 AM and on Sundays between 3 and 5 PM. Loose teas, finger sandwiches, salads, and pastries are offered. For more information and reservations call 201-612-6888.

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