Restaurant News: Catch Me on Radio!

I can't resist telling you that I will be a guest on Pat Tanner's new radio show, Dining Today, this Sunday, November 3. Now, on to news of The Iron Room in Atlantic City, a Wild Game dinner at the Beard House in NYC, culinary events at the Borgata in Atlantic City and much more.


Pat’s show will air from 2 to 3 PM on AM 920, The Voice. You can hear it in Central NJ, Bucks County, Philadelphia or on the Internet at

Chris Walsh of River Horse Brewing will be Pat’s other guest for the premiere of her weekly one-hour show, which focuses on food and dining in the Garden State.

For six years, Pat hosted a popular one-hour weekly program covering NJ food and dining on Nassau Broadcasting’s WHWH, until that station went off the air. In 2012, Nassau was bought by Connoisseur Media, which owns WPST (94.5 FM), and two AM stations. Starting in November, one of those AM stations, 920 The Voice, will feature community-based talk on weekends, including Dining Today.

As before, Pat will interview Jersey’s culinary movers and shakers. A regular restaurant reviewer for New Jersey Monthly, Pat will share her latest finds, as well as those of her guests. For a sense of what to expect, visit her website,

In addition to selling craft beverages, the Atlantic City Bottle Company offers a seasonal small plate, ever-changing menu in the Iron Room, where the food—created by chef Kevin Cronin—can be paired with your beverage. Along with charcuterie, artisanal cheeses, local seafood, game meats, handmade pastas and a burger, a Sunday Dinner featuring a modern small plates version of the traditional Italian Sunday dinner, is also being offered and includes specials on Italian wines. For more information, call 609-348-6400.

On Sunday, November 3, History Channel beer expert and author Gary Monterosso will be at the Iron Room for a women-only small plates and beer pairings. 2 PM: $30. RSVP to Tara Nurin at [email protected] by 10/31. For now this event is women-only but men can e-mail to be put on the waiting list.

The Iron Room at the Atlantic City Bottle Company
648 N Albany Ave
Atlantic City

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week will be celebrated November 8 to 17 with 65 restaurants offering three course dinners for $20.13 or $30.13. New restaurants participating this year include: Windandsea and Neil Michaels Steakhouse in the Highlands, McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch, Forte in Point Pleasant, Manasquan Beach House, The Crab’s Claw in Lavallette, Fish in Asbury Park and Aqua Blu in Toms River. For information on events that will be held during the week visit the event website.

Eat your way through more than 100 recipes from twelve countries, some of whose cuisine you may never have tasted, such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Helsinki, Lapland and Namibia, as well as some you may have including Cuba, Japan and Vietnam, in World Food Café: Quick and Easy Recipes From A Vegetarian Journey by Chris and Carolyn Caldicott. Not only is the reader introduced to new ingredients and styles of cuisine but the authors also write about their travel experiences and describe the food culture of each country. Along with beautiful pictures, some of the enticing recipes that piqued our interest, and we have bookmarked to try, are: Creamy Split Pea and Mustard Soup; Barleycrust Baked Mushrooms; Syrian Jeweled Aubergine; Buddhist Meat Stew; Tofu Larb and Quince and Butternut Squash Potje made in a cast iron, three-legged pot although a cast-iron saucepan can be substituted.


Culinary events will be held at the Borgata Hotel, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City from Friday, November 8 through Sunday November 10. A list of dinners, demonstrations, book signings, wine seminars, participating chefs and more are available at the event website.

On Monday, November 4, A Wild About Game dinner presented by Fossil Farms, a purveyor of high quality farm-raised exotic and game meats located in Boonton, will be held at the James Beard House, 167 West 12th St, New York City. NJ chef Michael Carrino from the Pig & Prince in Montclair will be in attendance along with New York chefs. Some menu items include: Guinea hen, roasted pheasant, petite ostrich tournedos, wild boar civet, venison saddle, and wild hare. 7 PM; $170; members $130. For more information or reservations, call 212-627-2308.

Congratulations to Blue Plate, 47 S Main St, Mullica Hill (856-478-2112), the winner in The Nature Conservancy’s Nature’s Plate contest for sustainable restaurants in NJ. Blue Plate works with farms within a 20 minute drive, promotes the purchase and support of local farmers and food artisans, and promotes the enjoyment of eating just-picked produce. The Nature Conservancy launched this contest in September asking for nominations of green restaurants for Nature’s Plate, a second annual people’s choice contest. The organization works with farmers on sustainability projects including implementing eco-friendly drip irrigation methods and planting wild pollinator habitat to help bees and increase crop yields, and with partners in the Delaware River and Bay to protect, restore and maintain functioning ecosystems that many fish rely upon.

Please send press releases and restaurant news, including information on staff changes, wine tastings, and cooking classes, to [email protected]

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