Author: Jill P. Capuzzo

The Pass

October 24, 2013

Fleeing the summit of fine dining, Matt Ridgway swept floors and made prosciutto. Now he’s back, boldly elevating the basics.

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Tre Amici

September 4, 2013

"Chopped" winner Matthew Zappoli brings Italian classics alongside odd, but delicious, "risky" dishes.

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For those who favor municipal consolidation, the merger of the two Princetons is the very model for a modern New Jersey.

Seen in: Politics & Public Affairs, Towns & Schools


June 28, 2013

One of the formative talents of modern fine dining in New Jersey, chef Dennis Foy opened his latest restaurant, D'Floret in Lambertville, last year. At the end of the evening, he and his wife, Estelle ("She is the owner, I am the cook"), often relax over drinks and small plates in the dining room. Jill P. Capuzzo reviews what comes before that.

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Last November, three Philly-based veterans of Stephen Starr's restaurant organization found a backer, took wing and opened District 611 in Riverton. The BYO, offering real Neapolitan-style pizza and Italian small plates, earned positive reviews, including three stars from New Jersey Monthly last month. Then four days ago, District 611 suddenly went out of business. Here's why.

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May 8, 2013

An evening at Cubacan, on the Asbury Park boardwalk, can refresh you like a brief Caribbean vacation, minus the airport body scan.

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The Shore rental market is Hurricane Sandy’s latest victim. But nervous property owners are mainly holding fast on summer rates.

Seen in: Jersey Shore

A redevelopment group in Flemington hopes to reopen a storied hotel and help rejuvenate a sleepy downtown.

Seen in: Historic Jersey, Jersey Living

Barcelona Bistro

March 14, 2013

You walk into Barcelona Bistro in Pitman and the biggest piece of art on the wall is a large photo of an Amsterdam Canal. The menu does include paella and flan, but also—huh?—red velvet cake. There is a method to the seeming madness of the eclectic menu, and in her review Jill P. Capuzzo sorts it all out for you.

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Protein: Big and Quirky

March 12, 2013

Ostriches don't stick heads in sand. They do run real fast.

Seen in: Animals, Eat & Drink, Jersey Living, Outdoors

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