Author: Josh Friedland

The Florham Park restaurant serves up a wide range of contemporary Italian-American cuisine.

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The revamped Hopewell restaurant remains enjoyable, despite a few missteps and overly precious touches.

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Founder David Massoni succeeds in his mission to fuse a homey atmosphere with trattoria fare.

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Tricia Vanech’s Haworth eatery pays homage to her Greek heritage and the traditional dishes she recalls from her girlhood.

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In a new book, Atlantic County oenophile John Mahoney posits that fermented grapes led to the birth of Western civilization.

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Chef David Drake has won plaudits for his cooking going back to 2006. Last year, he resurfaced at the upscale Stone House. Our reviewer finds some hints of vintage Drake, but not as many as his track record would make one expect.

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A large and long-vacant comedy club has been transformed into Montclair’s newest hot spot.

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Jamie Knott was always driven—to escape childhood wounds and to pursue his passions. But to become a major chef and restaurateur he had to beat the bottle, and that took years.

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The Grand Tavern in Neptune has earned a loyal following, especially from local chefs, bartenders and sommeliers. The food is good, if uneven, but the reason the place is rocking is the quality of its bar scene.

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