Author: Josh Friedland
Semolina Reviewed: A Study in Sibling Chemistry
March 2, 2020
Brothers Chuck and Tylar Lesbirel create food and a vibe that captivate all visitors.
The 30 Best New Restaurants
January 20, 2020
These rookie standouts bring variety and vivacity to a statewide scene that hits for power and average.
Seen in: Eat & Drink
Lucco Reviewed: Generously Portioned Pasta, Pizza and More
September 17, 2019
The Florham Park restaurant serves up a wide range of contemporary Italian-American cuisine.
The revamped Hopewell restaurant remains enjoyable, despite a few missteps and overly precious touches.
Founder David Massoni succeeds in his mission to fuse a homey atmosphere with trattoria fare.
Tricia Vanech’s Haworth eatery pays homage to her Greek heritage and the traditional dishes she recalls from her girlhood.
Did Wine Change the Course of History?
March 19, 2019
In a new book, Atlantic County oenophile John Mahoney posits that fermented grapes led to the birth of Western civilization.
Seen in: Beverages
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.
Montclair Social Club is a Sophisticated Standout
February 20, 2019
A large and long-vacant comedy club has been transformed into Montclair’s newest hot spot.
Chef Jamie Knott: Mr. Flat Out, Full On
February 6, 2019
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.
Seen in: Eat & Drink, Jersey Living