Author: Sam Kadko
October 31, 2013
The grandson of a chef who cooked for Deng Xiaoping, chef Lin Qing Xiang (who answers to Kevin) started his training in the city of Cheng Du at age 13. At his restaurant named for his home city, Cheng Du 23, on Route 23 in Wayne, you can count on consistently excellent Szechuan cuisine.
September 20, 2012
In Glen Rock, everybody knows the town's iconic rock monument. Many also know Rocca, the Italian restaurant CIA-grad Craig Levy opened in 2004. Sam Kadko twice visited the popular spot and filed this review.
February 1, 2012
Silk Road in Warren was designed to replicate the experience of dining in a fine Afghan home.
August 31, 2011
A respected restaurant group adds another eatery to its roster, in Morristown. How does Urban Table and its eclectic menu rate? Sam Kadko tells all.
April 26, 2011
The namesake of Uncle Vinnie's Clam Bar in Raritan is long gone. But good fresh seafood, reports Sam Kadko, is very much what you do find at Uncle Vinnie's.
January 25, 2011
The Bernard's Inn in Bernardsville is more than a century old, but its cuisine is fresh (and local), thanks to executive chef Corey Heyer.
October 28, 2010
Regulars at the Tewksbury Inn in Oldwick, Bergen County, call it the Tewks. Reviewer Sam Kadko calls it a place for "deftly-prepared food" with "spot-on service."
August 30, 2010
This casual, French restaurant in Somerset offers some winning entrees and delicious salads.