Eat & Drink

Beer Here

February 11, 2008

Eric Levin goes on a statewide pub crawl to find the brewpubs that offer the best food, drink, and atmosphere....
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Recipes-orange cupcakes with orange cream-cheese frosting....
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Eating in Stages

February 8, 2008

Review of the Stage House restaurant in Scotch Plains NJ - NJ Monthly - The Best of Jersey...
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Muskrat, anyone? The aquatic rodent may not be considered haute cuisine in the citadels of fine dining, but it was scheduled to be the main course when the Lower Alloways Creek Fire Company held its annual muskrat dinner last month....
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Soup’s On

February 7, 2008

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in the role of Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes, may have stolen his secret soup recipes in one of the show’s most famous episodes, but Al Yeganeh, the real Soup Man, may have the last laugh....
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What’s a restaurant about, anyway?” asks Dean Buttafuoco, owner of Black River Barn in Randolph. “It’s about eating, sure, but it’s just as much about life. A fireplace makes an event out of the dining experience.”...
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Humorist Fran Lebowitz penned that sentiment on behalf of all those who can’t bear to hear the fish specials. Whatever cut you prefer, you won’t have a beef with this cross- section of choices:...
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Spiced Apple Cider

February 6, 2008

Recipes-spiced apple cider....
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The Strip House in Livingston may be known primarily for its perfectly aged New York strip steak, but once you start eating this signature side dish from Chef Rene Lenger, it’s tough to stop....
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Stompin’ Season

February 5, 2008

Ever since Lucy hiked up her peasant skirt to stomp grapes in an Italian wine vat, home wine-making has had a reputation for fun. At Grape Beginnings Wine School (54 West Main Street, Freehold, 732-431-3313; www.grapebeginningswineschool.com), customers can “get in on the crush the old-fashioned way,” says co-owner Frank D’Aponte....
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Gourmands are relishing a new Montclair shop called Spice It Up!...
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(Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $22.50) Serves six to eight...
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As we prepare to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the makers of Agavero, a tequila liqueur, suggest the following recipe. (Agavero, previously sold only in Mexico, is now available locally.)...
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“I am never bored watching people eat hot dogs,” says Rena Levine Levy. “They are so particular about the preparation. Then you see ecstasy in their faces when it’s just right.”...
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Chef Michael Clampffer loves desserts. One delectable summer offering at his Montclair restaurant, Table 8, is his blueberry–lemon verbena pie. Look for lemon verbena leaves at specialty food stores, or grow some in your backyard, as Clampffer does....
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My Life in Diners

January 31, 2008

How does one go about designing a diner? Read this story an find out. ...
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Temptations in a Teapot

January 28, 2008

At tea time, you can relax, unwind, and savor time spent with family, friends, or yourself, sip by sip....
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We’ve all been there. It’s the holiday season and you’re throwing back a few cocktails. One minute you’re chatting with a co-worker and the next you’ve got the proverbial lamp shade on your head....
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NJ Diner - the Tick Tock Diner in Clifton NJ - New Jersey Monthly, The Best of Jersey...
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With its all-natural meats and gourmet, have-it-your-way burritos, Chipotle Mexican Grill sets out to win Jersey tastebuds and minds....
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