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Free Food Alert! Pollo Campero

Celebrate National Empanada Day at Pollo Campero this Tuesday, April 8, with free handmade empanadas! The Latin chicken restaurant chain is also celebrating its 43rd birthday by inviting guests to its five locations in New Jersey from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to enjoy one of Latin America’s most popular dishes. The following is a […]

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Chef Spotlight: Chef Michael Colletti of VB3

Chef Michael Colletti has cooked for the Obamas. He’s competed on Iron Chef America. He boasts back-to-back victories in Food Network’s 2009 Food & Wine Festival’s Rachael Ray Burger Bash (in Miami and New York). This collection of accomplishments—and several others—helped pave the way to the chef’s biggest achievement to date: the opening of VB3, […]

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Wings from Hoboken’s Little Town NJ

It’s a Wing Thing! If you haven’t had your fill of chicken wings yet, you might want to try some of the best I’ve ever had. They’re a Little Town NJ, specialty: Chef Jordan Andino’s “Garbage” Wings. But garbage they’re now. They  have an amazing trio of seasonings that give them zesty perfection. These wings […]

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Otto Strada in Hoboken

The New Italian, In An Old Italian Neighborhood I tried to wait for a warm day to make the 10 block walk up to Otto Strada, Hoboken’s newest Italian spot. But it’s winter. And with the winter we have had so far, if it was forecasted to be above 15 and snowless, I was making […]

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Chef Spotlight: James Muir

Chef James Muir of Órale Mexican Kitchen in Jersey City The consulting Chef for Órale Mexican Kitchen, Chef James Muir is responsible for the development of Órale’s creative menu and oversees the kitchen’s execution of same. James Muir was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to a Scottish father and a French mother. After attending the […]

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“Bag a Lunch” Delivers Over 2.5 Million Meals

This fall was an exceptionally successful season for Table to Table’s “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” campaign, an initiative that encourages businesses, schools and individuals to donate money they usually spend on lunch to help feed the hungry. Based in Englewood Cliffs, Table to Table is a rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food […]

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Opening: Liberty Prime in Jersey City

Steakhouses typically cater to a male audience, but a new kind of steakhouse has popped up at 111 Montgomery St. in Jersey City. Liberty Prime, the product of a collaboration between George Makrogiannis and Moran’s restaurant in Manhattan and the Davenport Group, is an exception to this expectation. “We want to cater to women with our specialized […]

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Orange and Olive Caterers and Chef’s Table

  I recently had the pleasure of being invited to dine at Orange and Olive Caterers and Chef’s Table. Besides its luxe catering services, which have been available since 2011, Orange and Olive’s owners, Chef Sam Fertik and Aaron Nemani, are now offering a 10-course tasting menu reflecting the season and fresh ingredients. The tasting […]

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Taste of the Best Wine Extravaganza

Sponsored Story Superbowl 2014 may bring the best football teams to New Jersey, but it’s also doing much more. On Thursday, January 30, “Taste of the Best Wine Extravaganza” will bring the best wines to New Jersey. And you’re invited! Enjoy exquisite wines and hors d’oeuvres, and delight in the sounds of Bob Cranshaw, a world-renowned jazz bassist. […]

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Now Open – HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant & Bar

Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to the preview dinner of HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant & Bar on the waterfront in Edgewater prior to its October 9th opening. Jerry Maher, partner in the new venture, showed us around the gorgeous new space with panoramic views of the sunset over Manhattan. Executive Chef Peter […]

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