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Oyster and Steak Delights at Hamilton’s Grill Room

On October 3, 2014, for the first time in 26 years, Hamilton’s Grill Room in Lambertville unveiled an exciting, fresh and sophisticated new menu: owner Jim Hamilton is spearheading a change that passionately celebrates delectable, locally sourced steaks and luscious oysters. I recently had the pleasure of enjoying Hamilton’s wonderful company while sampling items from his […]

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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND September 26 to 28: The Sea Isle Food Truck Fest brings together the best food trucks of the Jersey Shore including Ahh! La Cart, Waffle De Lys, Cha-Yen, Shore Shake, Lincoln Grill, Churro Heaven and On a Roll Street Food. It also hosts children’s activities and entertainment. Admission is free. Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and […]

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Chef Spotlight: Craig Polignano of The Ryland Inn

Craig Polignano, executive chef at The Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, gave Veronique Deblois an inside look at his career and perspectives on being a chef. JERSEY BITES: What is your earliest food memory? Chef Polignano: My earliest food memory was at my grandmother’s house in Maplewood. I remember watching her make cavatelli on her kitchen table, with the […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND Through August 16: Cherry Hill Township’s first-ever Restaurant Week continues through Saturday, August 16. Guests can enjoy specially selected three-course dinner menus for either $25 or $35 per person. Select restaurants are also offering two-course lunch menus for $15 or $20. Visit here for more information, or follow@CHRestaurantWk on Twitter. Through August 17: Caldwell Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, August […]

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School is in Session at The Ryland Inn

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a small class at The Ryland Inn, in Whitehouse Station, by Executive Chef Anthony Bucco. The class was conducted in the intimate setting of the chef’s dining room adjacent to the restaurant’s immaculate, drop-dead-gorgeous kitchen. The Ryland Inn and Chef Bucco are aiming to offer monthly classes […]

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Unionville Vineyards

Unionville Vineyards Spring Wine Festival

On Saturday, May 10, Unionville Vineyards will hold its annual Spring Wine Festival. The family-friendly event offers an afternoon of wine, music, food and fun in the gorgeous Hunterdon County countryside. The event takes place from noon til 6 p.m., and features bands Tastes Like Chicken until 3 p.m. and The DADZ from 3 til 6 p.m. […]

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Sunday Brunch at The Ryland Inn

Just a few weeks ago, gorgeous The Ryland Inn began serving Sunday brunch. The space is beautiful, inviting and has a calming effect each time I visit. We were seated in what I’ll call the main dining room off the attractive courtyard where a band was setting up. Cello, mandolin, banjo and guitar in hand, […]

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The Bridge Café in Frenchtown

Don’t you love it when you accidentally discover a fantastic place for a delicious bite to eat? This recently happened to me at The Bridge Café in Frenchtown. It was a cold day in February when my family and I stumbled into The Bridge Café for lunch. Located in Frenchtown’s original train depot, I was […]

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Tassot Apiaries in Milford: Gourmet NJ Honey

Unpasteurized, local honey is a must try! It’s honey in the raw that has not been heated or filtered. Instead, it’s simply strained to remove debris before bottling. So where do you get real, 100% authentic, local, New Jersey honey? Over the summer, I visited Hunterdon Land Trust’s Farmer’s Market and purchased honey from a […]

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moes bistro pizza

Moe’s Bistro in Lebanon

A Date-Night Destination Have you ever walked into a restaurant as a stranger and walked out as a friend? This is exactly what happened to me recently at Moe’s Bistro in Lebanon. I am in love. From the outside, Moe’s Bistro looks like just another storefront restaurant, sporting a simple black sign. Step inside and […]

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