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Best Places to Eat

Food — Contemporary Comfort Food in Summit, New Jersey.

November 6th, 2009

I love food. If you’ve seen me lately you might say – too much. I’ve been eating like a madman. I even stole some candy from my four year old son’s Halloween bag. How pathetic. So when a new restaurant called Food opened on Springfield Avenue in Summit I had to give it a shot. […]

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Star Tavern “Da Best”

March 20th, 2009

I can’t believe that I’ve lived in New Jersey for over fourteen years, and it wasn’t until recently that I learned about Star Tavern. In a matter of about two weeks, six different people mentioned the place. Where the hell have I been!!!! Ok. Here’s the deal. Star Tavern has amazing thin crust pizza. Go […]

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Keeping it Real Italian at Tutti a Tavola in Chatham.

December 9th, 2008

A couple of weeks ago a reader of this blog recommended that I check out Tutti a Tavola. Located in an odd area of Chatham Borough, this Italian slash French specialty shop doesn’t disappoint. The store is packed with an eclectic assortment of cheese, sausage, Italian mineral water, olives, aged balsamic vinegar. Oh yes, and […]

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My Favorite Restaurant in New Jersey.

November 18th, 2008

No, I’m not going to tell you mine. It would be almost impossible for me to narrow it down to a single establishment. I’m interested in YOUR favorite eateries. Why you enjoy them — and what’s the best dish on the menu. If for some reason the establishment isn’t in business anymore — my readers […]

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Best Cupcakes In New Jersey! Brownie Points in Summit.

August 8th, 2008

Several years ago my wife and I were driving down South Le Brea Avenue in Los Angeles when out of the corner of my eye I caught the words “Rita Flora Kitchen”. Without saying a word, I jumped out of the car and ran across the street dodging oncoming vehicles. Unscathed, I bolted right up […]

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Van Gogh’s Ear. Coffee — the Way it Should Be.

July 9th, 2008

Not so many years ago there were tons of small eclectic coffee bars all over the country. Each one had it’s own funky identity. They were places you could chill out and stretch your mind on some Andre Gide or just hang out with friends and inhale eight double espressos. They were awesome. In the […]

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Corned Beef Sandwich New Jersey Style. Only the best.

July 2nd, 2008

One of my fondest childhood memories is going to Canters in Los Angeles for a giant corned beef sandwich and pickles. The sandwiches were huge, and I used to slap on a ton of mustard. Those were the days. When I moved to Manhattan back in the 80’s to attend NYU, I couldn’t find a […]

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Tinga Millburn.

June 20th, 2008

I’ve been going to Tinga Taqueria in Millburn, New Jersey for years. It’s definitely my go to place when I’m in need of a serious taco fix. It’s also a very friendly establishment. Mexican food minus the attitude. Many of the staff members even know my name. Jesse. That’s big for me. So what’s so […]

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Grunnings in South Orange.

June 6th, 2008

I never got a chance to experience Grunnings. From what I’ve heard, it was a local ice cream shop on South Orange Avenue in South Orange. I’m told it was a destination for families and local teens to get a bite. So, why am I writing about a topic I know nothing about? Well, I […]

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Homes For Sale on Hobart Ave. in Short Hills.

May 15th, 2008

I find it very interesting that there are so many homes for sale on Hobart Avenue in Short Hills. Perhaps a coincidence. Perhaps a sign. Short Hills has been largely immune to the market downturn. An anomaly of sorts. On paper the local market is strong — but I have a strange feeling. Digging this […]

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