Category: Food

A Midsummer’s Night Wine Dinner

Story and photo by Bob Sacks Summertime cries out for thirst-quenching white and rosé wines; certainly this summer’s oppressive heat and humidity, even more so, but die-hard wine drinkers will seek out...

August 29, 2016 | comments

Volunteers Haul In the Harvest For Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen

Story and photos by Joseph Sapia COLTS NECK – Sitting in a vegetable patch, weeding around tomato plants on a muggy Saturday morning earlier this month, 10-year-old Ella Wilson belted...

August 22, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Graze

Graze Rating: Good    The “Local Food” movement is the latest dining trend in many of the hottest big city restaurants, but it seems more likely to better succeed in...

August 11, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Matata Asian Cuisine

Matata Asian Cuisine Rating: Good        How could the origin of the name Matata on the sign of a Pan Asian Restaurant on Route 35 North in Middletown,...

July 28, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: The Grand Tavern

  The Grand Tavern Rating: Good+    We usually avoid restaurants that practice a no-reservations policy; 40 minutes had passed and we were still waiting to be seated at the...

July 14, 2016 | comments

Ethnic Eats in the Two River Area

By Allison M. Perrine. Photo by Anthony V. Cosentino If you’re looking to experience cultural cuisines but may not be able to afford the time or money for international travel,...

June 30, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Barrio Costero

  Barrio Costero Rating:  Good Now, for something completely different! Our area has no shortage of Mexican restaurants, but with few exceptions, most are more similar than not. Barrio Costero,...

June 30, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: 2nd Floor

  2nd Flr. Restaurant Rating: Very Good How does he do it? The restaurant is packed, but Sam Nativo Jr., chef and co-owner of 2nd Flr., works alone in a...

May 18, 2016 | comments

McLoone’s Rum Runner Finally Re-Opens

By John Burton SEA BRIGHT – When Tim McLoone reopened his Rum Runner restaurant last Friday, a good friend and longtime customer looked around at the new digs and offered...

May 16, 2016 | comments

Local Chef To Compete in Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

RED BANK – Ever since her first job at 15 at a Sea Bright restaurant, Lauren Van Liew knew food would be her life’s work. In fact, the 32-year old catering...

May 5, 2016 | comments

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