Fourth Annual Sip into Summer Washington Lake Park Wine Festival

Fourth Annual Sip into Summer Washington Lake Park Wine Festival

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Voted the 2015 Best Event of Washington Township, the “Sip Into Summer” Washington Lake Park Wine Festival in Sewell, NJ offers something for everyone: some of the best New Jersey wineries offering wines for sampling and sale, delectable foods from fabulous food trucks, great live music, unique artisan crafts and more! Festival hours are Saturday, […]

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Just Jersey Food Truck & Music Festival

Just Jersey Food Truck & Music Festival

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Get the Father’s Day celebration started a day early by taking dads and future dads to the Just Jersey Food Truck & Music Festival on Saturday, June 18th, at the Historic Waterloo Village Concert Field in Stanhope.  Attendees will have an opportunity to sample the finest gourmet food while being immersed in the sounds of […]

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2014 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay

2014 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay

2014 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay

On the nose apricot and citrus with flinty notes. The palate of this medium to full-bodied wine brings more citrus with a decent level of acidity on the finish. A great value for a California Chardonnay of this caliber. I’m a big fan of Jim Clendenen, Au Bon Climat’s winemaker, who’s been making high quality […]

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Black Skillet Frittata by Piattino

Black Skillet Frittata by Piattino

Black Skillet Frittata

I love brunch and am always looking for creative dishes to serve at home when I host. I received this easy recipe for a meatless frittata from Piattino: A Neighborhood Bistro and wanted to share as it sounds delish. Piattino, serving up modern twists to traditional Italian fare, is now serving an a la carte […]

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2016 Montclair Food & Wine Festival: BBQ, Bourbon, Biergarten

2016 Montclair Food & Wine Festival: BBQ, Bourbon, Biergarten

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The BBQ, Bourbon + Biergarten is an event put forth by the folks at Montclair Food & Wine Festival. The fun-filled evening will take place on July 9th from 6PM – 10PM at the Montclair Art Museum (3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ) and will feature the flavors and spirits of summer with live music […]

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2016 New Jersey Beer & Food Festival

2016 New Jersey Beer & Food Festival

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The 8th New Jersey Beer & Food Festival will take place June 25-26 at Crystal Springs Resort at a new location on the corner of Route 94 and Wild Turkey Way. The festival will feature new events for 2016 including a second day of festivities for the first time. The two day extravaganza offers guests beer tastings under the big tent, a beer and […]

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2012 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Pinot Noir

2012 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Pinot Noir

2012 Evesham Wood “Le Puits Sec” Pinot Noir

The 2012 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Pinot Noir is just a lovely, lovely Pinot Noir. In the glass, it’s dark raspberry in color. The nose is of dark, ripe berries and cherry with some peppery notes. Hard to stop sniffing to take that first sip! This medium-bodied Oregon Pinot Noir offers raspberry and stone […]

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Show Some Like to Chef Bryan Gregg

Show Some Like to Chef Bryan Gregg

Chef Bryan Gregg

My friend, Chef Bryan Gregg of Escape Montclair, is trying to get to the Chefs Taste Challenge competition in ‪#‎NOLA on Aug. 19. He was one of over 50 chefs to apply for a chance at this competition and he’s now one of 16 chefs remaining. The final step in the process to get him […]

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Product Review – Snack Box by Try the World

Product Review – Snack Box by Try the World

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I don’t typically do product reviews, but when I was recently approached to review the new ‘Snack Box’ by Try The World, I decided to go for it. The main reason? I travel so much for my ‘real’ job that I’m always looking for new snacks to bring onboard my flights that aren’t the usual.   […]

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Adieu Terre à Terre

Adieu Terre à Terre

Chef Villani at Beard House

A few weeks ago, when Chef Todd Villani told me he’d be shuttering down his restaurant, Terre à Terre, when his lease was up, I was truly saddened. When I received the written notice earlier about the impeding June 26th closing, it seemed impossible to think that all the hard work Chef Villani and his […]

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