Pulled Pork on a Weber Kettle Grill

Pulled Pork on a Weber Kettle Grill

I’ve been smoking pork shoulder/butt for a few years on the Weber kettle grill since I don’t have a smoker (yet). The pork is always super moist, flavorful and delicious, but a couple weeks ago, I decided to try the method by “MNLang” he posted on Instructables – wow, amazing!! I followed the instructions very […]

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2015 Heart & Hands Sparkling Riesling

2015 Heart & Hands Sparkling Riesling

I’ve been a member of Heart & Hands’ Claddagh Club, its wine club, for several years and enjoy that, once in a while, I’m contacted about something totally unexpected by this stellar Finger Lakes winery. This time, it was about its sparkling Riesling with bottle cap enclosure – how could I pass that up? The […]

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Chubby’s Sandwiches Opens at Exchange Place in Jersey City

Chubby’s Sandwiches Opens at Exchange Place in Jersey City

Chubby’s Sandwiches Food Truck is now officially opened in downtown Jersey City’s Exchange Place.  This state-of-the-art food truck, serving Italian butcher-style sandwiches for breakfast and lunch, is the brainchild of childhood friends turned business partners Chef Nick Daniele and Joe Buonsante. The truck features a custom-built state of the art kitchen modeled after the kitchen […]

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Jersey Tomato Dinner with Todd Villani & Robbie Felice

Jersey Tomato Dinner with Todd Villani & Robbie Felice

I was thrilled to attend the first collaboration dinner between Chefs Todd Villani and Robbie Felice at Viaggio Ristorante earlier this year and super bummed to miss their August 20th Jersey tomato dinner again, held at Viaggio. The dinner will feature: Yellow tomato gazpacho Heirloom tomato panzanella Lemongrass meatballs with tomato jam Spaghetti with blistered […]

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Chef Bryan Gregg Pop Up at Aquila

Chef Bryan Gregg will be hosting a one-night-only dinner at Aquila Pizza Al Forno on Sunday September 17th at 5PM. The four-course dinner (plus a surprise) will be cooked and baked in the popular restaurant’s wood burning hearth and will feature the pristine produce of Bracco Farms. The menu will be: First Course Goat whey […]

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Jersey Shore Rising Star Dinner

Jersey Shore Rising Star Dinner

Two of New Jersey’s top young culinary talent are teaming up for a very special dinner to be held at Toast Asbury Park on September 9th at 6:30PM. Robbie Felice, Chef and Co-Owner of Viaggio in Wayne, and A.J. Capella, recently Chef de Cuisine at Ryland Inn in Whitehouse, NJ, are partnering for a “Rising […]

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Grilled Peach Mascarpone Bruschetta

Grilled Peach Mascarpone Bruschetta

In celebration of National Peach Month in August, Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, shared this easy and tasty recipe for grilled peach bruschetta. Makes 12 bruschetta Ingredients 1 loaf of rustic bread, cut into 12 slices about 3/4-inch thick  3/4 cup mascarpone cheese 3 peaches, thinly-sliced and grilled 3 tsp Maldon Sea Salt 1/4 […]

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Easy 3 Ingredient Cheesecake Berry Salad

Easy 3 Ingredient Cheesecake Berry Salad

My mom shared this super easy-yet-delicious recipe with me last week and, I agree, it’s a winner. It uses three ingredients, takes mere moments to make and is a great way to use fresh berries when in season. Alternatively, I’ve also tried making this recipe with thawed frozen whole berries and it was great. If […]

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Three Peat at Stages at One Washington

Three Peat at Stages at One Washington

This was our third time to Stages at One Washington, Chef Evan Hennessey’s award-winning restaurant in Dover, NH. Our meal and experience was once again a win on all levels. See my 2016 meal recap. Chef Hennessey and his staff are the epitome of hospitality and we feel like welcomed family each time we visit. […]

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Chakra Launches $39 NJ Harvest Summer Menu

Chakra Launches $39 NJ Harvest Summer Menu

Chakra is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $39 Tuesday – Saturday until Labor Day. Appetizer Choice of: Heirloom Tomato Salad Bruschetta, basil, toasted Italian country bread NJ Corn Soup house-cured salmon, pickled jersey chanterelles, lavender Thick-Cut Bacon, compressed watermelon, jalapeños, honey glace Entree Choice of: Brioche Crusted Salmon, salmon pea mousse, jersey corn, […]

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