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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Wine & BBQ Experience on Memorial Day Weekend

Wine & BBQ Experience on Memorial Day Weekend

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Garden State Wine Growers Association “Wine & BBQ Experience” Heads to Schooley’s Mountain Park on Memorial Day Weekend. The “Wine & BBQ Experience” is returning to Schooley’s Mountain Park in Long Valley, New Jersey on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 from noon to 5 pm (rain date Monday, May 30). This will be […]

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Balvenie Scotch Tasting and Dinner at Blue Morel Restaurant

Balvenie Scotch Tasting and Dinner at Blue Morel Restaurant

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Blue Morel Restaurant will host a Balvenie Scotch tasting and four-course dinner on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7pm for $99 per person all-inclusive. The first 12 guests to reserve will also have an opportunity to attend a 45 minute prelude tasting experience conducted by William Grant and Sons starting at 6:15pm featuring the rare Balvenie […]

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Celebrate Maifest at Pilsener Haus & Asbury Festhalle

Celebrate Maifest at Pilsener Haus & Asbury Festhalle

Bier Tapping

New Jersey’s top two Biergartens kick off spring with Maifest, a month-long celebration featuring special menus, live music and bier (of course)! The celebrations at Hoboken’s Pilsener Haus and its sister biergarten Asbury Festhalle kick off with keg-tappings and live music the weekend of Friday May 7th, and running through May 31. Throughout the month, […]

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Meadowlands Battle for the Best Burger 5/14/16

Meadowlands Battle for the Best Burger 5/14/16

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On May 14th, I’ll have the pleasure of judging the Meadowlands Battle for the Best Burger. At the event, which runs from 6PM – 10PM in the Backyard, 10 of the area’s best burger makers, restaurants or food trucks, will compete to win $1,000. Judging will take place at 8PM and two fans will be […]

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Justin Pehowic Life Celebration Dinner at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen

Justin Pehowic Life Celebration Dinner at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen

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Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen will host a very special dinner to celebrate the life of Chef Justin Pehowic who recently passed away. The dinner will be on Sunday June 5th at 6pm. Join Chefs Thomas Ciszak of Chakra, former Jockey Hollow sous chef Christian Cruz, Bryan Gregg of Escape Montclair, Erica Leahy of Jockey […]

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

This Roman dish was created in the middle of the 20th century using simple ingredients: pasta, eggs, pork jowls (think bacon) and cheese, typically Pecorino. I’m all about simple pasta dishes, especially during the week, so this is one of my go-to recipes. I’ve made this decadent dish using a few variations, adding peas, morel […]

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Pig & Prince Restaurant Duck Fat Grilled Cheese

Pig & Prince Restaurant Duck Fat Grilled Cheese

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Today is National Grilled Cheese Day, a day dedicated to celebrating a national favorite: the grilled cheese sandwich. Chef Mike Carrino, of popular restaurant Pig & Prince Restaurant in Montclair, NJ, has masterfully created an elegant and delicious twist on a classic sandwich – the Duck Fat Grilled Cheese. This elevated take on the ‘old reliable’ of sandwiches is […]

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