The Alchemist Focal Banger

The Alchemist Focal Banger

I attended a charity dinner last night where I was fortunate enough to taste the fabulous Focal Banger by the popular Vermont brewery, The Alchemist. The brewery doesn’t sell outside its immediate market so it was a treat to be able to taste it in my home state of New Jersey. Hazy and medium golden […]

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Buffalo Shrimp – Hooters Copycat

Buffalo Shrimp – Hooters Copycat

The “big game” is next weekend and I’ve been trying to come up with a couple appetizers to make while we watch the game. Chicken wings are always a winner, but my all-time favorite Buffalo anything is by far Buffalo shrimp. I know I’m not supposed to like chain restaurants as a discerning foodie, but […]

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SkinnyPop Popcorn and Wine Pairing Guide

SkinnyPop Popcorn and Wine Pairing Guide

The fine folks at SkinnyPop have sent me this neat infographics that I think is pretty great. I’ve been a big fan of SkinnyPop ever since a friend recommended the very addictive treats, and at 39 calories/cup, it’s not only tasty, it’s guilt-free!!! I like several of these popcorn/wine pairings depicted, but think my favorite […]

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National Irish Coffee Day

National Irish Coffee Day

Today’s #NationalIrishCoffeeDay and this delicious-sounding recipe was provided to me courtesy of The Shannon Rose Irish Pub. This drink is a mainstay that guests can enjoy year-round at the Clifton and Ramsey locations of the popular pub. You can now enjoy this comforting drink at The Shannon Rose Irish Pub or in the comfort of […]

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Vegetarian Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

Vegetarian Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

While winter’s been mild here so far in New Jersey, I’m still craving hearty, comforting food. In my continued effort to ‘prep Sunday – eat throughout the week’, this week, I’ve made a meatless chili that was uber satisfying and can be used in various ways during the week. I used it as dip for […]

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The Montclair Food & Wine Festival Speakeasy

The Montclair Food & Wine Festival Speakeasy

Montclair Food & Wine Festival and Amanti Vino present The Speakeasy – a clandestine affair set in the grandeur of THE WELLMONT THEATER on Saturday January 28. Reminiscent of the Prohibition Era, the evening will intertwine illicit libations coordinated by Amanti Vino, fine culinary bites from over twenty area restaurants, and the sultry sound of […]

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National Hot Buttered Rum Day

National Hot Buttered Rum Day

With chilly temperatures setting in, and in celebration of National Hot Buttered Rum Day today, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub is sharing a recipe for the warm and comforting cocktail. The Shannon Rose Irish Pub’s Hot Buttered Rum will be offered for a limited time in-restaurant from January 12 – 18 in celebration of National […]

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The Halal Guys Are Finally Coming To Newark

The Halal Guys Are Finally Coming To Newark

The burgeoning nationwide brick-and-mortar expansion of New York City’s world-famous halal food cart concept continues with the opening of The Halal Guys Gyro and Chicken at 72 Halsey Street in Newark, NJ on January 27. The Halal Guys is a highly-anticipated neighborhood destination serving the same delicious halal food that first gained acclaim at the […]

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A Meal for Amiel – Benefiting School Greenhouse Project

A Meal for Amiel – Benefiting School Greenhouse Project

The Foodshed Alliance presents A Meal for Amiel, a seven-course gourmet benefit to raise funds for the Frankford Township School Greenhouse Project and the Foodshed Alliance. This event aligns 14 chefs with 14 aspiring chefs to create seven spectacular courses paired with specially selected wines to honor the memory of Amiel Wehrli, Chef Florian Wehrli’s […]

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Hash Browns Vegetable Frittata

Hash Browns Vegetable Frittata

On Christmas morning, my mom went all fancy on us and served this delicious frittata. A frittata is an Italian egg-based dish alike an omelet or a quiche without a crust. It was a perfect, comforting dish on a snowy Quebec morning. I like that it’s vegetable-packed and unlike a quiche, it doesn’t require a […]

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