2016 New Jersey Beer & Food Festival

2016 New Jersey Beer & Food Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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