River Horse Summer Blonde

River Horse Summer Blonde

River Horse Summer Blonde

Light, refreshing and perfect for summer sipping. Malty aroma with a little, not overpowering citrus. The tall white head quickly dissipates to a whitish film on the surface of the beer. Easy drinking, clean, low ABV (4.50%). Available April – August. Brewed by:  River Horse Brewing Co., Ewing, NJ Style: American Blonde Ale Alcohol by […]

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Millie’s 2nd Annual Spring Customer Appreciation Party

On 5/22, Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza will host its 2nd Annual Spring Customer Appreciation Party. Customers who pre-register on the Millie’s Facebook page will enjoy the restaurant’s signature wood and coal-fired pizza, quarter-pound sirloin meatballs, salads, antipasti, beer and wine – on the house.  Along with the great food, the Spring Party will feature a DJ, […]

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Restaurant Latour Launches Sunday Brunch

Restaurant Latour Launches Sunday Brunch

Photo Credit Geoff Mottram

For the first time in the restaurant’s history, Restaurant Latour at Crystal Springs Resort (One Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg NJ) is offering Sunday brunch (11am – 3pm).  Jean Paul Lourdes, the new Chef de Latour, has created a lavish multi-course brunch featuring a abundance of baked goods, brunch and savory dishes, organic coffee brewed to […]

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2012 Banrock Station Chardonnay

2012 Banrock Station Chardonnay

2012 Banrock Station Chardonnay

The wine is straw yellow is like summer in a glass. The bright aromas of peach and tropical fruit carry over to the creamy palate which has just a hint of oak and a nice, bright, finish. This is a food-friendly wine that is also nice as a summer sipper on a warm afternoon on […]

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Chakra 10th Anniversary Throwback the Clock Specials

  Chakra Executive Chef/ Partner Thomas Ciszak will for three days only April 29 – May 1, put his spin on these old Chakra favorites. Each dish will be $20.04 and include selections like Coconut Shrimp with mango chili sauce, Skate Wings with fennel, capers and lemon vinaigrette, and Short Ribs of Beef with glazed […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Top Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Top Pie

Rhubarb Pie

Ever since my grandma cut stalks of rhubarb from her garden, peeled them, sprinkled some sugar on them and fed them to my sister and me as kids, I’ve had this love for the spring vegetable. This pie truly covers all bases, slight tartness from the rhubarb, sweetness from the strawberries, flaky crust and great […]

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Easter with Frank Family Vineyards

Easter with Frank Family Vineyards

Frank Family 2012  Chardonnay

It’s rare that I don’t host Easter but this year, we joined some friends for brunch at a local BYOB restaurant. I’d seen the menu ahead of time so knew scallop Benedict, steak and eggs and fried chicken would be entrees we’d order, so opted to bring two wine samples I thought would fit the […]

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Easter

It’s Easter morning and while I know I’ll have a lovely brunch with friends, it’s difficult being away from my family in Quebec. Easter was never a hugely-celebrated holiday in my family, we still went to Grandma’s for ham cooked in beer and my beloved Laura Secord chocolate egg (read about this special treat here). […]

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Oskar Blues Brewery – Mama’s Little Yella Pils

Oskar Blues Brewery – Mama’s Little Yella Pils

Mamas-Little-Yella-Pils

Little more malty than crisp, which I typically look for in a pilsner. Easy-drinking, quenching and perfect for summer. 100% pale malt. Brewed by:  Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO Style: Czech Pilsner Alcohol by Volume: 5.3% Color in the Glass: Medium-light blond with white clingy head International Bitterness Units: 35 Format(s): Can, on-tap Ideal Glass: […]

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Barrel Aged Beer Dinner – Morris Tap & Grill

Barrel Aged Beer Dinner – Morris Tap & Grill

Garlic Shrimps

Last week I attended the Morris Tap & Grill barrel aged beer dinner featuring six dishes paired with six pretty incredible beers. Morris Tap & Grill General Manager, Michael DeSimone, chose the beers and Chef Eric LeVine paired the food. Here are the dishes and their paired beers: First Course – Garlic Shrimp and Clams […]

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