I laud the South Jersey Hot Chefs for their mutual support alliance, which keeps their independently owned restaurants vital. As their website states, “We are locally owned, independent restaurants that are chef driven by passionate culinary professionals dedicated to providing great food and great service. In almost all cases, you will find an owner present during your visit. We live here, and we are tied to our communities, and not to the shareholders of distant corporations located thousands of miles away. “
They make good use of the website, and of social media, to fulfill their mission, and their many promotions during the year include a couple of Restaurant Weeks. During the upcoming Restaurant Week, March 15-20, many restaurants will offer multi-course meals for a mere $25 or $35 dollars. (See list here.) And there are some great dining destinations in South Jersey now, believe me. (Keep in mind how close some of these places are to the greater Philadelphia area.) So, look for a break in the weather (coming soon, I promise!), and head south for a great meal!