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Raving About Ramen

Raving About Ramen

Raving About Ramen I’ll risk censure right upfront by saying I don’t usually favor ramen. I like the flavors and textures, but find it a pain in the neck to consume, at least without spraying broth and bits of stuff all over myself. I’ve tried it every which way, but may just be ramen-impaired, and … Continue reading

April’s Best Bites – Pulp Vegetarian Café & Juice Bar in Frenchtown, Maria’s Homemade Perogies in Milford

April’s Best Bites – Pulp Vegetarian Café & Juice Bar in Frenchtown, Maria’s Homemade Perogies in Milford

With the end of winter, I’m getting out more, and April even included an excursion to Frenchtown and Milford with two food-writing friends, Pat Tanner (NJ Monthly, Edible Jersey, Princeton Echo & more) and Susan Yeske (Times of Trenton, Edible Jersey, Bucks County Herald & more). Susan wanted to introduce us to Frenchtown’s Pulp Vegetarian Café … Continue reading

Hamilton’s Grill Room on a dark and stormy night

Hamilton’s Grill Room on a dark and stormy night

I keep forgetting to post these photos from a late October dinner I enjoyed at Hamilton’s Grill Room in Lambertville. I’m sorry they are so murky but it goes well with the fact that it was indeed a “dark and stormy” night! I hadn’t been there in so long, although my late father’s friend John Lasley, a good friend of … Continue reading

Sette Luna in Easton PA

Sette Luna in Easton PA

A friend and I took a drive to Easton, PA yesterday to meet up with another friend who lives in the Poconos. Easton was our halfway meeting place for lunch, about an hour and fifteen minutes drive, and what a nice town it appears to be! (It is also home to the famous Crayola Factory.) … Continue reading

Dinner at Marea

Dinner at Marea

Have I told you about my nephew the gourmet? Those are words I never thought I’d say, because a few years ago my (wonderful) nephew Patrick had a seriously limited palate. He did not like fish. Mushrooms, ugh! And cheese, not so much, except, I think, grated Parm on his pasta. Nonetheless, in 2006 we picked our … Continue reading

A glorious day on Long Beach Island

A glorious day on Long Beach Island

I hadn’t been to Long Beach Island in several years, not since before Sandy wreaked havoc on the island, so I took a drive down with a friend on Friday, and we had such fun during our brief day. There were still signs of rebuilding, especially in the southern LBI communities, but by far most places … Continue reading

Patriots Week for Foodies

Patriots Week for Foodies

Patriots Week is more than revolutionary reenactments! For foodies who are seeking Colonial flavor during Trenton’s famed Patriots Week  – Where Trenton’s Revolutionary History Comes to Life – their food and beverage events are listed below. You’ll find full information here. And be sure to download your copy of the “Downtown Dining Guide” while you’re there.  In addition to … Continue reading