Category Archives: Let’s Talk Restaurants

Hilton Head, S.C.: The Beach Is Great, But Have You Tried the Cupcakes?

During my three weeks in Bluffton, S.C. I drove across the bridges to Hilton Head Island a number of times. I love the beach and the drive took an easy 30 minutes versus the hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic it takes … Continue reading

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Smashburger: This Newbie Says “Yum!”

Juicy. Crispy. Beefy: Three words that came immediately to mind as I munched my way through five of the top-selling 100% certified Angus beef burgers at Smashburger’s Parsippany, N.J. location last night. Tender. Moist. Chicken-y: Three words that came immediately to … Continue reading

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Cafe Lurcat: A Sophisticated Take on Comfort Food…and Donuts Too

When we visited Naples, FL in December Mike and I wanted to eat at a different restaurant than usual; we are trying to bust out of our comfortable choices and try new things, including food. That’s how we ended up … Continue reading

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Be Amazed: A Table Apart in Bonita Springs, FL

My husband Mike and I have eaten at  A Table Apart, one of the top three rated restaurants in the Naples/Bonita Springs, FL area, twice in the last three months, and I hope we eat there every time we’re in the … Continue reading

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Sublime Italian at Angelina’s in Bonita Springs, FL

My husband Mike and I visited the Gulf Coast of Florida, Bonita Springs to be exact, twice in the past three months. And we tried three new restaurants. The food at each is tasty. Very tasty. And each is different. … Continue reading

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Major Fun in New York City

Do you love to laugh? Have fun? Eat? Spend time with family and friends? Me too. Major fun for me involves four things: friends, family, food and silliness. And last week I got all four on a single trip into … Continue reading

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Power Lunch After a 5K Run? Bier and a Pretzel with a Side of Wurst!

After Mike and I ran the essential2life 5K in Liberty State Park last Saturday I suggested we have lunch at a sort of throwback restaurant that I read about in The Star-Ledger, our local daily newspaper — Pilsener Haus & … Continue reading

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Jerseylicious Filmed at My Fav Miele’s Restaurant

Jerseylicious, the TV show on Style Network about hairdressers and makeup artists who actually are N.J. natives and love, live, work and disagree in the great state of New Jersey, filmed last night. And I was there, completely by coincidence. … Continue reading

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Acappello Restaurant in Montclair, NJ: Once Was Enough

My husband Mike, son Max and I recently ate dinner at a(nother) Montclair, N.J. restaurant: Acappello on Bloomfield Avenue. With so many choices for what we call “fine dining” located in our home town we picked Acappello at random. Max … Continue reading

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Muscle Maker Grill: A New Lunch Option with Good Food and Great Scenery

My girlfriend Pat and I ate in the Muscle Maker Grill in Edison, N.J. today. When Pat suggested eating there instead of at our go-to favorite D’Italia in Avenel, I was delighted, especially as Pat gave me one day’s notice! … Continue reading

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