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Dog days of winter: 2.15.21

Are you despairing of a tomato-less time of year? Please don’t. There’s so much so good out there right now. Eat! Enjoy!

Restaurant Revue Bay Head

Charlie’s of Bay Head

On the shores of Twilight Lake sits a statuesque restaurant built to stand up to storms and stand out for its elegantly casual scene, cheerful service and impressive food.

Restaurant Revue Rio Grande

Dawgtown Dogs

What’s better than your team winning the big game? A beefy, brawny hot dog smothered to smithereens with Olympic-caliber house-made toppings. Bet you will eat more than one.

Restaurant Revue Cape May Court House


The main ingredients are comfortingly familiar. But the idiosyncratic touches given to Ben Scola’s plates elevate this South Shore BYOB to a destination – year-round, to boot.

Restaurant Revue Ridgewood


Fine-dining flourishes in a grand space in Bergen County, where magic and memories are made courtesy of a chef team committed to celebrating every dinner – and every diner.

Restaurant Revue North Brunswick

Labebe Mediterranean Cuisine

Lebanese fare takes center stage at a Mediterranean restaurant in Middlesex County. Insider’s tip: Get an extra order of baklava.

Le Bon Magot

Naomi Mobed’s exceptional conserves and condiments are born of a peripatetic palate nurtured by home addresses that range from Tehran to Tulsa, Hong Kong to Copenhagen, London to Lawrenceville.


Winging It

What turkey is to Thanksgiving, what candy is to Halloween, what something-on-the-grill is to the Fourth of July is what chicken wings are to Super Bowl Sunday. But the accenting is all about personal choice.


Fortnightly 5: 2.1.2021

Snacks, anyone? Or is it just that time of year for curling up with high-end munchies, game-day bites, and squirrel-y nibbles? Dunno. But these not-quite-a-meals held distinct appeal during the fortnight just past.


Got eggs? And dregs from the fridge? You’ve got dinner.

Taiwan Tasty

The island off the coast of China is known for its night market fare, richly flavored soups and takes on traditional mainland dishes. A humble storefront in Middlesex County offers a culinary tour.

Restaurant Revue East Brunswick

Heart of Europe Polish Deli

Pierogi, paczki and pulpety, golabki and bigos, krokiety and kabanosy: All the comfort you can consume is found at this newcomer with old favorites.


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