13 may be an unlucky number for some people, but not today: 13 local food and beverage businesses have come together under one roof in New Hope in a market for the ages. The Ferry Market. And on the weekend of Friday the 13th, I went over to check it out. This airy culinary market is a welcome addition to the streets...

We received a shipment of wine from Chateauneuf-Du-Pape last month and we were looking to dine some place worthy of this fantastic wine. It made me realize that we haven’t been to a BYOB in a while, and I’m sure our wallets would appreciate the break from pricey booze. For instances like this, I have a handy list...

Is it just me, or does it feel like everywhere you go, restaurants are promoting artisanal/handcrafted, farm-to-table, and/or seasonal cuisine? The other day I saw an ad for a national chain promoting “handcrafted cocktails”. Well yeah, how else are you going to make them, with your feet? These vague terms are...

You might not expect to hear roosters crowing during your typical dining experience. But this is no typical dining experience. The farm in Brick Farm Tavern isn’t there as a marketing ploy meant to capitalize on the farm-to-table “trend” that has emerged over these last few years. This is a restaurant on a real...

Summer is FILLED with all kinds of special occasions worth celebrating: graduation, anniversaries, birthdays… so where do you go when you want to go all out? My husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary this week, and I spent maybe 4-5 hours scouring the internet for some place new, exciting and romantic to...

I just finished planning a trip to France for this summer, so I’m feeling a bit like a Francophile right now. In the last month I have dined out at three out of four of these spots, so I guess you could say I have France on the brain! Thankfully, there is no lack of good French food within a 15-mile radius of our home...

There’s a right of passage if you live in the Northern half of the country… and it’s called “snow-birding.” When it gets too unbearably cold for you to function, you fly down and spend several weeks (or several months) in Florida. As you could probably tell from my recent posts, the winter is not really my thing. So...

As a born and bred New Jerseyan, barbecue is not in my blood. But this has never stopped me from enjoying low & slow smoked meats as much as the next meat lover. And my Texan husband will tell you that More Than Q is as good as any BBQ joint in the south. So when this local pitmaster moved his spot from Stockton to...

In the spring, summer and fall, I flourish. Life is good, no complaints, beaming with energy, happiness and positivity. Come winter, like clockwork, I enter hibernation mode. Getting off of the couch is a serious struggle. What’s that about? And as if the listlessness wasn’t enough, from late December until early...

Usually on a cool fall Sunday evening you can find me putting the finishing touches on my slow-cooked supper – perhaps some braised short ribs, or simmered braciole & meatballs. It’s simply what Italian home cooks do. But when there was mention of an Italian Truffle Dinner at Elements in Princeton, I knew my Le Creuset...