(Family Features) Whether entertaining a large group, or hosting a small gathering, holiday cooks can showcase their culinary flair with a sumptuous spread of starters and sides. And, with timesaving ingredients, such as cream soups, store-bought mashed potatoes and prepared pastry sheets, it’s a cinch to complement the main dish with appetizers and side dishes that look and taste elegant. Using these simple recipes, holiday hosts can impress family and friends and still have time to enjoy the party. Continue reading Holiday Dining at Home-Celebrate the Season With Starters and Sides
(Family Features) When it comes to pairing food and wine, it doesn’t have to be complicated. To create a perfect pairing, the secret is to choose a wine with a fruit-focused style, which will compliment many types of foods. It isn’t necessary to be a master sommelier to make successful pairings! No matter what your profession, having a passion for food and wine can go a long way to making delicious pairings that friends and family will enjoy. Continue reading Food and Wine – Perfect Pairings
October 27-28 at Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, NJ
Who would believe Chipotle Chili Aioli sauce, Pomegranate Acai Mints, or Pina Colada Popcorn would be found in the pantries of today’s kosher consumer?
They are among more than 120,000 kosher certified items, and additional items are on the way. More than 500 newly kosher certified foods will be introduced at the 21st annual kosher food, beverage, wine & spirits trade show – Kosherfest 2009 – at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ October 27-28, 2009 Continue reading 21st Annual Kosherfest 2009 to Showcase Record Number of New Upscale Foods
By Herb Fluke
Here is a restaurant list I will be updating every month by adding new restaurants in our River View Observer Print publication and here at riverviewobserver.com
Try one of these fine restuarants for a delicious night out.- Enjoy Herb
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River View Observer Exclusive…Joe Jackson Patriach of the Jackson Family Visits Bayonne’s Ten East Restaurant
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By Evelyn Bonilla
On the tail end of a New York City press event for his film “Destination Fame”, Joe Jackson found some time to meet with good friend Paul DeAngelo. The two join together to enjoy
some great cuisine at one of Bayonne’s most stylish restaurants “Ten East”. The restaurant owned by Patrick and Anthony Franconeri is a Hibachi Restaurant and Sake Lounge; it is located in Bayonne, and specializes in sushi, fusion and hibachi cuisine. Continue reading Joe Jackson Visits Ten East as he Promotes Tribute Film “Destination Fame
River View Observer Best Pick for “Variety Dining this Summer”
With the summer finally warming up – Hudson Restaurant Week returns with vengeance from July 27-August 7. For the fifth summer, there are new cities involved like Bayonne, West New York and even Edgewater. Nine brand new restaurants are added to the list and some that had slipped away return to Hudson Restaurant Week providing diners with a variety of local selections and lots of great deals. For a complete list of participating restaurants and menus visit http://hudsonrestaurantweek.com
This Year there is much more diversity on the list including Ecuadorian food at DeCache in West New York, a Hibachi experience at Ten East in Bayonne, and some restaurants that are brand new to the area like the Zylo at the Hoboken W Hotel and Fire & Oak at the Westin in Jersey City. With so many choices you might need several nights to taste the very delicious meals being served this Restaurant Week. Continue reading Hudson Restaurant Week is Back July 27th to August 7th, 2009
Hibachi-Fusion Dining -Sushi – Sake Lounge
by Tom Dwyer
When Anthony Franconeri and his brother, Patrick, were growing up in Bayonne, they often rode their dirt bikes on the deserted landfill area along the Bayonne waterfront. They loved riding around the old oil tanks where it seemed time stood still. Little did they know that years later the area would be thriving with cruise ships, a world-class golf course, and a shopping mall where they would build, own and run one of the finest Asian fusion restaurants around.
Continue reading Dining- TEN EAST- Bayonne NJ
River View Observer’s says “if you live in Hudson County; you’re Lucky, there are two great Baja Restaurants to Enjoy”
If You Don’t Live In Hudson County-Baja is worth the trip the food is that good…
By Evelyn Bonilla
Entering into “Baja” Mexican Restaurant 117 Montgomery Street, in Jersey City, NJ (201) 915-0062 is like stepping into a “hacienda” located in the heart of Mexico. Its décor is genuine as it is magnificent and its cuisine is “authentic and mouth-watering”.
The restaurant which is the second addition of its sister restaurant “Baja” located at 104 14th Street Hoboken (201) 653-0610 is double in size, designed with two levels and has extraordinary appeal.
Its menu is filled with offerings of the finest in Mexican food.
Baja’s history of providing quality food and atmosphere in the New Jersey area is evident over the past 15 years. Owners Mario Herrera, Felix Disla and Major Disla all strive to bring their talent and ingenuity into the creation of the newly designed Baja.
Owner Mario Herrera explains, “In researching our restaurant business we noticed that there weren’t any authentic Mexican restaurants in this area.” “We created these restaurants in order to provide the finest in Mexican food. Our food is prepared the minute it is ordered, I think for us that is the key to our success. We provide food that is freshly made.”
Let us know if you ever ate at the Baja tell us what you think- add a comment to this post.
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Guy Fieri the popular and energetic host of FoodNetworks Diners, Drive- INS and Dives spent an afternoon last year finding out what Jersey City residents have known for years; that the food, especially the pancakes, at the Brownstone Diner and Pancake house (31 kinds of pancakes) are delicious, affordable and plentiful.
Fieri became so excited about how delicious the famous Brownstone Pancakes taste; that he decided to add the Brownstone to his new book, just for the pancakes.
Right there on page 30 of his book; Diners, Drive- INS and Dives, Fieri, describes the Brownstone this way:
“You can find an average pancake just about anywhere, but finding a real killer pancake is a whole other deal. This family –owned joint in Jersey City is doing it right -thirty – one ways.”