18 Taps, a Great Whiskey Selection and Upscale Comfort Food
By Sally Deering
Jean and Charles Stewart first met at a bar; she was serving drinks at an establishment in the East Village and he was a member of the Coast Guard stationed in Bayonne out for a night on the town. The two fell in love, married and started a family and now they’re raising a son and building a new career as restaurateurs and owners of Lot 13 in Bayonne.
Lot 13 opened in 2011 and both husband and wife share all the responsibilities of running a restaurant and busy bar.
When you step inside La Reggia restaurant in Secaucus your senses are seized by the distinct aromas of fine Italian cheeses and a warm and inviting atmosphere where tables are dressed in white linens and the wait staff is dressed in long white aprons – an homage to fine European restaurants where food and service are of the highest caliber.
Once you are seated at one of those beautifully dressed tables in the warm glow of La Reggia’s inviting dining room, you can understand why it’s affectionately called “The Little Italy of Secaucus.”
La Reggia serves Italian-American cuisine prepared with only the freshest vegetables, seafood and meats that go straight from the marketplace to the chef’s kitchen and then to your plate. Co-owners Chef Enzo Carputo and Alfonso Corbosiero set the standards high at La Reggia and ever since it opened its doors in 1998, those standards continue to be met.
Chef Enzo creates exquisite Italian dishes that surprise, impress and ultimately satisfy beyond expectation. In his own words, “I want to educate the people, I want them to know what real Italian Food is,” he says.
River View Observer -Restaurant Views -Elegant Dining and a Sexxy Upstaris Lounge at the Embankment
by Sally Deering
Dave and his sister Anne Marie carved a niche on Grove Street with their handsome little restaurant, The Merchant, where the bar is cozy, the drinks are yummy and the food is All-American delish! It’s a great place to go for a business luncheon, watch a game or hang out with your friends and talk about life.
Dave and Anne Marie decided to try something a little more upscale and 2-1/2 years ago they opened The Embankment, a beautiful fine-dining restaurant nestled in the heart of 10th Street in the Hamilton Park neighborhood, where friendly neighbors drop by for brunch, dinner and drinks with friends.
Tucked away in the back of South Cove Commons, a waterfront mall in Bayonne where fast-food places gratify customers on the run, Ten East – Hibachi, Fusion and Sushi Bar Lounge is an intoxicating oasis at the end of an asphalt parking lot. An exotic restaurant where the cocktails, cuisine and atmosphere are so divinely cool, you can practically picture Secret Agent 007 ordering a Jade martini (vodka and melon-pear juice) shaken, not stirred.
The alluring atmosphere at Ten East whispers James Bond cool as you step inside the sleek and sexy restaurant bathed in red lighting with two stylish dining rooms and the sleek curves of an inviting bar. The lounge serves as the central focal point between the Asian Fusion dining room and the Hibachi dining area where nimble-fingered chefs prepare your meal right at your table juggling cutlery in a dramatic display of culinary “martial arts.”
Pictured (L) General Manager Tokio Naito, Bar Manager Carmella Addesso, Owners of Ten East Anthony and Patrick Franconeri
Ten East is the dream child of brothers Anthony and Patrick Franconeri, who grew up in Bayonne the sons of hard-working parents who ran their own local eatery. The boys, who attended Marist High School, decided they would someday design their own restaurant in Bayonne that would reflect their personal tastes. The result: a sexy, sultry restaurant and club that serves sophisticated Asian cuisine in a sensual atmosphere and perfect location for appetizing adventures. Continue reading Ten East – Hibachi, Fusion and Sushi Bar Lounge→
Diabetes: A Deeper Look, a unique, interactive traveling exhibit developed by the Detroit Science Center and made possible with support from sanofi-aventis U.S., will help raise national awareness about diabetes. The 2,500 square-foot exhibit, shaped as a walk-through blood vessel with 40,000 LED lights pulsating to the sound of a heartbeat, is designed to educate the American public about diabetes, diabetes treatment options and the role of insulin in the body.
On April 1, the exhibit will open at Jersey City’s Liberty Science Center, named one of the 10 best science centers in the country by Parents Magazine. Following its stop at the Center, the exhibit will embark on a nationwide tour from 2010 to 2012.
Location: Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
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2010 May Yield a Bonanza of Opportunities
According to Trendwatching.com- 2010 may yield a bonanza of opportunities. If the Global Recession has ended what trends will we see this coming year that could bring a host of recession-proof opportunities.
Number one on their list is –BUSINESS AS USUALL- see what else made the list.
(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→
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