Thing 1 is Hot From The Kettle

Thing 1 is Hot From The Kettle

Mothers Day of 2010 was the year I knew I loved food. It should be called the curse of a foodie, my mother, Melody Kettle, as most of you know is a known food blogger, she has formed me into the person that loves food and likes to blog about it.  

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Oysters, Weiners & Big Ice Cubes: Lunch at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen

Oysters, Weiners & Big Ice Cubes: Lunch at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen

He had me at "Weiner Vault." As if two floors flush with cuisine and the best cocktails in New Jersey weren't enough, restauranteur, Christopher Cannon, saw fit to add a biergarten-style Weiner Vault - complete with a neon sign and all forms of tubular and spherical meat product - in the cellar of Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, his three floor epicurean dream run amuck.  Michael White kerfuffle be damned - Cannon is my kinda guy! 

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Coming Soon! The Kitchen at Grove Station in Jersey City

Coming Soon! The Kitchen at Grove Station in Jersey City

Chef David Viana has announced that he will be the executive chef at The Kitchen at Grove Station, a BYO slated to open in downtown Jersey City in November 2014. 

Most recently, Viana was chef de cuisine at Ryan DePersio's  Battello in Jersey City. Previous to that, Viana was chef de cuisine at Daryl Wine Bar (closed) in New Brunswick under Zod Arifai. 

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The Tewksbury Inn, Oldwick, NJ

The Tewksbury Inn, Oldwick, NJ

Many people view the Tewksbury Inn as a fancy, upscale restaurant that only serves expensive wines and fancy entrees: a place to go for special occasions. In reality, it is a fantastic neighborhood restaurant that is waiting to be discovered by you! 

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Stamna, Little Falls & Bloomfield: Holy Mackerel, The Sardines!

Stamna, Little Falls & Bloomfield: Holy Mackerel, The Sardines!

Lunching at Stamna Greek Taverna is as good for my coronary health as it is for my husband's financial well-being.   Both Stamna locations, Bloomfield and Little Falls, are BYOB, and offer a reasonably priced lunch menu, where you'll find the Americanized Greek standards, like Moussaka, Gyro, Halloumi pita, and Spinach pie, but it's the other menu items - like grilled sardines - that make Stamna a desirable lunch spot for Mr. Hot and myself. 

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