Wednesday, December 5, 2012
With two new dining destinations with Italian themes being announced this week, Patch wants to know what you hope will come next.
Hungry? In Morristown, you have options. That was made even more evident this week when Patch reported not one, but two new restaurants are set to open in early 2013—Fiore's Italian on Elm Street and Olive Lucy's on Speedwell Avenue. While Olive Lucy's also plans on serving Portuguese staples like Paella, both new dining destinations have Italian themes. They are going to have a lot of competition here, not just from their other paisans, but from the plethora of restaurants that aren't Italian that also call Morristown home. To that end, we want to know what type of restaurant you would like to see come next? A new diner? Greek? Vietnamese? More Italian? Something else? Chime in below.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Folks are out enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.
The calendar might say April 16 (Editor John Dunphy's birthday!), which means we're still in springtime. But, tell that to Mother Nature. It was about 90 degrees on Monday, and that brought out plenty of folks to enjoy outdoor dining, the sun, the heat, and the overall summeriness. If that's not a word, it should be. Do you have photos to share with us of these unseasonably mild days? Submit them to this story, and let summer reign!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Diners enjoyed farm-to-table fare against a backdrop of dark skies and lightning at Fosterfields.
Mud underfoot, lightning overhead and a downpour that continued from appetizer through dessert could not dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd of foodies that gathered at Fosterfields on Sunday evening. About 90 diners enjoyed a five-course "Sustenance on the Farm Dinner," with many ingredients grown at Fosterfields or locally sourced. The event benefitted the educational farm programs at Fosterfields and the Slow Food Northern New Jersey School Garden Program. Executive Chef Kara Decker and owner Andrea Carbine, of A Toute Heure in Cranford prepared the dinner while chocolate artisan Diane Pinder of Donna & Company created the dessert. Organic and sustainable wines, paired with each course, were provided by Opici Wine Importers. THE MENU: …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Freshly-squeezed, frothy limeade was the highlight of a meal that, for the most part, left us searching for flavor.
“Surf and turf” may conjure images of a filet mignon and lobster tail, perhaps with a hearty baked potato. But, at El Portal on Speedwell Avenue, the words "tierra y mar" carry a similar connotation, with a Colombian twist. Think rice and fried plantains alongside a sirloin steak and piece of South American fish. Morristown residents should be no strangers to Colombian food, as several Latin American eateries line the stretch of Speedwell Avenue beyond the movie theater. Like many of those eateries, El Portal displays a Colombian flag in the dining area and plays Univision from a TV in the back. The menu includes a "tipica" Colombian plate, usually a piece of steak, chorizo, pork rinds, rice, plantains, a fried egg and more. When it comes …
Friday, June 3, 2011
New eatery open in Morris Township.
G.K.'s Red Dog Tavern is now open in Morris Township. Photographer Warren Westura surveyed the crowd on June 2.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
G.K.'s Red Dog Tavern Keeps Keller Family Tradition Alive
Siblings Richard, Peter, and Gene Keller, along with their sister Kathy Donohoe, have opened G.K's Red Dog Tavern, a business named for their dad, Gerard "Rod" Keller, and his beloved Irish Setter. The 120-seat restaurant, which shares a roof with the popular Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille, includes the original log cabin where their father opened Rod's Ranch House in 1951. "We've cut our prices but not the quality," said Richard Keller, who added that the concept for the Red Dog has been marinating for the past two to three years. "We've got burgers, dogs, sandwiches and light entrees, all with Rod's quality." A raw bar and the prime, dry aged steaks served at Rod's are also available in the tavern. Keller said he seeks to satisfy the …