Morristown Restaurant Week April 27 – May 3

14808534-mmmainMore than 50 local restaurants will be offering deals and specials during Morristown Partnership’s annual Morristown Restaurant Week. From Monday, April 27 – Sunday, May 3, 51 participating restaurants in town will offer prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner, along with special promotions and other drink discounts, as part of the fifth-annual event. More than 40 types of food are expected to be served throughout town. Restaurant-goers can also take advantage of making reservations online at OpenTable.com for the 18 Morristown restaurants that are signed up on the website. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit morristownrestaurantweek.com or call the Morristown Partnership at 973-455-1133.

GK’s Red Dog Tavern: Make Yourself At Home

For more than 75 years GK's Red Dog Tavern has been a beacon of fine food and hospitality. The menu is a collection of tavern classics with a delicious twist. Start out with a bucket of wings or enjoy a plate of smoked pork torta sliders. Main courses include salads and burgers, including a fantastic turkey burger topped with pico de gallo and guacamole. You can also dig into big plates of fish and chips or a tender and juicy plate of ribs. There's a great selection of steaks, too! Service is fast and food quality is high all across the board. Get a pint of your favorite beer or a great cocktail from the bar, and you'll have a full and satisfying meal to sit back and enjoy. With great food and drink, GK's Red Dog Tavern continues to dazzle after years of friendly service.

1 Convent Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 585-5700
 
 

Three Famous Restaurants from TV Shows

When we watch TV, we get invested in "our shows". We take time out of our busy schedules to watch the same characters each and every week. It's not wonder that we become attached to them! Well, now you can share a little piece of their story by visiting the same restaurants where our beloved characters have enjoyed meals.

Tom's Restaurant
Week after week we watched the goofy cast of Seinfeld head over to Tom's Restaurant to talk about nothing. Now you can do the same thing at the New York diner. Of course the inside is entirely different than what you see on the show, but there is a poster of Kramer hanging on the wall. 

Holsten's
The final scenes of the beloved crime drama The Sopranos took place at Holsten's in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The confectionery sells candies, sodas, and ice cream as well as traditional diner food. The onion rings may or may not be the best in the state (as Tony Soprano proclaimed), but the ice cream could be. You can even sit in the same booth as the cast members did when filming!

Twede’s Cafe
In the pilot of the cult classic Twin Peaks many of the diner scenes were shot at Double R Diner, which is now known as Twede’s Cafe. A fire destroyed much of the restaurant in 2000, and they needed to rebuild leaving the inside almost unrecognizable from the show, but there's still a variety of Twin Peaks memorabilia for sale in the store. And of course they still have cherry pie and a "fine cup ‘o coffee". 

La Piazza: Order Up Italian Entrees

La Piazza prides itself on excellent Italian cuisine made with only the freshest ingredients. With a beautiful mural of Venice on the wall and a wonderful outside patio, a vibrant Italian feel permeates the whole place. One of the more popular reasons to visit in terms of the food is the pizza. With delicious New York style pies, these thin but hearty slices  are to die for. There's much more than pizza on offer here, though. Between the entrees,  sandwiches, wraps, and pastas to choose from, there are more than 100 items to choose from! The staff is all very friendly and attentive, and the outdoor seating is really great when the weather  allows it. With fresh food full of authentic flavor, La Piazza is a great option for fans of Italian cooking.

184 Columbia Tpk
Florham Park, NJ 07932
(973) 301-9660
 

Unique Food Trucks Around the Country

Food trucks have gone from pure convenience to a gourmet experience over the last few years. From New York to Washington these popular meals on wheels have been popping up to provide diners a truly unique experience. If you're ever in the area make sure you stop by these top spots.

Streetza Pizza, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Serving up gourmet pizza by the slice. From regular cheese pizza and pepperoni to specialty slices like pizza topped with spam and chili there is always something new to try.

East Side King, Austin, Texas
Truly gourmet food delivered right to you like beef tongue, pork belly, chicken skin, Pho buns. Foodies will delight in this unique menu.

Where Ya At Matt, Seattle, Washington
Bringing a taste of New Orleans to Seattle. True home cooking of grits, corn bread, gumbo, and Po boys. When you need a taste of the South this is the place to go.

Kogi, Los Angeles, California
Korean BBQ to go. The menu is full of short rib stuffed burritos, calamari tacos, and Kogi Kimchi Quesadilla all for a great price.

Sugar Philly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When you want to indulge in a sweet treat this truck is here to help. Stop in for fresh baked macarons, cheesecake, and creme brulee.

Tim Schafer’s Cuisine: Dine With Style

Billed as an eclectic new American experience, Tim Schafer's Cuisine creates incredible food full of unique flavor combinations. The atmosphere is elegant without being stuffy, and the menu has the food to match. A glimpse at appetizers such as duck quesadillas and grilled quail show that this is a restaurant that thinks outside the box, and the entrees do the same. The bbq chicken is a great twist on a classic, with a fabulous Guiness barbeque sauce bringing a rich, hearty flavor. There's also an exquisite salmon filet in a tamarind buerre blanc sauce and sauteed vegetables. The prices are very reasonable for what you're getting, and there's even a prixe fixe option for both lunch and dinner that make the value even better! With fantastic food in pleasant surroundings, Tim Schafer's Cuisine is a great choice for a tasty and imaginative meal.

82 Speedwell Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 538-3330
 

League of Women Voters Luncheon February 12th.

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Come join the The LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS of Mountain Lakes (LWVML) for their FEBRUARY LUNCHEON on Tues, Feb 12 at 11:30 am at Casa Bella, Rt 46, Denville. Guest speaker Mark Di Ionno, Mountain Lakes resident, author of “The Last Newspaperman” and journalist, will share his experience of reporting on Hurricane Sandy at the Shore. Mark Di Ionno is a lifetime newspaperman and a four-time winner of the New Jersey Press Association’s first-place award for column writing. In addition to his twice-weekly column in The Star-Ledger, his “Mark in the Morning” column appears daily on NJ.com. Di Ionno is the author of 3 award-winning nonfiction books. New Jersey’s Coastal Heritage and A Guide to New Jersey’s Revolutionary War Trail won the New Jersey Academic Alliance Award, which is judged by a consortium of librarians and historians. Backroads, New Jersey was named among the most notable New Jersey books (1995–2005) by the New Jersey Center for the Book. RSVP to Barbara Catallo@yahoo.com http://www.mtnlakes.org/~lwv/

 

 

 

The Station Restaurant at Mountain Lakes – The Perfect Stop!

imagesWelcome to the Station at Mountain Lakes! Dining here is an exceptional experience. Housed in a turn of the century train station, the ambiance is quaint and charming.   Owners Carlos Vasquez, Steve Turkot and Chef Bradley Cooper are continuing their vision of a local restaurant with a warm, friendly atmosphere, paired with outstanding food. The Station is known as a “scratch” restaurant, which means they purchase no premade or processed foods. All the food is made on premises; soups, stocks, dressings and sauces are made from scratch (no msg or preservatives ever!).  Homemade bread is baked twice daily (can you smell the aroma?). Desserts are also made on premise. Fresh fish is delivered daily, using only wild shrimp and fish when available. They roast their own peppers, grate their own cheese, and whip fresh cream daily. There is no microwave in the restaurant. All of the menu items are made to order, no shortcuts are taken. It might take a little longer, but the results speak for themselves, keep it simple, keep it fresh. Enjoy the ride!

For daily specials check out their Facebook page:

The Station Restaurant at Mountain Lakes

 

The Station at Mountain Lakes

99 Midvale Road.

Mountain Lakes New Jersey 07046

Phone 973-335-5330 FAX 973-335-4620

Hours:

Mon-Thu 11:30 am – 9:30 pm

Fri 11:30 am – 10 pm

Sat 4 pm – 2 am

http://thestationatmtlakes.co/

Eat well, live well in 2013. Il Michelangelo’s Italian Restaurant

 

Ring in the New Year with a culinary experience that will be sure to delight your palate.

In March of 2000, when Il Michelangelo Resturant opened it’s primary goal was to recreate “Made in Italy flavors” at a high standard of culinary and service excellence, while offering great value to the local community.  Now over 12 years later, it is safe to say that they have succeeded.  At Il Michelangelo’s Restaurant they confidently offer the finest Italian foods to the savviest of Italian food enthusiasts.

Located in an elegantly restored house that was once the site of a Stagecoach Inn, Il Michelangelo Restaurant has brought a touch of Italian grace and charm to Mountain Lakes/Boonton Township in Morris County and enjoyed success and patronage that is beyond their wildest dreams.  This is evident by the ever-returning clientele who have made Il Michelangelo Italian Restaurant a favorite place to dine.  Sicilian-born owner Dominic Cascio is a master restaurateur who co-founded Aldo’s Italian Restaurant in Wyckoff and Rockaway.   He has combined his culinary expertise and gift for extra-ordinary hospitality to create a fine dining experience in an informal, casual, and contemporary setting.  During the warmer months at Il Michelangelo, al fresco dining is available on their spacious porch.  Inside you will dine in the company of oversized reproductions of the immortal paintings of the restaurant’s namesake.  The menu is as affordable as it is appealing, with a large selection of expertly crafted regional Italian specialties, all absolutely authentic and recreated by Dominic’s son, Executive chef Dominic Cascio Jr. As the name suggests, Il Michelangelo’s Italian Restaurant is truly a work of art , an establishment where a fine dining experience is a certainty

The entire Cascio family invites you to come to Il Michelangelo Restaurant and experience for yourself their motto “ Eat well, Live Well” which holds true.

When you come in please say hello to owner, Dominic, he would love to meet you!

Open New Years Eve from 12 noon to 9:30 pm. Serving dishes off the regular menu as well several specials prepared by the executive chef Dominic Cascio Jr.

Reservations are requested.

Il Michelangelo

973.316.1111

91 Elcock Ave. Boonton Twp. on Mountain Lakes Border, NJ 07005