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Let’s Try … The Peacock Inn

Fine dining has resurrected phoenix-like in Princeton in the newly reopened Peacock Inn on Bayard Lane. The restored, grand old mansion, bar, and restaurant heralds a much needed alternative...

Two New Hopewell Spots: Entrata & Thana Thai

Two new restaurants have opened in Hopewell that bear striking similarities to their predecessors.

Marhaba Middle Eastern restaurant opens in Lambertville

The long wait is over and fans of Marhaba, the beloved Middle Eastern restaurant in Lambertville, are giving a hearty marhaba (or “welcome”) to the newly opened second location,...

Bonne Assiette

It’s much too early for the culinary jury to return a verdict on a new dining establishment after just a few weeks, or even a few months. But if...

Let’s Try: Basilico

There’s an old saying that goes “The third time’s a charm.” If that’s truly the case, Basilico, a recent addition to Hopewell’s growing dining scene, should lead a doubly...

Let’s Try: Cargot Brasserie

If any production ever deserved a sneak preview it would be Princeton University’s long planned and much discussed new arts center in the vicinity of McCarter Theater and the...

Let’s Try . . . Il Forno

We often look to New York or Philadelphia for creative and sophisticated dining. But there are also a handful of places in central New Jersey, and we can add...

Let’s Try . . . SweetGrass Restaurant

Hopewell has definitely become a destination location for fine dining and shopping, and SweetGrass is adding excitement to the mix with its “seasonal fare with a southern flair.” Located...

Let’s Try … Bobby’s Burger Palace

One morning last week, a commercial played on the radio for the grand opening of Bobby’s Burger Palace in MarketFair. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay, who started the casual burger...

Let’s Try . . . Efe’s Mediterranean Grill

Some things are expected when a new restaurant opens in town: longer-than-expected waits, confusion over orders, a staff learning on the job. What I did not expect to see...