Saturday, February 22, 2020

Let's Try

Food and restaurant reviews

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...

Let’s Try: Naked Pizza

Last weekend I had Naked Pizza. And no, it was not top(ping)-less, nor was it prepared by a naked chef or consumed by naked diners. “Naked” means that the...

Let’s Try . . . the D&R Greenway Poetry Trail

The next time someone tells me to go take a hike, I will happily say thank you. The D&R Greenway unveiled its easy, looping Poetry Trail last autumn, and...

Let’s Try . . . Tre Catering

It’s a dilemma every boss faces at one time or another: The staff is fully engaged, racing toward an end-of-the-day deadline, but lunch is approaching. Letting everyone scatter for...

Let’s Try. . . D’Angelo Italian Market

Bright, airy, well-stocked and convenient. What more could a downtown want? Welcome, then to the little market that can, D’Angelo, on the corner of Tulane and Spring streets. This...