Category Archives: South Jersey restaurants

Tavro 13 is a welcome addition to South Jersey’s dining scene

When I moved from Philadelphia to the Swedesboro area in 2010, one thing I knew I was giving up was a vibrant, local restaurant scene as one can only expect to find in a large urban city. Granted I scored a huge dream kitchen for myself as part of the deal, so I wasn’t about to complain very much. Still, one of the definite drawbacks of living in a rural part of New Jersey is that local dining options are largely limited to old fashioned diners, Chinese/Japanese “fusion” spots, red gravy Italian, sports bars and national chains.

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New year, new blog style…

Out with the old, in with the new. I’ve finally found a new blog theme that has all the aspects I liked layout-wise of my old one, plus more ability to customize the colors, styles (and images) used. Let me know what you think, I’m quite fond of it right now after a few hours of tweaking.

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Drink Them Before They’re Famous: Autumn Tasting Dinner at Seasons 52

With the change of season from summer into autumn, now is the time for a new Autumn menu at Seasons 52. Autumn is a favorite time of year for many, and a great time of the year to enjoy late-harvest crops such as squash, mushrooms and pumpkin. Last night I was able to taste some of the new (or updated) offerings at Seasons 52 in Cherry Hill New Jersey as part of their “Drink Them Before They’re Famous” wine program. Master Sommelier George Miliotes at Seasons 52 always does a wonderful job pairing interesting wines with Chef Clifford Pleau’s menu, and I always walk away from one of these events with new wines on my “must buy” list. Last night was no exception.

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The Mussel Bar at The Revel, Atlantic City NJ

Two weekends ago found the sweetie and I making our first excursion to Revel, Atlantic City’s latest gambling/dining/entertainment attraction to see Duran Duran in concert. Sadly, the universe decided that the concert would not be in the cards for us that night as Nick Rhodes apparently fell sick – ill enough that the rest of their entire U.S. tour was cancelled!

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Crabby’s in Mays Landing, New Jersey

Crabby'sThe other weekend, the sweetie had a hunger for some crabs and suggested we head on out to Crabby’s in Mays Landing. He’d been there before, I never had but was up for giving it a try. He warned repeatedly that it was definitely a bit of a “dive” but when it comes to crab joints, what do you expect?

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