Category Archives: South Jersey restaurants

At Long Last, Sagami

It’s long been a sad but true fact – or at least, a statement taken as fact by many of Philadelphia’s top foodies – that the best sushi in all of Philly is actually found in South Jersey. The battle for top sushi destination generally is fought between Matt Ito’s Fuji in Haddonfield and Shigeru Fukuyoshi’s Sagami in Collingswood. I’d yet to get the chance to try either until this past weekend, when I finally went to Sagami to celebrate a friend’s birthday. And I’m so glad that I did! Sagami is every bit as wonderful as I’d been lead to believe it is. So often, heavily hyped-up restaurants end up disappointing me, but there was hardly a single off note in our entire dinner experience.

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Seasons 52 Summer Menu Review and Tasting Notes

Strawberry Lemon Smash

Strawberry Lemon Smash

Last night I had the pleasure to preview the new Summer menu items at Seasons 52 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The Spring menu tasting event in March had been wonderful so I was really looking forward to seeing what new items they’d be introducing for the summer season, and Seasons 52 did not disappoint. Overall I liked nearly everything I tasted and appreciated how these new offerings celebrated so much of what makes summer my favorite season for food and dining.

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A’Pizze Tuscan Grill: Take Two

Last week I posted my first impressions of A’Pizze Tuscan Grill in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Overall I was quite positive about the experience, from the food we sampled to the quick and efficient service. So when my partner’s dad requested going there for Father’s Day dinner as he’d liked it so much on the first visit, we figured why not?

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Review: A’Pizze Tuscan Grill in Swedesboro/Woolwich Township

A’Pizze Tuscan Grill replaces Barone Tuscan Grill in the Center Square Road strip mall, which I gave a very lukewarm review of last June. Although the food was generally acceptable (if not exceptional) at Barone’s, service was consistently a problem and many issues and rumors about the operation abounded. Therefore it wasn’t a huge surprise when Barone’s closed its doors, and word hit the area that Chef Mimmo of Toscana Mullica Hill would be opening a new pizza/Italian restaurant in its place.

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Update: Green Tea Restaurant in Woolwich, New Jersey

Last May I posted an initial review of Green Tea Restaurant in Woolwich Township, New Jersey. My first impressions were a little lukewarm – I wasn’t thrilled with some of the deep fried options nor the chirashi, but thought some of the specialty rolls were good or showed promise.

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