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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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Feast of the 7 Fishes Dinners in Gloucester County, NJ

I’m working on updating this list of restaurants serving Feast of the 7 Fishes dinners in Gloucester County. It will also include those restaurants not serving a traditional fixed menu but seafood specialties for the night.

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Review: Barone Tuscan Grill

Barone Tuscan Grill

Barone Tuscan Grill

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Review: Guillermo’s Fine Italian Dining in Pitman, New Jersey

When it comes to New Jersey Italian restaurants, there is no shortage of “red gravy,” Neapolitan-style establishments. Especially in South Jersey it sometimes feels as though we are just an extension of South Philly’s Italian stronghold, and Gloucester County in fact has one of the highest Italian populations in the state. Guillermo’s Fine Italian Cuisine has two locations: one in Egg Harbor, and one I just recently visited in Pitman. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as my experience with Italian restaurants in New Jersey is quite variable, but overall I found Guillermo’s a cut above average for the area. Solid food, huge portions, reasonably priced and in an attractive location, Guillermo’s certainly is worth consideration and ranks well with the thick competition in the area.

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Valentine’s Day 2010: Choices for Philly, Gloucester County and at Home

Valentine's flowersValentine’s Day is one of the busiest nights for restaurants across the United States. Everyone seems to think the ideal way to celebrate “VDay” is with a fancy night on the town. Yet many foodies scoff at the idea of going out on Valentine’s night, knowing it’s often going to mean huge crowds, rushed service and boring set menus.

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