Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Chi-Chi’s brings taste of Portugal to the city

By Norma Saltz Running a restaurant brings in less money than building swimming pools, says Arthur Alves, the owner of Chi-Chi’s BBQ, Trenton’s only Portuguese restaurant — but it’s a...

Ex-firefighter’s hot dog stand caters to local heroes

By Myles Ma Even in its nascent months, Captain Paul’s Firehouse Dogs has carved out a following among the firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians of the area. Though the...

DeLorenzo’s opens in renovated Mercerville market

By Sandra Farmer Sam Risoldi is a self-described pizza and tomato pie connoisseur, but admits that might be an understatement. “Cut my veins open and you’ll get tomato pie,” he said...

Enhanced menu Villa Barone’s newest ingredient for success

Good cooking is all about finding the right combinations. An exceptional dining experience is no different. Like a well-seasoned dish, a restaurant’s success often relies on achieving a perfect...

With new bistro, Town Center is ‘calda’ once again

As construction on new Washington Town Center buildings proceeds west on Route 33, the original commercial building in Robbinsville’s mixed-use, “smart-growth” community recently has had some momentum of its...

Nomad Pizza settles down in Hopewell Borough

Let it never be said that Tom Grim and Stalin Bedon, owners of Nomad Pizza, haven’t set high standards. “Our goal is to make the best pizza in the country,”...

Chuck’s still winging it after 14 years

What’s hot and has 10,000 wings? A typical day at Chuck’s Big-Time BBQ at 1980 N. Olden Ave. in Ewing, where Khaled Fouad and partner Ahmed Ahmed Jr. serve up...

New Manor is three spots in one

Once you enter Hamilton Manor, there’s really no reason to leave. With a banquet room, an upscale steakhouse, and a not-so-upscale nightclub; a wedding reception and the after-party could all...

Experienced sushi chef brings creations to his own eatery

By Sarah Unger In the nine months since they welcomed their first guests to Yummy Sushi, chef An Luong and his wife Evan Yap have observed their new sushi-loving diners...

Triumph still setting standards on New Jersey brewing scene

There were no brewpubs in New Jersey when Adam Rechnitz decided he wanted to open one in 1993. Rechnitz, from Red Bank, met Ray and Erica Disch, from Hopewell, at...