Friday, July 10, 2020

Freddie’s continues 77-year tradition

Three generations of the Urbano family run Freddie’s Tavern. The tavern opened in 1933, when Ferdinand Urbano Sr. and his wife Janie served beer and spaghetti to Urbano’s fellow Reading...

Barbecuers go the whole hog

Hamburgers and hot dogs may be the traditional summer barbecue fare, but when it comes time for a major celebration, some local residents like to go the whole hog...

Farmer brings produce to the people

Robbinsville resident Joe VanHandel has sold produce from his farm in this area his entire life, but this summer he’s going mobile. VanHandel, his wife Jeanette and his parents operate...

King’s adds summery seating with patio

By Myles Ma The summer is in full swing — warm weather abides, and pizza lovers can enjoy both the sun and their favorite food at King’s Pizzarama. Brothers and co-owners...

Afghan Grill dishes out some spice

By Allie Ward Nestled among Hamilton’s Route 33 pizza parlors, sub shops and chain restaurants is something a little different – the Afghan Kabob and Grill. Afghan Kabob and Grill, which...

The only Mexican food for miles

  If their only goal was to create the best Mexican restaurant in Ewing, Ricardo, Viridiana and Eugenia Ramos wouldn’t have had to try very hard — there are Mexican...

Amid change, Rossi’s a constant

By Myles Ma Like many Trenton neighborhoods, Chambersburg has undergone many changes over the years. As the Italian families that settled the area left, many were supplanted by immigrants from...

Ice cream stand frozen in time

You’re never too young for nostalgia. Megan Wall and Cassidy Straniero, both 18, were reminded of that around lunchtime May 27, when the Hopewell Valley CentralHigh School seniors ate lunch...

Fine and casual dining meet at Mamma Rosa’s

By Norine Longo Gino D’Ameglio loves his mother, Rosa. She is the inspiration of his restaurant, which is affectionately named Mamma Rosa’s, and which includes an area dedicated to her...

Longtime pizzeria owner builds loyal local following

By Myles Ma Franco Lettieri is something of an institution in Hopewell Borough. He has owned Franco’s Pizza for 36 years. He was 21 when he opened Franco’s Pizzeria on Mercer...