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DININGOUT DIALOGUES // CHEF ALDO CASCIO

DiningOut Dialogues visits with Chef Aldo Cascio at The Brick House restaurant in Wyckoff, NJ. Sit in on a live, on-site broadcast (AM 970) from 3pm to 6pm. Host Kevin McCullough (IG: @kmcradio), and guest co-host Karol Markowicz of the New York Post speak with Chef Cascio and discuss events of the day. Enjoy a special “Happy Hour” from 3pm ... Read More »

COVER STORY – KUBA RESTAURANT

On the busy thoroughfare of Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee, a proud mother-daughter-team have brought the wholesome, piquant flavors of Cuba to the area by way of their new, aptly-named eatery, Kuba Restaurant {2139 Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee; 201.585.1601; kubarestaurant.com}. Owner Jillian Cartagena calls the name of the restaurant “a fun twist” on the beloved northern Caribbean country of Cuba, ... Read More »

ZAUO PROMISES DINERS ‘Off the Hook’ FOOD EXPERIENCE

First US location of Japanese restaurant allows guests to fish for their dinner New York City may not be the first place that springs to mind for those looking to cast a line and reel in a catch. But true to form, Manhattan once again proves itself as the city that has it all, with Zauo {152 West 24th Street, ... Read More »

DIY WITH PAOLO’S GOURMET // CHICKEN MARTINI

Chicken Martini a la Paolo’s Gourmet – Westwood NJ Paolo’s Gourmet {48 Westwood Avenue, Westwood; 201.497.6688 paolosgourmetshop.com} serves up plenty of hearty Italian dishes from generous portions of savory pastas to traditionally-cooked pepperoni pizza and delicious antipasto platters of assorted cheeses, prosciutto and soppressata. But for the summertime, Chef Francesca Canciari is cooking up a special carb-friendly lemony chicken dish ... Read More »

DIY WITH JEANETTE DONNARUMMA // WATERMELON SHARK

Bergen County’s Jeanette Donnarumma is the senior culinary producer of Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show “Rachael Ray,” which just snagged the award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show in May. Onset, Donnarumma is affectionately called the watermelon diva by her colleagues for her famed watermelon shark creation. This inventive dish stemmed from an idea she drummed up for a Shark Week ... Read More »

CITY PERCH KITCHEN + BAR AND IPIC LAUNCH PARTY

DiningOut celebrated the launch of its Spring cover, which featured City Perch Kitchen + Bar and IPIC, at the Fort Lee restaurant helmed by James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef Sherry Yard on March 20. Dozens of guests, including media figures, local business, and restaurant owners, mingled while sampling some of the restaurant’s signature comfort foods and cocktails. 01 — Brigitte ... Read More »

IN THE MIX – ANNABELLA’S HOUSE OF MOZZARELLA

This melt-in-your-mouth Italian restaurant and deli is a hidden gem within The Meadowlands East Rutherford may be known as home to The Meadowlands where NFL teams have squared off for the Super Bowl and some of music’s megastars have entertained. But tucked away in the borough off Route 17 South is a hidden gem where homemade Italian comfort food takes ... Read More »

IN THE MIX – THE ASK

What is one dish that says “summer has arrived?” Anthony McDonald of Pier 115 in Edgewater, NJ ANTHONY MCDONALDMANAGER/NIGHTLIFE DIRECTOR OF PIER 115{115 River Road, Edgewater; 201.313.2155; pier115barandgrill.com} The one dish that says “summertime has arrived” is definitely our Grilled Octopus. Four ounces of octopus tentacle are grilled to a crisp while maintaining a tender interior. It is then cut, ... Read More »

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