Maplewood II Makeover

Since opening as a humble Hammonton tavern in 1945, the Maplewood name has grown to become synonymous with elevated Italian cuisine, served along with, to quote their own legendary roadside signage “The World’s Best Spaghetti.”


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Posted Sep. 12, 2013 | Comments: 0

Brunch Redefined


The well-worn concept of brunch gets fully turned on its axis at a most hospitable locale hereabouts: the iconic Stockton Seaview Resort in Galloway Township, every Sunday afternoon.


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Posted Sep. 4, 2013 | Comments: 0

Dining au Deux


Searching for a place this Valentine’s Day providing excellent food with an ambiance suitable for romance? Read on, I’ll share with you a few of my favorite regional spots for dining au deux.


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Posted Feb. 6, 2013 | Comments: 0

Still Hungover from Phillips Spiked Lunch

Phillips Seafood chef Paul Drew made an appeal to Atlantic City's hungry lushes, hosting a "Spiked Lunch" event and serving six cocktails batched out to complement four courses of soused shellfish, and dessert.

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Posted Aug. 9, 2011 | Comments: 1

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The New Mariachi Loco
By Pamela Dollak

Roberto Diaz almost never relocated his restaurant El Mariachi Loco to the corner of Bellevue Avenue and South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. The space, on the first floor of an ornate and elaborately painted 110-year-old building, the most photographed building in town, had been vacant for a while, but the owner was taking his time deciding who to rent it to.

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Sushi Shangri-la
By Scott Cronick

When it comes to sushi in Atlantic City, it doesn’t get better than Oshi Sushi & Sake. And that credit can be placed squarely on Armiyanto “Harry” Setiyaki. The Japan native learned the craft from his grandfather, improved his technique in Indonesia and eventually came to the United States, where original Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto taught him how to break down fish better than he ever did before.

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Amazin’ Asian
By Frank Gabriel

As Atlantic City’s casinos have looked to the Pacific Rim for creative inspiration over the years, the city’s dining scene has expanded in scope to include a wide variety of global cuisines. To witness the latest step in that culinary evolution, consider Lillie’s at Golden Nugget.