Thursday, October 21, 2010

Photo courtesy of Terra Nova

Perhaps my favorite restaurant in Glassboro, Terra Nova offers an array of tasty dishes, top notch service, and a suprisingly sophisticated atmosphere. This restaurant is sure to satisfy with an extensive wine list and an assortment of Nappa Valley inspired dishes. I particularly enjoy the small plates. My favorite item to start off with is the harvest platter. It includes different high quality meats and cheeses- and it's delicious. My favorite entree is the sonoma skewers. It's jumbo shrimp, filet mignon, chicken kabobs, achor steam barbecue glaze, arancini stuffed rice ball on a skewer. You will love it. I love to end my meal with a dessert- there are so many to choose from! I usually choose a cup of expresso with a creme brule dessert. With so many choices all in the cusomers hands, you can choose an entree or even split a variety of different small plates. Either way your sure to love Terra Nova.

A good restaurant I tried this week is Villari's Lakeside. Its located in Sicklerville, NJ on Sicklerville Road. The restaurant sits beside a beautiful lake, with gorgeous landscaping. Though a little too cold for it now, they offer outdoor seating when the weather is nice. The atmosphere inside it good too, it is well lit and spacious. Villari's is more of an italian restaurant although they do offer other types of entrees as well. They have an extensive menu for lunch and dinner and always offer specials for the upcoming holiday. My favorite entree there are the twin lobster tails & the twin crab cakes. They are cooked to perfection and have crab caked have just the right amount of flavor. My boyfriend had the rack of lamb, which he said was tender and flavorful. It also is not that expensive. I definitely recommend this restaurant for a delicious quick meal or even for a good family gathering.

Photos courtesy of Villari's Lakeside

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Don Pablos- "Big Tex Bold Mex"

Don Pablo's is a mexican restaurant located in Deptford, NJ. When you walk in the atmosphere is great, its fun and enjoyable. It is also really loud. The staff is very friendly and you are seated immediately. It's like a high class mexican restaurant without the high class price. Anyway, about the food. They start you off with nacho chips and salsa- it is so tasty! I ordered a burrito- it came out fast and was delicious. It's very big though so if you bring a guest it is a great item to split. If you get a choice of side I highly recommend the cornmeal spoon bread- it may not sound that amazing but I assure you it is. I went with a friend and the bill was under $25.00! The only problem is it gets a little addicting, I'm craving a Don Pablo's burrito right now actually.

The Stone Grille- food on a stone.

So yesterday I went to The Stone Grille for dinner. Its at 1300 Blackwood-Clementon road in Clementon, NJ. The atmosphere is nice, and thats about it. They came up with their name because they cook some of their food on a stone. You only have a choice of 4 things to be cooked on the stone and it is really expensive. I ordered the pan seared crab cakes, they sounded good when I read it out loud on the menu, however when I recieved them they were as cold as ice and tasted way too fishy. I ask the server to take them back and she refused too, then I asked to see the manager and she refused to do that too. Finally, I got the manager MYSELF and he tasted the crab cakes- thought there was nothing wrong with them and gave me an attitude as well. As you can see my time at The Stone Grille was not a good one, if you decide to go I really hope yours is better.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nifty Fifty's

Nifty Fifty's is exactly what a fifties diner would look like. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food is exceptional. They have great breakfast and the burgers are great too! The service is not that great though. The servers do not really check on you that often and when it gets busy it is hard to find them. It is a good diner if your want a fast bite to eat.

Bistro at Cherry Hill- Great dining inside a mall!

The Bistro at Cherry Hill is located right inside the Cherry Hill mall. To paint a picture- your walking through the mall and between Macy's & Nordstroms is a bar style island cafe. The bar holds about 50 people but there is additional table seating. The menu is extensive, having at least 7 pages of appetizers, pizzas, specialty sandwiches, pastas, burgers and salads. They even have a kids menu. The Bistro is reasonably priced maybe a little pricey for some though. The food is fresh and delicious. The pizza is even made fresh- you can see the chefs preparing the dough! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone, especially if your in the mall!