Happy 4th of July, and Who Ordered the Cake with 232 Candles?!?!

John here.

We enjoyed a lovely picnic dinner last night while watching the Lacey Twp fireworks display. With the iffy weather today, I think it’s going to be an indoor day with a trip to the movies later.

Just wanted to catch you all up on some links we’ve added recently:

If I had to pick one New Jersey restaurant critic that I enjoy reading the most, it would be The Artful Diner. While most critics focus on North Jersey, Artful goes all over. I mean, the guy reviewed Benjamin’s in Bridgeton for goodness sake. Definitely worth reading.

Jason Perlow is a tech geek, and he knows it. He’s also a big-time food enthusiast. Check out his Off The Broiler blog as he discusses his food travels around New York, New Jersey and points elsewhere.

If you’ve noticed anything different in out Links section, you’ll see that we’re now Jersey Biters! Deborah Smith is gathering a small but mighty band of happy, hungry folk like ourselves to talk about all things food. If you enjoy reading and sharing your food experiences in a place where snobbery is left outside, come and visit. One fellow Jersey Biter that we already love is Bill and his House Hubbie’s Home Cookin’ blog.

And now, the news…

* County fairs around South Jersey are kicking into action. The Cumberland County Fair is going on now (yes, right now!) and will continue through Saturday. Next week, the Ocean County Fair gets going. Check out the Festivals of Food link for more details.

* Tuckerton Seaport has its annual Red Wine and Blues event tomorrow.

* Been waiting for Jersey corn? Well, your wait is over!

* Camden’s Aaron McCargo is still hanging in there on The Next Food Network’s Star. I hope he can one day open his place in Camden.

* On the wackier side of the news…the Curious Case of Olga’s Diner. Evidently, the landmark diner on the Route 70 & 73 circle shut down on Wednesday due to a gas leak. As it turns out, it was the lack of gas that was the problem, and it should be open today.

* On the restaurant front…High Street Grill in Mount Holly is expanding their bar to accommodate more craft brews on tap. Got no problem with that. Also, yet another celeb chef is taking a swing at Atlantic City; this time, it’s Michael Schulson and his Japanese tapas pub Izakaya at the Borgata. I will say that the concept of Japanese tapas is verrrry intriguing.

Hope you all enjoy your 4th!

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One thought on “Happy 4th of July, and Who Ordered the Cake with 232 Candles?!?!

  1. Thanks for mentioning Jersey Biters, John, I hope your readers will come and join us. High Street Grill is my sweetie’s favorite place. Maybe we should have a Jersey Biters get-together there.

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