RESTAURANT REVIEW DORA FOR LUNCH WITH A WONDERFUL CAB FROM GRAPE FINALE

With a new workout eating regiment underway my biggest meal of the day is now coming mid afternoon which opens up a wide array of restaurants in the Hunterdon Somerset Morris area in which to have a very affordable delectable feast.  This past Monday I got a call from an…

Restaurant Review – The View at Morgan Hill – New Menu – New Management

https://www.theclubatmorganhill.com/dining A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting Morgan Hill Golf Course to do a story on the links – http://thehunterdoncountynews.com/mh/   While we there we got talking to Sarah Carrasco who was taking care of us and in her entrepreneurial she inquired as to whether we might…

AT MOUNT AIRY FINE DINING AT BISTECCA BY IL MULINO

HTTPS://MOUNTAIRYCASINO.COM/RESTAURANTS/BISTECCA-BY-IL-MULINO/  HTTPS://MOUNTAIRYCASINO.COM/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/2017/10/20171006_BISTECCAMENU.PDF It’s nice when you are staying in a Casino setting where the floor of the gambling area can get a bit chaotic, to have a place to sit down, regroup and have a high quality meal in a classy setting. Such is Bistecca at Mount Airy. After a…

FALL GOLF REVIEW DESTINATION – MT AIRY THE FRONT NINE

Sometime we are very verbose in our golf reviews, this is not going to be one of those situations.  If you are looking to play a superior public golf course this fall within an hour of the house and you don’t put Mt Airy on or on or near the…

DESTINATION REVIEW – EASTON – THE LAFAYETTE INN IS AN OASIS ON COLLEGE HILL

HTTP://WWW.LAFAYETTEINN.COM/ EASTON PENNSYLVANIA HAS BECOME A DESTINATION SPOT FOR DINERS WITH MANY FINE RESTAURANTS POPPING UP ALL OVER THE DOWNTOWN, INCLUDING   OAKHTTP://THEHUNTERDONCOUNTYNEWS.COM/AS-EASTON-BECOMES-A-DESTINATION-POINT-OAK-LEADS-WITH-WAY-TREMENDOUS-NEW-RESTAURANT-2/ AND STOKE     HTTP://THEHUNTERDONCOUNTYNEWS.COM/NEARBY-WEEKEND-FALL-TRIPS-REVIEW-EASTON-STOKE-HAS-DELICIOUS-FLAVORS-FROM-EVERY-DIRECTION/ AS WELL AS THIRD AND FERRYHTTP://THEHUNTERDONCOUNTYNEWS.COM/3RD/  WITH MORE REVIEWS COMING IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. NOW EASTON IS NOT FAR FROM CENTRAL JERSEY, YOU CAN…

FALL GOLF REVIEW DESINATION – MT AIRY THE BACK NINE

Sometime we are very verbose in our golf reviews, this is not going to be one of those situations.  If you are looking to play a superior public golf course this fall within an hour of the house and you don’t put Mt Airy on or on or near the…

FALL GOLF REVIEW DESINATION – MT AIRY THE BACK NINE

Sometime we are very verbose in our golf reviews, this is not going to be one of those situations.  If you are looking to play a superior public golf course this fall within an hour of the house and you don’t put Mt Airy on or on or near the…

DESTINATION REVIEW – EASTON – THE LAFAYETTE INN IS AN OASIS ON COLLEGE HILL

http://www.lafayetteinn.com/ Easton Pennsylvania has become a destination spot for diners with many fine restaurants popping up all over the downtown, including   OAK http://thehunterdoncountynews.com/as-easton-becomes-a-destination-point-oak-leads-with-way-tremendous-new-restaurant-2/ and STOKE     http://thehunterdoncountynews.com/nearby-weekend-fall-trips-review-easton-stoke-has-delicious-flavors-from-every-direction/ as well as Third and Ferry http://thehunterdoncountynews.com/3rd/  with more reviews coming in the next few weeks. Now Easton is not far from central jersey,…

AS EASTON BECOMES A DESTINATION POINT – OAK LEADS THE WAY – TREMENDOUS NEW RESTAURANT

  http://www.oak-steakhouse.com/ 323 NORTHAMPTON STREET​ EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA  ​HISTORIC DISTRICT KITCHEN HOURS Tuesday-Thursday: 5pm-9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5pm-10:30pm Sunday 5pm-9:30pm Closed Monday  Let us start by thanking Malori Alonso , who set up our trip to Oak and was very helpful in coordinating the events, and to General Manager Lee Minnucci, who…

NEARBY WEEKEND FALL TRIPS- REVIEW – EASTON – STOKE HAS DELICIOUS FLAVORS FROM EVERY DIRECTION

This is the first in a series of reviews of restaurants in the greater Easton area. For those of you who don’t know, or simply haven’t been traveling to the west very often, Easton has become a destination point for epicurean adventures. On every corner there seemingly is a new…

FALL GOLF REVIEW – PART ONE STAYING AT MOUNT AIRY – WONDERFUL ACCOMODATIONS

  When planning your fall golf getaway you certainly want to consider Mount Airy, not just for the fabulous golf course which we will be examining in a different story, but also for the accommodations which are more than excellent. .  Let’s take an inside look. Staff –  Right from…

MORGAN HILL GOLF PERFECTLY TAILORED FOR THE LADIES AND IT STARTS WITH SARAH BETH BEHIND THE BAR

As we begin this review of Morgan Hill Golf Course there are two people we want to single out and say thank you to, The Director of golf Patrick Mallory who set us up for a wonderful day at the exact time we wanted to get out and did it…

AT MOUNT AIRY FINE DINING AT BISTECCA BY IL MULINO

https://mountairycasino.com/restaurants/bistecca-by-il-mulino/  https://mountairycasino.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171006_bisteccamenu.pdf It’s nice when you are staying in a Casino setting where the floor of the gambling area can get a bit chaotic, to have a place to sit down, regroup and have a high quality meal in a classy setting. Such is Bistecca at Mount Airy. After a…

FALL GOLF REVIEW DESTINATION – MT AIRY THE FRONT NINE

Golf Sometime we are very verbose in our golf reviews, this is not going to be one of those situations.  If you are looking to play a superior public golf course this fall within an hour of the house and you don’t put Mt Airy on or on or near…

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FALL GOLF REVIEW – SHAWNEE AN ISLAND IN THE MOUNTAINS

http://www.shawneeinn.com/golf   It took exactly 47 minutes from Main Street of Clinton NJ to be at the bag drop at Shawnee Inn and Golf, so if you are looking for a great golf getaway this fall you don’t have to travel very far to get there. First off we want…

OUR LATE SUMMER FALL GOLF REVIEWS CONTINUE AT GREAT BEAR A WONDERFUL NICKLAUS COURSE WITHIN AN HOURS RIDE PART TWO THE FRONT NINE

HTTP://WWW.SHAWNEEINN.COM/GOLF/GREAT-BEAR-COURSE We have to start this review with a loud thank you to Joe Manley and his crew at Great Bear. Right from our first interaction with Joe and then the rest of the staff they could not have been nicer or more considerate making sure we had a superior…

OUR LATE SUMMER FALL GOLF REVIEWS BEGIN AT GREAT BEAR A WONDERFUL NICKLAUS COURSE WITHIN AN HOURS RIDE

http://www.shawneeinn.com/golf/great-bear-course We have to start this review with a loud thank you to Joe Manley and his crew at Great Bear. Right from our first interaction with Joe and then the rest of the staff they could not have been nicer or more considerate making sure we had a superior…

IN THE POCONOS FERNWOOD VILLAS PROVIDE A WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY FOR YOUR LATE SUMMER/FALL GOLF

HTTP://WWW.FERNWOODRESORTPOCONOS.COM We dad the pleasure of pulling into Fernwood Villas this past week and were overjoyed at the accommodations provided. Fernwood offers studio, one and two bedroom villas to suite your traveling needs. We stayed in a three bedroom and it had enough space for the entire family. The villa…

REVIEW NOW PLAYING AT THE BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE NEW HOPE MY SON THE WAITER A JEWISH TRAGEDY – FUN AFTERNOON OUT

https://bradzcomedy.com/ Going in we had no idea what this show was about and having done no research we actually thought it was a play. To our fantastic surprise this was a one man comedy show. From the get go you are laughing.  Brad Zimmerman has cut his teeth in plenty…

NOW PLAYING AT THE HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE BORN YESTERDAY JOHN HICKSON AND STACY WILKER ARE WONDERFUL

http://www.hhplayhouse.com/ Saturday night we had the pleasure to attend a joyous interpretation of Born Yesterday now playing at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse 88 Route 173 West Hampton, NJ. If you have never been to the HH Playhouse you are missing out. Every seat in the theater has a brilliant view, the…

NOW PLAYING AT BUCKS COUNTY TRIPLE ESPRESSO this will put a smile on your face

http://www.tripleespresso.com/   Took a trip to New Hope over the weekend to take a peak at the comedy Triple Espresso, a three man lark about a trio of performers whose careers intertwine in a continual mess of mayhem. If you haven’t been to The Bucks County Playhouse it is a…

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RESTAURANT REVIEW DORA FOR LUNCH WITH A WONDERFUL CAB FROM GRAPE FINALE

With a new workout eating regiment underway my biggest meal of the day is now coming mid afternoon which opens up a wide array of restaurants in the Hunterdon Somerset Morris area in which to have a very affordable delectable feast.  This past Monday I got a call from an…

Destination Review – GOLF – Lighthouse Sound – Breathtaking – The front nine

http://lighthousesound.com/ For those of you who don’t want to read so much and just want to jump down to the pictures, know one thing, If you are in Ocean City and plan on playing Golf, Put Lighthouse Sound on top of your list, don’t think twice just do it. It…

Destination Review Golf Trip – Myrtle Beach area – Inlet Sports Lodge – one of the nicest places you can stay

After a long drive from Ocean City to the Myrtle Beach area I was thrilled to finally pull into the Inlet Sports Lodge and find absolutely wonderful accommodations. Located conveniently on route 17 in the Murrells Inlet part of this destination area the Lodge is just a perfect escape for…

DESTINATION REVIEW – EAST COAST GOLF – STOP ONE OCEAN CITY MD – Tidelands Caribbean Hotel and Suites

http://tidelandscaribbean.com/ocean-city-md-hotels-rooms-suites/  When planning a golf vacation there are several things you have to take into account and obviously lodging is one of them.  We consider four main factors when recommending places to stay, Location, Price, Cleanliness and how the facilities are equipped. As we wind our way down the eastern…

IN THE POCONOS FERNWOOD VILLAS PROVIDE A WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY FOR YOUR GOLF OF SKI VACATION

http://www.fernwoodresortpoconos.com Had the pleasure of pulling into Fernwood Villas this past weekend and was overjoyed at the accommodations provided. Fernwood offers studio, one and two bedroom villas to suite your traveling needs. We stayed in a two bedroom and it had enough space for the entire family. The villa sets…

FERNWOOD GOLF – POCONOS – WITHIN AN HOUR A PERFECT COURSE FOR THE BOYS OR COUPLES

http://www.fernwoodresortpoconos.com/ Took the drive to Fernwood in the Poconos this past weekend – (Contact 888-FERNWOOD (888-337-6966) – press 3 to reserve a tee time, book a stay and golf package or for information. ) For a look at the Villas and the golf course and we are pleased to report that…

FOR FATHERS DAY NEW BUSINESS REVIEW 18/8 MEN’S SALON – WONDERFUL

HTTP://EIGHTEENEIGHT.COM/BEDMINSTER-NJ/   A great haircut does not happen in one day; it is measured by the way it looks a few weeks later, and a haircut from the new 18/8 men’s salon located in the Kings plaza in Pluckemin keeps getting better with age. Every new business needs a leader…

QUICK REVIEW SUSHI PALACE SOMERVILLE ON DIVISION STREET

Took a ride to downtown Somerville Thursday night and discovered a few things. 1 Somerville is pretty happening on warm spring nights. The streets were packed with people, every few blacks there was different music playing in the street, it was simple good fun. 2 Somerville has a lot of…

RESTAURANT QUICK REVIEW SOGO OF EASTON FOR SUSHI

  http://www.sogofusion.com   Took a spin out to Easton PA to check out sogo fusion sushi located conveniently at 237 Northampton Street, Easton PA 18042  just over the free bridge on the right next to the River Grill.   This is a very interesting place inside.  The bar is located…

QUICK REVIEW THE CLAREMONT TAVERN BERNARDSVILLE MARGHERITA PIZZA INCREDIBLE

WOW –  Spent happy hour at the Claremont Tavern in Bernardsville Thursday evening 121 Claremont Road Bernardsville, NJ 07924   908 766-4544 And could not have been more overjoyed with the atmosphere, service and a margherita pizza that was out of this world.  24 hours later it is still hard to…

BUSINESS REVIEW CLINTON HOLIDAY INN NICE CLEAN CONVENIENT LOCATION WITH GREAT WI FI

  If you are having guests in from out of town, planning an event like a wedding or business meeting, are a business traveler, or simply spicing up life with a romantic getaway in the neighborhood, the Clinton Holiday Inn is a wonderful choice for any of the above.  …

DESTINATION REVIEW PART 7 KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR KELLY’S IS FANTASTIC

http://www.kellyskeywest.com/   Let’s face it you’re one vacation and you want to get as much bang for the buck as possible and partying in Key West at an efficient dollar amount means taking advantage of Happy Hour. In this destination review two places stood out for their incredible happy hour…

REVIEW MOVIE MONDAY – THE PEOPLE v OJ SIMPSON TERRIBLE

http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/american-crime-story/episodes   This is obviously a captivating story in American History, combining murder, race relations, the criminal justice system and the possible atrocities being committed by the LAPD. There is a great cast including Travolta, Nathan Lane etc..   The show is horrible. It appears that an eighth grade English…

DESTINATION REVIEW PART 6 KEY WEST LAST STOP ON THE WAY DOWN NO NAME PUB

30813 Watson Blvd, Big Pine Key http://www.nonamepub.com/ Whenever you get ready to do a destination trip many people ring in with the “you have to go here, you have to go here.” The Key West destination was no different and you start to take in spots that different people bring…

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DESTINATION REVIEW PART FIVE – TRAVELING TO KEY WEST STOP AT SUNSET GRILLE AND RAW BAR RIGHT AT THE BASE OF THE 7 MILE BRIDGE

http://www.sunsetgrille7milebridge.com/   As we said in reviews parts one and four  It takes a little longer than people think to drive from Miami to Key West and if you took our advice and got an appetizer snack on Key Largo by the time you get to Marathon Key you will…

DESTINATION REVIEW PART FOUR – Traveling to key west stop at Skippers in Key Largo For a bite

http://www.skippersdockside.com/#our-story   Let’s face it, you got up at 4:30 to make your 7 a.m. flight to Miami which got in at 10:30 and by the time you got your bags and took the people mover all over Miami Airport to the rental car place, got your car and got…

DESTINATION REVIEW PART THREE – KEY WEST – THE CASA MARINA WALDORF ASTORIA – WONDERFUL

http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/casa-marina-a-waldorf-astoria-resort-EYWCMWA/index.html   1500 Reynolds Street Key West  305 296 3535   When the words Waldorf Astoria slip through your lips you conjure visions of elegance and upper class service. This remains true today, especially in Key West where the Casa Marina Waldorf Astoria is the finest hotel on the Island and…

DESTINATION REVIEW PART TWO – KEY WEST STAYING – THE GATES HOTEL

The first thing you have to decide when staying on Key West is do you want to be in the Mayhem of the Duval Zone or do you want to stay out of the party area and travel a mile or two to get there because it makes a huge…

DESTINATION REVIEW PART ONE – THE FLORIDA KEYS – GETTING THERE

Thanks to all who were so nice to us on the Florida Keys Trip. First step, you have to get there. This is a big decision, so you want to do the entire Florida Keys or do you just want to travel down to Key West.  Don’t take this decision…

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WITH THE LEAVES TURNING GOLF IS SPECTACULAR – FALL REVIEW HARKERS HOLLOW MIGHT BE PLAYING THE BEST IT HAS ALL YEAR

HTTP://WWW.HARKERSHOLLOW.COM/ It’s amazing what a little rain will do. Middle of August the fairways at Harkers Hollow ere getting a little thin, playing Sunday morning at eleven the fairways were probably the best they have been all year and the one thing that stayed consistent were the greens. Yesterday after…

FALL GOLF PREVIEW – BEAVER BROOK – THE COURSE IS PLAYING FANTASTIC WITH GREENS ROLLING AROUND 11

Sometimes we are a bit long winded in our reviews, not this time. Simply put Beaver Brook Golf Course is playing fantastic. The greens are great, rolling true and very fast. Fairways are in perfect condition. Bravo to all the folks who have been working on the course all year….

REVIEW – THE RAT PACK – BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE

It’s hard to believe that the current generation has no idea who the rat pack were or what they did, but down in New Hope Pennsylvania the traveling group THE RAT PACK  are keeping Frank, Dean and Sammy’s style alive.   This was a first venture for the Hunterdon County…

DESTINATION REVIEW PART THREE REHOBOTH DE – THE BEACH

When you are looking for a beach destination one thing that is important above all others is THE BEACH. In Rehoboth the beach is long and beautiful, but beware the closer you get to the middle of the boardwalk area the beach gets packed, and we do mean packed to…

AFTER THE LONG WINTER LOCAL COURSES ARE NOW IN TOP SHAPE REVIEW NUMBER ONE BEAVER BROOK 13 – 18 finish with a flare

In the past two years Beaver Brook has gone through a complete transformation.  Under the direction of Former GM Ian Church the greens became smoking fast, if you are above the hole good luck. The hard working staff also took out over thirty trees that had become problematic and were…

DESTINATION REVIEW PART TWO REHOBOTH DE – starting your day with a hearty breakfast at Robin Hood

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robin-Hood-Restaurant/114075851946776   54 Rehoboth Ave Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Right to it. When you are spending a lot of time on the beach sweltering in the noon day son you need to have set a good calorie base starting your day. In Rehoboth you do this at Robin Hood. It’s basically an…

AFTER THE LONG WINTER LOCAL COURSES ARE NOW IN TOP SHAPE REVIEW NUMBER ONE BEAVER BROOK HOLES 7 -12

n the past two years Beaver Brook has gone through a complete transformation.  Under the direction of Former GM Ian Church the greens became smoking fast, if you are above the hole good luck. The hard working staff also took out over thirty trees that had become problematic and were…

AFTER THE LONG WINTER LOCAL COURSES ARE NOW IN TOP SHAPE REVIEW NUMBER ONE BEAVER BROOK HOLES ONE THROUGH 6

In the past two years Beaver Brook has gone through a complete transformation.  Under the direction of Former GM Ian Church the greens became smoking fast, if you are above the hole good luck. The hard working staff also took out over thirty trees that had become problematic and were…

MOVIE REVIEW MONDAY GONE GIRL – wonderful

As with all suspense thrillers you don’t want to give up any plot, all I can say is this movie twisted and turned in directions you can’t see coming.  Ben Affleck did a nice job and I’m usually not a huge fan. It’s now playing on demand on HBO,  and…

NEW RESTAURANT REVIEW NEKTAR NEW HOPE

8 West Mechanic St New Hope, Pennsylvania  (267) 743-2109 It’s Amazing that is took someone so long to renovate on of these buildings along the canal and make it a fine eatery. Nektar quite simply is fantastic. The design with large opening widows that look upon the canal, the falls, the…

REVIEW OLD SCHOOL FITNESS OF LEBANON BORO – WE TOOK THE CLASS – AND IT WAS GREAT – BIKINI SEASON IS COMING

Let’s face it, sometimes we overindulge at during the winter  chill when we are forced inside to hibernate like a bear, have you ever seen a skinny bear?? … and put a few pound on the mid zone and now that the spring it about to show us its smiling…

DESTINATION REVIEW THE LOG CABIN RT 46

Do you have Cabin Fever?  Can you believe its going to snow again – AGHHH  but its supposed to be nice on Saturday and if you want a quick jaunt to a neat place this is a fine option. You travel up route 31 to 46 and just before you…

RESTAURANT REVIEW THE TEWKSBURY INN Chef Quintile a master

Tewksbury Inn Chef Chris Quintile is clearly one of the finest in the region. Time after time the food is consistently brilliant. The menu is creative, the ever changing specials are superb and the atmosphere blends sophistication with the local pub feel. If you like soup, he is a master….

DESTINATION REVIEW ANGELOS ATLANTIC CITY – HOME STYLE ITALIAN

There are many wonderful hotel options for eating – see yesterdays review       –    but if you want to get out and rub elbows with the locals in Atlantic City there is no question that your first stop is Angelo’s, which is located only a few blocks off boardwalk row and…

DESTINATION REVIEW – ATLANTIC CITY – DINING AT THE BORGATA HOTEL FORNELLETTO

http://www.theborgata.com/dining/fine-dining/fornelletto    As stated in the previous days review    http://thehunterdoncountynews.com/destination-review-atlantic-city-the-borgata-hotel-atlantic-citys-finest/    The Borgata is Atlantic Citys finest hotel and with it comes a bevy of fine dining options. We chose Fornelletto to give us the ability to compare various Italian spots around town – tomorrow you can see the review for…

DESTINATION REVIEW – ATLANTIC CITY – THE BORGATA HOTEL Atlantic City’s Finest

http://www.theborgata.com/ After a quick tour around town this past weekend one thing was crystal clear, the Borgata is Atlantic City’s finest hotel.  Removed from the other now decrepit boardwalk hotels the Borgata is  a stately tower with wonderful service, brilliant accommodations, fine restaurants,  a well equipped gym, spa and pool….

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REVIEW – MOVIE MONDAY THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2278388/    If you have never seen a Wes Anderson film hold onto your seat because this guys is out there, way out there. With that said if you can find yourself grooving into his style the man is an original and clearly the actors in Hollywood think he is…