Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Indian restaurant opens on Haddon Avenue, and features a special for the next two weeks.
Collingswood cut the ribbon Tuesday on its third Indian eatery in town, welcoming Clay Oven Palace into the borough's restaurant fold. Mayor James Maley snipped the ribbon Feb. 26 with Clay Oven Palace owners Kumar and Sunila Joshi and a crowd of supporters. For the next two weeks, Collingswood reports, the buffet is on special for $9.95. Clay Oven Palace is located at 329 Haddon Ave.; the phone number is 856-854-7300 or 856-854-7302. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; closed Monday.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Don't feel like cooking, but don't want to dine out? Some of the town's best sit-down restaurants will have your order hot and waiting if you call it in.
We had a few members of the family out sick this week and thus were unable to really get out. Did this stop the family from enjoying what Collingswood does best? In the absence of being able to sit down for a restaurant meal, we opted for takeout—and that's precisely why we're writing this story. Quite a few of our town's premier dining establishments offer takeout options; some may even surprise you! So let's set the scene: It's a weeknight, you've stayed a little late at work and come home too exhausted to cook. It's too cold and late to pack up the family to go out, and anyway, you'd rather chill out and watch the rest of House of Cards on Netflix. You'd order pizza, but you had that two days ago, and you ate Chinese food for lunch. …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Here's a breakdown of which restaurants in Collingswood, Haddonfield and Haddon Township are going to open their doors for the holidays.
Looking to get out of the house for a change this holiday season? Not sure where to go? We've done some homework for you and listed out the local restaurants that are open for Christmas and New Years, and any specials they may be offering. What's on tap? (Hint: in Italian-centric Collingswood, you've certainly got a few "Seven Fishes" specials to choose from!) Akira New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. No specials. Akira is located at 720 Haddon Avenue in Collingswood. Bistro di Marino Open New Year's Eve (4-course menu, $65 per person). Bistro di Marino is located at 492 Haddon Avenue in Collingswood; 856-858-1700. Blackbird/West Side Gravy Open New Year's Eve (specials not posted yet). Blackbird is located on 714 Haddon Avenue in …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Fusion Bay is blending flavors and styles to bring Collingswood something unique yet familiar.
I’ve heard a lot of griping from locals, both through this column and around town, regarding Collingswood's Restaurant Row. Their general message is that new eateries pop up infrequently, and when something new does come along, it tends to be…Italian. It’s a valid concern. There’s a lot of pride in the dining scene, which I (and many others) consider to be the finest in South Jersey. Staying relevant in this industry requires setting new trends. Stephen Starr, the undisputed Restaurant King of Philadelphia, almost never repeats himself. Every new establishment begins as a unique concept with a new philosophy and a distinct goal. Starr has built an empire by deciding that Philadelphia wants what it doesn’t already have and filling that gap…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The eatery is a nod to Collingswood's past and fills a void in its restaurant scene, says owner Nick Abbate.
Knight’s Bistro is doing something different--and that’s a very good thing. Named for the famed local family that also lent its name to nearby Knight Park, the new Italian eatery on the bustling corner of Haddon and Collings aims to combat the Collingswood swank with something über-casual. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. “I love the Collingswood restaurant scene," says Nick Abbate. "That’s a big part of the reason I wanted to open here.” Abbate, who co-owns Knight’s Bistro with his brother, Joe, noticed an absence of laid-back, family-style restaurants along Haddon Avenue, and saw an opportunity. This isn’t the brothers' first foray into the restaurant business. Their father opened the popular People’s Pizza in Cherry Hill, and …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Our food columnist sampled the Chef's Menu at Bistro di Marino.
Have you been outside lately? This weather is astounding. Spring showed up in January and summer is pretty much here. What are you doing about it? Traditionally, Fire Up the Grill Season doesn’t start until Memorial Day weekend, but that’s no reason you can’t find other ways to eat outside and enjoy this amazing weather. That’s where Bistro di Marino steps in. They’ve opened their courtyard for the summer, and the setting is magnificent. Streams of golden lights, tiki torches, a beautiful stone fountain; if there’s a more beautiful, romantic spot to eat in Collingswood, I haven’t found it yet. Bistro di Marino, if you haven’t eaten there, falls on the casual side of the gluttonous fence of Italian eatery in Collingswood. That’s not to …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Our food columnist has a memorable meal at one of Collingswood's newest Italian restaurants.
Since opening in mid-August, Zeppoli has made headlines, including a recent two-bell review from acclaimed Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan. LaBan, it’s worth noting, wrote that the restaurant was a noise-problem away from earning a third bell. Impressive. Zeppoli is chef Joey Baldino’s new Italian restaurant occupying chef/owner Rakesh Ramola’s old IndeBlue spot on Collings Avenue. Writing Zeppoli off as yet another Italian restaurant in the already pasta-heavy Collingswood dining scene, I hadn’t made eating there a priority, assuming I’d make it there sooner or later. That was mostly ignorance on my part. Had I seen Baldino's eye-popping resume sooner—it includes tours with acclaimed Philadelphia chefs Jose Garces, Michael …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Borough commissioners gathered at Little Louie's BBQ restaurant Tuesday afternoon to help Collingswood's newest business kick-off its grand opening celebration.
Mayor James Maley and Commissioner Joan Leonard joined staff of Little Louie's BBQ restaurant Tuesday afternoon to officially cut the ribbon on Collingswood's newest business. At 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, the group gathered outside of Little Louie's BBQ—located at 505 Haddon Ave.—and helped part-owner, pitmaster and head chef Gerald Dougherty kick-off the grand opening. "Oh, it was awesome," Dougherty said of the turnout at Tuesday's ribbon-cutting. "We also did a series of runs (last week, in which guests were invited to sample restaurant fare), and the turnout on those was very, very good." But Dougherty said the ribbon-cutting served as a start to success. "I think, by this weekend, we'll be (operating) full-throttle," he said. Dougherty, a …