Friday, May 10, 2013
Here are a few picks for places to take Mom this weekend in Collingswood and Haddonfield.
For most people, food is a hallmark of any holiday. The act of gathering together around the table to share a meal makes special occasions all the more festive. In my family, we celebrate Easter with ham and babka. Christmas dinner always kicks off with our Italian escarole soup and ends with Pop-pop’s homemade apple pie. For my birthday, my mother makes my favorite simple comfort food: chicken cutlet with mashed potatoes and sweet corn. These little traditions provide a sense of ceremony and celebration in the most delicious way. As a new mom, I’m looking forward to starting a new tradition this Mother’s Day...and of course, it will involve food. While most holidays require a considerable amount of cooking, most often by the matriarch, …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
As he hangs up his dining utensils, Dave Valiante offers his parting thoughts on the restaurant scene in Collingswood and the surrounding area.
Last week, I said goodbye to one of my favorite TV shows, 30 Rock, as they themselves bid farewell to the audience that supported them through seven slapstick and hilarious seasons. By the nature of show business, television shows rarely get a chance to say a proper goodbye. If its ratings are good enough, the network will typically renew a show until it inevitably becomes a parody of itself, viewers abandon ship, and the show goes out with a whimper. 30 Rock was afforded the unique opportunity to go out on its own merit, to close Tina Fey’s vision the way she intended. I bring this up because I, too, am saying farewell. Please, hold your gasps. It’s true. Your beloved food columnist is packing up his keyboard and hitting the road, onto …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Our food columnist gathered up all of the Father's Day dining specials in Collingswood and Haddonfield.
Father’s Day is this Sunday, and it would be an injustice for this column to acknowledge Mom while ignoring Dad. As with Mother’s Day, I’ve gathered for you a convenient guide to restaurant specials in Collingswood and Haddonfield that celebrate Father’s Day. Without further ado, I give you Father’s Day 2012: Blackbird Café Father’s Day Brunch 10:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Brunch menu includes appetizers, entrées and sides. Casona Father’s Day Dinner includes a special filet mignon with mini crab cake, potato cake, and asparagus in a thyme reduction. IndeBlue Father’s Day Brunch 11:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Brunch menu includes mako and Cornish hen. Dad also receives a complimentary Indian beer for being awesome. Nunzio’s Regular a la carte menu, plus …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Collingswood Indian restaurant plans a Washington Square restaurant, according to Philly.com.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Our food columnist rounded up dining deals around Collingswood and Haddonfield for Valentine's Day.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. Flowers, hearts, candies, all that gushy romantic stuff that ladies love, fellas have to endure and single people detest. I’m going to make at least one part of your evening on Tuesday, Feb. 14 easy: dinner. I called restaurants in Collingswood and Haddonfield and got the scoop on what specials they’re offering to celebrate everybody’s favorite Hallmark holiday. (Some people I spoke to seemed unsure of certain details regarding their specials. Call and make sure they’re offering what you’re looking for before making reservations.) Haddonfield The British Chip Shop: Regular menu, plus Valentine’s Day specials, including bacon wrapped shrimp, butternut squash risotto and flourless chocolate cake. The Bistro: Menu will be…