Wednesday, December 5, 2012
With two new dining destinations with Italian themes being announced this week, Patch wants to know what you hope will come next.
Hungry? In Morristown, you have options. That was made even more evident this week when Patch reported not one, but two new restaurants are set to open in early 2013—Fiore's Italian on Elm Street and Olive Lucy's on Speedwell Avenue. While Olive Lucy's also plans on serving Portuguese staples like Paella, both new dining destinations have Italian themes. They are going to have a lot of competition here, not just from their other paisans, but from the plethora of restaurants that aren't Italian that also call Morristown home. To that end, we want to know what type of restaurant you would like to see come next? A new diner? Greek? Vietnamese? More Italian? Something else? Chime in below.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Owners of planned Fiore's Italian Restaurant anticipate opening Morristown's newest dining destination in a few months.
Nino Kabashi feels different when he is in Morristown. The restaurateur has owned and operated restaurants in New Jersey for almost 15 years. However, when it has come to his time off, Kabashi often found himself in Morristown with his wife and children. So, when an opportunity to open a restaurant here materialized, Kabashi jumped at the chance. The Planning Board approved Kabashi's Fiore's Italian Restaurant Thursday night. Only Planning Board member Joseph Kaine voted down the plan, citing parking issues, said Martin Newark, the attorney representing property owner 12 Elm Street LLC. The 92-seat dining destination—68 inside, 24 outside—comes after that building had been approved with plans for retail on its first floor. However, "in …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
New eatery across from the Hyatt on Speedwell Avenue has too much competition not to step up.
Since Morristown Patch is not Saveur, Bon Appetit or The New York Times, we don't think it's our place—nor our mission—to bad mouth new businesses if we are, in general, less than pleased with their output. That I prefaced this story with that advisory, however, speaks volumes. Simply, Garden Deli and Cafe (36 Speedwell Ave., 973-998-4545)—recently opened across from the Hyatt on Speedwell Avenue—will not survive without making some key changes. When signs first went up a couple months ago announcing a new place with a salad bar, it seemed like the void left when Health Shoppe closed would be filled even before Grassroots Market began renovating that space. What currently is at Garden, however, pales in comparison to what may have been too…
Monday, April 16, 2012
Folks are out enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.
The calendar might say April 16 (Editor John Dunphy's birthday!), which means we're still in springtime. But, tell that to Mother Nature. It was about 90 degrees on Monday, and that brought out plenty of folks to enjoy outdoor dining, the sun, the heat, and the overall summeriness. If that's not a word, it should be. Do you have photos to share with us of these unseasonably mild days? Submit them to this story, and let summer reign!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Forget the recession for a night and sample good food and drink at cut-rate prices.
It's 5 p.m. and the workday is mercifully winding to a close. There's nothing in the fridge for dinner, but you've sworn-off eating out regularly because the heavy foot of layoffs has been tramping through the halls of your place of employment. But wait. There might be a way to satisfy your hunger pangs without wiping out your increasingly slim bank account. Remember all those packets that arrive by mail each week and which you (usually) toss in the permanent recycling bin? On closer inspection, there might be dining bucks in those bulky envelopes if you only take the time to look at them. Let's face it. Even when money is tight, there's hardly a person around who doesn't enjoy a good meal or some appetizers cooked by somebody else. With …