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Dining with Draz: Abbiocco

There have been big changes at the Channel Club of Monmouth Beach. Gone is the catering hall that hosted so many weddings and special events. The scenic marina is now home to Abbiocco, and that’s where we headed. This is the offspring of George Chrysanthopoulos,... Read More

Dining With Draz: A Salute

It was a spectacular weather day, so we decided to take the back roads to downtown Matawan to visit A Salute. Now, maybe it’s my many years in Catholic school, but I’m always a little cautious about going into a space that used to be a church, but... Read More

Orchard Park By David Burke

This is a story of love and hope. This June, the traditional month of blushing brides and watermark celebrations, New Jersey is coming back, and so are weddings and parties. So we celebrated with a visit to Orchard Park by David Burke, the new restaurant... Read More

Dining with Draz at Barnacle Bill’s

It was a beautiful spring evening, and we couldn’t resist taking the plunge into early waterfront dining, so off we went to Barnacle Bill’s in Rumson. This place has been there for years, and the wooden walls, dotted with touches of nautical-themed... Read More

Dining with Draz at Via Avanti in Shrewsbury

Over the last few months, I have learned that New Jersey is not short on diners. What we need are more tables. We diners are eagerly waiting to get back inside. We started off by visiting a restaurant that didn’t take reservations and, upon arriving,... Read More