Thursday, February 2, 2023


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Dining with Draz: Victory Park Tavern

Rumson was on our radar this month, so we set off the try Victory Park Tavern, and it was a trip worth making. Victory Park Tavern is the latest creation of Chef Peter O’Connell, well-known to many diners of Woody’s and Whispers in Spring Lake.... Read More

Dining with Draz: Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant

Bottle of red, bottle of white. Billy Joel may be from Long Island, but he could have just as easily written his classic sitting in the corner of Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant in Asbury Park. This vintage Italian restaurant opened in 1982 to rave reviews... Read More

Dining with Draz: Comfi in Belmar

It’s a new year, and we started with a new idea. Let’s have lunch/brunch, and just wait until you do the same at Comfi in Belmar. This place is bubbling with charm, fun, and the food is off the hook! From the block letter, multi-colored logo to the... Read More

Nauvoo Grill Club

Last month, we tried a brand spanking new restaurant, so this month we thought we would visit an established name, so off we went to the Nauvoo Grill Club. It has been there for years and still looks as fresh as they day it opened. The Nauvoo – with... Read More

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