Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Witches and Wizards, Pirates and Princesses

Kids Eat Free on Halloween at Applebee’s in Flanders, New Jersey

MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - This Halloween, Applebee’s, located at 50 International Drive South, Flanders, New Jersey is ‘treating’ all costumed kids to a free meal. Families who dine at Applebee’s in Mount Olive anytime on Saturday, October 31st will receive up to four free Kids’ Meals with each adult entrée purchase. The free meal is valid for children in costume, age 12 and under, on any Applebee’s “Kids’ Menu” entrée, dine-in only.

“Before your pirates and princesses start gobbling up mouthfuls of sweets, we’ll be happy to treat them to a nourishing meal,” said Nicole Huber, General Manager. “We’re looking forward to seeing the kids in costume and celebrating this neighborhood fun together.”

The Applebee’s "Kids’ Menu” features childhood favorites like: Chicken Tenders, Mini Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, all served with a choice of healthy steamed broccoli, celery with ranch dressing, applesauce or French fries. And, they can even satisfy their Halloween sweet tooth by adding a delicious dessert like the Oreo® Cookie Shake or Oreo® Cookie Sundae.

(Offer valid only at participating restaurants on Long Island and in northern and central New Jersey. Free Kids meal entrée does not include a kid’s dessert.)

About Applebee’s Services, Inc.
Applebee's Services Inc., and its affiliates, franchise and operate restaurants under Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and is a DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) brand. As of June 30, 2009, there were 1,994 Applebee's restaurants operating system-wide in 49 states, 16 international countries and one U.S. territory, of which 400 were company-owned. Additional information on Applebee's can be found at the company's website (www.applebees.com).

Friday, January 25, 2008

Metro Grille: Morris County's Midtown Secret

MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY - Metro Grille is an upscale eclectic mix of modern international cuisine set in a sophisticated, sexy atmosphere.

We enjoyed the soft whimsical lighting that provided a pleasant splash of color to the modern dramatic brown and gold walls. Each table is separated by a thick maroon velvet drape that seemed to dampen and soften surrounding conversation and leave you with a feeling of semi-private comfortable dining.

Metro Grille Heirloom Tomato SoupWe began with the rich robust full flavor Heirloom Tomato Soup. This traditional soup offered a delightful twist of two plum tomatoes and a fresh basil leaf presented on a skewer to be immersed in the thick luscious creation.

Served with a light slightly toasted three cheese french bread crisp, made for a very strong opening to an enjoyable meal.

Metro Grille Maryland Crab CakeWe couldn't pass up the opportunity to try the Maryland Style Crab Cake appetizer. A truly elegant choice - the fresh,
all-natural blue crab arrived delicately placed atop a bed of shaved fennel that

provided a milky smooth complimentary burst of flavor.

This dish was accompanied by candied preserved lemon and grilled artichoke hearts showered in olive oil with a healthy sprinkle of freshly cracked pepper.

Metro Grille SushiAt this point our taste buds were all a flutter as we anticipated the arrival of several Maki sushi rolls. Metro's sushi chefs engineered discrete moments of pure elation that few, if any other local sushi restaurants can match.

A beautiful artistically crafted presentation with the perfect blend savory sauces.

If you still have room, you must try the Apple Walnut Gateau. This succulent desert speaks impressively for itself, but I'll give you my humble opinion.

Metro Grille Apple Walnut Gateau DesertA gorgeous presentation of a soft warm sponge cake topped with a thinly sliced green apple, a dollop of heavy whipped cream, and a sprig of fresh mint sits across from a splendid scoop of vanilla bean ice

cream gently nested on a cinnamon apple bed of pure delight.

Garnished with a grissini (thin breadstick) dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with powder sugar for a melt-in-your-mouth sinful finish to your dining experience.

What a find, a little slice of Midtown New York in Morris County, New Jersey.

We'll meet you at the Metro, it quickly became one of our hottest hot spots.

Metro Grille
380 US Highway 206 South
(between Flanders and Chester)
Flanders, New Jersey 07836
(908) 879-0051

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Morris County's Best Indian Culinary Experience

Cinnamon Indian RestaurantCINNAMON INDIAN RESTAURANT : PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY - Cinnamon challenges the notion that Indian cuisine can only be created using age old recipes and ideas. Cinnamon's team creates powerfully spiced, distinctively flavored, seductive entrees that have evolved and adapted to society's ever changing tastes and style. The result is beyond authenticity.

Indian Clay Oven or TandoorThe alluring aromas beckon Morris County, New Jersey diners to this chic attractive Indian eatery. Cinnamon Indian Restaurant's delightful fare includes everything from Traditional Samosa's to a wonderful culinary adventure of their version of Chicken Shahi Korma (Chicken with melt-in-your-mouth tenderness from the clay oven covered in a silky creamy sauce flavored with cardamom then tossed with dried fruits and nuts).

Among vegetarian starters, try the Aloo Bharvan, Pickled Mushrooms, or traditional Samosa. Non-vegetarian dishes include Tandoori Shrimp, Fish Tikka, Achari Kabob, or Lamb Seek straight from the clay oven.

Tandoori SalmonThe entree lineup includes Tandorri Salmon (cooked to perfection in an traditional indian clay oven), Malai Kabob, Grilled Vegetables, Chicken Tikka Masala, Gulnar Jalpari, Methi Machli (a speciality of the chef's), Achari Goat, Palak Bhutta (a unique delectable blend of fresh spinach and sweet corn cooked with ginger and fenugreek leaves), Dal Pachrangi, and Chicken Shahi Korma.

Need to wet your whistle? Begin with ginger lemon tea to cleanse your palette. Order a Mango Lassi with any meal and you won't go wrong.

For dessert, try the Rasmali, a sweet spongy cottage cheese dumpling flavored with cardamom in a sweet sauce.

An overall exquisite experience that combines color, texture, aroma, and flavor that will excite your senses to create a truly sensual culinary meal.

Cinnamon Indian Restaurant
2920 Route 10 West, Powder Mill Plaza
Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950
Parsippany, NJ

For directions visit www.cinnamonindianrestaurant.com >>

For Reservations call (973) 734-0040 or (973) 734-0039

Monday, October 15, 2007

Authentic Mexican fare

Fresco Deli
FRESCO DELI : MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - Every Mexican restaurant serves chips and salsa before the meal, but none serve a salsa like the Fresco De Noche! It's homemade, fresh taste is far superior to what you typically get from a chain restaurant.

Fresco De Noche offers delicious, freshly prepared homemade authentic Mexican food. Chef Marco Rojas serves up his favorite Guadalajara heritage childhood memories.

Come enjoy Empanadas, Tamales, Fresh tortillas, Chicken Mole, Flan and some superb homemade guacamole in a creative, friendly, casual setting. Fresco De Noche is located in the Mall at 206 in Flanders, New Jersey.

Fresco De Noche / Fresco Fresh Food Deli
240 Route 206 South
Flanders, New Jersey 07836

Mon-Thurs 3:00pm-9:00pm
Fri-Sat 3:00pm-10:00pm
Sun 11:30am-8:00pm