HERE’S A TASTE OF MORE
I’ve eaten in four of the restaurants in your list of top 20 Best
New Restaurants (February). My opinion: Picnic was fabulous,
and 100 Steps, Battello, and the Plum and the Pear were excel-
lent. Now I’ll have to try the rest! DHD, Ridgewood
Thanks for the great tips
on Best New Restaurants. Even though it’s
two years old, Christine’s
Italian Ristorante in
Atlantic Highlands continues to feel new. It’s
an intimate fine-dining
BYOB serving outstanding Italian food, with
a steak as good as any
high-end steak house.
W’s Grill in Oakland is
the place to try. Great
burgers with fresh-cut
fries; awesome buffalo,
BBQ wings; pizza (try
the arugula and goat
cheese or the clam pie);
plus some really great
Check out Catch on
Broad Street in Red
Bank. It’s the best
seafood restaurant in
`The Original Mama
Angelo’s in North Ar-
lington hosts the best
old-world style Italian
cooking in New Jersey.
Larry Angelo and his
wife, Joan, run the
restaurant. They make it
a point to stop and talk
to every person who
You missed Mishmish in
The place to eat is
ERNEST R. CHASE JR.
Have you heard of
Paragon Tap & Table in
Clark? It’s getting great
I can’t wrap my head
around how the Plum
and the Pear made any
You know what would
be awesome? A list
of 20 family-friendly
restaurants that aren’t a
UP FROM THE
I enjoyed Patricia W. Fiaschetti’s article
on the Underground Railroad (
February). I had no idea that New Jersey
played a significant role in the Underground Railroad network. Fiaschetti
confirmed that the term “true grit”
really does apply to us Jersey folk.
Interesting article about the history
of the Underground Railroad in New
Jersey. I had no idea that some of those
sites were open to visitors. I definitely
want to get out and see some when the
weather gets warmer.
Like other readers, I too am disgusted
by your cover highlighting the word
“suck” (January). That word is used
by ignorant people who have a very
limited vocabulary. Don’t encourage
this example of poor taste to our children. Take the high road and be a good
The word “suck” is not a bad word.
Rather, it is part of the contemporary
vernacular. Keep up the good work.
It is disturbing that you should use this
vernacular. We can only assume that
you may be catering to a new demo-
graphic accustomed to it.
Applause to New Jersey Monthly for tell-
ing the roads story with a little passion.
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