EDGE takes you inside the area’s most creative kitchens.
Paragon Tap & Table • Homemade Italian Sausage with Herb Risotto and Heirloom Tomatoes
77 Central Ave. • CLARK
(732) 931-1776 • paragonnj.com
I have created a hearty dish that represents the Craft Experience that Paragon Tap & Table is known for. My winter menu also features street fair tacos, steamed selection, award-winning burgers and of course creative and seasonal large plate entrees.
— Eric B. LeVine, Chef/Partner
Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse • Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon
1230 Route 22 West • MOUNTAINSIDE
(908) 518-9733 • partyonthegrill.com
We prepare a crusted 8-ounce ﬁlet mignon served with gingered spinach, shitake mushrooms, and a tempura onion ring.
Daimatsu • Grilled Oyster
860 Mountain Ave. • MOUNTAINSIDE
(908) 233-7888 • daimatsusushibar.com
Fresh jumbo Paciﬁc oyster grilled with homemade miso sauce, fried northern puffer ﬁsh marinated in light ginger soy coated in potato starch, with deep-fried crunchy veggie on the side.
— Momo, Chef
Publick House • Publick House Rigatoni
899 Mountain Ave. • MOUNTAINSIDE
(908) 233-2355 • publickhousenj.com
It’s cold outside and our rigatoni pasta with braised short ribs is the perfect entree to warm up to. Short ribs are a labor of love, but seeing the customer’s face light up after the ﬁrst bite makes the process worth it. The rigatoni and short rib are enhanced with sautéed kale and stewed tomatoes, and ﬁnished with creamy, herbed ricotta.
— Bernie Goncalves, Owner
Luciano’s Ristorante & Lounge • House Made Mafalda Pasta Inverno Style
1579 Main Street • RAHWAY
(732) 815-1200 • lucianosristorante.com
Our goal is to give our guests a pleasurable dining experience, with fresh ingredients and personable service in a beautiful Tuscan décor complete with ﬁreplaces. Our house-made Mafalda pasta features slow-braised artichoke crowns, cipollini onions and oven-dried tomatoes in a saffron cream broth. Luciano’s is available for dining and private parties of all types.
— Joseph Mastrella, Executive Chef/Partner
Costa’s Italian Ristorante & Catering • Paglia Fieno Mimosa
120 Chestnut Street • ROSELLE PARK
(908) 241-1131 • costasitalianrestaurant.com
Our Paglia Fieno Mimosa features spinach and egg fettuccine in a brandy cream sauce with peas, mushrooms and prosciutto.
— Nicola & Brian, Hosts
Spirit: Social Eatery and Bar • Double Cheddar Infused Burger
250 Morris Ave. • SPRINGFIELD
(973) 258-1600 • mclynns.com
It doesn’t get better then a double cheddar infused burger from the new Spirit: Social Eatery and Bar.
— Mark Houlker, Chef
Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse • Volcano Roll
23A Nelson Avenue • STATEN ISLAND, NY
(718) 966-9600 • partyonthegrill.com
Hot-out-of-the-oven, crab, avocado and cream cheese rolled up and topped with a mild spicy scallop salad.
Galloping Hill Caterers
Galloping Hill Road and Chestnut Street • UNION
(908) 686-2683 • gallopinghillcaterers.com
Galloping Hill Caterers has been an incredible landmark for nearly sixty years. We pride ourselves in delivering “over the top” cuisine, impeccable service and outstanding attention to detail. That is the hallmark of our success! Simply, an unforgettable experience. Pictured here is one of our crepes ﬂambé that really creates lots of excitement!
— George Thomas, Owner
The Barge • Cioppino
201 Front Street • PERTH AMBOY
(732) 442-3000 • thebarge.com
Our Cioppino, the signature dish of San Francisco, features a fresh, healthy selection of clams, mussels, shrimp, Maine lobster and Jersey scallops—drizzled in Greek virgin olive oil, with fresh garlic and white wine—over homemade Italian linguini. I know it will become one of your favorite dishes.
— Alex Vosinas Chef/Owner
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