EDGE takes you inside the area’s most creative kitchens.
Paragon Tap & Table • Korean BBQ Pork
77 Central Ave. • CLARK
(732) 931-1776 • paragonnj.com
At Paragon Tap and Table we feature as many cultures of cuisine as we feature regions of craft beer. This Korean BBQ Pork is served on soba noodle cake with tempura fried scallion. It’s one of the many dishes that is featured on the spring menu. I change the menu seasonally, while keeping a strong variety of our customers’ favorites.
— Eric B. LeVine, Chef/Partner
BoulevardFive72 • Grilled “Chermoula” Organic Salmon
572 Boulevard • KENILWORTH
(908) 709-1200 • boulevardﬁve72.com
This Mediterranean-inspired, signature dish is served with ﬁngerling potatoes, roasted golden-beet puree and a whole grain mustard sauce. The Salmon is sourced from the North Atlantic’s Faroese Island Fiords by Boulevard’s own seafood company.
— Scott Snyder, Chef/Owner
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 • Crab Avocado Salad
860 Mountain Ave. • MOUNTAINSIDE
(908) 233-7888 • daimatsusushibar.com
One of my favorite creations—I prepare something different every week—Crab Avocado Salad features snow crab, chipotle jelly, avocado, cilantro, lime soy dressing with yuzu citrus foam and caviar on top.
— Momo, Chef
Publick House • Publick Burger
899 Mountain Ave. • MOUNTAINSIDE
(908) 233-2355 • publickhousenj.com
A great burger is a combination of many things. It starts with the patty, our house blend of chuck, brisket, and shortrib, which is grilled to temperature. Topped with caramelized onions, crispy applewood smoked bacon, and perfectly melted white cheddar, sandwiched between a lightly charred brioche bun. Served with double fried, house cut French fries. The Publick Burger is always the perfect meal.
— Bernie Goncalves, Owner
Luciano’s Ristorante & Lounge • Handmade Cavatellini
1579 Main Street • RAHWAY
(732) 815-1200 • lucianosristorante.com
At the restaurant our main goal is to give our guest a pleasurably dining experience with fresh ingredients and personable service, in beautiful Tuscan décor accompanied with our ﬁreplaces which are available for dining and private parties of all types. Our menus are seasonal inﬂuence to what is available in the market from food, wine, and cocktails. Our handmade Cavatellini with crumbled sweet sausage, shaved broccoli rabe, and broccoli rabe and pine nut pesto is topped with fresh ricotta and shaved Parmesan.
— Joseph Mastrella, Executive Chef/Partner
Morris Tap & Grill • Shrimp Crepes
500 Route 10 West • RANDOLPH
(973) 891-1776 • morristapandgrill.com
At Morris Tap and Grill, I am always looking to share seasonal dishes that reﬂect local ﬂavor and creativity. Our Shrimp Crepes feature local vegetables blended to make this light and refreshing dish an instant favorite for our guests.
— Eric B LeVine, Chef/Partner
Boulevard Seafood Company • Yellowfin Tuna Poke
49 West Main Street • SOMERVILLE
(908) 722-0600 • boulevardseafoodcompany.com
Diced sushi-quality tuna tossed in sesame-soy chili dressing, with avocado, jicama and sugar snap peas. One example of the dishes we prepare using seafood that we bring in daily to our retail market, which is located on the restaurant premises.
— Scott Snyder, Chef/Owner
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!
The Manor • Seared Atlantic Salmon with Almond Couscous
111 Prospect Avenue • WEST ORANGE
(973) 731-2360 • themanorrestaurant.com
Fresh and light, this seared Atlantic salmon with almond couscous, asparagus tips, and a roasted tomato beurre blanc is full of bright, rich ﬂavors. Our range of creative contemporary cuisine offered alongside classic Manor favorites ensures that every guest can ﬁnd something special on their next visit.
— Mario Russo, Chef de Cuisine