EDGE takes you inside the area’s most creative kitchens.
The Thirsty Turtle • Tacos
1-7 South Avenue W. • CRANFORD (908) 324-4140 • thirstyturtle.com
Look out for our tacos as they bring the flavors of the South West to the North East.
— Chef Rich Crisonio
The Thirsty Turtle • Wings
186 Columbia Turnpike • FLORHAM PARK (973) 845-6300 • thirstyturtle.com
Our wings make the mouth water and always wanting more!
— Chef Dennis Peralta
The Famished Frog • Assorted Desserts
18 Washington Street • MORRISTOWN (973) 540-9601 • famishedfrog.com
Our unique desserts will satisfy any sweet tooth.
— Chef Ken Raymond
Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse • Sushi Tacos
1230 Route 22 West • MOUNTAINSIDE (908) 518-9733 • partyonthegrill.com
Crispy wonton taco shells—featuring your choice of tuna, salmon, shrimp or crab—with rice, cucumber, red onions, avocado, cilantro and lime juice, topped with spicy mayo.
Daimatsu • Sushi Pizza
860 Mountain Avenue • MOUNTAINSIDE (908) 233-7888 • daimatsusushibar.com
This original dish has been our signature appetizer for over 20 years. Crispy seasoned sushi rice topped with homemade spicy mayo, marinated tuna, finely chopped onion, scallion, masago caviar, and ginger. Our customers always come back wanting more.
— Chef Momo
Luciano’s Ristorante & Lounge • Pan Seared Scallops
1579 Main Street • RAHWAY (732) 815-1200 • lucianosristorante.com
Pan-seared scallops over butternut squash risotto and wilted spinach, finished with a brown butter emulsion. This is one of the signature dishes featured on our menu since we opened 10 years ago.
— Joseph Mastrella, Executive Chef/Partner
Garden Grille • Cauliflower Steak
304 Route 22 West • SPRINGFIELD (973) 232-5300 • hgispringfield.hgi.com
Sautéed cauliflower steak, blistered grape tomatoes, roquette and lemon supreme sautéed in extra virgin olive oil.
— Chef Sean Cznadel
LongHorn Steakhouse • Outlaw Ribeye
272 Route 22 West • SPRINGFIELD (973) 315-2049 • longhornsteakhouse.com
LongHorn Steakhouse of Springfield is celebrating its One Year Anniversary. Come celebrate with us! Join us for Lunch or Dinner. We suggest you try our fresh, never frozen, 18 oz. bone-in Outlaw Ribeye – featuring juicy marbling that is perfectly seasoned and fire-grilled by our expert Grill Masters.
— Anthony Levy, Managing Partner
Outback Steakhouse • Bone-In Natural Cut Ribeye
901 Mountain Avenue • SPRINGFIELD (973) 467-9095 • outback.com
This is the entire staff’s favorite, guests rave about. Bone-in and extra marbled for maximum tenderness, juicy and savory. Seasoned and wood-fired grilled over oak.
— Duff Regan, Managing Partner
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.
Ursino Steakhouse & Tavern • House Carved 16oz New York Strip Steak
1075 Morris Avenue • UNION (908) 977-9699 • ursinosteakhouse.com
Be it a sizzling filet in the steakhouse or our signature burger in the tavern upstairs, Ursino is sure to please the most selective palates. Our carefully composed menus feature fresh, seasonal ingredients and reflect the passion we put into each and every meal we serve.
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