Location: The Kellogg Club, 25 Colles Ave, Morristown
“Join us for an evening of cocktails, artisan appetizers, music and more! We’re throwing this party to help Fund the Urban Farm at Lafayette ~ an award winning agricultural teaching garden, right here in Morristown. The Urban Farm programs serve the 4,700 school children of the Morris School District, Unity Charter School, the College of Saint Elizabeth, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, area Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts, our local community and more! We donate our produce to the Interfaith Food Pantry, Community Soup Kitchen and the Morristown High School Cafeteria, as well as offering low-cost, naturally grown produce for sale at the Farm during the summer months. Come support New Jersey’s largest school garden!”
You often hear the word “hero” associated with soldiers and rescue workers. But never have you heard it in terms of Public Health. John L. Leal made history by reducing typhoid by disinfecting water supplies in the state of NJ.
Enjou Chocolat is a candy store that offers gourmet chocolate designed in intricate ways. Enjou features thousands of different handmade items in their shop and can make almost anything you could imagine. This shop offers a truly unique experience to any one that is visiting morristown. If you are looking for a gift to bring home to your loved ones, Enjou Chocolat is THE place to find it.
An eclectic menu for an eclelctic town. The Urban Table is located in the middle of down town Morristown, and features a menu that spans across two continents. The menu might seem a little strange at first, but despite would be complaints from Food Network’s Robert Irvine, Urban Table pulls it off with style. It’s atmosphere is sophisticated, upbeat, and features good portions for good prices. While sushi aficionados may be slightly disappointed with it’s limited selection as it only offers the most basic of sushi (california, spicy tuna rolls, etc.).
Urban Table, a place for cool customers
Urban table is far from a one trick pony, it’s burgers will entice you with their uniqueness. My personal favorite is their Baja California Burger. The guacamole will cool of the tasty spice of the pepper jack cheese. Enjoy one of their burgers with one of their craft brews on tap from the Jersey proud Trap Rock Brewery. The wine and beer list will rival any other bar in town and will satisfy the snootiest of beer buffs. This place great for a quick lunch or an evening out with some friends.
The Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park is the newest National Park. Paterson, New Jersey was the first planned industrial city. Alexander Hamilton looked over the Great Falls and the gears turned in his head. Hamilton believed that American success depended on the ability to manufacture goods domestically. He then began the Society for Establishing Useful Manufacturers (S.U.M.). The city was named after governor and signer of the U.S. Constitution, William Paterson. In the 18th century, there was virtually no manufacturing industry in the United States. With the Passaic River as a power source the second industrial revolution began in this city.
This is where the The great falls are a sight to be seen. Overlook Park provides a nice view of the falls.
While you are there be sure to check out the Paterson Museum, which details the industrial history of the Wright brothers plane engines, Samuel Colt, as well as the railroad industry. All of which resided in Paterson.
The Alexander Hamilton Mixtape, an unofficial history
Types of Food: Diner Fare + Greek Food + Surf and Turf
Price Range for 2: $25-$45
New Jersey’s Diners have become something of a phenomenon. Often referred to as “The Diner Capital of the World” New Jersey’s eateries have become both a local tourist attraction and something of a national fascination. When Food Network’s Guy Fieri visited the restaurant for his T.V. show “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” it put the Jefferson Diner on the Map. The Jefferson Diner, which seemed to always be busy, became even more-so with the national attention that it got. The Jefferson Diner has also been featured on “Good Morning America”
The Jefferson Diner has gathered local acolades as well. It has been voted #1 Diner in Morris County 7 times in a row.
If you are looking to get a cheeseburger and a shake or a hot dog all the way, this place is good. But the menu does not stop there. The Jefferson Diner has an extensive menu that features Greek, Seafood, and Steak. Almost anything you could want is in this menu. The only complaint I have is that when I go there hungry, I can have trouble deciding what exactly I want to eat!
But what exactly makes the Jefferson Diner so special? The menu that is offered is bigger than most Jersey diners that I have been to. The portions are quite big, and it has the quintessential “diner atmosphere” that out-of-staters would find quite charming.
If you are travelling through the area going up north, or just curious about this as-seen-on-tv eatery it’s worth a visit!
Drive-In movie theatres may be a relic of the past, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t fun! The Delsea Drive-In theatre located in Millville, is a steal! With the price of movies these days it’s hard to be able to go out and see the latest blockbuster without breaking the budget. But the Delsea Drive-In doesn’t feature just one, but two movies for only $9. If you have never been to a Drive-In movie theatre I would highly recommend this place, especially if you are in the area. The Delsea Drive-In is the only drive in movie theatre left in New Jersey. Many of the people I talked to have enjoyed it for years. It closed down briefly but then re-opened in 2004.
The Menu features more than just typical popcorn and sodas. You can get a 1/3 lb. sirloin burger, an eggplant parmesan sandwich, chicken teriyaki with edamame. The website recommends itself as a place to take the family. They typically don’t show movies that are rated R. The Delsea Drive-In is located in Vineland, New Jersey. My only complaint is that the If you are planning on going there, using Mapquest or by GPS DO NOT GET OFF AT EXIT 32. Instead proceed to exit 29. Jersey highways can get pretty confusing, but once you get the hang of them it’s a piece of cake.
If you have never been to a hibachi restaurant this is a good place for your first experience. The decor in this restaurant almost justifies the high prices that it has, but it is a great alternative to a hibachi restaurant in Manhattan (and you’ll probably get more food too).SOGO features a large sushi menu that will satisfy the most seasoned of sushi lovers. Featuring several types of rolls that you won’t find in most places. For example, the Brooklyn roll has tuna, salmon, tempura and, wait for it, mango. SOGO not only features Japanese food, but it also ventures into Thailand as well.
The Thai shrimp has that eastern spice to it that will leave your mouth-watering for more. This hip hibachi restaurant truly offers “dinner and a show” the chefs will dazzle you with their cooking skills. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time, as this place is always full during the weekends. SOGO is excellent for any kind of celebration, sushi buffs, and is perfect for date night.
Any fans of the theater here? There are several in the state of New Jersey and I would like to highlight this one in particular. The Daress Theatre houses plenty of stage shows. Many of them have been reviewed very well. A lot of children’s theatre has been shown here. Plays such as “The Wizard of Oz” and “Heidi” have been performed. The theater not only presents well known shows, but it also presents new original plays. One of the musicals of note “Jack the Ripper”, based on the 1913 novel “The Lodger” has gained attention across the state for it’s operatic qualities.
The Daress is also screens independent films that you would not see otherwise. The Daress is sort of an underground place that has been around for a long time. The theater opened up its doors in 1919 and has been showing movies and plays ever since. It celebrates its heritage by showing classic movies for generations to come. They usually hold a classic horror film fest around Halloween, but they had to cancel because of Super Storm Sandy.