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Scott Anderson Named James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef Semifinalist

Princeton Chef Scott Anderson has been named a James Beard Foundation 2015 semifinalist for outstanding chef. Anderson of Elements and Mistral was also a semifinalist last year. He is among 20 semifinalists who were chosen from thousands of applications. Judges in the 25th annual contest will cast their votes next month, and the five semifinalists […]

The Cambridge, Mass. Taco Truck eatery at Harvard Square. Photo: Elizabeth Clark.

Taco Truck to Open Restaurant in Princeton

  The Taco Truck, a popular vendor at area events and food truck fests that dishes up Mexican taqueria favorites, plans to open a brick-and-mortar location in Princeton. A Taco Truck restaurant is slated for the former Learning Express store at the Princeton Shopping Center this winter, Taco Truck spokeswoman Stephanie Hague told Planet Princeton. […]


House of Cupcakes to Reopen in Former Ferry House Building Friday

The House of Cupcakes, a winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, will reopen this Friday at 33 Witherspoon Street, just a door down from its former location on Witherspoon Street. After a fire destroyed the cupcake shop and displaced more than 40 people in March, House of Cupcakes owners Ron and Ruthie Bzdewka were […]

Jammin Crepes

Jammin’ Crêpes Slated to Open New Cafe in Downtown Princeton Tomorrow

The owners of Jammin’ Crêpes have built up a loyal following at area farmers markets and festivals with their made-to-order griddle creations filled with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Starting tomorrow, Princeton area crepe devotees will have a permanent location to flock to as Jammin’ Crêpes opens its new cafe at 20 Nassau Street, next to the […]

Mamoun's Princeton Inside

Mamoun’s Falafel Opens in Downtown Princeton

For Princeton area falafel lovers, the long-awaited opening of Mamoun’s Falafel is finally over. The Princeton branch of the popular Greenwich Village shop opened this afternoon at 20 Witherspoon Street. Curious passersby peeked inside and lined up to order hummus, tabbouleh, shawarma, falafel and other Middle Eastern dishes. By 6 p.m. the restaurant was full. […]


Mistral Now Offers Beer, Wine and Cocktails

Mistral is now serving  beer, wines and cocktails. The Princeton Council approved a transfer of the liquor license from elements to Mistral in August. Located at the intersection of Hulfish Street and Witherspoon Street across from the Princeton Public Library, Mistral serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Mistral was recently named a one of the […]


Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno Signs Five Farm-to-School Bills

Acting Governor Kim Guadagno signed five bills yesterday at Terhune Orchards that support and streamline New Jersey’s farm-to- school program with the goal of increasing student access to healthy, locally-grown foods. “Children who live in the Garden State should have ready access to the more than 100 varieties of produce grown by our state’s 9,000-plus […]

Chef Josh Thomsen

Agricola, Great Road Farm to Be Featured at James Beard House in NYC Tonight

Agricola’s Josh Thomsen and the Great Road Farm’s Steve Tomlinson will be sharing a taste of their culinary partnership tonight at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. Thomsen and his kitchen team will prepare hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert for guests at the James Beard House for the event “Rustic Farmhouse Rendezvous.” […]


Recipes: Caprese Salad and Salmon with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Just in time for the Jersey tomato season, chef Michael Moriello has shared two of his favorite tomato recipes, along with some advice for readers about selecting nice tomatoes. When choosing a tomato at your local farm stand or supermarket, Moriello, the owner of  La Mezzaluna in Princeton and Avanti in Pennington, recommends that you  […]

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