What would Champagne Jesus do? When we were in Chicago, we met a fascinating individual- Michael Seward aka. Champagne Jesus, working at a top notch champagne bar called Pops.  One look at his picture will tell you how he got the name. We took the opportunity to ask him 5 quick questions ChefIam.com: Tell us a little about yourself- how did you come to first work at Pops? MS: I first began working at Pops in 1997 after college.  I […] Read More »
Victor Rallo JR. is a successful, seasoned restaurateur and wine critic in New Jersey. After graduating from Villanova University and earning his JD from Seton Hall, Victor jumped directly from the world of law into the restaurant business. He now owns and operates Basil T’s Brewery and Italian Grill in Red Bank, and Undici Taverna Rustica in Rumson, both of which have received numerous awards for excellence in cuisine, service, and their extensive Italian wine lists. Victor is also an […] Read More »
One of our favorite restaurants to visit around where we live is Restaurant Nicholas. It is owned by the husband and wife team of Nicholas and Melissa Harary. In my estimation it is the best fine dining restaurant in NJ, rivals what New York City has to offer and has been consistently creating delicious and groundbreaking new American Cuisine since 2000. Restaurant Nicholas has garnered some of the highest praises from all avenues of the food industry including; four stars […] Read More »
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