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Katie Parla’s NJ Roots; More PJ’s Pancake Houses; Trenton’s New NOLA-Style Breakfast Spot; More

Please accept this post in the spirit it is offered: as a short respite from the craziness going on all around us. 

Edible Jersey’s Annual Travel Issue Features Katie Parla

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By now you’ve probably heard of Katie Parla, author of the acclaimed book, Tasting Rome, and whom Mario Batali considers “an expert on all things Rome.” Parla talks about her Jersey roots and future plans in my story in the  Winter 2017 issue of Edible Jersey, here.

Kingston’s Main Street Bakery Morphs into PJ’s Pancake House

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Gretalia Hospital Group: Tino Procaccini, Zissis (“Z”) Pappas, John Procaccini

All the Main Street properties – this bakery/cafe, the bistro in the Princeton Shopping Center, the commissary in Rocky Hill – were bought out late in 2015 by the folks behind Agricola in Princeton. But since then, this modest bakery/cafe that had anchored the tiny hamlet of Kingston since 1984 changed hands again. In March, it will reopen – newly refurbished and expanded – as a PJ’s Pancake House, the third (but not last) iteration of the iconic Nassau Street eatery. Get the scoop on this and the growing stable of eateries from the Gretalia Hospitality Group via my feature story here, in the February issue of the Princeton Echo.

February’s ‘Food for Thought’ Column

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  • Downtown Trenton finally gets a great breakfast spot (and lunch, too). Hot beignets and coffee with chicory are just two of the New Orleans-style offerings from chef/owner Bert Dumas of Studio B Bakery & Bistro across from the Sun Center.
  • Just in time for Valentine’s Day: 2 romantic restaurant tales from the staffs at Princeton area restaurants.
  • A passel of new and forthcoming restaurants in and around Central NJ.

Details here.