Eating in Restaurants is Highly Popular. We Work Hard to Make it So. NEWS FLASH Our Fall Restaurant Week will be October 16th to 21st. Mark your calendars now. More details soon.                                                  All our 2016 Restaurant Weeks are made possible through the support of 1st Colonial Community Bank. Fall Restaurant Week is presented by The

Summer is Over! Welcome September

Friday, 02 September 2016 by

September is a Month of National Months. Well, now that summer is over, everything is returning to abnormal! The kids are back at school, but there is still seashore sand showing up in the darndest places. The beach chairs are hung in the garage with care so we’ll know next June that they’ll be there.

Local Independent Restaurants Are Great for Summer Salads   You don’t have to look at a thermometer to say that we are in the “Dog Days of Summer.” Well, that is unless you actually know what the phrase means. Originally the term had nothing to do with dogs or summer, but it referred to the

We Salute Our Sponsors

Friday, 05 August 2016 by

Local Businesses That Encourage Other Local Businesses Our cadre of local creative chefs that cooperate under the sjhotchefs.com banner are indeed fortunate that some of our fellow business people recognize that it is in the community interest to help us succeed as independent restaurants. So, let us say, a tip of our toques to 1st

Seafood is IN season!

Friday, 22 July 2016 by

Seafood Menus Abound Thanks to Jersey Shore’s Abundance of Fish Even though we just concluded our popular Farm to Fork Week on 30th, we cannot forget that often Garden State produce that we highlighted that week is used to round out a meal featuring another New Jersey fresh favorite: seafood. When our chefs plan their

South Jersey Products Featured on sjhotchefs.com Menus July 24th-30th is Farm to Fork Week when sjhotchefs.com celebrates the wonderful bounty of produce farmed and harvested throughout South Jersey, as well as the abundance of fresh fish netted by fisherman at nearby shore points. Our more than 40 independently owned and operated restaurants all feature four

Tomato. Vegetable? Fruit? Doesn’t Matter.                                   Jersey Tomatoes are Delicious! Because it has seeds, a tomato is technically a fruit. But, not in New Jersey. Here there was a decade old effort to make the tomato officially a vegetable. The New Jersey Legislature tried to name it the Official State Vegetable. We already have an Official

Featuring Produce From Local Farms. Listen! Hear that sound? It’s the “Horn of Plenty” that you should be hearing. The horn of plenty refers to a Cornucopia, a symbolic, hollow horn filled with produce. That should be New Jersey’s icon because, after all, we are the “Garden State.” Summer is the time for bountiful harvest

Our Restaurants Welcome the Kids. And Eating Out Can Be a Learning Experience for Children.   It seems like it is increasingly difficult for families to eat together these days. Everyone is just so busy! Today, in many families, both parents work. And even if there is a stay-at-home spouse, he or she is constantly

Fathers’ Day is a Great Time to Take Dad to Dinner. Forget the tie! Men hardly wear ties anymore, so abandon the tie as a Father’s (or is it Fathers’) Day gift. What you should really do is take your Dad out to lunch or dinner on June 19. Your turn to pick up the

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