the stress of today's everyday living, there's nothing quite as enjoyable as
going out to dinner - someone else to shop for the food, someone else to
prepare it, someone else to serve it, and someone else to clean up. The
trick is to find an eatery that does all of these things well without the
customer spending a fortune. In addition, if you can find a restaurant with
a bit of history while being a bit unique, then you've hit upon something
This month's restaurant selection is such a place. Attilio's Kitchen
in Denville will undoubtedly please you. Its history goes back to the
1800's when it served as a general store catering to boatmen on the Morris
As you look through the restaurant, you can see many antiques and old
family photographs still remain helping to provide a warm, cozy feeling.
The menu is filled with Italian specialties, and our party of four ate well
indeed. Our salads were very fresh and quite generous. The
Chicken Scarpiello was a stand-out with sweet Italian sausage, peppers and
herbs in a balsamic vinegar sauce. Rigatoni Christina was also
well-received. A veal special was served with browned potatoes and tasty
vegetables, and yes, it was special.
One of the fun aspects of the restaurant is the strolling accordion player.
Add to that a woman dressed in a long gown singing Italian operatic
favorites and your in for a real treat.
We certainly will return to this restaurant - the food is very good - the
dress is casual - the prices are reasonable and it's just plain fun.
Oh, and a good tip - try to arrive early as this is quite a popular spot.
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Tucked in the
back of Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ, is an impressive collection of
aviation history preserved for all to see and learn from. New Jersey
is steeped in history, especially in Teterboro and the surrounding areas
where Wright Aeronautical manufactured engines that powered US
bomber and fighter aircraft in World War II. Many engines are on
display at the Aviation Hall of Fame including photographs from the
factories where they were made.
It took specialized training and courage to fly aircraft for the US into
combat and there is a special tribute in pictures to some of the flying aces
who flew old types of fighter aircraft in times of war. There are some
very well-documented captions below the photographs with the names of their
hometowns like East Orange, Montclair, Nutley and Newark to name a few.
Some of the pictures even had the name of the plane flown by the pilot such as the
"Jersey Jerk" flown by one fighter pilot ace.
On a broader scale, this amazing Jersey Treasure is home to the only MASH
display in the United States. This Korean era outdoor display has a
tent where operations were performed, as well as the same type of helicopter that
flew in the wounded. Also there are various trucks from the era.
Not only is the Aviation Hall Of Fame a must-see for anyone who lives in New
Jersey, it's a must-see for anyone who is able to take time out for a bit of
exploring while visiting New Jersey.
Aviation Hall Of Fame
Teterboro, New Jersey
Spin Factoid: The United
States Coast Guard had its beginnings in Ocean County New Jersey as Newell's
Life Saving Service. Newell's Life Saving Service had the first two
life-saving stations anywhere along the Atlantic Coast. Dr. William
Newell, a pioneer in water safety also became a governor of New Jersey.
Beach Guide 2004