Inside This Edition: Terrazza Ristorante & Bar
in Nutley, NJ; The Morris Museum in Morris Township, New Jersey; Movie Review -
MEN SEEKING WOMEN; The Mixx at The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ and Feature - Focus On
Food - January, 2004
Terrazza Ristorante & Bar
in Nutley, New Jersey, is North Jersey Italian cuisine at its
finest. There is no mistaking the town center of Nutley which has
become known to many familiar with the area as an Essex County survivor with
a very promising future. Terrazza is part of that promising future
with some of the best dishes North Jersey has to offer. Terrazza is a
very comfortable place with warm, friendly service. The bar area was
especially inviting the night we were there as it hosted a small
holiday dinner party. It's always nice to see something to snack on up
at the bar, and olives are always a generous and tasty choice. The
small holiday party retired from the bar area to a beautifully set table
complete with family style salads.
Over at my table it was
Lampariello that caught my eye on this occassion, and I just had to try it. Don't bother looking for it any place
except Terrazza because it's a house specialty. The dish is superior
and Greg's (the chef's) special sauce is delicious. A guest of mine
raved about the quality of the food and the portions which were more than
generous. Terrazza has high quality olive oil on the tables which
should be a requirement in all good restaurants. This attention to
detail among many makes Terrazza more than a place for good food; it makes
it a very good place to relax, unwind and simply enjoy.
Terrazza Ristorante & Bar
- Nutley, New Jersey
Treasure - January, 2004
in Morris Township, New
Jersey has been elevating cultural consciousness in this part of New Jersey
for over 90 years. The museum has many permanent collections with one
on geology and paleontology which the museum boasts as being regarded as the
best in New Jersey. The museum also states that all of the minerals
found in New Jersey are represented in their collection with fossils and
dinosaur tracks specific to this region.
It's not all rocks and
fossils at the museum with over 48,000 items in their permanent collection
of fine and decorative art as well as anthropology and even toys. Many
educational programs are available for children and adults and the Morris
Museum even has their own theatre which hosts concerts among many other
The mark of any good
museum is their attention to and ability to attract high quality traveling
exhibitions, and there is a terrific one opening at the museum this January
20th created by the George Eastman House and called "The
Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building."
The collection consists of 50 black and white photographs from the early
1930's on the building and the workers who built it.
It's always nice
to feature a place which treasures New Jersey history. In their own special
way, the Morris Museum has done so with their complete collection of Jersey minerals for all to enjoy and learn about. It's even nicer to have a
place in New Jersey committed to elevating the cultural awareness of this
region on an ongoing basis by enhancing the quality of life in this part of New
Exhibition: The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building
January 20 - March 14, 2004
Museum - Morris Township, New Jersey
Review - January, 2004
Video Rental Pick:
MEN SEEKING WOMEN
- Not Rated - 1997 - Any
movie buff picking up a title that has no rating at the video store in any
place other than the "adult section" will raise an eyebrow
when deciding weather to buy or check out such a title. Okay, okay so
it was "straight to video" for Will Ferrell's 1997 portrayal of a
lovable, dimwitted photographer looking for love. The structure for this
"straight to the bottom of the heap" adventure is lame at best. But wait, isn't lame good? Well... not really,
but when the lameness crosses the line into some hysterical bits, it's
worth watching. There are a few new twists here and there that when
treated with Ferrell brilliance produces some really good laughs. MEN
SEEKING WOMEN is really about men seeking themselves and if the filmmakers
sought out some refinements in the script, it could have been a genre
contender. It's always nice to find a title never seen or heard of
that can produce some good laughs, and there are some good laughs here.
It's up to the renter or buyer if it's worth sitting through the rest.
For me it definitely was!
Clubs and Nightlife - January, 2004
Shoreguy has just checked in with a
new spot he has found called The Mixx in
Atlantic City. He came in off the boardwalk and headed over to
The Borgata which is where this hot new club is located. Shoreguy is
always on the hunt for the best and he sure found quite an interesting spot
right in the hotel/casino itself! Shoreguy is New Jersey, and he isn't easily
impressed having experienced the best of Jersey nightlife for over 25
years. He reported to us that in a word that this place is
"awesome!" Here is what else he had to say about The Mixx.
Night life in New Jersey has never
been better. Recently, I had
the pleasure of checking out a new and exciting night club/restaurant called
simply The Mixx which opened in
Atlantic City’s premiere casino, The Borgata.
While the food I have eaten there was outstanding, it is the
nightclub that impressed me most. To
start with, a fully digital 60,000 watt sound-system plays through more
speakers then you can count. The
sound seems to emanate from everywhere with plenty of power, but not so much
that it becomes irritating. The
dance floor is large by today’s standards, and it is surrounded by a bar
and tables for seating. Upstairs
is a bar and lounge chairs, where you can get comfortable.
So what makes “The Mixx”
so unique? The professional
dancers spotlighted on a mezzanine are interesting not only because of their
cutting-edge dancing, but they change outfits every so often, and
come down to dance with the crowd. There
are private rooms that overlook the dance floor which can be reserved for a
mere $2,000 a night. There is a
bottle menu that is very comprehensive with a selection of the finest
liquors, wines, and champagne available. Most important to me is the crowd. A lot of energy and very upscale. Dress to impress if you are looking to be taken seriously and
let in the door.
Live performances occur regularly so
be sure to check out their calendar of events.
I happened to catch Bruce Willis and his band playing.
The place really heats up around midnight with quite a long line
waiting to get in, so I would suggest getting there before then.
The age groups varied from early 20’s to mid 50’s so it really is
a place anyone can go to. When
I left at around 4am the night I was there, I couldn’t remember the last
time I enjoyed a night club so much. If you're in Atlantic City be
sure to check out The Mixx.
The Mixx (At The Borgata) - Atlantic
Feature - January, 2004
Focus On Morris County
Morris County, New Jersey, is a place of
noteworthy State and National history, suburban comfort, beauty and
economic vitality. Superior and very affordable secondary education is
also available from the local community college. Over 50
companies represented in the Fortune 500 have a major presence in Morris
County. Many of these companies have their corporate headquarters
located there as well. It's no surprise that this stunning collection
of companies, from insurance to high tech, has enabled Morris County, New
Jersey, to be recognized as the wealthiest county in New Jersey and number
two nationwide. Many wonder how did this happen? Much of the County's success and the success of New Jersey
as a whole can be attributed to one trait... vision! New
Jersey's own Woodrow Wilson, former governor of New Jersey and US President,
encouraged companies to make New Jersey the home base for their businesses. In modern day lingo the phrase is "corporate
headquarters." Companies sought out Morris County to conduct
large crucial parts of their businesses. Many international behemoths such as Honeywell
International located right in the heart of Morris County call New Jersey their corporate headquarters today.
The import of Woodrow
Wilson's vision created enormous wealth for the County making it a desirable
place to live and enjoy. During the last many years a whole distinct suburban culture evolved in
Morris County. It is home to many nationally recognized
historical sights including Washington's Headquarters, Jockey Hollow and historic
Morristown where the telegraph was perfected. Morristown
is the County Seat and home base for Morris County with a beautiful town
square complete with shops and area businesses.
Today, Morris County
is comprised of 39 municipalities covering rolling hills, valleys and some of
New Jersey's most scenic countryside. The County is home to excellent
train service to New York City and notable Universities including Drew and
FDU. State highway numbers 10 and 46 service much of the area as does
Interstate highway numbers 10, 280 and 287. Time spent in Morris County
whether residing in, working in or visiting, in all likelihood, will be a pleasant experience.
Focus On Morris County
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