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The Best of the Roxiticus Valley: Mendham, Bernardsville, Chester, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone, Morris and Somerset County, New Jersey

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Roxy Raves: A Perfect Christmas Eve at Due Terre Enoteca in Bernardsville, New Jersey

December 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The weather outside was frightful, but our Christmas Eve dinner at Due Terre Enoteca in Bernardsville, NJ, was delightful.
All day long, the icy rain poured down. When Rex went out in the morning to bring in some provisions from Shop Rite in Chester, NJ, I called his Blackberry to suggest that he pick up some […]

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Tags: Christmas Eve dinner · Due Terre · best of bernardsville nj · best of the roxiticus valley · new year's eve · restaurants

Rex’s Recipes: Roasted Fresh Ham for a Crowd… with a Little Help from Louie at the Chester Meat Market in Chester, New Jersey

December 28th, 2008 · No Comments

As my loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and Roxy’s Best Of… readers know, our family always celebrates the holidays twice… one Christmas at my mom’s house, and one Christmas Saturday with Rex’s family gathered here with us in the Roxiticus Valley. Yesterday Rex’s family joined us to celebrate Christmas with a “roasted fresh ham for a […]

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Tags: best of chester nj · best of the roxiticus valley · butcher · chester meat market · food and wine · rex's recipes

London and Maddie’s Fave Fall Activities for Kids in the Roxiticus Valley

October 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Now that we’re well into the back-to-school rhythm, including after school activities, I thought it was a good time to share a list of London and Maddie’s favorite annual Fall activities in the Roxiticus Valley:

The girls weren’t very big (maybe 2 and 3 years old?) when we first went apple picking at Riamede Farm in […]

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Tags: alstede farm · apple picking · best of the roxiticus valley · country nursery · halloween · kid stuff · mendham junior womens club · riamede farm

An Invitation from London and Maddie to Dance with Them at Garden State Ballet in Randolph, New Jersey

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Now that we’re back to school, London and Maddie are happy to be back to ballet lessons with Miss Katie at Garden State Ballet in Randolph, New Jersey. This year will be their third year with Miss Katie at GSB, and Rex and I are quite proud and pleased with their progress…from “Baby Blue” to […]

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Black River Music & Art Festival in Chester Tomorrow: Saturday, August 16, 2008

August 15th, 2008 · No Comments

The Black River Music and Art Fest, coming to Chester, New Jersey on Saturday, August 16th, is a FREE all day event featuring some of the best local original musical acts as well as numerous visual artists displaying their work. Last year’s event drew an estimated 9,000 people, and they’re expecting an even bigger turnout […]

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Tags: art · best of chester nj · best of the roxiticus valley · black river festival · black river music and art fest · chester nj · kid stuff

Somerset County 4-H Fair Starts Wednesday, August 13th!

August 11th, 2008 · No Comments

August 13-14-15, 2008North Branch Park, Milltown Road, Bridgewater, N.J.
What began as a dairy show in a farm field has become one of the marquee events on the Somerset County cultural calendar and the premier free fair in New Jersey…

I have been going to the Somerset County 4-H Fair for over 35 years, since […]

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Tags: 4-H · Somerset County 4-H Fair · best of somerset county NJ · best of the roxiticus valley

Best of Chester, NJ: Black River Music & Art Festival Saturday, August 16, 2008

August 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Black River Music and Art Fest, coming to Chester, New Jersey on Saturday, August 16th, is a FREE all day event featuring some of the best local original musical acts as well as numerous visual artists displaying their work. Last year’s event drew an estimated 9,000 people, and they’re expecting an even bigger turnout […]

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Tags: best of chester nj · best of the roxiticus valley · black river festival · black river music and art fest · chester nj · kid stuff · music

Roxy’s New Best Friends: Mario and Michael at M&M Perrotti’s Butcher Shop and Prepared Foods in Far Hills, New Jersey

July 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Today started out as a bad day, but Mario and Michael Perrotti of M&M Perrotti’s Butcher Shop in Far Hills, NJ, have turned that frown upside down with a couple of 2-inch-thick ribeye steaks that Rex grilled for dinner tonight.
This morning, Maddie and London and I were cruising along Peapack Road with the top down, […]

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Tags: Perrotti's Butcher Shop · best of far hills nj · best of the roxiticus valley · butcher

Soft Shell Crabs from Sammy’s Restaurant in Mendham, NJ…Every Bite as Amazing as Expected!

July 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Last night, Rex and the girls and I went to Sammy’s for soft shell crabs…and as you might be able to see from the photo, they were every bite as perfect as we had hoped. This must be a terrible tease for all of our visitors who do not live in the Greater Roxiticus Valley, […]

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Tags: Sammy's Restaurant · Sammy's Ye Olde Cider Mill Restaurant · best of mendham nj · best of the roxiticus valley · restaurants · sammy's · soft shell crabs

Tonight’s the Night: Awesome Soft Shell Crabs at Sammy’s Restaurant in Mendham, New Jersey

July 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Stay away from my window,Stay away from my back door, tooDisconnect my telephone line…
Tonight’s the night…we’re going to Sammy’s for soft shell crabs!! I’m only disappointed that our good friends, Susan and Mike, will not be able to join us. So…a table for four with lots of garlic, please.
Just before we left for […]

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Broadway Comes to Brookside, NJ on the 4th of July: Brookside Community Club 85th Annual Parade

July 4th, 2008 · No Comments

According to a long standing annual tradition, Rex and the girls and I are spending the week from his birthday through the 4th of July at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, but for those of you who are sticking around the Roxiticus Valley (Mendham, Chester, Bernardsville, Chester, Peapack-Gladstone, and Morris County), I […]

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Tags: best of mendham nj · best of morris county NJ · best of the roxiticus valley · brookside community club · fireworks · fourth of july · parades

Pierre’s Restaurant 14th Annual Seafood Dinner: July 16th or August 14th, 2008

June 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Okay, readers, I know I deceived you once before about my availability to attend the Chef’s Table Dinner at Pierre’s on June 12th and then ditched you for a prior commitment to Movin’ Out at NJPAC….but this time, I’ve marked my calendar and I’m pulling together a table of ten or more for Pierre’s 14th […]

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Tags: best of bernardsville nj · best of morris county NJ · best of the roxiticus valley · pierre's · restaurants

Roxiticus Sunset Party on Friday!!

June 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Everything is coming together for our 5th annual Roxiticus Sunset Party on Friday evening. It will be our biggest party ever, with 134 guests: 67 kids and 67 grown-ups (including 8 teenage “babysitters” to provide supervision). Last year we only had 81 guests. I think most of the increase is due to Maddie’s great year […]

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Hooray! Roxy’s Internet Brownout Is Over! A Good Shout-Out to Be Had By All…

June 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Whew! After more than 48 hours of Comcastic Internet/Amazon/EntreCard problems that made me feel like I was in the midst of an Internet brownout, I returned from my NYC office today to find out that my home Internet problems were solved before the cable guy came for his scheduled Thursday visit. As soon as my […]

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Best of Bernardsville, New Jersey Restaurants: Due Terre

June 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Brent came out to visit me in the Roxiticus Desperate Office yesterday and I took him to Peony’s Envy (scroll down to post below for photos), followed by lunch at Due Terre in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
It was my first visit to Due Terre since the restaurant (formerly Eccoqui) changed hands, and I thoroughly enjoyed my […]

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Tags: Due Terre · bernardsville nj · best of bernardsville nj · best of the roxiticus valley · grill 73 · restaurants

Pierre’s Restaurant & Wine Bar Asks and Answers: What Is A Braai?? South African Braai Chef’s Table Dinner Planned for Thursday, June 12th, 2008

May 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I just received an e-mail from Chef Michael Peters at Pierre’s Restaurant & Wine Bar in Morristown (near Bernardsville), New Jersey. Pierre’s Restaurant & Wine Bar is hosting a South African Braai on Thursday, June 12th, 2008 at 7:00pm. Rex and I are planning to attend, and we’d love to get a table of ten […]

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Tags: best of bernardsville nj · best of the roxiticus valley · braai · pierre's · restaurants · south african braai · south african wines · wine dinners

The Roxiticus Sunset Party Invites Are in the Mail!

May 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

I am as excited as a little kid…I have mailed out about 60 invitations to our 5th annual Roxiticus Sunset Party. The girls are planning to perform as a Hannah Montana/High School Musical band for their friends, Rex and I are meeting with Carl Posey at Grillmasters Barbecue to plan the menu…psyche!
Hope you all […]

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Mother’s Day at The Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, New Jersey

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Show Mom just how special she is by celebrating her day at the Bernards Inn on Sunday, May 11th. When you make your reservation, please don’t forget to mention that Roxiticus Desperate Housewives sent you!
The Bernards Inn will be offering a three-course, prix fixe, à la carte menu in the dining room from 12:30pm to […]

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Tags: Mother's Day · bernards inn · best of bernardsville nj · best of the roxiticus valley · restaurants

Station Pub & Grub in Bernardsville, New Jersey

May 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Rex and I “diverge” when it comes to the Station Pub & Grub in Bernardsville, New Jersey. After a disappointing experience there about a year ago, Rex will not likely go back. That afternoon started with the opening of Charlotte’s Web at the Clearview Bernardsville Cinema, where the seats smelled rank and moldy and the […]

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Tags: best of bernardsville nj · best of the roxiticus valley · restaurants · station pub and grub

Mastro Shoes in Bernardsville, New Jersey

May 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Do you remember going with your mom and/or dad to buy Back-to-School shoes when you were a kid? I think I ended up with a clunky pair of Buster Browns every year until I was thirteen. Well, Mastro Shoes in Bernardsville, New Jersey, makes shoe shopping a lot more fun for my girls than it […]

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Tags: Mastro Shoes · best of bernardsville nj · best of the roxiticus valley · shoe stores

My Shameful Confession… I Stole New Jersey Life Magazine from Rex’s Doctor

April 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Due to Rex’s recent knee surgery, I have spent quite a bit of time in various doctors’ offices over the past month or so. During a quick visit to Chester Medical Associates (Dr. Alan Chanin and Dr. Glenn Davis) on Monday, I started reading New Jersey Life magazine. While I had never taken much interest […]

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Tags: Chester Medical Associates · New Jersey Life · best of chester nj · best of morris county NJ · best of the roxiticus valley · doctors

Wedding Girl Follow-Up: Weddings in the Roxiticus Valley…or in the Vicinity

April 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Roxiticus Desperate Mail Call!
I was right on my hunch about Wedding Girl… Pierre’s is too small for her wedding, so please start thinking about other venues, and post a comment here if you have an idea for her reception. As you’ll see from Wedding Girl’s latest missive, she’s prepared to have her reception outside our […]

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Tags: Bridgewater Manor · Gladstone Tavern · Pluckemin Inn · best of the roxiticus valley · restaurants · weddings

More Options for Wedding Girl

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

I have a feeling that Wedding Girl is going to find Pierre’s too small for her wedding, so please post a comment here if you have any ideas on a venue in the Roxiticus Valley. I will put on my thinking cap as well.

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Tags: best of the roxiticus valley · weddings

Wedding Girl, This Post’s For You!

April 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Roxiticus Desperate Mail Call!
Wedding Girl writes:
Hi Bree,I am a big fan of your blog and although this is an odd question to ask a blogger, you seem to be very “in-the-know” about the area! I’ve got one red hot fiancée, we’ve found a church in Peapack, and I’m ready to get hitched and move out […]

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