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Roxy’s Winter Wonderland

February 13th, 2010 · No Comments

After the blizzard of 2010 dropped a foot of snow on the Roxiticus Valley and gave the girls two snow days, London and Maddie have a week off from school to play in the snow. Rex and I will be hard at work next week, but we’ve settled in for a long Presidents’ Day weekend…watching […]

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Tags: restaurants · valentines day · verve

Grill 73 Restaurant in Bernardsville, NJ…. GONE!

June 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Rex came home from the Bernardsville train station (don’t get me started about the hideous parking situation there, that will be a separate post) last night and reported sadly that one of our favorite Bernardsville, NJ restaurants, Grill 73, has closed. It has been replaced by Mia Sorella Ristorante,which apparently moved to the 73 Mine […]

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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

London and Maddie Are Watching the Miser Brothers Christmas Special and Tracking Santa… He’s Not Here Yet!

December 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house…
We’re just back from the Christmas pageant at Hilltop Church in Mendham, NJ, and a perfect Christmas Eve dinner at Due Terre Enoteca in Bernardsville, NJ. London and Maddie have set out some Roxy’s Nightmares and milk for Santa and some baby carrots for the reindeer. […]

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Tags: Due Terre · best of bernardsville nj · christmas traditions · mendham nj · mister heatmiser · restaurants · santa · santa tracker

Farewell to Pierre’s Restaurant in Harding Township, New Jersey… The Roxiticus Desperate Housewives Are Going To Miss You!

November 27th, 2008 · No Comments

My pre-Thanksgiving copy of the Observer-Tribune arrived yesterday, delivering the sad news that after 15 years, the landmark French cuisine restaurant known as Pierre’s Restaurant and Wine Bar will be closing its doors for good on New Year’s Day — January 1, 2009.
Our table of ten Roxiticus Desperate Housewives (and Husbands) have enjoyed many a […]

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Tags: best of bernardsville nj · best of morris county NJ · chef michael peters · pierre's · restaurants

A Romantic Dinner for Six at the Pluckemin Inn in Pluckemin, New Jersey

October 25th, 2008 · No Comments

A few weeks back, I wrote about anniversary dinners at local restaurants. Rex and I enjoyed a fabulous 10th anniversary dinner (along with our girls, London and Maddie) at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, New Jersey. That same weekend, our good friends Susan and Mike had hoped to celebrate their anniversary at the Pluckemin Inn. […]

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Hosting PostBoy and MathGirl’s Rehearsal Dinner at Il Palio in Shelton, Connecticut?

October 19th, 2008 · No Comments

The wait is almost over. Rex’s son, PostBoy, has been dating MathGirl since their senior year at Villanova in 2003, and our family really, really loves this girl. London and Maddie adore her, and we have countless pictures of our girls with MathGirl at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey. So many pictures, […]

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Tags: Il Palio · rehearsal dinner · restaurants · shelton ct

Roxy’s Birthday Dinner at Elizabeth’s Café and Winery in Duck, North Carolina

October 16th, 2008 · No Comments

While things have been hectic here in the Roxiticus Valley, New Jersey, since we drove home from our long weekend in Duck, North Carolina, I wanted to give you some of the highlights of our trip. I’ll start by saying that Rex, London, Maddie and I enjoyed all of our three very different dinners in […]

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Tags: 36 hours in duck nc · blue point grill · duck north carolina · elizabeths cafe and winery · restaurants

Don’t Miss the Point…the Blue Point in Duck, North Carolina, That Is…

October 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Rex, London, Maddie and I just finished an amazing dinner at the Blue Point in Duck, North Carolina. I am too exhausted from driving all day to write all about it and to upload my photos of the beautiful food, but trust me that it is terrific and that I will tell all within the […]

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Tags: 36 hours in duck nc · blue point grill · duck north carolina · restaurants

Rex and Roxy’s Perfect Tenth Anniversary Dinner at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, New Jersey

September 21st, 2008 · No Comments

I’m sitting out on our porch in Bay Head, New Jersey, finishing up the weekend-long celebration of our tenth wedding anniversary, and reflecting on our perfect Friday evening at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
London and Maddie were giggling about our plans all day, excitedly insisting that I must wear my “poufy black dress” […]

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Tags: anniversary · bernards inn · best of bernardsville nj · restaurants

Rex and Roxy Share a Delicious Lunch at Equus Restaurant in Bernardsville, New Jersey

September 13th, 2008 · No Comments

The girls were busy at school and we didn’t have any business conference calls scheduled on Friday afternoon, so Rex and I decided to slip away to drop off a donation at the Visiting Nurses Rummage Sale in Far Hills, pick up a case of wine at Gary’s and to try out Equus, a new-ish […]

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Tags: best of bernardsville nj · equus · restaurants

Outside the Roxiticus Valley: Roxy’s Best Of…Laguna Beach, California

August 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Art Galleries in Laguna Beach, California:Pacific Edge Gallery has been a favorite since we bought our first Tom Swimm painting almost ten years ago. On this year’s February break, we bought Oyster Bar (below) by Susan Cox and Rex found the perfect spot to hang it in our Roxiticus eat-in kitchen.

Across the street is […]

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Tags: Roxy's Best Of · art · laguna beach artists · laguna beach california · oyster bar · pacific edge gallery · restaurants · susan cox

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

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

Sammy’s Has Soft Shell Crabs!!

June 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Rex just reminded me that right about now is the start of soft shell crab season, and that Sammy’s Restaurant in Mendham, NJ, has the biggest, tastiest soft shell crabs in the entire world. We thought we’d have to rush out to Sammy’s tonight to be sure to enjoy our soft shells in lemon garlic […]

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The Publick House in Chester, New Jersey

June 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Since our nanny called out sick yesterday, no one went out to do the shopping at Shop Rite of Chester. Rex didn’t feel like cooking leftovers from our Roxiticus Sunset Party, so we decided to go out for a casual Monday night dinner. London wanted to go to Redwoods, but Maddie begged to go to […]

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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

Calendar Mismanagement: Sorry About the Invite to Pierre’s South African Braai on Thursday, June 12th, I’m Going to Movin’ Out at NJPAC That Night

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Apologies, apologies. In addition to the invitation to join us at Pierre’s South African Braai that I posted here on Roxiticus Desperate Housewives, I actually sent out an e-mail to a bunch of our closest “couple friends” asking them to join us at Pierre’s on Thursday, June 12th.
Talk about calendar mismanagement…I’m already going to see […]

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Tags: Movin' Out · NJPAC · New Jersey Performing Arts Center · pierre's · restaurants · south african braai

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

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

Mother’s Day Brunch in Bernardsville or Mendham, New Jersey

May 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Someone found Roxiticus Desperate Housewives the other day by Googling “Mother’s Day Lunch in Bernardsville, NJ” and I realized that I have been a bit remiss in my coverage of the current goings-on at our local restaurants.
I’ll start by listing out the best places to eat in the Roxiticus Valley, then I’ll go back and […]

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Tags: Mother's Day · Pluckemin Inn · bernards inn · best of bernardsville nj · pierre's · restaurants

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

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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