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Side Dish: February 2016

by Erica Bauwens

Short Rib Risotto
Haddon Heights

Asiago risotto is prepared then tossed with slices of sundried tomato and topped with a piece of tender, rich beef short rib. It's a decadent and warm dish that fits perfectly into the winter season.


It may be known for its spice, but the jalapeño—largely considered one of the more milder chiles by heat seekers—brings so much more to the table, including a smoky, fresh flavor that’s hard to beat. Wake up your senses with these jalapeño options that go beyond spice.

Mango Jalapeño Mojito
Bahama Breeze, Cherry Hill

Cupcake with Jalapeño Cream Cheese
Indulgence Cupcakery, Haddonfield

Jalapeño Nachos
El Azteca, Mount Laurel


Hot Chocolates
When the weather outside is frightful, there aren’t enough hot drinks in the world to keep us warm. But the perfect hot chocolate— with fun, unusual ingredients to spice things up—certainly helps. Check out a few of these funky takes on hot chocolate to keep your mittens toasty this winter.

Classic Hot Chocolate
Sometimes you just have to stick with the classic. The Pop Shop tops their steamy hot cocoa with freshly made whipped cream, a decadent and creamy touch that makes all the difference.
The Pop Shop, Collingswood & Medford

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Start with basic hot chocolate, then add peanut butter sauce and top it with a mound of whipped cream and mini Reese’s cups for the ultimate peanut butter lover’s dream.
The Turning Point, Marlton & Cherry Hill

Hot Cocoa with Flavored Whipped Cream
The minds at Jersey Java kick their cocoa up a notch with a variety of flavored whipped creams, including a smoked bourbon and vanilla flavor that you have to taste to believe.
Jersey Java & Tea, Haddonfield

Specialty Hot Chocolate
Take your pick of cocoas ranging in 58 percent to 72 percent dark chocolate, then top it off with a variety of flavors, including peppermint, salted caramel, s’mores and even Mexican hot chocolate.
Crescent Moon Coffee & Tea, Mullica Hill

Frozen Hot Chocolate
With the way this winter has been, you’ll never know when you need to cool down a bit, which is why we always keep this blended, creamy option in our arsenal.
GrooveGround, Collingswood

Cherry Hill nightclub Craft House—formerly known as Top Dog—has closed its doors. It will reopen as Vera Bar & Nightclub under new management this winter.

Specialty olive oil and vinegar purveyor Blue Moon in Collingswood has made a move to a new space about one block away on Haddon Avenue.

Legendary sushi chef Masaharu Ito has announced the sale of his Haddonfield restaurant Fuji to his longtime sushi chef, Chen Zheng. Zheng says he has no plans to change the menu.

Haddonfield’s The Little Tuna has closed their adjoining fish and take-out market. The space is currently available for lease.

Local couple Kathy and Anthony Abate have begun construction on Collingswood’s first craft brewery. Devil’s Creek Brewery—which will occupy a new retail space at the township’s Lumberyard on Haddon Avenue—is expected to open in the spring.

The former Paradise Biryani Pointe in Marlton is under new ownership and is now called Hyperabad Palace.

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 11 (February, 2016).
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