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Los Charros Cantina

I've long wondered why no one has opened a modern Mexican restaurant around here. Thanks to Chef Colt Taylor, there's a new cantina in town.

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The Griswold Inn Wine Bar

The Wine Bar at the Griswold Inn was one of the first restaurants in the area to glom on to the small plates trend ten years ago, and we were thrilled about it.

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Skip the Whole Megillah

I threatened my family with a restaurant meal this year, but they weren't having it. My daughter is just so, um, traditional. But if it's only a few of you, going out may be the answer.

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Abby’s Place

You can't ask for more than this from a lunch spot. Simple and honest food, cheerful waitstaff and a stunning view from Abby's deck perched over the river.

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Porky Pete’s BBQ

It's not even August and I'm already sick to death of my usual barbeque fare: grilled turkey sausages, flank steak and teriyaki chicken. If you've got a crowd to feed, here's your answer: Porky Pete's Barbecue of Essex.

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Copper Beech Inn

While I've long been a fan of Pip's Brasserie, I had never set foot in Copper Beech's fine dining room. Glad I finally did.

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