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Photo by Patty Bradley.

Now that school is back in session, one thing on the mind of many parents is what to pack in their child’s lunch. From buying the food to making a menu to packing it up five days a week, it can be one more thing on the to-do list. Read more



Photo by Jessa Pease.

What are your students eating at school? Read more


Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar has risen like a phoenix from the ashes to shake up the hibachi grill scene. After the restaurant burnt down in January 2011, owner Bryant Simms rebuilt and remodeled the building. Read more

0612 Bistro Provare

Photo courtesy of Henry Liu Mitchell.

Provare: to try. It’s what you see advanced culinary students doing as they slide a pizza into a brick oven or top a Napoleon with fresh blackberries in the open bistro kitchen at Jeff State’s Shelby Campus. Read more

At Full Moon, barbecue and sports stars go hand in hand. Read more

0512 Food Studio B

Photos by Madoline Markham.

The café, located in the former Chelsea Café location behind the BP on Highway 280, serves salads, sandwiches, soups and specials daily—as well as homemade desserts—on weekdays. Read more

0312 Wans Chinese

Photos by Brittney Harrison.

Combining the sweet savor of Shanghi with the spicy flavors of Canton, Wan’s menu is completely influenced by the regions of China where owners Yunan and Xianneng Wan were raised. Read more


Portions of fried chicken, mac ‘n cheese, turnip greens and cornbread are far from small at Hartley’s in Chelsea. “You will not leave Hartley’s hungry,” said owner Amy Hartley. “We give you a home-cooked meal without the cooking.” Read more

0112 The Red Shamrock

Photo by Madoline Markham

The dim-lit interior of Mt Laurel’s newest eatery is rustic. There are no backs on the dark wood bar stools or chairs so that everyone can easily mingle. “We wanted a pub as rare as the red shamrock,” the pub’s owners said. Read more

1211 Urban Cookhouse

Photos by Madoline Markham.

Unlike the chain restaurants at The Summit, Birmingham-based Urban Cookhouse uses local farm produce to create fresh, healthy food that tastes good. Plus, their service is super quick and their fast-casual menu is affordable. Read more

1111 Area 41 Pizza Company

Photos by Madoline Markham.

Area 41 Pizza Company is all about good pizza but just as much all about people. the neighborhood pizza joint is like a family-friendly pub. There’s a wide selection of beers on tap, TVs for game watching and a menu just for kids. Read more

0911 Mughal Indian Cuisine

Photo by Dan Starnes.

If you’ve never tried Indian food, Mughal Indian Cuisine’s lunch buffet is the perfect place to start. All of the dishes are prepared with mild spices, and you can try a little bit of each dish to figure out what you like. Read more

0811 Black Pearl

Photo by Madoline Markham.

If you look past Taziki’s, Baja Burger, Pablo’s and Edgar’s in the quick-casual dining selection at the Colonnade, you’ll find Black Pearl. It’s Asian food, but it’s not a buffet. Read more

0711 Stones Throw

Photo courtesy Stones Throw Bar & Grill.

Chef Chris Harrigan can easily talk for hours about how his experience as a chef, farmer and restaurant consultant brought him back Mt Laurel to create the casual-upscale menu he changes daily at Stones Throw Bar and Grill. Read more

0611 Brava

Photo by Madoline Markham.

What exactly is a rotisserie grill? It’s flavorful. It’s fast. It’s family friendly. It’s affordable. Perhaps best of all, it’s real food that’s good for you. Read more

Owners Mike and Susan Tate welcome hungry diners to their new restaurant venture, Tropical Smoothie Café. This is the Tate’s first restaurant but the franchise based out of Destin, Florida, already has plenty of fans. Read more

Fuji serves sushi, habachi, steak and more from the River Hills Shopping Center on Highway 280. Read more

0910 Olivia's Resturant

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Beverly Russell, owner of Olivia’s Restaurant and Lounge in the Inverness area, wanted her third restaurant to give the traditional “meat and three” meal an overhaul. Read more

0710 Pizza Express

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The 280 corridor’s newest pizza and pasta restaurant looks like it may be a national chain moving into a booming area. However, looks can be deceiving. Read more

0510 TownHouse Tea Shoppe

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Looking for a place to take tea… with your man? Welcome to TownHouse Tea Shoppe in Mt Laurel. The creators want you to do just that. Co-owners Darlene Self and Rebekah Mills set out to create “a place where men are comfortable too.” Read more


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