More Dining Choices for Mother's Day


It’s Loucas for Mother’s Day and Every Day
Great chefs and proprietors Loucas Sofocli and his partner Alex Charlambous are always prepared with a menu filled with all of your favorites dishes. From their special Raw Bar with Jumbo lump crabmeat, Marinated seafood salad, Clams on the half shell, and an array of Appetizers featuring; Fried Calamari, stuffed mushrooms, and Fried Shoestring zucchini, the menu features a selection of really delicious entrees. Enjoy Tuscan Style Grilled Swordfish Steak, Lump Crab Cake, Filet of Tilapia Marachiara, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Chicken Giambotta, and of course Filet Mignon. Portions are generous. Vegetables are freshly prepared, and desserts, delicious!

For Mother’s day Lucas is presenting a four course complete meal priced from $30 to $60, depending on your dining preference. Lucas is located at 9 Lincoln Highway, Edison. Call for reservations:732.349.8580.
As an extra thought: Consider Loucas for your next event. The Garden Room Alcove accommodates up to 16 people. The new Dining Room accommodates up to 50 people, and the Lower Level dining room, (which is becoming one of the more popular places to enjoy a meal), can accommodate up to 120 people.

CUBANU  in Rahway
Express Lunch specials available Monday to Friday. Live Flamenco performance, Saturday, May 10th at 8 p.m. (No cover charge!) Call for reservations: 732.499.7100. Cubanu,1467 Main St., Rahway. (1 block from the train station;

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Mother’s Day at Ferraro’s in Westfield
For those yearning for a visit to Ferraro's, the family will be featuring their regular menu for Mother’s Day. Ferraro’s, 8-14 Elm Street, Westfield. Call for reservations and information: 908.232.1105.

Treat Mom to Mother’s Day Lunch or Dinner at Limani Seafood Grill in Westfield
Voted one of the best Seafood Restaurants in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, (2012), proprietor George Vasatardis cordially invites Mom and the family to enjoy lunch or dinner at his charming seafood restaurant.
Featured dishes include: Pan Seared Sea Scallops, Orange-Basil Sauce, Crispy & Spicy Buffalo Style Shrimp, Organic Greens, Red Onion, Gorgonzola Sauce, Tossed with  Balsamic Vinaigrette, Horseradish encrusted Atlantic Salmon, wilted greens, roasted lemon potatoes, Maine Lobster, Steamed or pan roasted, fresh vegetable, potato and drawn butter, Pan Seared Goat Cheese, Baby Greens, Pistachios, Red Beets, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Calamari or Mussels, Garlic, Olive Oil, White, or Red Sauce over Pasta. A selection of delectable desserts.
Limani Seafood Grill is located at 235 North Avenue West in Westfield. Call for reservations:908-233-0052.

Mother's Day at Restaurant Serenade
Enjoy a Three Course Mother's Day Dinner at
Restaurant Serenade
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Noon to 5:30 p.m.
$75 per person, $35 per child ten and under*
Call for reservations: 973.701.0303
*Prices Exclude Tax and Gratuity
Restaurant Serenade, Six Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham.

Mother’s Day Festivities at Redwoods in Chester
Enjoy the Brunch Buffet or Dinner at Redwoods in Chester.
Serving from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the menu will feature their legendary spread of Brunch favorites. Priced at $27.99 for adults; $14.99 for kids 12 and under.
If you are not able to make it for Brunch, receive a table for dinner. Serving from 4 to 8 p.m. Chef Sean Henry and his team will offer their regular menu plus an array of daily Specials. Reservations are limited. Please call to confirm your reservation: 908. 879.7909.

River Grill in Chatham
Lots of good food. Lots of good vibes. Nothing fancy, but you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy on the menu. River Grille, 34 River Road, Chatham: Call: 973.701.1128.

Mother's Day at Restaurant Serenade
Enjoy a Three Course Mother's Day Dinner at
Restaurant Serenade
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Noon to 5:30 p.m.
$75 per person, $35 per child ten years and younger
Call for Reservations: 973.701.0303
*Prices Exclude Tax and Gratuity
Restaurant Serenade, Six Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham.

Sammy’s Steak House in Mendham Offers Special Mother’s Day Hours
Driving to Mendham, last weekend, we could not help noticing the crowded parking lot at Sammy’s Steak House.

To accommodate their clientele, the staff  at Sammy’s has announced  extended Mother’s Day Hours: Serving lunch and dinner from 1 to 8 p.m; Open 7 nights a week for dinner. Sammy’s Steak House, 353 Mendham Road West. (Route 24), Mendham. Call for reservations and information. 973.543.7675.

Vinnie’s Pizza in Cranford
Am hearing about folks returning week after week for pizza at Vinnie’s in Cranford. Enjoy lunch or dinner in their Cranford restaurant or call for take out.Vinnie’s is located at 28 Eastman Street, Cranford: C: 908.709.9000.

A Message from Millicent
Just a quick note to thank all of you that have reached out to me with “Foodie” and other News.
I am ever grateful for your presence in my life.
Here’s wishing each of you a tremendous Mother’s Day.
Please know that Moms come in all shapes, size, and genders. Moms always try to do their best for those they love and nourish.
Here’s wishing every Mom a Joyous Mother’s Day!

Millicent K. Brody is an award-winning writer and photographer and a resident of Westfield, New Jersey.  Contact her at

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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