October 31st, 2011
Basil T’s Brewery and Grille happily announces it will be participating in the annual Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. Guests can stop in to the best Italian restaurant in NJ from November 4 through November 13 to take advantage of delicious specials at excellent prices.
NJ’s best Italian restaurant will join nearly 75 restaurants in this year’s Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. The week serves as the perfect way for restaurant-goers to stop in to their favorite spots or check out new ones!
Falling in November, Jersey Shore Restaurant Week serves as a prime chance for food enthusiasts to take a load off before the bustle of the holiday season and enjoy delicious food with great atmospheres. Guests can enjoy a three course menu priced at just $30.11, complete with three choices of appetizers, entrées, and desserts.
The goal for diners is to experience restaurants they may not have heard about or been to yet and to be able to do that at a great price,” said Jim Flynn, chairman of Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. “For restaurateurs, it is an opportunity to boost their business at traditionally slow times of the year and to ‘show off’ their talents to people who haven’t enjoyed their restaurant yet.”
As Jersey Shore Restaurant Week has evolved into a community highlight, the best Italian restaurant in NJ is excited to join the impressive roster of top-notch restaurants along the Jersey Shore coast. The event has grown since its start in 2009, which initially attracted 56 restaurants.
Basil T’s, the best Italian restaurant in NJ, is a must for New Jersey restauranteurs. In addition the mouth-watering menu, the restaurant also offers an array of delicious beers made on-site. With several plasma TVs and an inviting atmosphere, the restaurant is a top spot for catching the next big game.
And, as the perfect pair for watching a sports event, the restaurant offers unbeatable Sunday and Monday night specials. Whether it’s mouth-watering tapas on Sunday or a juicy, chargrilled burger on Monday, there’s always something tasty for visitors.
Visit the best Italian restaurant in NJ November 4 through November 13 for delicious food, drinks and fun. For information about Basil T’s or Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, call (732) 842-5990.
February 21st, 2011
The New Jersey brewpub Basil T’s would like to give thanks to all who supported them and the Garden State Brewers Guild in their brewing collaboration with Tun Tavern. Their version of the beer, Cocoa Fuoco, was introduced on February 7. Basil T’s had a great turnout, with a good mix of Mug Clubbers, beer aficionados from around the state, guest brewers, and beer writers. Response was very positive; in fact, many people were surprised how drinkable a chocolate-chili pepper- cinnamon beer could be! By the way, it’s still on tap if you want to try some.
Also currently on tap is their traditional February seasonal, Iceboat Ale, a malty, well-hopped Scottish Ale. Don’t worry — this is the first of several batches master brewer Gretchen Schmidhausler will be brewing this winter. Alas, the Porter is gone . . . but, how would you feel about a reprise of Snow Wiesel IPA?
Tun Tavern calls it Cocoa Fuego, while the Italian Basil T’s calls it Cocoa Fuoco. In English, the new beer is Chocolate Fire. Cocoa Fuoco perfectly blends the taste of chili peppers, cinnamon and chocolate. The two versions were extremely similar but still contained slight variations of the recipe. The pubs use different numbers of barrels and different types of hops during the brewing process. Nevertheless, both Cocoa Fuego and Cocoa Fuoco can be considered the same beer by casual New Jersey beer fans. The packed crowd at Basil T’s gave their hearty approval to both unusual blends.
Tim Kelly of Tun Tavern says a candy bar that was made from chocolate, chili peppers and cinnamon inspired him to create Cocoa Fuego. He later pitched the idea to Gretchen Schmidhausler, head brewer of Basil T’s, at a brewer’s conference in Camden. After 6 months of toying with ingredients, they had successfully developed a perfect mix of Dutch chocolate, ancho, cinnamon, chipotle and guajillo peppers.
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