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Gail Gerson-Witte
Wine, Dine and Leisure Time, Inc.
Wherever Wine and Dine Around Gal Goes Crowds Follow
Interests: Gail Gerson-Witte, the President of Wine, Dine and Leisure-Time, has a huge following of both readers and clients from every ethnic group as she has established herself both as a well read dining and travel writer and as a promotional writer who thinks outside of the box and increases business and the reader's interest with every article she writes. Her successful television show, Wine Dine and Leisure-Time News earned over 30 awards and was on CTN, with guest pieces on WOR-TV and 9 other cable outlets for 10 years. She is a guest theatre critic and is curently shooting on location for her new show "Wine, Dine and Leisure Time" on Staten Island CTV. She is the Event's Coordinator of the Garden State Press Club, on the board of countless organizations and a graduate of Performing Arts in NYC and Syracuse University, where her combined degrees in Drama and English became the basis of her thinking and writing with both a researching and dramatic flair. Gail does not accept a promotional client unless they are top quality and she and her team of qualified researchers thoroughly investigate every aspect of the client's presentations by attending a 'Press Dinner', going on a travel adventure or visiting a hotel spa with 5-8 of her researching critics and experiencing first-hand every aspect of the place from every angle. You never know what will happen at the press dinners. Each researcher gives his or her opinion and contributes to the story. Many praise her abilities and attest that Gail's advertorials are the main reason that their business has expanded. Her stories and reviews appear weekly in The Star Ledger, New York Times, Daily News and Asbury Park Press with guest appearances in the Rockland Journal, Westchester Gannett, Staten Island Advance, Home News Tribune, Star Ledger, Wall Street Journal and many more. Additionally, Gail contributes, chairs and directs many charity events during the season thus giving back to the community. Currently a plan is underway to integrate five local newspapers with Gail writing a dining and travel column in each, and her guest critics as the co-writers and contributing bloggers. INTERNATIONAL FOOD, WINE & TRAVEL WRITER'S ASSOCIATION - As the Regional Director of New York and New Jersey, it has been my honor to be a part of this prestigious organization. The members span across the United States and into Europe and as far as Australia. The president, Maralyn Hill, has brought the organization to a point where I consider it, the pinnacle of effectiveness. I have traveled to areas of the United States & Canada & discovered through their careful planning the highlights, history & dining of each area. Nova Scotia was amazing, Maine magical, Vermont exquisite, Richmond, Virginia enlightening. The Gulf Shores of Alabama, which I am currently writing about, brought new light and knowledge to the meaning of vacation & seafood. If you only have time & energy for one organization in your life and you are a writer, this is where you should be. Gail and her researchers go beyond food - They are all about living well, about good conversation with interesting friends and about sharing and creating new food and travel memories as they take time to enjoy the good life!
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After hundreds of interviews & emails, it was clear to our Restaurant Research Society that Host-owners Pete Demiris & Jeffrey Escudero are the HOT DOG KINGS. The atmospheric & quite historical eatery, where families have been ‘meeting & eating’ since 1932, is really a roadside hot dog joint that is... Continue reading
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Open since October 11, 2016, letters & emails from all over NJ & even NY, were sent by readers who love Revolution’s reasonably-priced German-influenced food. Readers praised the bar events, enchanting daily beer specials & well educated bartenders who understand the products they are serving including the rare beer selections,... Continue reading
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What a great addition to my world. From heavenly soups, to affordable & marvelous lunches, this place is my new specialty market home. They give presentation & flavor equal weight. The market is lavishly stocked with the highest quality produce & seasonal fruits & an extensive MEAT DEPARTMENT, directed by... Continue reading
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If Variety Is the Spice of Life, then Café Matisse’s ’TASTING MENUS offers full measure. It’s magical European ambiance influenced by the artist Matisse is as pleasing as the 3 differently delicious tasting menus. Chef-owner Peter Loria has mastered the art of creating a harmonious palette of flavors with spectacular... Continue reading
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Mizu 36 combines a cutting-edge Asian Fusion kitchen with a wonderfully designed Euro-Asian styled restaurant & friendly & professional service. I really have a wonderful upscale dining experience, at an affordable price, every time I visit. This new 168-seat eatery features a blend of traditional Japanese cuisine, Asian Fusion, Thai... Continue reading
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It’s easy to fall in love with Artie’s when your visit is flawless—from the gracious greeting at the door, to the economically delicious prices, large portions & perfect preparations. Spiros Chagares has been here 22 years & so have most of his extraordinary staff. He wanted to bring something fresh,... Continue reading
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Photo by Jerry Dalia NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 21st at the Paper Mill Playhouse With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score infused with jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, The Color Purple is an unforgettable and moving musical based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel and Academy Award–nominated feature film. The Color Purple, with a... Continue reading
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The 2nd Jetty is, indeed, a welcome breath of culinary fresh air in our area. The food is a unique blend of top quality ingredients on a beautifully designed plate that represents a bright star among the Monmouth County restaurants. This talented team is directed by Chef-owner Kyle Hopfensperger, a... Continue reading
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When your heart is set on enjoying authentically prepared ‘Feel Good’ Italian, coupled with a very family friendly atmosphere, as told by hundreds of satisfied customers that wrote to me, pay a visit to Del Ponte’s. Critics reported, “This ‘Scratch Kitchen’ with moderate prices, has ‘over packed’ subs, uniquely delicious... Continue reading
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Step into the timeless essence & unique warmth of Brazil, directed by the talented owner-host Wellington Brito, who “loves to serve people” & is a native of Brazil. He has a wonderful background in both cookery & management & watches every dish that leaves the bustling kitchen, which is directed... Continue reading
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Ensconced on the banks of the Shrewsbury River, overlooking Raritan Bay in historic Highlands, this enchanting, very spacious restaurant, has blossomed into a local treasure. on a variety of fronts. Surrounding windows overlooking the docks & boats riding under the Joe Azzolina Bridge, to Sandy Hook, beckons to seafood lovers... Continue reading
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The BEST encompasses a lot of things. It’s the energy level, obviously it’s the look, it’s the use of top quality products, such as the top quality cheeses & meats, the diverse menu & the unobtrusive, but friendly service that you expect and get. The blend of owners John Sullivan,... Continue reading
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Len Trugman, the TV Newsman, chose to have his birthday dinner party in the garden & the dining ‘dream team’ selected the award-winning menu. This small restaurant & pizzeria is one of those inexpensive, casual Italian spots that is real & reliable. And while it’s not fancy, after one bite... Continue reading
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This enchanting dining jewel beckons to lovers & lovers of fine cuisine. Located on 5 acres of very scenic, wooded, beautifully designed grounds, the magnificent 1800’s Federal-style farmhouse has been restored to uncover the impressive beauty of its’ brick, wood & glass façade. Enriched by a well-designed high ceiling, the... Continue reading
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Chef-Owner Edward Simmons, along with the very knowledgeable manager, Alyx Simmons, opened this dining jewel in February, of 2012. This ‘modern’ pizzeria is fresh, light & innovative. It’s not just a plate of food it’s an experience. They raise veggies & more, in the splendid garden, perfect for parties &... Continue reading
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Director of Operations, Tom Marshall & his very caring & professional staff, like our server Elizabeth, deserve an Emmy for consistently pleasing their loyal customers, with excellent service, dazzling drinks & top-quality plates of luscious seafood, superb sushi, marvelous meat & fresh fish, every single time you visit. The historic... Continue reading
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This enchanting favorite beckons to lovers of scrumptious, moderately priced dishes, a brilliant Sunday Brunch & good times. The bar is friendly & welcoming & the restaurant’s areas with an open kitchen, upstairs party room & lively lounge, is nicely separated with a variety of high tops, comfy booths &... Continue reading
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This charming Asian inspired eatery, located on Rt 35 & only open since May 22, 2018, presents exquisite materials, with rare ingredients & labor-intensive techniques. The glamorous dining room with hand painted walls and exquisite lighting, utilizes different textures throughout. The party room is already much sought after for important... Continue reading
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Similar to a Greek “Dining Boutique” with very affordable dynamic preparations, Angelo’s is truly an exceptional place to visit, for unbeatable Greek cuisine, that’s lovingly prepared. The entire staff observes the belief that, “Beauty on the plate is only exceeded by the fine tastes.” The skilled owners, brothers, Chef Angelo... Continue reading
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Step into a tavern, with a strongly individual cooking style, where the excitement comes from the caring owner & staff, the unique events & more than spectacular food. This newly decorated, exciting little pub, originally the Crossroads, is my Summer Dining Discovery. From luscious homemade PIEROGIES in White Wine Sauce,... Continue reading
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Dining at Vicolo is a tumultuous taste treat that your taste buds will not soon forget. Open since 1996, they deserve a multitude of awards for excellent service, reasonable prices & an exquisite dining experience amid a very relaxed but divine setting, which feels as if you are on the... Continue reading
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Tucked away on an active Garfield street, the Piast Market is a charmer of the first order. Piast means ‘dynasty’ in Polish & this lovingly restored former home of Babe Ruth, is definitely a Polish ‘foodie’ dynasty. Piast was transformed into a castle that boasts a market on the first... Continue reading
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It’s easy to fall in love with the very impressive, newly decorated décor. The many private areas are good for all types of events & the multiple diverse food stations, have been applauded by the readers, Zagat, Yelp, many critics & now our Wine & Dine researchers. The reporters wrote... Continue reading
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E BUFFET: Chef Enson Feng & his wonderful kitchen team’s cuisine is distinguished by its sophisticated use of spices & herbs & the influence of the longstanding and widespread practice of vegetarianism for which there are many choices, but SEAFOOD, STEAK & the exotic RAW BAR are the stars here.... Continue reading
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The very awesome Feng Shui inspired décor, with a plethora of choices & multiple diverse food stations, has been applauded by Zagat & now our Wine & Dine researchers, as well. This new dining treasure arrived March of 2014, with delightful dining that heightens the fun & festive atmosphere, in... Continue reading