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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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Isn’t it lovely that you can have the Park Side experience at home now, featuring the newest Family Style Grab & Go Trays? Chef-owner Tony Federici and his family are really concerned with customer satisfaction and it shows. You can also order from their regular menu and don’t forget to... Continue reading
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GRAND SAHARA: From its tasteful decor, to its versatile, intelligent kitchen, the New GRAND SAHARA, open since Oct. 2019, is everything a refined Turkish eatery should be & more. Turkish cuisine is often regarded as one of the greatest in the world & this foodie family echoes that greatness. General... Continue reading
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The moment you enter this ‘good feeling’ purple-accented ice cream & gelato paradise, you know you are in a special place. This family affair, directed by the very esteemed Chef Michael & his talented wife Bre Guerriero, assisted by the marvelous manager Chris Calcano, turn the ritual of Ice Cream,... Continue reading
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Everyone comes over to the charming owner Dan Campeas before leaving & gives glowing accounts about the food. Dan & Chef Antonio are really concerned with their customer’s satisfaction & delivering a bona fide, but upscale burger experience. Their dedication to “fresh” & top quality raw materials, along with the... Continue reading
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This cozy establishment, open for 30 years, is accommodating, delectable & soooo reasonable, considering the quality. It boasts an award-winning new dining team that has enchanted our knowledgeable researchers & readers. The atmosphere is charming & service friendly, with comfortable booths, interesting people & a genuine “scratch” kitchen. Here, everything... Continue reading
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BAGELS ON THE BLVD: The moment you enter this ‘good feeling’ new Bagel & Pastry shop, open since March 1, you know you are in a special place. This family affair turns the ritual of light bites, into a gigantic ‘foodie’ treasure hunt. Their methodology of cookery is synonymous with... Continue reading
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Nouri is my first pick, for those that are gastronomically inclined & searching for a casual, authentic Mediterranean. The much admired Host-Manager George Noury, along with an ultra-professional team, presents impressive dining souvenirs & splendid catering at very fair prices. His family operates the Nouri Market, popular since 1978. Hundreds... Continue reading
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With its mouthwatering, authentic Italian dishes at wallet-nourishing prices, E&V is the sort of hidden local gem beloved by those in the know. Well, now after our awe-inspiring press tasting, you know too. The talented brothers German, Armando & Gumaro Martinez, worked there since the restaurant opened, with former owners... Continue reading
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GIACOMO'S: The staff is unerringly professional & always smile or assist. His recent restaurant in Bay Ridge, also Giacomo’s, was a hit for 8 years, but he wanted to downsize & spend more family time so he brought his staff, including head waiter Gennaro & Chef Paolo, here, much to... Continue reading
Now through May 5, Benny & Joon conjures the magical things that can happen when you break out of your comfort zone and take a chance on love. Paper Mill Playhouse 22 Brookside Drive Millburn, NJ 07041 For more information or tickets, call the box office at 973.376.434. Continue reading
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PEARL EAST: NEWSDAY first reported, “What stays appealing about this Manhasset mainstay is its fresh look & the fact that, while you can order fine sushi & satay, the kitchen’s stars remain the remarkable Chinese fusion favorites.” Almost 20 years later, they are still my first pick, for those that... Continue reading
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Scotty Cosentino & Andrew Scudera opened in 1992 & brought the first Wood Fired Stove to Staten Island. Their strong individual style, where you’re only a stranger once, at the most popular pizzeria in Staten Island, have successfully fulfilled a desire to bring their family specialties from Italy to Staten... Continue reading
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BAHRS LANDING: Hosts Jay & Becky Cosgrove have won the picky palates of seafood lovers like myself, as FRESH is the thing here. I love to dine overlooking the banks of the Sandy Hook Bay, in the historic Highlands. This mesmerizing, very spacious restaurant, with windows overlooking the docks &... Continue reading
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The results are in – Dante’s is Bergen County’s dining superstar, according to the Garden State Press Club & my readers in the Daily News. Here, the excitement comes from the intriguing food, presentations & wonderful greeting of the client. The customers are thrilled that Chef-owner Dante & his wife... Continue reading
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A YORK 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CELEBRATION! THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS A NEWLY RE-IMAGINED VERSION OF THE BELOVED HIT I DO! I DO! The story of fifty years in one marriage is the center of I Do! I Do!, an intimate, moving, and hilarious musical comedy by the great Harvey... Continue reading
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ROYAL QUEEN: SUPERB CHEFS ENHANCE EVERY EVENT Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special like Connie Zhang & the Royal Queen to catch your heart. Parties & large events are loved & known all over the globe because an event here is like a magical food, wine... Continue reading
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Fall in love with REEF & you’ll fall forever. The new management led by John, who has served the most famous celebrities, arrived 6 months ago & reorganized, redecorated & transformed this Mediterranean eatery into a classy, upscale but affordable, seafood champion. “I will never serve anything that I would... Continue reading
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A full service, beautifully designed, mahogany wooden bar, with soft lighting is perfect for pre-ding drinks. And wine director Jimmy is always on hand to offer sage oenological advice that is certain to greatly enhance your dining experience. The dining room, has the same kind of subdued sparkle as the... Continue reading
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De LUCA'S: Open since July 27th of 2017, in Staten Island, DeLuca’s is still the hottest reservation in town, with great-grandfather Anthony D’Amico’s recipes, who is from the little waterside town of Messina, in Sicily (shown above). I cannot say enough good things about Chef-owner Rob DeLuca & his gifted... Continue reading
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With a sleek, lively bar & full-scale indoor Bocce Court at the entrance & a stylish, upscale, light & airy dining room & private party room, Il Pallino offers the best of both worlds. The bar features an array of delicious cocktails & the full menu, while the dining room... Continue reading
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This is a story about a business that I feel is the true heartbeat of the entire Kingsbridge area & really America. Hundreds of readers praised this market & related to me, how shopping here is an experience that they look forward to weekly. The owner Andy Zoitas & an... Continue reading
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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