From food to fasteners — check out these NJ small businesses
It seems we're busier now than before the lockdowns that shuttered and slowed so many small businesses for nearly two years. In addition to events that are picking up at a rapid rate, there's the reconnection with friends who are traveling again.
Three great New Jersey small businesses jumped off the page over the last few days.
Although one is hardly a small business, it's worth mentioning because of the outstanding service from the employees.
I'll start with the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. I know, it's a huge company. But the employees did such a fantastic job with our State Police Awards dinner and ALS fundraiser it's worth a mention.
From the chefs that prepared the banquet food to the bartenders, wait staff, and service team that presented one of the nicest hotel stays that we've had in a while. Kudos to the management and the staff for providing a great experience.
We also had two great restaurant experiences over the weekend. The first was at a truly authentic Italian restaurant in Hamilton called Chick and Nello's.
Owner Peter is a proud family man representing three generations of quality and service. The grilled veal chop was cooked perfectly with the right amount of char. Simple and delicious marked everyone's dinner that night and we will certainly be back.
On Saturday, we met friends at the Peacock Inn located in Princeton. Really terrific to have the fine dining of their restaurant "The Perch" so close to home. The GM Chris knows how to run a restaurant for sure. The food was outstanding and memorable with an atmosphere in the bar and dining room that will have us back soon.
Here are a few other small businesses who joined the conversation today:
31 South Grille and Deli in Clinton
Pie Lady Cafe in Moorestown
Max's Market Eatery in Flemington
HappiNest Antiques in Whitehouse Station
TNC Party Rental in Burlington
Get Wet Powerwashing in Forked River
Champion Fastening Systems in Egg Harbor Township
House of Flowers in Linden
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.