It's always a luxury to end a long day with a really good meal that someone else prepares and cleans up afterward.

This week after a run of events from Sussex County through Monmouth and Ocean, Jodi and I were able to catch up with friends at a local Princeton favorite, Mistral.

It's a higher-end restaurant and a go-to for special occasions and events, but they have a casual front sidewalk open bar that is perfect for a quick bite and a bourbon.

In the case of last night, the burger was off-the-menu and the bourbon was rye, in a specialty cocktail called "The Louisiane".

The burger served with pickles and onions and a delicious sauce, not too sweet, not too spicy, was the perfect end of a long and productive day.

Talking with Eric Scott this morning we agreed that another great local spot for burgers and bourbon, or a beer, is Tiger's Tale in Montgomery on Route 206.

I've also written before about some of the best in New Jersey, including Burger 25 and Baker's American.

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