Artistic Flair Extends to the Kitchen in Somerville Restaurant’s Gumbo Cook-Off

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Longtime borough resident Les Floyd is best known as an artist, whose oils and acrylics were on display last weekend during a Black History Month reception at Verve Restaurant, Bistro & Lounge. On Sunday, he returned to Verve to...
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Verve’s Own Steve Fette Wins Iron Shaker Competition

We are proud to announce that our very own Steve Fette was toasted as the Iron Shaker winner this past week! Congratulations Steve, keep up the amazing work! Come and try one of Steve’s very own creative drinks that helped him win the Iron Shaker...
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Somerville’s Verve Bistro celebrates 20th anniversary

After two decades in business, Rick St. Pierre, owner of Verve in Somerville, is just getting started STORY HIGHLIGHTS Verve Bistro, Bar & Lounge was opened on June 20th, 1996 by proprietor Rick St. Pierre, a Franklin Township native and current Somerville...
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Verve Celebrates 20th Anniversary as Iconic “Go To” Restaurant & Bistro on Main Street Somerville

By ROD HIRSCH/June 22, 2016 at 12:29 AM/ via SOMERVILLE, NJ – Like the Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras masks that adorn the walls of his popular restaurant every year, Rick St. Pierre has several personas. He is the unofficial ‘mayor’ of...
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Dilts and Verve restaurant to be honored by CASA organzation

Judge Thomas Dilts and Verve Restaurant to be honored at the 8th annual CASAblanca casino night on April 29 Tracey L. Heisler, CASA of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties Did you know that there are more than 500 children living in foster care in...
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The Iron Shaker 2015 Finals

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N.J.’s best wine, whiskey and martini bars

AH, THE COCKTAIL. It’s been de rigueur at parties since … well, forever. Those fellows of “Mad Men” and the gals of “Sex and the City” were always raising a glass at swanky gatherings. One doesn’t have attend...
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N.J.’s best bars, final round: It’s Pete Genovese Day at Verve, Somerville

Apparently of the belief that t-shirts and beer glasses with my face and name on them — souvenirs of our initial visit — were not enough, the folks at Verve in Somerville last night pulled out all the stops in their attempt to convince the...
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N.J.’s best bars: The 10 finalists revealed (VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE)

And then there were ten. After three weeks, countless drinks, and thousands of miles, it’s time to announce the 10 finalists in our N.J.’s best bars showdown, which began in Belleville on a bitter cold night in January, and ended in Lambertville...
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N.J.’s best bars: T-shirts, crowd chants and crafty cocktails in Somerville

So some bar-hopping, bald-headed guy walks into a Somerville restaurant/cocktail lounge and finds . . . T-shirts with his face and the words “The Judge. The Jury” being handed out to patrons. The highlight, or lowlight, of my career (Peter...
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