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Mar04

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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Feb27

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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Feb06

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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Feb03

14 N.J. restaurants with Valentine’s Day menus (and tables still available!)

By Vicki Hyman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 03, 2015 at 10:00 AM, updated February 03, 2015 at 11:08 AM From a “menage a foie” to fried chicken and red velvet waffles to oysters by the dozen,...
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Jan29

7 prime picks for a great steak at the Jersey Shore

When it comes to the ultimate in dining, not many dishes can upstage a great steak. You know you have one when it arrives at your table sizzling hot, with a seared, crisped crust and a pink interior that cuts like butter. You know you’ve had one...
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Jun12

Serving up a fresh take on the classic cocktail

Courier News/Home News Tribune Author: Bourbeau, Mary Ann Date: Jun 12, 2013 A true cocktail is created and creates. It is like everything you do in life — you must do it well, with passion and with love.”Bryan Mack Size doesn’t always...
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Jan17

A bistro with lots of Verve

By Cody Kendall/For The Star-Ledger  on January 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM, updated January 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM After 16 years of running Verve, a landmark in downtown Somerville, owner Rick St. Pierre has developed a style that works for his establishment....
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Jan27

Mardi Gras celebration in Somerville benefits Matheny

By The Messenger-Gazette  on January 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM SOMERVILLE – The Mardi Gras-Carnivale Party being held Feb. 17-18 and 21 by the Verve Bistro Bar Lounge in Somerville, will benefit the Matheny Medical and Educational Center, a special hospital...
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Jan01

Rick St. Pierre named Citizen of the Year

Restaurant owner Rick St. Pierre was named Somerville’s 2011 Citizen of the Year at Monday’s borough reorganization meeting by mayor Brian Gallagher. St. Pierre is the owner of Verve Restaurant on Main St. “Rick St. Pierre has donated his time...
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