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article imageReview: Old City delivers new charm for New Jersey foodies

By Michael Krebs     Aug 12, 2012 in Food
Cranford - Nestled on a corner in the heart of Cranford, New Jersey, Old City Cafe and Grill delivers fresh charm and succulence just three weeks after its initial debut.
Charm cannot be defined by a stunningly tender kebab or by the cool seduction of grape leaves stuffed with rice, chick peas, tomato, herbs, lemon juice and olive oil. Charm cannot be colored by a handmade table or by the romance of outdoor seating, but it can be discovered in the welcome of a community-oriented co-founder who understands the tangibility of delight and of authenticity.
Old City Cafe and Grill offers a high-caliber take on the Mediterranean fare, bringing forward a cascade of flavors that are illustrated by a broad selection of well-sourced and meticulously fresh ingredients. The cafe promises a composition of Middle Eastern dimensions, drawn from the experiences of its curious Lebanese and Israeli partners.
It is precisely the type of experience that an appreciative town like Cranford, just 25 miles west of New York City, can embrace. Cranford is home to a notable spectrum of restaurant choices - from French bistro and Italian to sushi and Asian fusion - and a Mediterranean grill of this quality is certain to be a metropolitan draw.
A patron of the Old City Cafe and Grill can expect to be spoiled by a delicious array of choices, all of which originate from a true grade A quality and the kind of farm-to-table freshness that colors the experience and infuses an array of sophistication for the palate that induces the kind of complexity that inspires a keen reminder of why we go out to eat in the first place.
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