Category Archives: Dining

Eating in Old Towne Orange. Find out where to go and what to order.

The Epitome of Old-Towne Friendliness – PJ’s Abbey

This year, Mother's Day brunch was spent at PJ's Abbey with the family. Sharing a meal at the Abbey is, honest-to-goodness, like going over to your mom's house for Sunday dinner, which is what we typically do on our Sunday's. Today, we sat on the porch with our party of 6 and right next to us was a casual party who'd brought along their beautiful Golden Retriever...it's that kind of place...bring your kids, bring your dogs, dress up or come casual, the Abbey will welcome you in and follow through with good comforting food.
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Mother’s Day Delights in Old Towne Orange

I thought it would be a great idea to give everybody some tips on where they can buy a great gift for Mom before Sunday. Many of our shops are having specials or gift with purchase. In addition to that, I've included some great spots you can take Mom and the rest of the family out for a special meal.
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A Slow Food Experience – Francoli Gourmet

I finally had the opportunity to have dinner at Francoli Gourmet. I'd heard a lot of hype, both good and bad, but being someone who loves food, and loves trying new places, I wanted to make up my own mind. I had never been to Francoli at it's Newport location, so this would be my first experience with them. While my expectations were high, I'd actually heard quite a few negative comments about the service (though none really about the food), so I wasn't sure what to expect.
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Dinner at Francoli’s, OTO’s Newest Hot Spot

"Well, we finally made it to Francoli's Resturant at it's new location in Orange. We went on a Monday evening and it was already getting crowded at 6pm. They don't take reservations and they do have limited seating, but I came by about 30 minutes before we were meeting our friends and they were kind enough to reserve a table for 6 for me. We definitely got the best table..."
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