Gillian Smith

About Gillian Smith

Gillian is a native New Yorker living in New Jersey with her boyfriend and their cat. When she's not busy providing technical support in the exciting world of mainframe software, she enjoys singing, writing, Disney World, and nights full of good food and fine wine with her friends and family.

Paisano’s – Rutherford, New Jersey

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 132 Park Ave Rutherford, NJ 07070 (201) 935-5755 How many times can you say ‘delicious’ in one review? We are about to find out. Maybe I should grab my thesaurus before I begin… We certainly have the lion’s share of Continue reading

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas – Clifton, New Jersey

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Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas 70 Kingsland Road Clifton, NJ 07014 www.spuntinowinebar.com Pass That Plate! – Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas Several years back, I was writing a story in which the main character was a chef. She Continue reading

What A Way to Celebrate! – Jiko at Animal Kingdom Lodge

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I’m not the type of person who obsesses over age, so turning 40 was not a big deal to me. Not in the ‘oh my God, I’m old’ sense, at least. It was a big deal in the sense that Continue reading

Home Cooking: Sunday Dinner

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I get my Italian from my father’s side. Despite the fact that my last name is Smith, this is a true statement. Dad’s mom and her roughly 4,000 brothers and sisters were born in Sicily, and made their way to Continue reading

Zinburger – Clifton, New Jersey

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  Zinburger 850 State Route 3, #105 Clifton, NJ 07012 (973) 272-1492 Generally speaking, I’m a homebody. I can spend the entire weekend on the couch, listening to music, watching TV, wasting time on my laptop… capped off by a Continue reading