1. BRISKET ENDS FEATURED IN MORRIS/ESSEX BEST DISHES OF 2018!

    Barbecue Burnt Ends, The Wooden Spoon, Bloomfield Among all the dishes I’ve had in 2018, this dish tops my “sorry not sorry” list. Having lived exclusively in the Northeast and not had many opportunities to eat really good Southern barbecue, my infatuation with burnt ends is a relatively new o…Read More

  2. MORRIS ESSEX MAGAZINE REVIEW

    Head to Bloomfield for your dangerously delicious fill of dixie. THE HEART OF A RAPIDLY REVITALIZING downtown Bloomfield may not seem like the place to find traditional Southern cooking. But nestled among new mixed-use high-rises and a smattering of pubs and new American bistros, The Wooden Spoon So…Read More

  3. VOTED NJ MONTHLY 25 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS

      When you reach the limits of finger licking at this fetching barbecue and Southern restaurant that opened in July, you’ll be grateful for the cloth napkins chef/co-owner Donald Erickson Jr. thoughtfully provides. The Bridgewater native patrols the pleasingly homespun dining room and bar every n…Read More