Another Fall, A New Adventure

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Andrew Carnegie

Last month we wrapped up our annual Food and Wine Week with SJ HotChefs. What we do every day at Anthony’s is built on a mutual love of food and community. We had over 42 restaurants join us, making hundreds of fantastic meals from all over the globe.

Anthony’s has a deep love for wine, and we were thankful we were able to feature award-winning wines from New Jersey.

We are so grateful for all the guests that came out, and our incredibly hard working staff and chefs. We can’t wait to bring you the next restaurant week in the spring!

“Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance. What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?” -Hal Borland

Our partners at SJHotChefs wrote an awesome blog on their three steps to an epic fall party, and we share their sentiment. You can read their article right HERE.

Fall is always an incredible time because it’s the earth’s last stance before everything starts to change. Leafs begin falling, vegetables are harvested, and the beginning of what’s inevitably a busy holiday season.

Anthony’s is grounded in Italian tradition, which centers on two things; family, and an appreciation for what’s right in front of you. Food is a big part of our lives, but it wouldn’t matter to us without those two principles.

When life get’s busy, it’s hard to pay attention to the details. Here’s our Three Tips for experiencing a better fall, and a better life.

1. Speak It Out loud

In a recent podcast, Jedidiah Jenkins was interviewed by Rich Roll, an incredible athlete, and motivational speaker. Jedidiah told Rich that he often speaks out loud the things that he is about to accomplish, and it helps hold him accountable for completing them. It’s also a way of planning it out far in advance. Try if for a month. You’ll see a world of difference in your life.

Our challenge:

  • Tell your friends what you plan to do this fall
  • Get advice on where you would like to visit
  •  Invite your friends to come along

Our Inspirations: Jedidiah Jenkins, Rich Roll,

2. Find a connection outdoors, and bring your friends

Roadmaps used to be how people traveled around the United States. We encourage you to create your roadmap for going outdoors. There will always be a million excuses not to get outside and plan activities, but we promise, your future self will thank you later. Think about it, we’ve got how many days left before the cold blows in and we’ve got to capitalize on finding a reason to breathe that cold New Jersey air. Not only is it good for the body, but it’s also good for the soul.

Roadmap checklist:

  • Create a list of places you’ve always wanted to travel
  • Put a time limit on visiting each place
  • Find out the history of the places and why they matter
  • Pick some of your best friends to jump on the adventure with you

Our inspirations: Jedidiah Jenkins, Rail Road Revival Tour, Jack Kerouac

3. Go on a Food Quest:

Anthony Bourdain’s show Parts Unknown captures Bourdain traveling the globe experience new foods and cultures. Bourdain also experiences the good that people are doing, and their suffering. The show connects the dots between people, culture, food and progression. Bourdain highlights all of these things, because, without all of them, the other is just meaningless. So we challenge you to grab some friends and dig deep to pull out your amateur chef.

1. Put together a list of food from around the world you haven’t tried

2. Throw a backyard dinner party

3. Pick your favorite dishes to make with friends

4. Find the history of the foods to share over dinner

Our inspirations: Anthony Bourdain, Life and Thyme.

Life is all about the journey, and fall represents that ultimately. Take this season to get outdoors, experience culture and new food, and document your experience. We would love to hear about them next time you come over to Anthony’s for dinner!