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Vol. LXV, No. 48
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Coldwell Banker Princeton Office

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Gloria Nilson GMAC Real Estate

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N.T. Callaway Princeton Office

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It’s New to Us by Jean Stratton



TEMPTING TASTES: “Mexican food has that spice, that tropical feeling. It not only tastes good, it makes you feel good. There is a fun feeling about Mexican food.” Leslie Paredes (left), general manager and Felipe Cruz, owner of Taste of Mexico are happy to welcome customers to the restaurant’s second location at 180 Nassau Street.

Very Popular Taste of Mexico Restaurant Offers Second Location on Nassau Street

Jean Stratton

“Mi casa es su casa,” as they say in Spanish. “My house is your house.”

Nowhere has that sentiment been more happily translated into a restaurant setting than at the new location of Taste of Mexico at 180 Nassau Street. No one is a stranger here. The warm, friendly atmosphere welcomes customers, inviting them to enjoy the southern Mexican cuisine.



“GRAND CAROUSEL”: This fabulous carousel, which is known as the “Grand Carousel”, was built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. It was fully restored and now delights children and adults alike at Peddler’s Village in Lashed, Pa. 46 handcarved figures in bass wood include horses, lion, giraffe, goat, spotted pig, rooster, and rabbits. The outer row of horses have as many as 50 glass jewels inlaid in their trappings. 950 light bulbs create 10,450 watts of glittering illumination, and 36 scenery panels have been restored in oil-painted landscapes and scenes of children and animals. More than 3000 hours of handpainting were required to return this work of art to its original grandeur.

Brand New Savory Spice Shop on Spring Street Has Received Warm Welcome From Customers

Jean Stratton

There’s a spicy new look on Spring Street. Just added to the street’s popular mix of stores, businesses, and restaurants is the Savory Spice Shop, which opened November 21.

“I wanted to open the shop in Princeton, and Spring Street was my favorite space of all that we saw,” says owner Jon Hauge.

Formerly in the corporate world, Mr. Hauge worked in the purchasing department of a building products company. When he had an opportunity for a career change, he knew he wanted something related to cooking. “Several years ago, I went to visit a spice shop in downtown Denver. I’ve been an avid cook. I always loved to cook, and I was very interested in all the spices.”


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