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  sing for                                                                                                             CSetting back to mystuffed arti-
                                                                                                                     choke appetizer. It was moist and
                                                                                                                     served with a broth on the bottom.
 At Caruso's,                                                                                                        The stuffing was very tasty while
                                                                                                                     the broth was so good that I
 splendid food                                                                                                       dipped my bread in it. Whatever
                                                                                                                     herbs Pasquale used, you know
                                                                                                                    they were fresh ingredients.
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 and ambiance                                                                                                          My husband had the cozze verdi
                                                                                                                    al sambuca (green mussels sauteed                                                                                  In addMon to tht itfJarntanUi
             By MICK1PULS1NQJJ                                                                                      with sambuca and cream. This was                                                                                   there MM be many iptdaii ram* I
            Cutfnafy Correspondent                                                                                   10 plump mussels in a light sweet                                                                                 vwcern or owtsnonen mam
      t's been three weeks since my                                                                                 sauce ($8.00).Our salad, which                                                                                     dinner. Open EaUer noocv8

  I   last review of an Italian res-
      taurant. In Central Jersey that's
      a long time. However, I cer-
  tainly made the right choice in
   choosing Caruso's in Plainfield as
                                                                                                                    comes with each entree, consisted
                                                                                                                    of mixed greens, olives and on-
                                                                                                                    ions. My husbands vinegar and oil,
                                                                                                                    was served with the dressing al-
                                                                                                                    ready on the salad. He remarked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       p.m. (908) 469-4552.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Easter brunch vfth a festive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       flaw Is featured at Jaipir 1 !
   my next Italian eatery. This splen-                                                                              that it was the proper mix, some-                                                                                  in SomervfNe. (908) 526*5584.
  did restaurant offers excellent                                                                                   thing that he doesn't always get                                                                                               * * *
  cooking with the ambiance and                                                                                     right when he does it himself.                                                                                        The Easter Bunny w i bring
  service to match.                                                                                                    For entrees, we ordered one spe-                                                                                surprises for children during
     Owners Marie and Pasquale Ca-                                                                                  cial and one from the menu. My
  ruso have been at this location for                                                                               husband had the veal Caruso
  years. Marie is the hostess while                                                                                ($15.95). This was scaloppine veal                                                                                                * *
  Pasquale does the cooking. And                                                                                   sauteed in champagne and gor-                                                                                        T h a Anitofy in Perth
  what cooking! 1 had a stuffed arti-                                                                              gonzola sauce. The veal was very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Amboy ofert Eaatar buffet on
  choke special ($7.95) that was out-                                                                              tender while the sauce was light
  standing, But more on the cooking                                                                                and mild, The champagne offset                                                                                     the waterfront. $21.95 for
  later.                                                                                                           the strong taste of the gorgonzola                                                                                 adult* children 4-10, $1 per
     Let me tell you about the inside. The color scheme is black, burgundy cheese to create that light and mild taste.                                                                                                                yean children wider 4, ftw.
  and white. There are black lacquer chairs, a black ceiling with recessed    I had the nightly special, capellini with shrimp, arugula and sun dried                                                                                 (908) 8264000.
  lights, and black smoked mirrors, The walls and rug arc burgundy. The tomatoes in a light red sauce ($15.95). I knew I was going to like this                                                                                                 * #*
 dark colors are offset by a white table cloth (with a black underlining),  dish as soon as our waiter Steve delivered it to our table. It just smelled                                                                                  Mom'a in Edison has a vari-
 white statues throughout thedining room, and white shear drapes on         so good! What an excellent choice. What I couldn't finish my husband                                                                                      ety of entrees for Easter dinner
 the front window,                                                          did. There would be no doggie bags this night.                                                                                                            from leg of lamb, to chicken,
    A few other nice touches are the long stem rose at each table, tho        After finishing our entrees, and the vegetable of string ljeans with a                                                                                  seafood and steak specialties.
 silver bread pedestal dish, and thesilver napkin holder. It really is a    marinara sauce (you have a choice of pasta or vegetable), wehad no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (908) 287-2778.
 pleasant atmosphere. And I haven't even mentioned yet the piano            room for dessert. A cup of coffee concluded the delightful evening.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 * **
 player, the valet, parking, and waiters dressed in tuxedos.                  I would love to say that Caruso's is a place waiting to tie discovered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Don't forget Vw Iktipt in
    Caruso's menu has 10 hot and cold appetizers ($6 to $8.95j. two soups But that couldn't be any further from the truth. It's already there, You
 at $4 and three .salads ($6 to $7.95). There are four pasta dishes ($10.95 need reservations on weekends, They are that busy. And. after eating                                                                                      Perth Amboy for delicious sea-
 to $14.95), and two sauteed vegetables ($5).                               there, I can see why.                                                                                                                                     food for Easter or anytime.
    Entrees include veal (nine at $12.95 to $10.95). fish (rune from $15.95   CARUSO'S, 1370 South Ave,, PlamfeW. (908) 757-2244.                                                                                                     (906) 442-3000.
 to $20.95), chicken (two at $13.00 each) and beef (three from $15.1)5to      TWi column It mont to Inform readers about dining op*
 $18.95). Appetizers and entrees are supplemented with nightly specials. portunHtos In ttm arta. It It not a rtvtaw.

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   the stage by Ira Levin, April 24-     Joseph Venanji and Christopher                 ica loses steam halfway               farce about a third-rate theatn-      a circus comes to (own. With             day N/|fir Live bodes not well     WHITE MEN
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   Union County Arts Center              mission $3.                                   point of the Mambo Kings' ca-          trously) a bedroom farce. With        Foster. {PG-13)                           be the head bigwig of NBC,           film is two-thirds as good as his
    1601tfwigSt, Rahway                THEATRE AT RARrTANVAUfY                          reer; a cameo appearance on /         Michael Calne, Carol Burnett,       SLEEPWALKERS                                and the success of this flick       first, Bull Durham, which
   (908) 499-8226                      COMMUNITY COUiflE                               Love Lucy as cousins of Desi           John Ritter and Christopher           •An original script by Stephen           will only further his goal of         means It's twice as good as
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   Charies Dickens' murder mys-          (908) 725-3420                                and Almodovir regular Antonio       THE POWER                                and son team searching lor vic-          like Inflated TV shows. But
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  right now. Again the subject is
   tery with music by Rupert             •Room Service, student pro-                   Banderas a * the bandleader         OF ONE                                   tims in an Indiana town. With            Wayne's World Is such an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  men and sports, and again
   Holmes. 8 p.m. April 24. Ad-          duction of the Marx Drothf rs                 brothers; Tito Puente and              •A young Englishman encoun-           Brian Krause, Madchcn Amick              amiable, Inoffensive little
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   mission $22.50-$17.50                 classic. April 22-25. Adults 16,              Celia Crui make frequent ap-          ters racial tension in South Al        and Alice Krige. (R)                     thing that it's hard to stay
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OFF WORLD THEATRE                        senior citizens and student1,                 pearances as well, (R)                rica during the'30s and '4(to.       STOPI OR MY                                mad at It. The "Bohemian
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   Playwrights Theatre                   $4.                                          MY COUSIN VINNV                        With Morgan Freeman, Stephen         MOM W i l l SHOOT                          Rhapsody" car scene, even If
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ish pleasure - he puts across
      of New Jersey                    VILUGERS THEATRE                                •Two college students are             Dorff and Armm Mueller- Stahl,         •Estelle Getty and Sylvester             It hat been played to death
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the delight of honing and
  33 Green Village Rd., Madison          475 DeMoti Lane, Somerset                     framed lor muider in a small          (PC-13)                               Stallone in a comedy about a              on MTV, Is pretty funny stuff,
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  Marx Brothers remake, hut              Neil Simon. April ^VMiy 17                    inept personal injury lawyer. ID      afiiiin, this time cetiteiud on       a murder case. IPG-13)
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                                         Admission $12,                                mpiesetil them. With Ralph            lh(! nt^Hcluh owner who              STRAIGHT TALK
  five of the players, 8 p.m April                                                     Mace hin. Mitchell Whitfield,         gunned down Lee Harvey 05                                                      Penelope Sphoeris, director of        skills Include getting under
                                                                                                                                                                    •Comedy about a radio talk-
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