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Where’s the Beef? At BiBi’z in Westwood

Bibi’z Restaurant/Lounge specializes in global American fare with a decidedly Mediterranean twist. In response to popular demand, the Bergen County restaurant is adding its prime Angus beef shoulder tenderloin special as a feature on its menu. The shoulder tenderloin special is complemented by sautéed mushrooms, Gorgonzola brûlée and rosemary imbued jus. It is served with roasted […]

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Little Town NJ Pays Tribute to Local Movement

There’s a moment when you arrive to the hostess desk at a restaurant and just know in some ethereal way that the meal you are about to have is going to be a deeply satisfying one. Little Town NJ gives such a feeling from the moment you glance at the brightly lit New York City […]

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Foodfacts.com Exposes What’s Really In Our Food

BABY Nutrition, Allergen and Score Guide The Must-Have Book for Families Concerned With Controversial and Addicting Ingredients in Processed Foods Ever notice how eating cheesy processed snacks like Cheetos or Doritos leave your fingers and mouth a different color and create intense cravings for bag after bag of the salty, addictive crunchy contents?  That’s exactly […]

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Heartbreaking Dawns Hot Sauces

Breaking the Barriers of Hot Sauce: Tips from Heartbreaking Dawns Chef Johnny McLaughlin

In modern cuisine, hot sauce is considered a benchmark for culinary machismo, using pepper intensity to bring flavor depth and umami, that meatiness that brings a savory quality to dishes.  Whether it provides gentle waves of mild heat or wicked lashes to the tongue, hot sauce is a home cook’s secret weapon that brings continual […]

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Schlotzsky’s Englewood: A Lifelong Dream

Lea Dalleggio didn’t want to be a movie star or president of the United States when she grew up.  All she wanted to be was an owner of a casual dining chain called Schlotzsky’s.  As a child, Lea would travel from her home in Monmouth County, New Jersey to spend summers with her grandmother in […]

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Asbury’s Confections of a Rock$tar Bake Shop

Kimmee Masi, 42, is a rocker who loves baking.  The drummer and manager for the band Our Last Sin, married her love for music and sweets, opening Confections of a Rock$tar bake shop with co-owner Lisa Lasky, in August 2012.  Offering custom cakes, cookies, cupcakes and other confections with a rockin’ sensibility and style, the […]

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Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner Talks Tailgating, BBQ and Life in Edgewater

Here’s a condensed interview from email correspondence with Harris Faulkner, anchor of FOX News Channel’s “Fox Report Weekend” who spoke with me about growing up as an army brat, her family’s history with and love for BBQ and raising two young daughters. As an army brat, what food constants do you have from childhood that […]

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Chevy’s and AMC, Sweet Dinner & Movie Deal

Looking for ways to keep the kids occupied and happy during their holiday break? How about dinner and a movie? Chevy’s, the chain, is unusual in that it is preparing many menu items from scratch, often quite successfully.  The food at this bustling tex/mex eatery, strives to be authentic while delivering consistent quality and value.  Chevy’s […]

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Pickle Licious in Teaneck, The Real Deal

Robyn Samra loves pickles.  What started in 1995 as a small pickling business has grown into a large mail order, farmers market and brick and mortar store known as Pickle Licious.  Samra knows customers by name along with their pickle preferences and can size up a new pickle customer pretty quickly, nimbly directing him to […]

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Session Bistro in Maywood, Something To Swoon Over

Fort Lee native Christopher Holland grew up with so many Asian friends that Korean BBQ and Shabu Shabu shaped his palette as much as the influences of his Italian/Irish background.  Holland  developed a penchant for exotic Eastern flavors that prominently figure into his culinary artistry today.  As Head Chef of Session Bistro, the year old […]

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