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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

  THIS WEEKEND August 30: Ribs, pulled pork, and brisket are some of the options at the annual BBQ & Craft Beer Festival, in Monmouth Park, Oceanport. Guests can choose from 18 food vendors while listening to the music of NJ country band After The Reign. General admission is $3. Monmouth Park, Oceanport, 732-222-5100. August 30 and 31: Jazz It […]

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The Habit Burger Grill in Fair Lawn

The word “habit” conjures up visions of bad and sometimes expensive obsessions. As in “…gotta kick this _______ habit,” or “I’m just working to feed my habit.” So let me introduce you to what could become a good habit, and a reasonable one at that. It recently landed in Fair Lawn, but The Habit Burger Grill was […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND Through August 16: Cherry Hill Township’s first-ever Restaurant Week continues through Saturday, August 16. Guests can enjoy specially selected three-course dinner menus for either $25 or $35 per person. Select restaurants are also offering two-course lunch menus for $15 or $20. Visit here for more information, or follow@CHRestaurantWk on Twitter. Through August 17: Caldwell Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, August […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

Event details are subject to change without notice. Please confirm directly before heading out! THIS WEEKEND: Through August 9: Bloomfield Restaurant Week will take place from August 3 to 9. The week features prix fixe meals of $30 or less for lunch and/or dinner. Participating restaurants will also raffle away gift certificates for guests. For more information […]

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Chef Spotlight: Todd Villani

Fresh food. Exotic flavors. International experience. And true respect for what it means to dine local. All in Bergen County’s own Carlstadt, where Chef Todd Villani heads up the kitchen at Terre à Terre.  JERSEY BITES: What is your earliest food memory? CHEF TODD VILLANI: Summer in the garden at my grandmother’s house. We were eating fresh veggies from […]

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Six NJ Restaurants Make National OpenTable List

After reviewing more than 5 million restaurant reviews, online reservation and review service OpenTable named six New Jersey restaurants to its 2014 Diners’ Choice list for the Top 100 Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America. Camden County dominated the Jersey contingency with Casa Bella Trattoria of Haddonfield, Crux Café of Audubon, and L’Oceano Ristorante and El Sitio Steak Grille & Café of Collingswood all being […]

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Dining Al Fresco in New Jersey

The Jersey Bites team shares its favorite spots for dining al fresco around the Garden State. Know of a good one we didn’t include? Add it to the comments! Asbury Park Porta: Asbury Park has come quite a long way from its ghost-town reputation and is now abuzz with excellent al fresco options. When it […]

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Kings Food Markets’ Summer Produce Program

I have been familiar with the Kings Food Market chain since I moved to Hoboken many years ago. There are two small locations on either side of town and both are always filled with young professionals picking up the essentials: fresh fruits and – especially – the prepared foods. Recently I was invited to the […]

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Chef Adam Weiss of Due in Ridgewood

Chef Adam Weiss Gets His Due Chef Adam Weiss is the new Executive Chef of Due in Ridgewood. Weiss, who was born and raised in northern New Jersey, takes the reins from Chef/Owner Chris Tarta, who will now focus his efforts in the kitchen at his Hillsdale restaurant, Bella Campagnia. I had a chance to […]

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Noteworthy Gluten-Free Dining in NJ

The Jersey Bites team put together this great list of restaurants for Celiac Awareness Month. If you’re looking to stick to your gluten-free diet when you go out to eat, try one of these Garden State locales. Have another one we should know about? Let us know in the comments! Bergen County Bibi’z Restaurant & […]

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