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Fall Ingredients: What New Jersey Chefs Crave

Cool, crisp weather. Orange, yellow and red foliage. Kids back in school. Fall’s here, and with it comes a bounty of autumnal ingredients. Some of the top chefs in New Jersey share what their favorite fall ingredients are and how they like to use them to create delicious, comforting dishes. What are your favorite fall […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND October 17 to 19: The traditional German celebration of Oktoberfest comes to Cape May. The Town Fire Bank Company hosts an Oktoberfest featuring seasonal and regular beers provided by the Cape May Brewery, live music and food from Smoke-n-Bones. The event is free with a $5 suggested donation to benefit the Fire Company. Cape May Airport, 415 Breakwater Rd., Rio […]

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Grissini in Englewood Cliffs

  Classic Italian Hospitality Last week, I was invited to dine at Grissini Restaurant in Englewood Cliffs with a small group of foodies. For 21 years, owner Tony Del Gatto has shared his love of vera cucina Italiana, aka true Italian cuisine. I’d not yet been to this classic Italian restaurant and we were immediately made to […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND October 10: From 3 to 6 p.m., Classic Cake hosts a Philadelphia Flyers pep rally with Flyers alumni to benefit the Flyers’ charities. The event will have face painting, a chocolate fountain and giveaways. Admission is free. Classic Cake, Short Hills Towne Center, 480 Evesham Road, Cherry Hill, 856-751-5448. October 10-12: Love pumpkin lattes, […]

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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND October 4: Atlantic City hosts Smoke on the Water’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ competition, where the lucky public can sample a variety of barbecue plates from teams across the region. Competitors are vying for $20,000 in prizes! Admission is $5. Parking Lot on Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, 866-746-5336. October 4: Cape May’s Oktoberfest features […]

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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND September 26 to 28: The Sea Isle Food Truck Fest brings together the best food trucks of the Jersey Shore including Ahh! La Cart, Waffle De Lys, Cha-Yen, Shore Shake, Lincoln Grill, Churro Heaven and On a Roll Street Food. It also hosts children’s activities and entertainment. Admission is free. Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND September 19-21: The Que by the Sea BBQ Festival and Competition comes to Seaside Heights. The sixth annual competition in the town, it is also recognized as a Mid-Atlantic Barbeque Association State Championship. Contestants from three states will compete in four categories: chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. Admission is free. Grant Avenue, Seaside […]

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Luxx Chocolat: From Bergen County to the World

Savor Sinfully Divine Artisan Chocolate: Luxx Chocolat Chef and Master Chocolatier Lisa Mecray Rogers is an artist and chocolate is her medium. Her “Xquisite and Xtraordinary” creations are almost too pretty to eat, (almost!). Once she describes them, your mouth will water and you won’t be able to resist. My advice? Buy a box and hide […]

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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND September 12 and 13: The New Jersey Chefs Tableside Dinner and Wine Weekend heads to the Westin Governor Morris. The two-day event kicks off with a five-course tableside dinner on Friday night at 7 p.m. Saturday begins with a champagne lunch at 1 p.m., and is followed by a 100-point dinner featuring 100 point rated wines and […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND September 4 to 7: At the 37th Annual Greek Festival in Union, visitors can relish the taste of Greek cuisine from lamb to stuffed grape leaves. The event features multiple appetizers and dinner plates accompanied by live Greek music performed by Fantasia Music. Folk dancing lessons will also be offered throughout the festival. […]

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