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A Taste of Greece in River Edge

Picture yourself in a Greek taverna, close your eyes, smell the sea air, sip your wine and start eating small bites of fresh wonderful food, beautiful appetizers and dips. Open your eyes, look out the window and see Kinderkamack Road somewhere out there, beyond this experience. It was a freezing cold winter night a few […]

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Sook Chocolate in Ridgewood

World-Class Chocolate The high holy day of chocolate indulgence is fast approaching. If you haven’t procured sweets for your sweet just yet, consider making a trip to Bergen County. There you’ll find Sook Pastry, a casually inviting little café that has quietly built a dedicated following for its array of gourmet French pastries and is […]

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Chef Spotlight: Fortunato Nicotra of Felidia

Fans of Lidia Bastianich – the impresaria of Italian cooking who instructs and entertains through her beloved television shows, cookbooks, and restaurants across the U.S. – might not be surprised to learn that Felidia, her Manhattan flagship, has been serving delighted customers since 1981. (That’s practically a century in restaurant years.) What those fans might not […]

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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

This weekend… December 20: Munch your way through the Asbury Park Winter Bazaar, featuring craft vendors, artisanal food products, and a seasonal food and drink menu from the Anchors Bend. Live music and photos with Santa are great for the kids, while parents can give back at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties‘ donation drop-off. […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND December 5 to 7: Enjoy holiday wine with your holiday shopping at Tuckerton Seaport’s Christkindlmarkt. The festival features horse-drawn cart rides, crafts, live music, and holiday desserts accompanied by drinks from local wineries. Admission is $3. Tuckerton Seaport, 120 Main Street, Tuckerton, 609-296-8868. December 5: Raw food coach and chef Karen Ranzi visits the […]

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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THANKSGIVING NOTE: If you’re looking for volunteering opportunities, check out Jersey Bites’ list here! And if you’re thinking of going out to eat or ordering Thanksgiving dinner for your guests, look no further than this recent Jersey Bites post! THIS WEEKEND November 27: Join the Rodriguez family for the Rodriguez Family’s Annual Free Dinner, held at Marley’s […]

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Pirate’s Booty Sets Sail for Thanksgiving

Shhhh…I know a little Thanksgiving secret. It’s not a family recipe for stuffing or green bean casserole, it’s about New York City’s iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Now that I have your attention, would you believe that the spectacular holiday procession viewed in person by more than three million spectators and on television by more […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THANKSGIVING NOTE: If you’re looking for volunteering opportunities, check out Jersey Bite’s list here! And if you’re thinking of going out to eat or ordering Thanksgiving dinner for your guests, look no further than this recent Jersey Bites post! THIS WEEKEND November 21: Enjoy the bright lights of the season while supporting a good cause at […]

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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND November 15: Howell Farm teaches the basics of bacon, sausage and scrapple making to curious guests. At 11 a.m., guests can learn about the methods of rendering, making pork products, and discerning cuts of pork. Guests can also try pork sandwiches. Admission is $3. Howell Farm, 70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville, 609-737-3299. November 15: Relief […]

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Houston’s in Hackensack

Delivering Consistency and Class There’s something to be said for a restaurant that delivers excellent food, service and atmosphere consistently. Sure, there are neighborhood restaurants, chain establishments and first-class gourmand haunts that we each may call a “favorite.” But let’s face it—even our favorite spot has a bad day sometimes. An absent-minded server. A dish […]

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