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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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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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