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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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Opening: DeNovo in Montclair

Demetri Malki’s DeNovo opened yesterday in what was once the train station waiting area at the Upper Montclair stop. I joined fellow food writers as well as friends and family of Malki on Friday evening for a pre-opening event where some of the restaurant’s small plates, tapas, were available for sampling. The new restaurant follows other […]

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The Farm & Fisherman in Cherry Hill

A recent article in a local magazine woke me up to the fact that there are some seriously good Happy Hour deals at some of our local restaurants. While Happy Hour used to mean cheap beer and soggy chicken wings, some area food purveyors are stepping it up a notch (or three or four) in […]

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Bareburger in Edgewater

I’ve never been a big burger fan, to put it lightly. For most of my life I flat out refused to eat them – except my dad’s: loaded with onions, topped with multiple Kraft singles and then I drowned the poor thing in ketchup. Hardly what most burger aficionados would consider appropriate. The thing is, […]

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It’s Burger Time at Iron Hill

With locations in Maple Shade and Voorhees (plus several in Delaware and Pennsylvania), Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is doin’ it up right for National Burger Month. Here’s their list of burger-a-day offerings from today through the 31st. Dig in! May 5 – The Flaming Lips Burger, with sautéed poblano peppers and onions, mushrooms, pepper jack cheese and […]

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BurgerFi Opens in New Brunswick

Some trends are born of necessity. We can debate the essential nature of the great cupcake boom of late or the present-day doughnut domination (of which I, personally, am a big fan). But there’s no denying that both our political and economic culture deeply influence trends in art (which cooking is), and thus our consumption. […]

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Pull Up a Stool at The Counter in Clifton

Question: What do you get when you cross NYC-style industrial chic décor with a creative build-your-own-burger approach? Answer: The Counter – Custom-Built Burgers.  Situated on busy Route 3 West in Clifton, this newest addition to north Jersey’s burgeoning burger scene has staked out a cozy niche for itself. With an innovative cocktail program alongside a […]

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Recipes for a Jersey Super Bowl… Indeed!

We’ve been asked to share with the rest of America some Jersey-themed menu items for their Big Game party guests. After all, the game is in New Jersey. (Can someone knock that chip off my shoulder?) Since the big game is in the Garden State, here are our suggestions on how to bring a piece […]

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10 Top (Over the Top) New Jersey Burgers

From the typical neighborhood diner to the upscale fine dining establishments, it’s clear there’s a movement towards creating the very best burger among the Garden State’s cook and chefs. We’ve done our share of burger munching and here are some of the best the state has to offer. Agricola – 11 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. […]

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Urban Burger Opens Its Doors in Cranford

I know what you’re thinking – another burger place? But then you check out the menu for Urban Burger and start to drool over their descriptions of delicious and unique burger combinations, grilled cheeses, salads, milkshakes, and sides. The fact that Urban Burger is from the owners and chef of The Italian Pantry – that’s […]

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