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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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Loaded Burgers-N-BBQ in Garwood

Tucked away on a corner in Garwood, the new restaurant Loaded Burgers-N-BBQ has already made a name for itself by serving up some of the best burgers and barbecue around. Though it’s only been open since February, the small space often fills to capacity with customers clamoring for burgers, waffles, macaroni and cheese, and French […]

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Kind Burger Gets NFCA’s Great Kitchen Seal of Approval

Kind Burger announced the relocation and grand opening of their new River Road, Fair Haven restaurant. Opened in July of 2012, Kind Burger, a healthier burger “joint” had the promise of high foot-traffic on Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, unfortunately, this great locale was short-lived. Raging Hurricane Sandy floodwaters inundated the brand new storefront destroying […]

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Gloucester gets South Jersey’s First Smashburger

This past week I attended the Grand Opening media event for the first Smashburger to hit South Jersey. While North Jersey has been enjoying Smashburger’s juicy burgers, chicken sandwiches and unique sides for a while now, South Jersey has yet to partake in the patty party, until now. With its innovative “smash and sear” cooking process, […]

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The Beastie Burger in Red Bank

Beasty Burgers in Red Bank

Seeing as this is my first time writing for Jersey Bites, I was thrilled when I found out that my first review would be of a burger place, as I am definitely a “burger authority.” Now I claim to have this authoritative status as someone who not only makes his own bacon jam and homemade […]

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VB3 – Modern Seasonal Italian Cuisine In Hip Jersey City

When New Jersey native Chef Michael Colletti decided to return to the Garden State to open a restaurant, he opted to take the familiar food of his grandparents and father, who emigrated from Sicily, and give it a modern twist.  The result is modern seasonal Italian cuisine beautifully done at VB3 located in the Newport section of downtown Jersey […]

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