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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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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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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

Event details are subject to change without notice. Please confirm directly before heading out! THIS WEEKEND: August 1 and 2: The 77th Annual Warren County Farmers’ Fair featuring the Hot Air Balloon Festival runs through Saturday, August 2. Throughout the week-long event, there’s plenty of food, rides, prizes and much more. Admission is $7 for adults, and $4 for children ages […]

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The Hundred-Foot Journey: Screening Samples

If you haven’t already heard, Jersey Bites has teamed up with Dreamworks Pictures to present a screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey, tomorrow night in Montclair. Here’s a sneak peek at the area restaurants who will be part of this celebration of French and Indian cuisine, with a sampling of their own fine offerings. Brick Lane Curry […]

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Dining Al Fresco in New Jersey

The Jersey Bites team shares its favorite spots for dining al fresco around the Garden State. Know of a good one we didn’t include? Add it to the comments! Asbury Park Porta: Asbury Park has come quite a long way from its ghost-town reputation and is now abuzz with excellent al fresco options. When it […]

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Chef Spotlight: Bill Zucosky

He’s always loved cooking for people, but Chef Bill Zucosky hasn’t always been a chef. Lucky for us, he came to his senses. Here’s our spotlight on Chef Zucosky of The Strip House in Livingston, located at the Westminster Hotel. JERSEY BITES: What is your earliest food memory? CHEF BILL ZUCOSKY: I come from a big Sicilian family. Every […]

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Chef Spotlight: Ariane Duarte

Chef Ariane Duarte’s love of cooking began as she was growing up, watching her grandmother cook family dinners. She went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, and she has not stopped cooking since. Duarte’s desire to expand her culinary repertoire has led her to some of the most prestigious restaurant kitchens in […]

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Montclair Food & Wine Festival Does It Up Right

The Montclair Food & Wine Festival Gala Dinner, held on June 2 at The Manor in West Orange, celebrated not only fine food and adventuresome wine but also community and the art of giving back. As a fundraiser, the festival rallied Jersey foodophiles to put their dining dollars to work for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, helping to […]

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Chef Spotlight: Francesco Palmieri

The accomplished and visionary chef Francesco Palmieri spent eight years working at top New York City restaurants prior to opening his own restaurant, The Orange Squirrel, in November 2008, in his hometown of Bloomfield. He quickly received accolades from the New York Times with a “Don’t Miss” review and The Orange Squirrel was called “most […]

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