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Thanksgiving Volunteering/Donation Opportunities

Looking for a place to volunteer or make a donation this holiday season? Check out the list below. And don’t forget that many of these organizations need support year-round, so consider reaching out throughout the rest of the year as well. If you know of an opportunity that’s not included here, please mention it in the […]

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Thanksgiving Around New Jersey

If you’re considering a meal out this Thanksgiving, or looking for some catering ideas, check out these options all over the Garden State! Know of another one? Add it to the comments! Restaurants ASBURY PARK McCloone’s Asbury Grille in Asbury Park has a Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.  for $29.95 per […]

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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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Asbury Park Chef to Compete at Tri-State Food Expo

The region’s premier trade show for retailers, restaurants, and chefs is coming to the Meadowlands Exposition Center on October 27 and 28. The Tri-State Food Expo is full of exciting events including an exhibit featuring over 200 vendors, suppliers, and service providers, a keynote presentation featuring Martha Stewart, culinary demonstrations by Chef Barret Beyer and Chef […]

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Plymouth Rock Loves #FoodThatRocks

From the natural beauty of the mountains to the bright lights of the shore, this state has so much to offer. And so much to eat! With that in mind, we’re excited to announce #FoodThatRocks, and our partnership with Plymouth Rock Assurance, one of New Jersey’s leading insurance groups. Plymouth Rock makes sure New Jerseyans […]

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Campus Kitchens Delivers Hunger Relief

Ever wonder what happens to the leftover food from cafeterias at the end of the night? Well, at universities around the country, Campus Kitchens ensures it gets to the right place – into the stomachs of needy people in those schools’ communities. Founded in 2001, Campus Kitchens is a student-run organization that prepares surplus foods and […]

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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 August 23 and 24: The Laurita Winery in New Egypt hosts the Gourmet Food Trucks Weekend. Visitors can indulge in food from 30 different food trucks from ice cream to lobster. There will also be a line dance pavilion, a wine tasting tent and fireworks on Saturday night. Tickets for adults 12 and […]

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Opening Soon: Paragon Tap & Table in Clark

Even if you know Chef Eric LeVine from Morris Tap & Grill, now you’ll know him even better. Next month, Paragon Tap & Table will open in Clark, featuring Chef LeVine’s award-winning food paired with 20 artisan craft beers on tap. The gastropub experience will be enhanced by friendly and knowledgeable staff, five large-screen televisions in […]

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CSA Melissa Beveridge Jersey Bites

Cookin’ Local, CSA-Style

My CSA (community supported agriculture) venture started when I became a farm hand at a local organic farm. From summer through the fall, winter, and spring, I worked closely with the farmer, from going through seed catalogues in the dead of winter to starting seedlings in the hoop house in the early spring, it was […]

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