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Battle of the NJ Sous Chefs: The Winners!

The Crystal Springs New Jersey Wine & Food Festival recently wrapped up and the results of the sold-out Battle of the NJ Sous Chefs are in. The competition was designed to showcase the contributions of some of the best, most dedicated sous chefs who cook long hours on the line. The judging panel for the […]

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Pizza Time at Galloping Hill’s Red Knot Restaurant

With the amount of time I spend in a classroom, it can be a touch difficult for me to want to step inside another one after the 3:45 school bell rings. You can, however, coerce me if the classroom is also known as a kitchen and the one doing the instructing isn’t me! I love […]

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Now Open: Bonefish Grill in Manalapan

The one shopping center I find to be beyond amazing has just gotten unbelievably better. Before this year, the shopping center I speak of had a lot going for it: Target, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Wegmans, and a pretty good pizzeria, Alessi’s, all within walking distance. I could park here at 9 a.m. and be ready to […]

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Escape Montclair Dinner for Cancer Research: Feb. 26

  Escape will host a charity-driven wine dinner at its Montclair location on February 26, at 7 p.m. Like its past charity dinners, this one will be co-hosted by a top New Jersey chef, Thomas Ciszak, of the popular Chakra in Paramus. The dinner five-course, wine-paired dinner will benefit the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center […]

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New Jersey Wineries Score Gold in CA

The New Jersey Wine industry has had its share of doubters from the beginning. Mostly known for their sweet, fruit-based wines, vintners in the Garden State have fought long and hard to showcase quality grapes and wines worth drinking. Throw in the constant comparisons between the terroir of New Jersey’s Outer Coastal Plain and Bordeaux, […]

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Bistro Rylo in Ocean Township

Winning Flavor Combinations A new culinary force has just opened in Ocean Township. Bistro Rylo, owned and operated by Executive Chef Ryan Lory, offers unique Euro-Mediterranean style dishes in a warm and inviting setting, perfect for those gourmands looking for world-class dishes. Chef Lory is no stranger to the kitchen. While studying at the Art […]

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Best Bites of 2013

From January to December, from North Jersey to Cape May (and everything in between), the Jersey Bites crew enjoyed a range of memorable, creative, and scrumptious dishes. Here’s a sampling of our favorite meals of the past 12 months. What were your favorite meals of the year? Let us know in the comments! And happy […]

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Noodles & Company: Opening and Giveaway

Noodles Anyone? The “fast-restaurant” industry must have caught onto a trend, offering higher quality ingredients with more flavors for those pickier customers (yes, I’m talking about myself). Along with Chipotle, Panera and Smashburger comes Noodles & Company, a Chicago-based chain that has everyone going a little… noodles. The Mascott Corporation of Hillside opened its first […]

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Whole Foods Market Makes a Difference in Camden

On Wednesday, November 13th, representatives from Whole Foods Market visited the Camden Children’s Garden (CCG) to present them with a $12,000 gift to support the work of the Camden City Garden Club (CCGC). The club provides educational and gardening programs at CCG and throughout Camden neighborhoods. Since May 2012, Whole Foods has fostered a relationship […]

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Red Knot at Galloping Hill in Kenilworth

Ah, country club dining: great food and breathtaking panoramas, privy to only those of membership status or to those who can snag a seat as a guest.  Problem with those two criteria is that for one, most of us can’t shell out the dough to become a member and for two, most of us aren’t […]

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