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Fall Ingredients: What New Jersey Chefs Crave

Cool, crisp weather. Orange, yellow and red foliage. Kids back in school. Fall’s here, and with it comes a bounty of autumnal ingredients. Some of the top chefs in New Jersey share what their favorite fall ingredients are and how they like to use them to create delicious, comforting dishes. What are your favorite fall […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND October 17 to 19: The traditional German celebration of Oktoberfest comes to Cape May. The Town Fire Bank Company hosts an Oktoberfest featuring seasonal and regular beers provided by the Cape May Brewery, live music and food from Smoke-n-Bones. The event is free with a $5 suggested donation to benefit the Fire Company. Cape May Airport, 415 Breakwater Rd., Rio […]

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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND September 26 to 28: The Sea Isle Food Truck Fest brings together the best food trucks of the Jersey Shore including Ahh! La Cart, Waffle De Lys, Cha-Yen, Shore Shake, Lincoln Grill, Churro Heaven and On a Roll Street Food. It also hosts children’s activities and entertainment. Admission is free. Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and […]

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A Hyatt Weekend in Jersey City? Yes, Please!

One lovely birthday weekend (mine), we decided to head into New York to see a show and get away from home for a bit. Instead of paying the high prices that are a mainstay of Manhattan hotels, we decided to stay overnight at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City, since it was a bit less expensive […]

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Jersey’s Best Bartenders Battle it Out

The Iron Shaker returns for its second season and Jersey Bites will be serving on three of the judges’ panels. Tomorrow night (Thursday, September 18) kicks off the first of the competitions. The North Bartender Playoffs start at 7 p.m. at Lulu’s at the W Hotel in Hoboken. Tickets are $25 and that includes a sampling of cocktails […]

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Sandia Recipe from Órale Mexican Kitchen

In honor of everyone’s favorite holiday, National Tequila Day! For those of us who can’t make it to a place like Órale Mexican Kitchen in Jersey City, the eatery has offered up its Sandia recipe for all to enjoy. Ingredients: 2 oz of your tequila of choice 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice 3/4 oz agave syrup 3 […]

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Jersey Girls Food Tours in Jersey City

This summer, Jersey Girls Food Tours brings its walking culinary adventure to Jersey City. These tours lead anyone with an appetite to enjoy the great culture of Jersey City through some of the best cuisine the city has to offer. Janis Borroto and Alessia Aron, Jersey Girls Food Tours’ cofounders, thought it would be a great […]

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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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Kings Food Markets’ Summer Produce Program

I have been familiar with the Kings Food Market chain since I moved to Hoboken many years ago. There are two small locations on either side of town and both are always filled with young professionals picking up the essentials: fresh fruits and – especially – the prepared foods. Recently I was invited to the […]

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Noteworthy Gluten-Free Dining in NJ

The Jersey Bites team put together this great list of restaurants for Celiac Awareness Month. If you’re looking to stick to your gluten-free diet when you go out to eat, try one of these Garden State locales. Have another one we should know about? Let us know in the comments! Bergen County Bibi’z Restaurant & […]

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