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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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School is in Session at The Ryland Inn

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a small class at The Ryland Inn, in Whitehouse Station, by Executive Chef Anthony Bucco. The class was conducted in the intimate setting of the chef’s dining room adjacent to the restaurant’s immaculate, drop-dead-gorgeous kitchen. The Ryland Inn and Chef Bucco are aiming to offer monthly classes […]

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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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Chef Spotlight: Kara Decker

  Chef Kara Decker joined the Local Roots Group in late 2007. Most recently, she headed the kitchen as Executive Chef at A Toute Heure and now focuses her efforts primarily at 100 Steps as Executive Chef while she continues to oversee the culinary endeavors of the Local Roots Group. Much lauded in her field, Chef Decker […]

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Terre à Terre in Carlstadt

Where Farm and Food Artisans Meet Nestled on a corner property of a bustling street in southern Bergen County is a cozy restaurant dedicated to bringing farm-to-table goodness – in the most legitimate of ways – to folks eager to enjoy an authentic, local and seasonal dining experience. The restaurant is Terre à Terre, in […]

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Chef Spotlight: Anthony Pino of Anthony David’s

After graduating from Johnson & Wales University, Chef Anthony Pino immediately immersed himself in the New York food scene in the kitchen at BR Guest’s Park Avalon. He then moved on in the high-volume restaurant The Garage, in the East Village. There, Chef Pino began putting his training to work, blending Italian flavors with modern […]

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A Farm-to-Table Feast for Good at Langosta Lounge

Marilyn Schlossbach, chef and owner of New Jersey’s “vacation fare” themed Langosta Lounge, has been cooking up a storm in the kitchen and now for the public. Every month, people who are looking to wine and dine while learning from the master herself can experience “Cooking with Marilyn” held at Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park. […]

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spring vegetable recipes

Springtime Ingredients: A Wish List From NJ Chefs

With a change of season (technically) starting tomorrow, it’s an understatement to say that most of us are looking forward to warmer weather and the return of spring-fresh ingredients. We caught up with some of New Jersey’s top chefs and asked this question: What springtime ingredient are you looking forward to getting your hands on […]

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Bongiovi Brand Pasta Sauce

As a New Jersey native, I’m destined to like certain things. Two of those things are tomato sauce and Jon Bon Jovi. So when I was offered an invite to taste test the Bongiovi Brand tomato sauces, I quickly accepted. I learned quickly that there are more than just musical genes in the Bongiovi family. […]

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The North End Bistro in Princeton

Princeton is known for its diverse culture and outstanding cuisine. Being a food-enthusiastic resident of the small, restaurant-barren farm town next door, I have come to love Princeton my go to spot for a culinary fix. With more choices for locally sustainable food than there are highway exits in New Jersey, standing out in the […]

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