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House of Cupcakes: Newest Location and Giveaway!

In case you missed the grand opening of the new location of House of Cupcakes in Clifton, Jersey Bites and The Cook’s Tour have the scoop! House of Cupcakes managing partner Ron Bzdewka told me a charming story about how he and his wife, Ruthie, got started in the cupcake business. Several years ago, they were at a street […]

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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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Free Food Alert! Pollo Campero

Celebrate National Empanada Day at Pollo Campero this Tuesday, April 8, with free handmade empanadas! The Latin chicken restaurant chain is also celebrating its 43rd birthday by inviting guests to its five locations in New Jersey from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to enjoy one of Latin America’s most popular dishes. The following is a […]

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Pull Up a Stool at The Counter in Clifton

Question: What do you get when you cross NYC-style industrial chic décor with a creative build-your-own-burger approach? Answer: The Counter – Custom-Built Burgers.  Situated on busy Route 3 West in Clifton, this newest addition to north Jersey’s burgeoning burger scene has staked out a cozy niche for itself. With an innovative cocktail program alongside a […]

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“Bag a Lunch” Delivers Over 2.5 Million Meals

This fall was an exceptionally successful season for Table to Table’s “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” campaign, an initiative that encourages businesses, schools and individuals to donate money they usually spend on lunch to help feed the hungry. Based in Englewood Cliffs, Table to Table is a rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food […]

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Woodland Park Fairway Firefighters BBQ Throw Down!

Fairway Market has a long history of supporting their local communities. For the last few years, the Paramus location has held an annual firefighters food face-off, a charity event where local firehouse teams compete against each other for the title of “Best BBQ.”  The Paramus events have been very successful, and now the fun comes […]

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Brio Tuscan Grille – New Face for Willowbrook Mall

Brio Tuscan Grille is the latest national chain restaurant to open at Willowbrook Mall, a shopping complex already saturated with restaurants in Wayne, NJ. With its Tuscan-like soothing tan, cream and gold color palette, Brio has a more upscale feel and its food is of better quality than other Italian chain restaurants in the area. […]

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Enza’s in Hawthorne: A Family Affair

It is not often that you find a special little restaurant like Enza’s.  What makes their fans like us who have been going for 25 years love it so much, is the owner/chef Santo Occurso who is always busy in the kitchen cooking everything to order with passion and dedication.  From the minute you walk […]

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Fairway Market Woodland Park Hosts First Kids’ Cooking Class

Fairway Market, always on the leading edge of the food world, is hosting the first Fairway “Foodie Friends Class” to teach kids about food shopping, eating well, and preparing a dish. Parents can shop with ease, while their children (ages 4 -11) join the “Foodie Friends Class” with Children’s Culinary Instructor, Hannah Netter. This comprehensive […]

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Finally Fairway! New Store To Open Next Week

For the longest time, I’ve felt like Passaic County was the poor, misunderstood stepchild of the food world. No King’s, nary a Whole Foods, not a Wegman’s within 30 miles of here. Sure we’ve got your basic food stores, and yes, we’ve been surviving (barely) just fine, thank you. But come June 6th, we’re getting […]

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