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Give the Gift of a Great Meal

Want to give the gift of a great night out with friends or family? Consider supporting a Garden State restaurant and pick up a gift card or two to one of your favorite eateries. If you need a bit of inspiration, check out the list below, with links to coverage by the Jersey Bites writing team. Mangia! ATLANTIC […]

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Talula’s in Asbury Park

  Last month, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek into Talula’s before the eatery opened its doors in Asbury Park. That sneak peek didn’t include any food, so when I was invited to join them for dinner, I practically ran there! Let me tell you, it was everything that I had hoped it would […]

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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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Runa Peruvian Cuisine Opens in Red Bank

When a friend told me about a Peruvian restaurant opening up in Red Bank, I almost fell off my chair with excitement. A Peruvian restaurant? I mean, this is the doorway to eating more exotic cuisines in our own state. We have plenty of Mexican (which I love), a lot of Portguese, Italian, and even […]

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Villalobos in Montclair: Ready for Its Closeup

Most parents tell their kids to stop playing so many video games, or perhaps to stop squabbling with their siblings. Interior designer Ashley Rose’s mom used to tell 10-year-old Ashley to stop moving the furniture around their Nutley living room. Little did the Rose family know that they were actually witnessing a budding interior designer […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND November 2: The Creole Girl Gala ~ A Benefit to Support Tracie Orsi-Godier will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Headliner nightclub in Neptune. The event will include a gift auction with items donated from the community. Tickets are $20 and support Traci Orsi-Godier, of Ragin’ Cajun Restaurant in Belmar, as she undergoes treatment with Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Headliner Night Club, 1401 State […]

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A Sneak Peek at Talula’s in Asbury Park

Walking around downtown Asbury Park is an amazing treat. On one of my daily walks when I strolled down Cookman Avenue and saw that there was a pizza place coming in, I immediately started googling who was joining the growing list of eclectic restaurants. Google provided me with all the buzz on Talula’s, which looks […]

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Birravino Opens in Red Bank

Vic Rallo is at it again. In between shooting the second season of his hit television show Eat! Drink! Italy! which is now broadcasting on Create TV (check your local listings for show times and channels), training for an Iron Man competition, and managing his restaurants including Undici in Rumson, he decided to renovate the local’s […]

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Oyster and Steak Delights at Hamilton’s Grill Room

On October 3, 2014, for the first time in 26 years, Hamilton’s Grill Room in Lambertville unveiled an exciting, fresh and sophisticated new menu: owner Jim Hamilton is spearheading a change that passionately celebrates delectable, locally sourced steaks and luscious oysters. I recently had the pleasure of enjoying Hamilton’s wonderful company while sampling items from his […]

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