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Opening Soon: Paragon Tap & Table in Clark

Even if you know Chef Eric LeVine from Morris Tap & Grill, now you’ll know him even better. Next month, Paragon Tap & Table will open in Clark, featuring Chef LeVine’s award-winning food paired with 20 artisan craft beers on tap. The gastropub experience will be enhanced by friendly and knowledgeable staff, five large-screen televisions in […]

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north jersey restaurant openings and closings

Restaurant Openings and Closings in NJ

Here’s a handy list of some recent restaurant openings and closings around the Garden State. This list is not comprehensive, so please send your tips on new restaurants to Thanks! Please be sure to check directly with restaurants before heading out, as opening dates sometimes change at the last minute. OPENINGS North: Allendale Steakhouse, 95 […]

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The Hundred-Foot Journey: Screening Samples

If you haven’t already heard, Jersey Bites has teamed up with Dreamworks Pictures to present a screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey, tomorrow night in Montclair. Here’s a sneak peek at the area restaurants who will be part of this celebration of French and Indian cuisine, with a sampling of their own fine offerings. Brick Lane Curry […]

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Local Roots in Cranford Welcomes Summer

After opening their second restaurant in Cranford, you might think that Andrea and Jim Carbine would be content to sit back and relax. “Relax” is just not in their vocabulary, though, as their two restaurants—under the umbrella of Local Roots Cranford—A Toute Heure and 100 Steps, have quite a bit coming up. 100 Steps is the newer restaurant […]

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It’s Burger Time at Iron Hill

With locations in Maple Shade and Voorhees (plus several in Delaware and Pennsylvania), Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is doin’ it up right for National Burger Month. Here’s their list of burger-a-day offerings from today through the 31st. Dig in! May 5 – The Flaming Lips Burger, with sautéed poblano peppers and onions, mushrooms, pepper jack cheese and […]

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Restaurant Latour Welcomes Chef Jean Paul Lourdes

Chef Jean Paul Lourdes brings a wealth of diversified experience from the world’s finest kitchens to Crystal Springs Resort’s Restaurant Latour. A native of New Zealand, Lourdes was hand-selected as Chef de Latour for his unique ability to develop inventive menus that will perfectly pair with the wines of Latour’s award-winning cellar. With a resumé […]

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BurgerFi Opens in New Brunswick

Some trends are born of necessity. We can debate the essential nature of the great cupcake boom of late or the present-day doughnut domination (of which I, personally, am a big fan). But there’s no denying that both our political and economic culture deeply influence trends in art (which cooking is), and thus our consumption. […]

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Taste of Essex event

Taste of Essex Returns March 31

  On Monday, March 31, more than 30 Essex County restaurants will participate in the 14th annual Taste of Essex. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. Musical entertainment will be on hand throughout the evening, and will feature a cappella group Gimme Four, […]

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Chef Spotlight: Red Knot’s Ralph Romano

Executive Chef Ralph Romano, a Union County resident, has worked all over the world, and is thrilled to be back in his home state creating contemporary American Gastropub fare at Red Knot at Galloping Hill. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, Ralph has experience being a chef at global five-star, five-diamond hotels, resorts, and restaurants, including […]

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Restaurateur Spotlight: Vince Carrabba

If you’re looking for Italian food that’s the real deal, talk to Vince Carrabba, co-owner and culinary director of Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza in Morristown. JERSEY BITES: What is your earliest food memory? VINCE CARRABBA: I fondly remember family dinners at my grandmother’s house—having Sunday pasta and meatballs. When did you realize you wanted […]

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