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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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Pizza Time at Galloping Hill’s Red Knot Restaurant

With the amount of time I spend in a classroom, it can be a touch difficult for me to want to step inside another one after the 3:45 school bell rings. You can, however, coerce me if the classroom is also known as a kitchen and the one doing the instructing isn’t me! I love […]

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Where’s the Beef? At BiBi’z in Westwood

Bibi’z Restaurant/Lounge specializes in global American fare with a decidedly Mediterranean twist. In response to popular demand, the Bergen County restaurant is adding its prime Angus beef shoulder tenderloin special as a feature on its menu. The shoulder tenderloin special is complemented by sautéed mushrooms, Gorgonzola brûlée and rosemary imbued jus. It is served with roasted […]

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Now Open: Bonefish Grill in Manalapan

The one shopping center I find to be beyond amazing has just gotten unbelievably better. Before this year, the shopping center I speak of had a lot going for it: Target, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Wegmans, and a pretty good pizzeria, Alessi’s, all within walking distance. I could park here at 9 a.m. and be ready to […]

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Restaurant Openings and Closings for South Jersey

Here’s a handy list of some recent restaurant openings and a closing in South Jersey. Be on the lookout for coverage of other regions in the near future. We hope you enjoy this roundup and welcome your input. Please send your tips on new restaurants to info@JerseyBites.com. Open: Brooklyn Bistro, 44 Washington Street, Toms River, 732-244-2122. Empanada Mama’s, 600 […]

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north jersey restaurant openings and closings

Restaurant Openings and Closings for Central Jersey

Here’s a handy list of some recent restaurant openings, closings and reopenings in Central Jersey. Be on the lookout for coverage of other regions in the near future. We hope you enjoy this roundup and welcome your input. Please send your tips on new restaurants to info@JerseyBites.com.  Openings: Antoinette Boulangerie, 32 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, 732-224-1118. Balderose Fine Foods, 757 […]

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