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Vital Dining in Montclair

Healthy Food with a Caribbean Twist  Montclair’s new health destination with a Caribbean twist, Vital, has been opening to rave reviews and I recently set out to finally try this spot for myself. (My disclaimer to this story is that my good friend’s cousins own Vital.) The truth is that it’s absolutely delicious and that […]

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The Habit Burger Grill in Fair Lawn

The word “habit” conjures up visions of bad and sometimes expensive obsessions. As in “…gotta kick this _______ habit,” or “I’m just working to feed my habit.” So let me introduce you to what could become a good habit, and a reasonable one at that. It recently landed in Fair Lawn, but The Habit Burger Grill was […]

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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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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 info@JerseyBites.com. 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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New Jersey and Hot Dogs: Perfect Together

As we wrap up National Hot Dog Month it’s important to remember that every day is a hot dog day in the Garden State. Check out our list of hot dog places to try, as recommended by our team and several of our readers. Know of a good one we missed? Add it to the […]

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JB Couture Cakes Opens in Belmar

At the age of 19, Jessica Bucceri decided to follow her dreams and her passion. But she didn’t expect the outpouring of support she got. So far, her enthusiasm and deliciously sweet cupcakes have brought hundreds over to the sweet side, helping her open the doors to her very own bakery, JB Couture Cakes in […]

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Six NJ Restaurants Make National OpenTable List

After reviewing more than 5 million restaurant reviews, online reservation and review service OpenTable named six New Jersey restaurants to its 2014 Diners’ Choice list for the Top 100 Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America. Camden County dominated the Jersey contingency with Casa Bella Trattoria of Haddonfield, Crux Café of Audubon, and L’Oceano Ristorante and El Sitio Steak Grille & Café of Collingswood all being […]

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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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What’s the Deal with Oysters?

The staff over at 100 Steps Supper Club + Raw Bar knows oysters, so we thought it would be great to get a little “Oysters 101″ from the Cranford eatery. Here’s their take on this often intriguing menu item. Oysters. People love ‘em or hate ‘em. The tasty bivalves have all sorts of strange reputations and myths […]

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Porta: Homemade Pizza in Asbury Park

Pizza and warm weather go together like….peanut butter and jelly? Or something like that. I recently had the opportunity to check out the much acclaimed Porta in Asbury Park. The wonderful food, great ambiance and free-flowing wine were only the beginning of what turned out to be an incredible evening. Just two blocks off the […]

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