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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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Osteria in Moorestown

A Cut Way Above Your Usual Mall Munch It was a cool Friday night, and our taste buds were hankering for something new and different. We’d heard about a new crop of restaurants in the Moorestown Mall, and decided to check out Osteria. Owned by well-known Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri, the restaurant has a warm modern vibe, great […]

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Peruvian Flair: Coming Soon to Red Bank

Dining out in Red Bank is similar to traveling the culinary world. Eating your way through places like Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Jamaica, and more, you experience the world over without having to spend hundreds of dollars on an airline ticket. In just a few weeks, adventurous eaters can stamp another country into their diners’ passports […]

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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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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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The Dog Day of Summer is… Monday

  In honor of the start of summer, a few restaurants in Bernardsville and Basking Ridge will allow dogs to dine alongside their owners. Three restaurants owned by Hampshire Destination Properties—The Bernards Inn, The Station and Bella’s Burger Shack—will all welcome canines for outdoor dining all summer long. On Mondays beginning June 2, The Bernards […]

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