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Smithville Peanut Butter Co.

If your culinary fantasies involve Reese’s or a big jar of chunky peanut butter with a spoon, your peanut butter dreams just may come true at the new Smithville Peanut Butter Co. Located in the Village Greene at Historic Smithville, just a stone’s throw from Atlantic City, the shop’s grand opening was December 6. It’s everything peanut […]







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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Comes to Somerville

On Wednesday, January 14, the internationally renowned Wolfgang’s Steakhouse hosted a VIP opening reception at its very first New Jersey location, in Somerville. Jersey Bites was invited for a wonderful evening of fine food and drink and we predict that Wolfgang’s will gain a real following. The evening kicked off with the mayor of Somerville, Brian Gallagher, leading the ribbon cutting ceremony. […]







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Bluestone Coffee Company in Montclair

How do you know a restaurant is a good brunch place? When it’s only open until 2:30 in the afternoon! This is the kind of place that only does breakfast, brunch, and lunch, so they know their stuff when it comes to morning eats. Bluestone Coffee Company is an unassuming café in the heart of […]







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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

This weekend: January 10: Slow Food Central Jersey hosts one of only five winter farmer’s markets, featuring the best of baked goods, mushrooms, cheese, wines, sauces and more. The event also includes live music. Admission is a suggested donation of $3. D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, 609-933-4452. And beyond: […]







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north jersey restaurant openings and closings

New Jersey Restaurant Openings & Closings

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: 900 Degree Pizza, 626 […]







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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

January 7: David Wood, a noted brewer, hosts “Homebrewing 101” at the Englewood Public Library. He will discuss the necessary equipment to get into homebrewing, give an overview of beer making and describe the ingredients process. The event starts at 7:15 and is open to the public. Englewood Public Library, 31 Engle Street, Englewood, 201-568-2215. […]







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National Bloody Mary Day

It is said that every dog has his day. Now, the hair of the dog has his day, too. Yes, there is a special day set aside to honor the ubiquitous restorative elixir famously sipped after a night of one too many, and it’s known as the bloody mary. And which day is it, you […]







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Caffébene Pulls into Little Falls

Have you ever driven up Route 23 near the Willowbrook Mall and wished there were a good, immediately accessible drive-through coffee place? I have. Many, many times. Well, friends, the wishing is over. Caffébene’s new location, in Little Falls (previously the Entenmann’s outlet location), is up and running, and ready for customers who are looking for […]







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Coming Soon: Cross & Orange in Asbury Park

One of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Asbury Park, Park Overlook, located at one of the best locations on Cookman Avenue is about to be busy again, once restaurateurs (and brothers) Bob and Chris Fahey open the doors to Cross & Orange in early 2015. Inspired by the heritage and ambition of mid-1800s, […]







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Brunch with Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

Whether you have guests staying with you for the holidays or you’re (finally!) enjoying some quiet time, preparing a delicious—and creative—brunch is a great way to spend a weekend morning. Executive Chef Josh Bernstein, of Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, offered up the mouth-watering recipes below, along with his thoughts on each one: breakfast pizza, wild boar […]







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