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A Taste of Greece in River Edge

Picture yourself in a Greek taverna, close your eyes, smell the sea air, sip your wine and start eating small bites of fresh wonderful food, beautiful appetizers and dips. Open your eyes, look out the window and see Kinderkamack Road somewhere out there, beyond this experience. It was a freezing cold winter night a few […]

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Cross & Orange in Asbury Park

Have you ever had one of those dinners where everything you ate was magnificent? Almost as if your every food fantasy was finally put to rest with the dishes before you? Well, I experienced just that the other night, and I wasn’t dreaming. First, flashback to December when I had the chance to sit down with owners […]

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Local Urban Kitchen in Point Pleasant Beach

Satisfying Every Diet Question: Where can you bring all of your hard-core vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, and “junk food” friends, to lunch where they’ll all be able to enjoy the food? (And no, this is not a trick question.) Answer: Local Urban Kitchen in Pt. Pleasant. Believe it or not, Local Urban Kitchen, aka LUK, is the […]

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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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Talula’s in Asbury Park

  Last month, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek into Talula’s before the eatery opened its doors in Asbury Park. That sneak peek didn’t include any food, so when I was invited to join them for dinner, I practically ran there! Let me tell you, it was everything that I had hoped it would […]

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Jar Goods Classic Red: Product Review and Recipes

I recently received a sample jar of fresh sauce from Jar Goods, based in Hoboken. I always love receiving samples before reviewing a product, because not only does it enable me to relay to my readers a personal encounter with the product, but also because it provides such a wonderful first impression when distributors make a […]

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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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Kielbasa, Sausage and Bacon, Oh My!

We get a lot of requests to sample food products, and unfortunately I just don’t have time to review everything. Luckily, the Jersey Bites mighty band of biters is willing to step in and pick up the reviewing responsibilities on occasion. However, when Sam Vitiello, owner of Sam’s Butcher Shop, emailed me to ask if I would […]

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Wonderfully Raw’s Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes

I am always looking for healthy snacks to feed my kids (and myself)! At home, I usually serve fresh fruits and vegetables, but those don’t work as well when we’re on the go, so I find myself on the hunt for delicious, nutritious pre-packaged snacks that travel well. When I got the offer to try […]

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Sunday Brunch at The Ryland Inn

Just a few weeks ago, gorgeous The Ryland Inn began serving Sunday brunch. The space is beautiful, inviting and has a calming effect each time I visit. We were seated in what I’ll call the main dining room off the attractive courtyard where a band was setting up. Cello, mandolin, banjo and guitar in hand, […]

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