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Wineries of the Northern Skylands

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

With its mountainous terrain and cold winters, the northwestern corner of the state might not be where you’d expect to find vineyards. However, I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Loren Mortimer, of Westfall Winery; Gene Ventimiglia,...

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

THIS WEEKEND December 5 to 7: Enjoy holiday wine with your holiday shopping at Tuckerton Seaport’s Christkindlmarkt. The festival features horse-drawn cart rides, crafts, live music, and holiday desserts accompanied by drinks from local wineries....

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

THIS WEEKEND September 19-21: The Que by the Sea BBQ Festival and Competition comes to Seaside Heights. The sixth annual competition in the town, it is also recognized as a Mid-Atlantic Barbeque Association State Championship....

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29th Annual Crystal Springs Oktoberfest

September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crystal Springs’ Oktoberfest will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, at Mountain Creek Resort (200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ). Attracting over 12,000 people annually, this is the largest Oktoberfest in New Jersey and will offer dozens of...

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Chef John Greeley is bringing his background with locally grown produce to his new position as executive chef at Crystal Springs Resort. The Ridgewood native was raised on the fresh food of his Italian, Irish and...

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A couple weekends ago, beautiful Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg hosted its annual NJ Beer & Food Festival. The craft beer events took place over Father’s Day weekend, providing a unique way for guests to...

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Battle of the NJ Sous Chefs: The Winners!

April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Crystal Springs New Jersey Wine & Food Festival recently wrapped up and the results of the sold-out Battle of the NJ Sous Chefs are in. The competition was designed to showcase the contributions of...

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Crystal Springs NJ Wine & Food Festival Recap

March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oh what an event! The New Jersey Wine & Food Festival took place last weekend at beautiful Crystal Springs.The three-day event was a celebration of the world’s best wines and renowned national and local chefs,...

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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...

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Chef Spotlight: Timothy Fischer

February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Timothy Fischer, Executive Chef of Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, lets us in on how he first entered the culinary scene, some of his favorite memories, and advice for budding chefs. JERSEY BITES: What is...

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