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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

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. Admission is $3. Tuckerton Seaport, 120 Main Street, Tuckerton, 609-296-8868. December 5: Raw food coach and chef Karen Ranzi visits the […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

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. Contestants from three states will compete in four categories: chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. Admission is free. Grant Avenue, Seaside […]

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29th Annual Crystal Springs Oktoberfest

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 German sausages and beers, spit-fire roasted meats, live music, and games for kids young and old. This year, the popular […]

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Chef Spotlight: Crystal Springs Resort’s John Greeley

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 Polish family. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and has since gained experience with Southern cooking working as […]

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Recap: NJ Beer & Food Festival at Crystal Springs

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 spend quality time with dad—and with a wide array of beer-centric activities. The three-day festival kicked off with the “NJ […]

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Battle of the NJ Sous Chefs: The Winners!

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 some of the best, most dedicated sous chefs who cook long hours on the line. The judging panel for the […]

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Crystal Springs NJ Wine & Food Festival Recap

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, benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The weekend’s events were designed to allow foodies and wine aficionados to meet and mingle […]

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Restaurant Latour Welcomes Chef Jean Paul Lourdes

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 unique ability to develop inventive menus that will perfectly pair with the wines of Latour’s award-winning cellar. With a resumé […]

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Chef Spotlight: Timothy Fischer

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 your earliest food memory? CHEF TIMOTHY FISCHER: Cooking and canning with my mother and grandmother. When did you realize you […]

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Chicken Wings

Big-Game Wings for Every Kind of Fan

Denver fan? Rooting for Seattle? Just in it for the commercials? No matter the reason, here are some super wing recipes you can dive into on Super Bowl Sunday, including a gluten-free option. Baked Wings with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce Submitted by Christine Van Arsdalen, Somerset County Ingredients 1 package frozen chicken wings (plain) 1 […]

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