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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND Through August 16: Cherry Hill Township’s first-ever Restaurant Week continues through Saturday, August 16. Guests can enjoy specially selected three-course dinner menus for either $25 or $35 per person. Select restaurants are also offering two-course lunch menus for $15 or $20. Visit here for more information, or follow@CHRestaurantWk on Twitter. Through August 17: Caldwell Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, August […]

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CSA Goodness from Dreyer Farms

Somehow we’re lucky enough to live in a town that has an actual working farm. Dreyer Farms in Cranford has been around since 1904 and recently underwent a huge renovation that made it just that much bigger and better. My husband and I joined the CSA last year and I quickly realized that I really […]

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Opening Soon: Paragon Tap & Table in Clark

Even if you know Chef Eric LeVine from Morris Tap & Grill, now you’ll know him even better. Next month, Paragon Tap & Table will open in Clark, featuring Chef LeVine’s award-winning food paired with 20 artisan craft beers on tap. The gastropub experience will be enhanced by friendly and knowledgeable staff, five large-screen televisions in […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

Event details are subject to change without notice. Please confirm directly before heading out! THIS WEEKEND: Through August 9: Bloomfield Restaurant Week will take place from August 3 to 9. The week features prix fixe meals of $30 or less for lunch and/or dinner. Participating restaurants will also raffle away gift certificates for guests. For more information […]

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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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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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Patricia & Paul in Westfield

Just over a year ago, Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics opened its doors in downtown Westfield, introducing the area to artisanal olive oils and vinegars. Owner Patricia Hanigan has a degree in nutrition and worked in food service for more than 20 years. She was interested in the health aspects of olive oil […]

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Chef Spotlight: Kara Decker

  Chef Kara Decker joined the Local Roots Group in late 2007. Most recently, she headed the kitchen as Executive Chef at A Toute Heure and now focuses her efforts primarily at 100 Steps as Executive Chef while she continues to oversee the culinary endeavors of the Local Roots Group. Much lauded in her field, Chef Decker […]

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Cranford’s Dreyer Farms: Better Than Ever

If you’ve driven up Springfield Avenue in Cranford at all in the past few months then you’ve been sure to notice the changes happening at Dreyer Farms. The old structure was torn down and a beautiful new building stands in its place. I spoke with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Director Dawn Salerno about the new […]

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