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Langosta Lounge’s Chef Peter Morris: A Big Winner

At the New Jersey Restaurant Association’s 2014 Restaurant Operators Conference (ROC’14), the year’s Top New Chef award went to Chef Peter Morris of Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park for his creation that evening: umami filet mignon with prawns. The competition, which industry leaders judged on taste, creativity, appearance and food safety, required the four participants […]

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Chef Spotlight: Thomas Ciszak

Chakra, in Paramus, is about to ring in its tenth year in business. Jersey Bites decided to celebrate by featuring Chef Thomas Ciszak. Born in Waltrop, Germany, and trained in some of the best kitchens in the world, Chef Thomas Ciszak brings a European sensibility and passion for seasonal, high-quality ingredients to the farm-to-table cooking […]

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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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Union City High School Welcomes Chef Jet Tila

  Union City High School’s Gabriela Martinez’s “Omelet de Union City” earned her a visit from celebrity chef Jet Tila, who cooked the winning recipe with her in the school’s cafeteria earlier this month. The tenth grader recently won the “What’s Your Hometown Specialty?” contest, which was established in an effort to promote healthier meal […]

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Easter Wines Around the Garden State

The Jersey Bites team checked in with some of the Garden State’s most prominent vineyards for their thoughts on Easter wines. Thanks to all who participated in gathering Easter wine picks from top New Jersey wineries! Villa Milagro Vineyards Audrey Cross Gambino Dueña de la viña “For me Easter is full of the first fragrant […]

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Peep-tini: The Cutest Thing You’ll Ever Drink

You know spring has arrived and Easter is quickly approaching once Peeps, those colorful sugary marshmallow confections, begin to appear. Kids go crazy for Peeps and now adults will, too! Bunny Peep-tinis will certainly please the grown-ups at your gathering this year. Flavored with vanilla and strawberry, they offer the perfect flavor combination for spring and Easter […]

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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: April 17: The Shannon Rose hosts a night of great food and craft brews during the Ommegang Tap Takeover at 5 p.m. Brewery Ommegang, a leading Belgian-style craft brewery located in Cooperstown, NY, will be tapping kegs of Ommegang’s limited, Belgian-style […]

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Wines for Your Easter Basket

This sponsored article is brought to you by Atlantic City Bottle Company. It’s been a long, challenging winter but finally, Easter is on its way. As with any religious holiday, it comes with tradition. Some traditions don’t seem to make any sense. A bunny? The bunny has been hopping into Easter since the thirteenth century as a […]

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Chef Spotlight: Anthony Pino of Anthony David’s

After graduating from Johnson & Wales University, Chef Anthony Pino immediately immersed himself in the New York food scene in the kitchen at BR Guest’s Park Avalon. He then moved on in the high-volume restaurant The Garage, in the East Village. There, Chef Pino began putting his training to work, blending Italian flavors with modern […]

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Like a “Cake Boss”—Carlo’s Opens in Morristown

Come on, admit it. You’ve been to Hoboken and waited in line for at least an hour—or six—to step foot inside the Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop made insanely famous on TLC’s popular show, Cake Boss. Or maybe you went but threw up your hands in exasperation, settling for an oversized Crumbs cupcake down the […]

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