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Battle River Brewing: Beer with History in Downtown Toms River

In 1782, if you were a Patriot militia soldier guarding the salt works in the small village of Toms River, you might be in...

MudHen Brewing Company: Wildwood’s Craft Brewery

What’s a MudHen? Back in the late-19th century, when steam locomotives were still somewhat of a novelty, they had nicknames. The “MudHen” squeaked and...

Glenbrook Brewery: Morristown’s First Craft Brewery

As the team at Glenbrook Brewery can attest, you should never underestimate the power of a cheap malt extract home brew starter kit. These...

Low-Calorie New Jersey Craft Beers That Don’t Disappoint in Flavor

Everyone knows that the most common new year resolution is to lose weight. This is especially true in this year of COVID. I’m not...

Alternate Ending Beer Co., in Aberdeen

“Be patient.” That's the best advice ever given to Scott Novick, owner of the new brewpub, Alternate Ending Beer Company, in Aberdeen, NJ. Whether...

Oktoberfest, Jersey Shore Style

Like so much else this year, the world’s largest celebration of beer was canceled. The Volksfest known as Oktoberfest isn’t happening in Munich this...

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NJ Farms

Spring might have had a late start this year, but that doesn’t mean New Jersey residents can’t take advantage of all the fresh produce...

NJ Wine

Old York Cellars Named 2020 NJ Winery of the Year at New York International Wine Competition

Old York Cellars Winery, owned by David Wolin, received the coveted title of 2020 New Jersey Winery of the Year at the 2020 New...

Thanksgiving Wine Buying Guide

In the United States, more wine is sold around Thanksgiving than any other holiday. Dark meat, white meat, spiced dressing, gravy, tart cranberries... Pairing...

Celebrate: Beaujolais Nouveau est à venir

At precisely 12:01 a.m. on the third Thursday of every November, the annual harvest of Beaujolais Nouveau is released. It wasn’t until November 21,...

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A True Flavor Awakening, Courtesy of Benchmark Breads

Along the Jersey Shore, yeast is a term most often used by the coast’s surfing community after sitting in a wet wetsuit all day....

Cumberland County’s Top 3 Sandwiches: A Search by Todd Noon

This is my second of three installments where I reveal the best sandwiches to be eaten in Atlantic, Cumberland, and Cape May Counties.  As I...

A Weekend Getaway at La Mer Beachfront Resort, in Cape May

The writer was invited to visit La Mer and the Pier House Restaurant + Wine Bar, and the stay was complimentary.   It was our first real...

Battle River Brewing: Beer with History in Downtown Toms River

In 1782, if you were a Patriot militia soldier guarding the salt works in the small village of Toms River, you might be in...

Java Love Celebrates 10 Years of Coffee with Integrity (and Love)

More than a decade ago Montclair residents Kristine-Ellis Petrik and Jodie Dawson were searching for a great cup of coffee at their seasonal getaway...

Recipes

Three Cheers for Three Margarita Recipes

Cinco de Mayo will be here before we know it and we always like to have a few party-friendly margarita recipes on hand for...

Reinvent Holiday Leftovers with these Recipes for Turkey, Ham and Beef

As much as we love celebrating Thanksgiving in our house, one of my favorite things is to reinvent holiday leftovers. To me, it's half...

Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes

My fourteen year old hasn't shown any interest in learning how to cook, but his interest in eating what I cook is growing as...

Recipe: Spicy Ham and Lentil Soup Using Pantry Staples

This is not your typical ham and lentil soup recipe. The addition of Ro*Tel Original gives this soup a mild kick. If you prefer...