Happy 7th Birthday to Jersey Bites!


Let’s Party!

I truly can’t believe Jersey Bites is turning 7. When I started the site, my sons were 10 and 6. Now, at 17 and 13, they have a hard time remembering life without Mom franticly blurting out “don’t touch the food, I have to get a picture.” Ah, life with a food blogger. My very first, humble post back in 2007 anticipated “when my boys become big burly teenagers” and here we are. (Sigh.)

Flash forward seven years and we have built up quite a community of food lovers in New Jersey! We are so blessed to have the contributors that we have and the readers that we have. It is such a joy to be able to interact with everyone on a daily basis through our social channels.

So, let’s get to the good stuff. Starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow, September 4, we are having an all-day Birthday Bash on our Facebook page! We will be giving away prizes every hour. (See the schedule below.) Just pop in when you want or hang out all day. We’ll be throwing some Jersey Bites Throwback Thursday tidbits at you along with some fun trivia about our contributors.

To help us celebrate and spread the word, please use #HappyBdayJerseyBites whenever you refer to the event on Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you all for making these seven years so completely amazing and we are all looking forward to many more years of bringing you the latest in food news, recipes and restaurant coverage to New Jersey.

Birthday Bash Gift Card Giveaways
A BIG, BITE-SIZED THANKS to all of the businesses who generously donated to our event! 

9 a.m.: Squirrel & The Bee, Short Hills ($50)

10 a.m.: Paragon Tap & Table, Clark ($75)

11 a.m.: Game Time Bar & Grill, Freehold ($50)

12 p.m.: Ho-Ho-Kus Inn, Ho-Ho-Kus ($50)

1 p.m.: Classic Cake, Cherry Hill and Washington Township ($50)

2 p.m.: The Gables, Beach Haven ($100)

3 p.m.: AC Bottle Company, Atlantic City ($100)

4 p.m.: Sharrott Winery, Hammonton  ($50)

5 p.m.: Fricasée, Montclair ($100)

6 p.m.: Morris Tap & Grill, Randolph ($75)

7 p.m.: Strip House, Livingston ($100)

8 p.m.: Elements Cafe, Haddon Heights ($50)

asbury shot cropOwner: Deborah Smith
Launched in 2007, JerseyBites.com began as a home for Deborah’s growing collection of recipes, but soon grew into a hub for food news in the Garden State. In addition to her duties on JerseyBites, Deborah is the owner of Foxtrot Media, a full service digital marketing company that specializes in content development, social media marketing and search engine optimization.  She is also a highly sought after speaker on the topic of restaurant marketing, social media and blogging. You can learn more about her services and marketing through social media on her blog www.DeborahLSmith.com.