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New Tops Diner Set to Open and Dazzle the Eye and Palate

A new epoch in the history of the Diner Capital of the World is about to open in East...
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Cedar Grove’s Pilgrim Diner Reopens its Doors At Last

The Pilgrim Diner in Cedar Grove is back in business, reclaiming its spot as an eatery on the roadmap...
Broad Street Diner in Keyport

At Keyport’s Broad Street Diner, Lobster Tails Cure Recent Blues

Walking into Keyport’s Broad Street Diner on a Saturday afternoon in April, there were familiar, reassuring sights, sounds, and...
Pilgrim Diner under construction

Pilgrim Diner in Cedar Grove to Reopen Later This Year

The shuttered Pilgrim Diner in Cedar Grove is slated to be reborn later this year. New construction work is...
Turkey dinner at All Seasons Diner, Michael Gabriele, Thanksgiving, Jersey Bites

All Seasons Diners to Offer Free Meals on Thanksgiving

In a year of food insecurity for many due to the turmoil caused by the pandemic, two diners in...
Montclair Diner, Michael Gabriele, Jersey Bites, Essex County, Gus Makris, Eliot Mosby

Montclair Diner: A Refreshed Menu and Vibe

In one corner, a group of children is gathered, playing with toys and games while their parents drink coffee...

Tick Tock Diner Unveils Sparkling Redesign and New Menu

A new executive chef, a modernized menu, and a redesigned interior and exterior highlight the reopening of the Tick...

New Jersey Diners: A Season of Renewal

The last 24 months have been a season of renewal for the Jersey diner business. Facelifts, renovations, redesigns—call it...
Tops Diner, East Newark, Hudson County, Michael Gabriele, Jersey Bites, renovation

Tops Unveils Plans for All-New Diner in East Newark

Tops Diner, the acclaimed Garden State eatery, has launched a long-awaited major construction project that will yield an entirely...
Blairstown Diner, Crossroads Diner, Warren County, Michael Gabriele, Jersey Bites

One Diner Marks 70 Years; One Says Goodbye

A curious juxtaposition of events recently occurred in New Jersey’s northwestern Warren County diner landscape. One diner celebrated its...
Amwell Valley Diner, Ringoes, Jersey Bites, Michael Gabriele, diners, Hunterdon County

A Visit to the Amwell Valley Diner in Ringoes

It was 10:30 a.m. on a stifling Tuesday morning in mid-August, just in time for brunch. Even though I...
The Village Diner, Diners, Jersey Bites, Michael C. Gabriele

Enjoying Retro Passion at a Jersey Diner in Pennsylvania

It was the first Saturday morning in May, and this reporter decided to have lunch at a New Jersey...

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Fanwood larder entrance

Fanwood Larder, the “Closer Grocer”

Set the way-back machine to late 2015, when the once-great grocery retailer that served Fanwood filed for bankruptcy and shuttered all of its stores...
Skunktown Distillery

Skunktown Distillery Wins Big