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Past Meets Present at Mama Dag’s Seafood & Pasta House, in West Orange

The writer was invited to visit Mama Dag's and the meal was complimentary. Old-school, comforting, stick-to-your-ribs Italian food, the type...
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The Highlawn: Stunning Views All Around

The writer was invited to visit the Highlawn and the meal was complimentary. Sometimes you just want a cozy dinner...
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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...
Jave Love interior

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...
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...
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Holiday Recipes and Inspiration from Newark Working Kitchens

Newark Working Kitchens' (NWK) free meal delivery service for Newark residents is designed to activate Newark’s restaurants and deliver...
Kuffta “al ha plancha”platter – w/ Tahina, amba, Israeli salad and pickles and a side of hummus and Cabbage chickpea salad, mixed with, scallions, parsley, niagella seeds olive oil and lemon juice

Chutzpah Kitchen, Authentic Israeli Street Food, Opens in Maplewood

Manhattan restaurateur and Maplewood resident Sagi Ohayon is bringing authentic Israeli street food to Maplewood Village with a new...
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The Belmont Tavern: An Old-School Gem in Belleville

In the beginning of the movie Fargo, a disclaimer flashed on the screen that read “This is a true...
mocha shortbread cookie recipe

Free Coffee for the Front Line and a Mocha-Shortbread-Cookie Recipe for All

While they live the curbside-pickup life along with so many restaurants and coffee shops around the country, the Cedar...
DeNovo,Montclair, Jersey Bites, Demetri Malki, Rachel Bozek

DeNovo Montclair Owner Steps up for Employees During Public Health Crisis

Looking for a way to make things better as everything seemed to just be getting worse, DeNovo owner Demetri...

NJ Chef Profile Series: Cynthia Soto, Chef and Owner at Empanada Lady Café

Cynthia Soto is a firm believer in things falling into place as they should. She had no intention of...

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Return to Tun Tavern: One of New Jersey’s First Brewpubs

  Twenty-five years ago, drinking fresh beer in the place where it was made was a novelty here in New Jersey. Atlantic City’s Tun Tavern...