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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...

NJ Chef Profile Series: Risa Magid Boyer, Owner and Chef at Vanillamore

Years ago, Risa Magid Boyer thought she wanted to pursue a career in graphic design. That lasted until she...
Cedar Bean's Coffee Joint, Michael Gabriele, Jersey Bites, Coffee, Cedar Grove, Open Mic, Dave Fletcher

Good Vibrations from Cedar Bean’s Coffee Joint

It was a brisk Thursday evening as an energetic crowd arrived at Cedar Bean’s Coffee Joint in Cedar Grove: a...
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...
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NJ Chef Profile Series: Jessica Alfreds, Chef and Business Owner

This article is part of a Jersey Bites series focusing on women chefs in the Garden State. Years ago, as a...
Rutgers CUEED, Entrepreneurship, Alex Criscione, Lauren Munsi, Jersey Bites, Newark, Essex County, UnGala

UnGala: A Celebration of Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

As part of its tenth anniversary, the Rutgers University Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) recently presented a wide...
Montclair Brewery, Montclair, Essex County, Beer, Peter Culos

A Close-Up Look at Montclair Brewery

Opening a new brewery is no small feat, and Leo and Denise Ford Sawadogo made it happen in—and for—Montclair. The...

NJ Chef Profile Series: Ariane Kitchen & Bar Executive Chef, Ariane Duarte

This article is part of a Jersey Bites series focusing on women chefs in the Garden State. Ariane Duarte knew...

ZinBurger in Clifton

The Cook’s Tour was invited to preview the new ZinBurger restaurant in December (the official opening  was December 13)...

Sampling Hot Sauce, Beer, Fudge at a Montclair Meetup

It really wasn’t about the tangy, craft-made sauces and condiments, or the selection of delicious beer, or the flavorful...

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Top 5 Tips for 2020 Summer Dining

As a man who paid for his college education by working as a waiter and bartender, I have a unique appreciation for enjoying a...