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Luciano's Ristorante, Rahway, Union County, Marina Kennedy, Jersey Bites

Luciano’s Ristorante in Rahway: Fine, Creative Italian Cuisine in a Classic Setting

There’s a reason Luciano’s Italian Ristorante & Lounge is known throughout the area as a charming destination for great...
Jersey Bites, Michael Butler, Deb Smith, B2 Bistro + Bar, Chef Spotlight

Chef Spotlight: Chef Michael Butler Takes the Helm at B2 Bistro + Bar in Point Pleasant Beach

B2 Bistro recently welcomed a new executive chef at its Point Pleasant Beach location. Allow us to introduce Chef...
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...

A Lady Walks into a Bar…Taka

Where I Was Taka, Asbury Park, NJ When, Exactly Wednesday, October 22, 2:22 p.m. Where I Sat I sat with my back to a...
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...
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...

Red Bank Craft Beer: Breweries, Brew Pubs and Bars

Although it’s one of New Jersey’s hippest towns, Red Bank has been a little slow in jumping on the...
New Jersey Ice Cream

NJ Instagrammers’ Ice Cream Obsessions

National Ice Cream Day is on a Sunday this year. How apropos! We asked a few of our favorite...
A Lady Walks into a Bar, Gabrielle Garofalo, Summer Cocktails, Jersey Bites, Jersey Shore

A Lady Walks into a Bar…Summer Cocktail Collection

Nothing beats a perfectly crafted cocktail to cool a sweltering summer night. The composition. The presentation. That first sultry...

I Never Sausage a Hot Dog! The Texas Weiner

If you’ve never eaten a Texas Weiner, well, you’ve found the right article. For the uninitiated: It's a beef and...
Red Rock Tap & Grill, Red Bank, Gabrielle Garofalo, A Lady Walks into a Bar, Jersey Bites

A Lady Walks into a Bar…Red Rock Tap & Grill

Where I Was Red Rock Tap & Grill, Red Bank, NJ When, Exactly Monday, April 29, 1:04 p.m. Where I Sat I arrived with...

The Whitechapel Projects: Repurposing with a Purpose in Long Branch

I grew up in Monmouth County and have been around long enough to remember the old haunts of the...

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Ashton Brewing, Middlesex, Peter Culos, Jersey Bites

Ashton Brewing Has the Right Stuff

The military has an old axiom that no plan survives the first contact with the enemy. Ashton Brewing understands that all too well, especially...