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Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

August 1, 2020

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

New Jersey Date Night: Life’s a Beach in Avalon

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

A little seaside road trip makes for a perfect date and Avalon provides an unforgettable backdrop. You can enjoy everything from shopping to surfing and, of course, outdoor dining in this affluent shore town on Seven Mile Island.

Besides checking out the exquisite real estate, you and your date can ...

Opinion: For Our Family with Food Allergies, the Pandemic Got So Much Scarier

We are that family. You know, the one with the kids who have a combined count of over 30 severe food allergies. You can see our previous NJ Flavor story, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.  

We are the family that was used to weekly allergic reactions due to ever-changing and surprisingly hidden ingredients, even in foods ...

No-Churn Ice Cream and Other Must-Try Frozen Treats to Make This Summer

Nothing beats a cool, creamy dessert on a hot summer day. We’ve got five frozen treats you need to try, including a customizable recipe for no-churn ice cream that starts with two simple ingredients.

Which one will you make first?

Affogato: A yummy Italian pick-me-up, affogato is traditionally a scoop of gelato “drowned” in a shot of espresso. If you don’t have ...

New Jersey Date Night: Restaurants That Make You Feel Like a World Traveler

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Nothing is more on the receiving end of loneliness and neglect right now than our suitcases, thanks to this pandemic.

Luckily for us, a Garden State summer makes staying local a pretty great and tasty option. A melting pot of ethnicities, New Jersey boasts restaurants that bring the international ...

NJ Farmers Markets Adjust to New Way of Shopping During Pandemic

NEW JERSEY — As New Jersey moves into new phases of reopening after the COVID-19 lockdown, farmers markets are adapting to our new socially distanced “normal.”  

In towns across the state, market managers have implemented new business practices to keep both vendors and customers safe. Designated as essential businesses early in the pandemic, some expanded their footprint ...

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No-Churn Ice Cream and Other Must-Try Frozen Treats to Make This Summer

July 18, 2020

Nothing beats a cool, creamy dessert on a hot summer day. We’ve got five frozen treats you need to try, including a customizable recipe for no-churn ice cream that starts with two simple ingredients.

Which one will you make first?

Affogato: A yummy Italian pick-me-up, affogato is traditionally a scoop of gelato “drowned” in a shot of espresso. If you don’t have ...

7 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer

Anyone who has ever planted mint knows it can grow like a weed.

If you’ve got oodles of the herb, from your garden or the market, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Here are a few of our favorites on hot summer days:

Stir chopped mint into softened cream cheese for a new bagel spread.

Toss it in your pitcher for mint water. You can combine it with fruit, such ...

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NJ Farmers Markets Adjust to New Way of Shopping During Pandemic

July 10, 2020

NEW JERSEY — As New Jersey moves into new phases of reopening after the COVID-19 lockdown, farmers markets are adapting to our new socially distanced “normal.”  

In towns across the state, market managers have implemented new business practices to keep both vendors and customers safe. Designated as essential businesses early in the pandemic, some expanded their footprint ...

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BuyLocalNJ Features The Liberty Group Celebrating 100 Years

BuyLocalNJ is the place to find, support, and celebrate locally owned businesses in New Jersey. Meet the business owners who help our communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, connecting neighbors, and contributing to local causes. Thank you for buying local!

Family owned and operated since 1920, The Liberty Group Company operations include Liberty United Van Lines, Lincoln ...