NJ Flavor

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation. To woo diners back, some restaurants are ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Making a day of a date is a great way to create memories with your love, but when you choose to spend that time in Bordentown, it’s guaranteed to go down in relationship history. New Jersey has many historical ...

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Grab some fragrant fresh basil at the store or farmers market, or pick some from your garden, for this zippy summer recipe. This simple no-cook sauce is great on pasta or pizza. Try it on fish or chicken, or mix some into mayonnaise for a flavor-packed sandwich spread. If you have leftover ...

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Now that the unofficial start of summer is here, get ready to cool off with these refreshing cold drinks: Pineapple Mint Water: Float a few slices of pineapple and a handful of mint in a pitcher of water. Let stand in fridge at least an hour before serving. Cold Brew Iced Coffee: Insanely ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. In New Jersey there’s never a reason needed to go out for burgers and shakes, but it so happens that May is National Hamburger Month. We also know that nobody celebrates a holiday quite like New Jerseyans, ...

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NEW JERSEY — May 20 is World Bee Day, designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development. Current bee species extinction rates are 100 to 1,000 times higher than normal due to human ...

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NEW JERSEY — First there was “Shot and a Beer.” Now there’s “Uncork the Vaccination,” offering adults who get their first COVID vaccine dose during the month of May a free glass of wine at participating New Jersey wineries, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday. The program is a partnership ...

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As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party. Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve: Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at ...

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NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing. Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden. “There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who ...

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NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May. The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership ...

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NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut. You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. There comes a time in every relationship when a little something extra is needed. It’s not that the spark is gone nor is the relationship in any sort of trouble … it just needs a little spicing up. The same thing ...

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NEW JERSEY — It’s Kohlrabi season in the Garden State, and if you don’t know what that means, well, you’re not alone. The bulbous, cruciferous vegetable isn’t the state’s best-known crop, but once you’ve added it to your repertoire, you’ll be glad you did. Kohlrabi comes in two colors — green ...

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NEW JERSEY — From disco fries to tomato pies, the Garden State is home to some unique foods. Do you know the definitions of these special dishes New Jersey has to offer? Beefsteak: Go to a traditional beefsteak banquet for sliced grilled beef served on slices of bread, French fries and beer, all ...

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A tropical drink with three types of rum, two kinds of freshly squeezed juice and a garnish that resembles a fruit salad? That’s great if a bartender is making it for us. When it comes to a cocktail in the comfort of our own home, sometimes we just want something simple. Something that doesn’t ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Most couples are conditioned to think that romance only can be found after 7:30 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday. But those in the know realize that intimate moments aren’t found in only one or two specific windows ...

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NEW JERSEY — No-shows have always been an issue for restaurants, but with pandemic restrictions limiting seating, these days the effects can be devastating. Restaurant owners have a plea for patrons who can’t make their reservations: Just call and cancel. “In previous years, busy days for us ...

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This article originally appeared on TAPinto Hoboken. HOBOKEN, NJ — Even Cookie Monster knows: If you need mutz, you head to Hoboken. On the recent Episode 5119 of Sesame Street (PBS), resident foodies Cookie Monster and Gonger needed to get some mozzarella cheese for a caprese salad order at ...

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PATERSON, NJ — “One All the Way,” a new documentary by Paterson native David Baram, explores the history of one very New Jersey food. The short film centers around a culinary delight that, despite its name, is most often found in and around Paterson. “I probably had a hot Texas weiner every ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Spring fever manifests in many ways, including the itch to visit different places. Right now traveling to far-away, exotic locales is still a challenge. Luckily for New Jerseyans, we have so many towns rich in ...

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CHERRY HILL, NJ — There is a new fast food burger shop on the block, and its name begins with an M. “McDowell’s,” a spoof on McDonald’s, is the fictional quick-service restaurant located on Queens Boulevard from the popular movie franchise “Coming to America.” In the original film, released in ...

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NEW JERSEY — Spring is here, and that means tender spears of asparagus are on the table. Whether your stalks are thick or thin, it’s the method that you use to cook this vegetable that affects the way it tastes. Steam it in the microwave or on the stove and you’ll get a “green,” grassy flavor.

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NEW JERSEY — Just check the menu of any Irish bar/restaurant in America on March 17, and you’ll be sure to find corned beef and cabbage among the specials offered for St. Patrick’s Day.  After all, corned beef and cabbage is the quintessential Irish meal … or is it? The reality is that the Irish ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For a limited time, Roosterspin in Downtown Westfield is taking its deep-fried Korean corn dogs, dipping them in Ghirardelli hot fudge sauce and decorating them with multicolored sprinkles. The treats are part of Downtown Westfield’s self-guided chocolate tour, one of several ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Spring is upon us, bringing the sweet smell of the outdoors and the permission to trade the long johns for a light jacket. Spring ushers in a time of reawakening, allowing us to replace the dust of winter with ...

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For a quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner, grilled cheese has it all — easy, cheesy, gooey comfort food at its finest. Press it in a sandwich press or indoor grill, toast it in a hot pan or pop it into the oven and it’s ready in minutes. But don’t stop there. Level up your sandwich-making ...

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NEW JERSEY — Delivery has become our new best friend over the past year. With the pandemic almost a year old and numerous delivery services at our fingertips, the idea of having food come to you (instead of the other way around) has become commonplace. After the initial shock and shut downs of ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. February is Black History Month and as such we’re reminded of so many people who have made a difference in how we live all year through. As we celebrate the hefty list of accomplishments of those who came ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish festival of Purim is almost here, which means it’s time for hamantaschen!  The traditional triangle-shaped cookies have a reputation of being a little dry, but Shannon Sarna, cookbook author and editor of The Nosher, swears by the recipe below. The South Orange ...

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