NJ Flavor

June 19, 2019

Wake up and smell the funnel cake — New Jersey’s state and county fairs have begun. The big events, which take place all summer long around the state, began as a way for farmers to teach people about agriculture and show off horses and other animals. These days fair-goers can also enjoy rides, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even ...

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Pinata cakes (aka surprise cakes) are “the” birthday party dessert now. The layer cakes are filled with candy, so when you cut into them — surprise! — M&Ms or Skittles or sprinkles or whatever spills out. Being the awesome mom that I am, I decided to take a shot at making one for a particular ...

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One bunch of beets, two recipes. When you buy fresh beets, assuming they come with the green tops, you’re really getting two vegetables — the roots and the greens. Use them both with our easy recipes for Beets with Lemony Dressing and Beet Greens with Garlic: Beets with Lemony Dressing 1 ...

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More than 150 New Jersey wines will be featured this weekend at the annual outdoor Pour Into Summer Wine Festival, held for the first time this year in Berkeley Heights. “It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate all the amazing things that are happening in New Jersey wines,” said event organizer ...

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Take a trip to Greece without leaving the Garden State this weekend when you visit NJ Greek Fest at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield. The annual three-day outdoor festival kicked off Friday night with music, games and a piles of freshly made Greek food. Volunteer Debra Vlahakis, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. It would be a sin to live in the Garden State without taking a moment to enjoy the fruits of the Jersey farmer’s labor, and what better place to find that than at on of the state’s many farmer’s ...

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The restaurant with locations in Westfield, Millburn, Morristown and Somerville will donate all sale proceeds Thursday evening to the Valerie Fund. What’s better than fresh salads, innovative sandwiches and gourmet treats? Knowing that the proceeds from your meal are going to help provide ...

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A dollar won’t buy you a cup of coffee at most places in New Jersey, but this week it will buy nine meals for neighbors in need. That’s because every dollar donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s triple match campaign will be tripled until midnight on May 31, 2019, up to $15,000 ...

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Strawberries and rhubarb are one of our favorite springtime combinations. Use them here to make a quick and easy spread. This recipe makes a small batch — enough for two 8-oz. jars. If you keep them in your refrigerator, there’s no need to process them. Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Jam 2 ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como. The New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar is certainly living up to its name, as the three-day event rolls into the borough’s downtown district this weekend. From May 17 through May 19, a host of Belmar restaurants will offer a bounty of ...

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High School sophomore Elizabeth Chin knows first-hand how pediatric cancer affects families. Her brother, Connor, was diagnosed with bone cancer two and a half years ago. Connor was successfully treated by Memorial Sloan Kettering and is enjoying life as an eighth grader.  Elizabeth is leading ...

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If you’ve never tasted a ramp before, it might be hard to understand why chefs and foodies get so excited about this wild member of the onion family. Part of the appeal is their incredibly short season — just a few weeks. If you see some at the farmer’s market, grab them now, because they may not ...

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This article first ran on TAPinto Westfield. WESTFIELD, NJ — A former Wall Street banker who is starting a new venture here anticipates a sweet return on his investment. Vikas Mittal of Hoboken is set to open a vegan bakery in Westfield on Friday. It is Cinnaholic’s first franchise in New ...

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Want to up your Mother’s Day game this year? Vineyards and wineries across New Jersey are participating in the Garden State Wine Growers Association’s 2019 Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend, featuring brunch packages, tours, live entertainment, food and wine tastings and more.  The event is one of ...

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World-renowned chef David Burke will soon bring his culinary creativity and his inventiveness with ingredients to South Orange with the opening of David Burke at Orange Lawn this spring. The 140-year-old Orange Lawn Tennis Club is an Essex County landmark, and Burke’s presence should only ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Being known as the Garden State is a moniker that needs to be celebrated, and a nod to produce grown and products made in New Jersey can make a date night really special.  We grow corn, we grow grapes and ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro. The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the ...

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When it comes to the simple hard-boiled egg, it seems nothing is simple. Some people will swear by steaming them in an egg cooker or Instant Pot. Others have taken to using a sous vide. And those things are great — if you have them. But all you really need to make a great egg is a pot and some ...

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Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago. Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover. “When you do it in a commercial factory, ...

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This story first appeared on TAPinto Springfield. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since the 1970s. One Springfield Girl Scout is looking to make a change to that statistic by encouraging the next generation to eat ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. It happens to the best of us. The culprit can be a flat tire or perhaps a demanding boss with attention deficit disorder. Or maybe it’s dealing with screaming, unsatisfied children or irritated, displeased ...

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April is World Autism Month, and Fanwood, NJ, is gearing up for its annual Rockin’ For Autism festival on Sunday, April 28. Rockin’ for Autism is the brainchild of 17-year-old Fanwood resident Mallory Banks, who since 2011 has raised more than $52,000 in honor of her brother, Ethan. In 2018, ...

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This story first appeared in TAPinto West Essex. The Conforti family, owners of Angelonis in Caldwell and Woodridge as well as Michaels in Nutley, opened its highly anticipated gastropub The Brook Tap House last month at 811 Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell.  According to owner Mike Conforti, ...

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This article first appeared on TAPinto Morristown. Ben Brown, a 9-year-old Morristown resident, was one of the elite 24 young home chefs chosen to stand opposite Gordon Ramsay on Season 7 of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX.  Brown said that has always wanted to cook. When he was little, he would ...

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What’s on tap to start off the weekend? Dogfish Heads, Flying Fish, Founders, Heavy Reels, Guinness, Harpoon, you name it. There will be 600 beers at the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival on Friday and Saturday from 150 different breweries. The festival will be on March 29 and March 30 ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Warm weather is only weeks away, but residents of New Jersey know that it’s really a few weeks too many.  A lot can still happen before spring kicks in; big snowstorms, heavy winds and temperatures that make you ...

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Whether it’s a Chipotle Cheese Steak (#43), Original Italian (#13) or any other one of your favorite Jersey Mike’s sandwiches, the shop will give 100% of proceeds from your order to a local charity of its choosing this Wednesday, March 27, during the company’s annual Day of Giving. Each of the ...

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Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging.  It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find ...

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