NJ Flavor

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead. “We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim.

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How ...

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As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food. CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Bars and restaurants with liquor licenses in the Garden State have been able to sell alcohol in its original containers during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy before the weekend, they can sell mixed drinks for pick up and delivery, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. If April showers bring May flowers, what does May bring? If you guessed more social distancing, you win!  Fortunately, there are some amazing people who use technology to bring all the fun of a night out to ...

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Ice cream trucks are back in New Jersey, and there’s more of them to come. This season, however, gloves, masks and a series of social distancing measures are on the menu along with the usual goodies. Mohammad, of Mohammad Good Humor Ice Cream, said he hasn’t hit the road yet, but he is preparing ...

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It’s asparagus season in New Jersey! Forget how thick or thin the stalks are — it’s the method you use to cook these spears that completely changes the way they taste. Steam them in the microwave or on the stove and you’ll get a “green,” grassy flavor. But grill or roast them and you’ll get a ...

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Love bananas and Nutella? Make these easy muffins in minutes! A blender makes quick work of a couple of ripe bananas. Dollop a little chocolate-hazelnut spread on top of the batter — it will sink into the center before the muffins set. Serve these warm or completely ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. It’s always a beautiful time when spring comes to New Jersey. Flowers are blooming, green leaves return to our trees and the birds are filling the air with their song.  Our lives are quite different compared ...

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If you work in hospitality, you’re no stranger to heat.  Always on the go. Always thinking one step ahead. Always facing the curveballs. But these past few weeks have been a whole different ballgame. Decisions that would normally be weighed and considered needed to be made almost immediately.

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NEW JERSEY — With restaurants and bars and closed for dining in, service industry workers who rely on tips have been some of the hardest hit during the pandemic. Realizing this, people who would typically support them in person have started an online effort that connects would-be customers with ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. These days aren’t the easiest for social creatures who thrive on the energy of groups, let alone for those who crave a date night. Taking a hiatus from society can leave any New Jersey couple needing something to ...

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With social distancing rules in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, some New Jersey farmers markets have found a new way to serve their vendors and customers. The Metuchen Farmers Market just launched an online service so that customers can buy produce, meat, prepared foods ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick. How does a family have a Passover seder, usually a big event with a sumptuous table, games for kids, shared readings and lots of sweet wine, when practicing social distancing? Most of us are at home now, in small family groups, by ourselves or ...

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CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up. To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield. After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals – and amateur cooks – together, virtually.  A culinary ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Hunkering down home-side is the rule of the day. And while chez living room is getting a little repetitive, jazzing up a stay-at-home rendez vous is definitely possible; it just takes a little creativity and a ...

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Restaurants may be unable to serve you in their dining rooms due to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still get that beer or wine you would have ordered at a table with your takeout. During the pandemic, restaurants are seeing an uptick in the number of alcoholic beverages they ...

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It’s a sunny spring weekend, the kind when hundreds of people would visit Auburn Road Vineyards in Salem County to taste wine and enjoy wood fired pizza. But on March 21, business was down to about a quarter of what they typically make as the usual stream of customers turned to a trickle of ...

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Updated at 10:15 p.m. As of Thursday evening, Stage House Tavern Restaurants in Scotch Plains and Mountainside have ended their family dinner program. “After only one day, we realized that this need was greater than even we could handle while also adhering to experts and government directions ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. In the course of time there have been a variety of catch phrases aimed at relationships. From being in a LAT relationship (Living Apart Together) to conscious uncoupling, couples from Sparta to Trenton and ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick. Okay, I'll admit it. I grew up hating Irish soda bread. Too dry. Not good toasted. Weird shape. People brought it to my house every St. Patrick's Day, and I graciously accepted it and tried to palm it off on my guests. I made sure that everyone had ...

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It’s no secret that most restaurants survive on thin margins, so when New Jersey officials started recommending “social distancing” to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, those in the business knew it could spell disaster for their bottom lines. We asked how patrons ...

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We asked people who work at restaurants in New Jersey the worst things that customers did. “Folks have no idea what happens behind the scenes or, for that fact, in front of them,” said a woman in Central New Jersey who asked not to be named. “Dirty diapers on the table. A woman used a pitcher to ...

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From onion skins to eggshells to withered bouquets, one local small business is keeping literally tons of compostable waste out of landfills and making it into something useful for its customers — nutrient-rich soil. In 2018, Michelle Bradley and her husband Java Bradley started Java’s Compost ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Sometimes even the most adventurous Garden State couple just wants to keep it super laid back, cozy and at home. The choice for date night simplicity can lead to a most fear-instilling question … What’s for ...

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This story first appeared in TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood. Scotch Plains resident Joe Murphy, a corporate pastry chef for the legendary restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, founder of the Jean-Georges Restaurant Group, will compete on the Food Network program “Chopped Sweets!” on Monday, ...

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Saturday, Feb. 22, is National Margarita Day. In honor of the holiday, we compiled a list of great places in New Jersey to imbibe one of the tasty tequila cocktails, whether you prefer yours on the rocks or frozen. Salud! Jose Tejas, Woodbridge and Fairfield. It doesn’t matter if you’re ...

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This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield. SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, Super Stuffed Burgers celebrates its grand opening in Springfield. We got a sneak peak Friday afternoon when co-owners Rob Grunauer and Rey Perez spoke about their new venture. “I am a comic book ...

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