NJ Flavor

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone. Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch. At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages. For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ...

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NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market. But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our ...

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NEW JERSEY — Bakers in the Garden State who have been longing to make cookies, cakes and other baked treats from home and legally sell them for a profit are another step closer to achieving their goal. The New Jersey Public Health Council recently approved the state Department of Health’s rule ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Living in New Jersey, be it as a couple or a single, isn’t always easy. We deal with the traffic and most of the time we’re victorious at finding parking places at the mall. But with whatever not-so-great things ...

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NEW JERSEY — Ice cream is the ultimate summertime treat. But it might surprise you to see that olive oil lemon or clam bake weekend are actual selections on the menu. These days, ice cream shops are going beyond the trifecta of vanilla-chocolate-strawberry with flavors like basil, lobster roll ...

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NEW JERSEY — Did you know? Blueberries have long grown wild in the Garden State, but New Jerseyan Elizabeth Coleman White is credited for being the first person to see potential for the fruit as a commercial crop. Coleman and botanist Frederick Colville began experimenting with wild ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Date Nights always have the potential to generate steamy heat any time of the year. The degrees can rise even higher courtesy of New Jersey’s summer temperatures. New Jerseyans like it hot but in July and August ...

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A quick guide to NJ hot dogs. NEW JERSEY — July is National Hot Dog Month, and New Jersey seems to have a special affinity for this food. Around the state, you can find New York-style pushcarts hawking boiled “dirty water dogs,” giant grilled or griddled hot dogs and hot dog restaurants ...

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Summer is here, the heat is on and some refreshing summer cocktails are in order.  Whether you’re soaking up the sun or chilling out in air-conditioned comfort, these easy-to-make adult beverages will hit the spot. Spiked Strawberry Lemonade: Over ice, combine 2 parts cold lemonade with 1 ...

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It only takes four ingredients to make this festive frozen treat! The best part? You don’t even need special equipment. The trick to getting the right texture without an ice cream maker is folding in fluffy whipped cream. No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream Ingredients: 1 tsp. vanilla ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our ...

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NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy? The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself. Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became ...

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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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