NJ Flavor

March 23, 2019

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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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Everyone has a St. Patrick’s Day story. Maybe yours involves being stuck in parade traffic with your date and just one bottle of water, or maybe it was being stuck in a pub with just your sixth glass of green ...

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This story first appeared in TAPinto Livingston. Matthew Smith, a 9-year-old Livingston, NJ, boy with talent enough in the kitchen to stand opposite Gordon Ramsay, will appear on Season 7 of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX when it premieres on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m. Smith said his interest ...

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Fans of Anthony Bourdain eagerly wait to learn how some of his favorite New Jersey restaurants will honor the late star. The New Jersey Assembly approved a resolution in January designating 10 Garden State restaurants to be on the “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail,” so chosen because they were ...

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In many New Jersey communities, it’s become an annual event. Restaurants large and small participate in restaurant weeks, which are held throughout the year and often take place for more than just a week. Business districts hold these events to bring patrons into town to shop and dine out, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. If you attended elementary school anywhere in the United States, you were told repeatedly that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your first grade teacher’s breakfast mantra was most likely repeated ...

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Thin Mint Lamb Sliders. Peanut Butter Do-si-do Wings. These were two of the entries in last year’s Great Cookie Cook-Off hosted by the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. The second annual cook-off March 14 in Scotch Plains will feature more big-name chefs and their newest creations using Girl ...

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An estimated 1,000 people came to Pines Manor in Edison, NJ, to taste the results of 24 teams of New Jersey fire departments and the retirees union competing in a friendly but fierce cooking competition Monday. Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association, the ninth Annual ...

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All day long, the sound of popping kernels fills the Piscataway, NJ facility. One employee fills a machine with ingredients. Another scoops popcorn into a bag, sealing it shut to keep it fresh. About 50 employees — some on the autism spectrum or with developmental disabilities — come together ...

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Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel. A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban ...

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These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Sometimes Cupid has an off day with his marksmanship. Maybe his arrow hit you once or twice, however it didn’t go deep enough to stick long-term. Or maybe you just haven’t been it the right place at the right ...

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February marks the annual maple sugar harvest in New Jersey. We found 10 places where you can learn the sweet truth behind this local treat. Maple sugaring has been around since Native Americans began taking sap from the trees. The activity has evolved throughout the centuries from shooting ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Thanks to Cupid, the warmth from Valentine’s Day is a perfect and needed break from a chilly Jersey winter.  February 14th brings the potential of a sizzling, romantic day for couples everywhere, and if the cards ...

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Emily, a junior at Middlesex High School, was making spaghetti from scratch for the first time. “I always made boxed pasta, so this is new for me and exciting,” she said as she stood by the stove. In a small pot, the tomato sauce she helped make was steaming. “Make sure you stir your sauce so ...

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Game day parties can be bigger than Thanksgiving, where the roasted turkey is substituted with chili and the pumpkin pie is traded out for a keg of beer. As opposed to Thanksgiving, game-watching parties are a way-better date day, as the pressures of meeting family are replaced with meeting ...

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Winter isn’t going away any time soon, so why not embrace it? Chef Attilio Guarino of Ava’s Kitchen & Bar in Kenilworth, NJ suggests warming up on a chilly evening with his cold weather-ready Maple Old Fashioned. Make sure you use real maple syrup — not maple-flavored pancake syrup — for ...

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Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots. Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than ...

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Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival. Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer ...

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Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup. Why is it so popular? “It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a new series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. There are two things we can count on happening when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. One is that a big shiny ball will fall on Times Square, signifying the beginning of a … well, new beginning. The ...

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There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring! Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory side dish, perfect for chilly days. This recipe goes great with ...

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Mike Hur, owner of Café Teasia in Cranford, NJ, shows us how he makes their snow ice, an updated take on a beloved Korean dessert. Hur uses milk instead of water to make the creamy, fluffy base of the dessert, layers it with syrup, then tops it with a variety of treats, such as chocolate, ...

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Prestige Diner and Family Restaurant, a favorite gathering spot for people of all ages in New Providence, NJ,  has been busy whipping up wintertime cocktails. “Our food menu has many seasonal and organic ingredients, so we are doing the same with our drinks,” said Dimitrios ‘Jimmy’ Vardas, who ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a new series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Our First Date When it comes to first dates, everyone should remember that a first-time meeting should be short and not break the bank. A first date is a getting-to-know you moment, allowing the ...

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We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey. While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats. Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer ...

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If you love to cook, there’s a fair chance you’ve got a recipe somewhere in your home by Gwynn Galvin, whose cooking blog “Swirls of Flavor” has been picking up steam. “I have been told that I am ‘well-seasoned,’ having worked in the culinary field for more than 20 years now,” the grandmother of ...

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Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends. “This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she ...

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Welcome to NJ Flavor, the newest section on TAPinto.net. Here we’re exploring tastes of the Garden State with stories and videos about the foods we love, from the hottest trends to hidden gems, the stories behind our favorites, destinations, awesome ingredients, events and festivals and, of ...

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