NJ Flavor

April 11, 2021

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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NEW JERSEY — Raise a glass! Thursday, Feb. 18, is National Drink Wine Day. New Jersey oenophiles have plenty to celebrate, including more than 60 wineries right here in the Garden State. Wine has been made in New Jersey since before the American Revolution, but thanks to changes in state laws ...

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NEW JERSEY — The pandemic has not only provided people with a want to learn, as many scroll through TikTok and Instagram to see the latest buzzy recipe; but it also shed light on the need to learn to cook. With uncertainty clouding the future, many began to feel that a recipe repertoire consisting ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Valentine’s Day means a lot of things to different people. To some it’s a great excuse to spoil your love with sweets, flowers and champagne and to others it’s just another day. Somewhere in between you’ll find ...

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What’s that over there in the citrus section of the supermarket? Rounder than a lemon, lighter in color than an orange — it’s a Meyer lemon! Meyer lemons are sweeter than ordinary lemons, with a rich, spicy fragrance. The citrus fruit is available this time of year and definitely worth picking ...

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If you like apple pie, you’ll love our easy recipe for baked apples, stuffed with dried fruit and walnuts, sweetened with honey and scented with cinnamon. Basting the apples with rum as they cook helps enhance the dessert’s flavors. Try your baked apples warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers When was the last time your date night included a visit to an art museum? If your answer was sometime prior to March 2020 you’re in the majority. So many activities eluded us last year, ranging from simply hanging ...

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NEW JERSEY — Disco fries, deep-fried Italian hot dogs, cheesy breakfast sandwiches — New Jersey restaurants are home to foods we crave, even if they’re not the best choices for our bodies on a daily basis. We wondered, when it comes nutrition, can you have your cheesecake and eat it, ...

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There’s nothing like a steaming pot of soup to take off the chill on a cold day. Want to up your winter soup game? We’ve got seven simple tricks to make your favorites even better: 1. Save the bones from your roasted chicken (including storebought rotisserie chicken) in the freezer to make ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable ...

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NEW JERSEY — Every January for the past three years, Shivam Patel voluntarily trades in a beer for a bottled water at his favorite Jersey dive bar. Patel is one of many who participate in Drynuary, or Dry January, abstaining from alcohol for the entire month in an effort to be ...

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There’s nothing like a nice crispy salad to make eating well feel like fun, but the right dressing can mean the difference between so-so and spectacular. Below, gather a few ingredients together and whip up some easy new dressings that will make your salads sing: Zingy Lemon Vinaigrette: In a ...

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NEW JERSEY — Restaurant staff are up against more than the flood of holiday reservations and takeout orders this winter. A rise in New Jersey coronavirus cases and temperatures too low for most outdoor dining are creating the perfect storm in an already tough year for the state’s eateries. We ...

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NEW JERSEY — Brian Ireland has witnessed many a New Year’s Eve from behind the bar, serving drinks at pubs and taverns in Atlantic City and New Brunswick over the years before going on to become the founder and master distiller of Mr. Finger’s Alibi Gin in 2018. (See his cocktail recipe ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Now that Christmas morning is over, memories of Dasher and Prancer are still in our heads. Of course there are only eight tiny reindeer to remember but if there were one extra on Santa’s team, it would surely be ...

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NEW JERSEY — When 10 p.m. hits at Village Brewing Company in downtown Somerville, guests can’t stay inside to finish their beer or order another cocktail due to a COVID-19 restriction, but thanks to outdoor heating, they don’t have to go home. “They have the option to extend the festivities,” ...

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NEW JERSEY — What is the newest food fad that’s “blowing up” the Internet? Hot. Chocolate. Bombs. You may have seen them taking over your news feed on social media lately, as the indulgent little treats are booming in chocolate shops and kitchens all over the state. 2 Chicks with Chocolate in ...

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