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Have a Sip of Scotch! It’s Just $1,800 a Shot

October 28, 2014 06:02 PM ET | Tara Nurin | Permanent Link

Talk about racking up bragging rights. New Brunswick’s Stage Left Restaurant is giving 20 lucky (and presumably well-heeled) whisky aficionados the opportunity to hand over $1,800 for a single, one-ounce shot of a rare 50-year-old Scotch.

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Jewish Soul Food, Israeli Style

October 13, 2014 05:45 PM ET | Pat Tanner | Permanent Link

Israeli cookbook author Janna Gur—one of the pre-eminent experts on the Israeli food scene—is coming to New Jersey to make two appearances next month. Discover why some see her becoming the Julia Child of Israeli cooking.

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Chatham Bartender Takes Top Honors at Iron Shaker Competition

October 10, 2014 06:03 PM ET | Tara Nurin | Permanent Link

Armed with a cotton candy machine, an aerolatte milk frother and a Ninja-brand professional blender, bartender John Jansma of Serenade in Chatham whirred and stirred his way to top place at last night’s Iron Shaker state-wide cocktail competition, organized by West Caldwell-based R &R Marketing and sponsored by New Jersey Monthly. Jansma’s four drinks took first place or tied for first in each category, from sweet to sour then savory and finally, spicy.

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Great Oak Awards Dinner a Great Success

October 01, 2014 05:40 PM ET | Maryrose Mullen | Permanent Link

The Great Oak Awards inaugural dinner, held at The Palace at Somerset Park, honored New Jersey businesses that demonstrate the highest level of commitment to local and statewide charitable institutions and social causes.

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RU Junior Knights Dance Team Boogies into History Books

September 25, 2014 04:24 PM ET | Maryrose Mullen | Permanent Link

The Junior Knights Dance Team of Rutgers University makes history this weekend as the first junior dance team performing at a college level in the country. They make their debut at halftime of the Rutgers-Tulane game this Saturday.

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Hands to the Sky

September 19, 2014 06:07 PM ET | Breanne McCarthy | Permanent Link

What happens when autistic kids grow to adulthood? It's a question that's confronted in a new short film, "Hands to the Sky," which premieres in the state this weekend at the Golden Door Film Festival in Jersey City.

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Steve Carell to Play NJ Gay Rights Activist

August 28, 2014 05:43 PM ET | Breanne McCarthy | Permanent Link

Steve Carell, will replace fellow actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis in the movie Freeheld — a film based on a 2007 documentary about the late Ocean County Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester, who fought to leave her county pension to her life partner, Stacie Andree, as she was dying from cancer in 2006.

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