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Who Owns Sriracha?

Chefs are challenging the famous “rooster” brand with their own versions, as Mama takes the sauce back to its Thai (not Vietnamese) origins.

By Karen Tina Harrison

The 25 Best Restaurants of 2014

Our annual list of the best restaurants New Jersey has to offer. You'll find some rising stars, and plenty of old favorites.

By Eric Levin

Food with a View: Waterfront Dining

Sunrise, sunset or anytime in between, these waterfront eateries offer a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

By Lauren Barbagallo, Pat Tanner, Dana Inez, Maryrose Mullen, Tara Nurin

Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll 2014

The votes have been tallied and the results are in! Here are the best places to grab a bite in New Jersey, as chosen by you, the readers.

Best Breakfasts: 57 Hot Spots to Wake Up To

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so do yourself a favor and get to any of these under-the-radar Jersey staples.

Dinner from the Deep

Shore restaurants revel in the ocean's bounty.

By Chris Malloy

Out of the Ashes: Ferraro's in Westfield

Four decades of work went up in flames overnight. To rebuild their flagship Westfield restaurant, the Ferraro family had to pull together as never before.

By Eric Levin

Hungry for Meaning

A talk with former New York Times restaurant critic, now op-ed columnist, Frank Bruni, on teaching food writing at Princeton this semester.

By Pat Tanner

Maui Wowwee! Wildwood's Wacky Weiners

This Wildwood hot dog hut gives the classic weiner a gourmet twist.

By Amanda Staab

My Schnack Attack

In reviving Schnackenberg’s, a vintage Hoboken luncheonette, new owners set out to make doughnuts that wow. They succeeded.

By Eric Levin

Born Again: Rebirth of the Jersey Tomato

Everyone pays lip service to the juicy Jersey tomato. Now three Rutgers scientists are close to recreating the greatest Jersey tomato of them all.

By Paula Span

When Fondue Won't Do: Inner Mongolian Hot Pot

“The Applebee’s of China” brings hot pot—Inner Mongolia’s signature style of communal cooking—to Edison, and the place is packed.

By Tammy La Gorce

Sweet on Bitters: A Creative Cocktail Trend

Chefs are taking their creativity to the bar, crafting fanciful new bitters to perk up cocktails with just a few drops

By Melody Kettle

The Complete Jersey Guide To Beer

Had it with mass-produced suds? Ready for real flavor? Grab a stool and we'll bring you up to speed on the best thing to happen to brewing since the repeal of prohibition.

Photo by David Michael Howarth.

Cheap Eats: Our Guide To Memorable Meals Under $15

Hungry for a bargain? Check out our mouthwatering guide to 74 memorable meals for under $15.


Table Hopping with Rosie

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