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The Best of New Jersey 2014

Our readers have spoken. Here are your favorites for food, shopping, recreation and all kinds of fun—in every corner of the Garden State.

By Joanna Buffum, Christina Colizza, Deborah P. Carter, Dana Inez, Tammy La Gorce, Katie Kortebein, Eric Levin, Maryrose Mullen, Tara Nurin, Lauren Payne, Regina Schaffer, Ken Schlager, Pat Tanner

Here's How Jersey Gives: Great Oak Awards

Deep Jersey roots and a commitment to helping others are just the beginning for our inaugural Great Oak honorees.

By Maryrose Mullen

TED AXELROD

Rose Knows: The Baking Bible

In The Baking Bible, her magnum opus, Rose Levy Beranbaum shows why pros as well as amateurs turn to her for guidance.

By Karen Stabiner

Washington House

With a sophisticated new look and an elevated yet accessible new menu, a tired roadhouse turns into a lively magnet.

By Karen Tina Harrison

Photo by Christopher Lane

Fantasies in Foam: Giovanni Calabrese's Splendid Sculptures

In his Union City warehouse, Giovanni Calabrese sculpts out-of-this-world creations for the likes of Google, Oreo and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

By Alyana Alfaro

Jody Kivort

A New Day at the Office

The future of the Office Beer Bar & Grill, a North Jersey chain, can be seen in the transformation of its flagship from ho-hum to very happening.

By Eric Levin

The Funding Gap: The Decline in Charitable Donations

Although private donations are on the rise, New Jersey’s nonprofits have yet to recover from recession-driven government cuts in support.

By Leslie Garisto Pfaff

Lights, Camera, Gilman: A Young Star Shines Bright

Jared Gilman, best known for his role in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, enjoys the best of both worlds.

By Christina Colizza

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