Author: Eric Levin

Eric Levin, New Jersey Monthly’s deputy editor/dining editor, is an award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Texas. His most recent show, "Vehicular," took place at the Majestic Theater Condominium Gallery in Jersey City in 2019. His books of photography include Vehicular (2016), Unscheduled Stops (2014), Pink's Peak (2013) and Souls Have Shapes (2011).
Rafael Ruiz told his parents they were “nuts” when they first suggested he turn his pizza truck into what is now the successful Emilio’s Wood Fire Pizza in Nutley. 

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David Burke owns or operates nine restaurants, including NJM Top 30s Red Horse and 1776. And now the Bernards Inn.

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At James on Main in Hackettstown, wood powers all the cooking and baking. Says chef/owner Bill Van Pelt, "Your nose tastes first."

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Our top restaurants span a spectrum of cuisines to satisfy every kind of eater—from French at Madame in Jersey City to Japanese-Italian fusion at Pasta Ramen in Montclair.

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At chef Robbie Felice's hip new BYO, people eventually realize they've come to the right place.

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Not even the swaying palms of Florida can rival my memories of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties.

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Hours after receiving an honorary Ph.D. and giving the commencement speech at Johnson & Wales, chef David Burke was still exhilarated.

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The West Orange catering facility hosted families and the famous, from Stevie Wonder to Ronald Reagan.

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A quick guide to some of this year's town-wide restaurant specials.

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Chef César Sotomayor's side-street storefront is worth a visit. 

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