Author: Maggie Leenas

Maggie Leenas is a contributor to New Jersey Monthly's food & restaurant news blog, Table Hopping. She received her Communication Studies degree from Rowan University where she worked on the school's newspaper, The Whit. Since graduating she has returned back to her hometown in North Jersey. You can contact her at [email protected].  
Plus: A new wing joint in Medford is big on giving back, while a Pompton Lakes cheese bar has shut its doors.

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Did you know that January is National Soup Month? Well, now you do, and you also know where to find some great bowls in New Jersey.

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A movie inspired Wayne Carrington to enter the world of ramen. Now his latest restaurant, Vibe N Slurp, offers new twists on the Japanese dish.

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Plus: A new Indian restaurant introduces itself to Carteret, while a South Jersey diner shuts its doors after 60 years.

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From farmers' markets to wine pairings, there is plenty of foodie fun in January.

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Chef Louis Bayla uses locally sourced and hyper-seasonal dishes to create a New York City-esque dining experience in the Jersey suburbs.

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Plus: A unique ice cream spot has rolled into Rutherford, and Spice C is offering a variety of ramen dishes in Haddonfield.

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Arthur Schuman started Schuman Cheese over 75 years ago. A long line of relatives has gotten into the family business ever since.

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Plus: A new Italian chocolate store brings sweet treats to Short Hills, and mochi is making its way to Millburn.

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Melissa Drullard and her fiancé realized Bayonne needed more plant-based options, so they opened House of Flavor in 2017.

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