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New Jersey’s rapidly growing craft-brewing industry is creating—and slaking—a statewide thirst for local beer with character. ...
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"Chaat is a popular genre of snack food, sold on the streets of Indian cities," says Dipam Patel, chef/partner of Khyber Grill in South Plainfield. "It's almost endless in its possibilities, and it's simple to make. When we experimented with the ingredients, the flavors came together by accident. We just threw everything into a bowl, and it came out great—just fried okra, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers and some lemon juice. It is a very forgiving recipe; you can add however much you want."...
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Gobhi Taka-Tin

By | January 31, 2013
"Cauliflower flash fried and tossed in a tomato sauce and bell peppers is a dish from the streets of Delhi," says Dipam Patel, chef/co-owner of Khyber Grill in South Plainfield. "The dish got its famous name from the noise the chefs would make with the spoon on the griddle once the dish was ready: taka-tin."...
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Dal Khyber

By | January 23, 2013
"Dal Khyber, our signature dish, was inspired by the famous Dal Bukhara at Bukhara restaurant in the Maurya Sheraton Hotel in New Delhi," says Akshay Jhanjee, co-owner of Khyber Grill in South Plainfield. "It is a harmonious combination of black lentils, onions, garlic and tomato purée cooked with spices over a slow fire."...
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Carole Walter’s classes and award-winning books have taught Americans how to bring forth great cakes and cookies every time. Now, as her MS advances, she opens a school without walls. ...
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"Ceviche has been enjoyed in Latin America for a very long time, and its origin and creators are still a hot topic of debate," says Juan Placencia, chef/owner of Costanera in Montclair. "But to me, and to most Peruvians, ceviche is synonymous with Peru. Peruvian ceviche uses raw fin fish, but other seafood—like squid, octopus and shrimp—are pre-cooked, usually by poaching."...
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Cheap Eats: Span the Globe

By | January 15, 2013
Great food at low prices...from all around the world. ...
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Quality pizza on a budget. ...
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These great Latin, Caribbean and Mexican restaurants offers fantastic food at reasonable prices. ...
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For hungry folks on the go, food trucks offer more variety than ever. ...
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Here's our list of great soup places around the state. ...
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Italian subs at affordable prices. ...
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Here in the Garden State, we love our hot dogs. Find out where to find the best dogs at the best prices. ...
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These great burger joints serve up a signature American meal for a pittance. ...
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These restaurants offer stick-to-your-ribs fare that won't stick-it to your wallet. ...
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This compilation of Asian restaurants features can't-miss options at amazing prices. ...
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Got a hankering for some quality dishes we red-blooded Americans can't help but enjoy? Check out these stops....
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Forget less-is-more. When hunger strikes, you want more for less. Our mouthwatering guide shows you where to find a memorable meal for under $15!...
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"Quinoa is a grain enjoyed by the peoples of the Andes for thousands of years," says Juan Placencia, chef/owner of Costanera in Montclair.  "It is packed with fiber, iron and calcium, is considered a complete protein, and is gluten free. At Costanera, I make a delicious quinoa salad with a quick lime dressing made in a blender."...
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Tallarin Verde Con Bisteck

By | January 3, 2013
"Tallarin Verde, or Peruvian basil pasta, is a quick and tasty dish that many Peruvian home cooks make for young and old," says Juan Placencia, chef/owner of Costanera in Montclair.  "I have fond memories of my mother making it for me after school once a week. She would ask me to wash and stem the basil and spinach."...
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