August 2018: Best Restaurants

Our annual, expanded list of the Best Restaurants in New Jersey testifies to the vitality of the Jersey dining scene. Plus: A profile on Archdiocese of Newark Cardinal Joseph Tobin, a review of Marcus Samuelsson’s latest venture, and more!

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Where to Eat Now

The 30 Best Restaurants in New Jersey 2018

Our expanded list testifies to the vitality of the Jersey dining scene.

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Readers Pick Their Dining Favorites (and So Do We!) in Restaurant Poll

The results of our 35th Annual Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll are in! Did your favorites make the cut?

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Marcus Samuelsson: Why I Chose Newark

In his own words, renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson explains why he decided to open his latest restaurant in Brick City.

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Garden Variety

History Over the Ocean as the Atlantic City Airshow Returns

The 16th annual Atlantic City Airshow, a showcase of aerial excellence and precision flying, soars into AC Wednesday, August 22.

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This Dairy Store is True to Its Heritage

Heritage’s Dairy Stores is a family-owned convenience-store chain that has served the South Jersey area longer than industry giants Wawa and QuickChek.

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The Bouncing Souls are Bouncing Back to Asbury Park

The Bouncing Souls will headline Stoked for the Summer, an annual gathering of the quartet’s friends and fans at the Stone Pony Summer Stage, on August 4.

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Sick of Transit? This App Boxcar Offers a Cure

Described as “the Airbnb of parking,” Boxcar represents more than 250 parking alternatives in 15 cities across New Jersey.

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Only in New Jersey with Steve Adubato

Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver is a Problem Solver

Lieutenant governor Sheila Oliver hopes to tap her wealth of experience to address NJ’s toughest issues.

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Eat & Drink

The Embrace of Place: Marcus B&P in Newark

In his own joyous and artful way, Marcus Samuelsson binds the many strands of Brick City into an alluring whole.

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A Velvet-Rope Scene Without the Velvet Rope: Sofia in Englewood

That’s the vibe that restaurateur Eddy Sujak says he was shooting for in opening Sofia in Englewood. On a largely Italian menu, the steaks are worthy of high praise. The rest ranges from good to needs-some-work

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The Mocktail: All Grown Up

Good news for teetotalers as well as those who just want to lighten up: Mixologists are putting as much thought and creativity into their alcohol-free cocktails as their regular ones. The results are delicious.

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A Chef’s New Shingle: Braun’s Tavern in Bloomfield

After launching Satis Bistro to success in Jersey City, chef Michael Fiorianti did less well with a Satis branch in Bloomfield. So he closed it and reopened as Braun’s Tavern.

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Abeles & Heymann Make the Most Law-Abiding Dog

Seth Leavitt’s hot dogs follow the strictest kosher standards, but you don’t have to be Jewish to love them. Now if he could just win over Trader Joe’s.

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NFL Stars Devin and Jason McCourty are Together Again

The McCourty twins, former stars at Rutgers, have earned respect as football players and social activists. This season they reunite on defense for the New England Patriots.

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NJ’s Candid Cardinal, the Archbishop of Newark

In less than two years as head of the Archdiocese of Newark, Cardinal Joseph Tobin has become a bold voice for immigrants, extended a welcome to LGBTQ Catholics, and encouraged greater interfaith understanding. But at the gym, he’s just plain Joe.

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This Majestic Newark Cathedral is Sacred and Superlative

Newark’s historic cathedral soars to spiritual and architectural heights.

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Style & Shopping

Brick Boutique Boasts Beach Vibes

A Shore resident’s love of the coast leads to a unique home-decor shop in Brick.

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Last Blast

August already? Yup. Enjoy these playful accessories before the sun sets on summer 2018.

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Marvelous Metallics Shine On

As bright as the sun, metallic accessories gracefully transition from summer to autumn and beyond.

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Exit Ramp

A Fanatical Dedication to Flip Flops

Feverish for flip-flops on Jersey beaches and beyond.

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