August 2020: Outdoor Dining
There’s a backstory to this month’s cover story that can be summed up in one four-letter word: luck. Yes, sometimes it’s good just to have luck on your side—especially amid the turmoil and uncertainty of recent months.
More than a year ago, we sent our restaurant writers and photographers around the state to check out enticing locations for outdoor dining. How could we know that, as New Jersey entered the summer of 2020, all restaurant dining would be outdoor dining?
Now, lucky you—our readers—can read about the state’s best places for dining alfresco. In the feature, we detail 20 such dining experiences, where the views and the atmosphere are as appealing and memorable as what’s on the menu. (We wish we could also promise perfect weather. For that, you’ll have to supply your own luck.)
The cofounders of Front Line Sewing Angels created masks with see-through inserts—also helpful for anyone dealing with language barriers, or just ready to smile at strangers again.Read more
Erica Katz, pseudonymous author of “The Boys’ Club,” says fiction is a way “to tell difficult stories” probing “the gray area of morality.”Read more
Here’s how Jenn Sherman pedaled her way to virtual stardom.Read more
Steve Adubato: Only in NJ
When Tamara Williams couldn’t find relevant art- or songwriting-therapy groups, she founded the Montclair-based Music Beyond Measure (MBM).Read more
Alice and Terrance Adams of Renu by Alice transform furniture and cabinetry with creativity, paint and elbow grease.Read more
Meet the founders of Planet Princeton, The Paterson Press and Montclair Local.Read more
They aim to revitalize the city’s family-resort roots via the Orange Loop, a district of restaurants and bars, upscale residential units and more.Read more
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Amid the pandemic and aftermath of George Floyd’s death, local Black restaurateurs have seen an uptick in business and support.Read more