February 2024: Best New Restaurants
Hungry for fresh dining experiences in 2024?
Check out our hotly anticipated roundup of the best new restaurants in New Jersey.
These spots opened their doors in 2023 and knocked the socks off our editors and restaurant critics, who spent the past year traversing the state to find the latest, greatest local dishes and drinks.
New Jersey’s Wine and Chocolate Trail Weekends offer a “magical” pairing, says Devon Perry, head of the Garden State Wine Growers Association.Read more
“Discovering Grant Castner” showcases candid, unvarnished snapshots of our state’s ordinary people and places at the turn of the 20th century.Read more
His Woodbridge-based foundation trains and mentors young athletes, including those from underserved communities.Read more
Libraries lend so much more than just books, from garden tools to instruments. Did we mention they’re free?Read more
He popped the question last year at Manasquan’s Valentine Plunge. They’ll return to this year’s event as husband and wife.Read more
Groups of kids are cycling to school together with adult chaperones in Montclair and other Jersey towns.Read more
Spoon + Salt takes the drudgery out of party planning and clean-up by offering pre-styled table decor for parties, showers and weddings.Read more
Dr. King, who lived in Camden for a time and began his initial fight for civil rights in Maple Shade, had “an ability to speak across lines: Black and white, North and South, left and right.”Read more
The Clinton Hill Early Childhood Education Center is revitalizing Newark’s South Ward neighborhood and bringing hope to its families.Read more
At the prominent chef’s newest eatery, the aesthetic and ambience are a treat for the senses. But the food is the real reason to visit.Read more
Raucous school board meetings have become intense battlegrounds over gender policies and protections, sex education and parental rights in NJ’s public school system.Read more
HOME & GARDEN
They got married in the spot where sermons were once preached. They sleep in the former choir loft. And they want to be buried in the adjacent cemetery.Read more
EAT & DRINK
Fairfield-based Jersey Canna, helmed by a former accountant, makes chocolate edibles with marijuana that’s been grown, extracted, processed and sold here.Read more