May 2017: The Foodie Bucket List

New Jersey’s essential eats and experiences, from grab-and-go gusto to the refined and divine. Plus: mummies in Newark, a Tiki bar in Jersey City, and more!

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The Foodie Bucket List

The Foodie Bucket List: 6 Classic NJ Meals That Will Fill You With Pride and Pleasure

You can’t call yourself a True New Jerseyan until you’ve tried all these iconic Jersey dishes.

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The Foodie Bucket List: 5 Exceptional Experiences

Making memories—over-the-top, under-the-sun, deep-in-the-cellar and even, as one woman testified, “orgasmic.”

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Oak Tree Road is a Street of Dreams for Lovers of South Asian Cuisine

An insider’s guide to Oak Tree Road in Edison and Iselin, home to some of the best Indian and Pakistani restaurants in the United States.

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Foodie Bucket List: The Ironbound’s Bounty and More Urban Delights

A walking tour of Newark’s Iberian delights, plus tamales in Hoboken and soul food in Camden.

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Newark’s Mummies Raise Many Grave Questions

After unearthing two cast-iron coffins beneath the future site of the Prudential center, a tenacious archaeologist unravels the mystery of Newark’s mummies.

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Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Last Taboo

For victims of childhood sex abuse, the pain can linger for a lifetime. Now they want to change the law blocking legal action against their abusers.

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Finding the Joy of Crafting at Peters Valley

At Peters Valley, students learn lost arts—and get away from it all.

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Subterranean Urban Luau: Cellar 335 in Jersey City

Jamie Knott, gifted chef of the Saddle River Inn, unleashes his ‘ripped jeans and T-shirt’ side in a hipster boîte that handily outperforms the norm.

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At Mitsuwa Marketplace, Explore Japan With a Shopping Cart

Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, overwhelming in its range of high-quality Japanese food and drink, is exhilarating for exactly that reason.

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Women Who Whiskey

Women who enjoy whiskey will have plenty of opportunities to do so at several events throughout the state.

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Bánh Mi Plus Bubble Tea: Saigon Cafe in Millburn

The bánh mi sandwiches at Saigon Café in Millburn are the main attraction. But so are the acai bowls, mango pudding and bubble teas.

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A Bit of Disney in the Design: Barrow House in Clifton

Visiting Barrow House, a relatively new gastropub in Clifton, we were charmed by the strikingly different looks of the several rooms.

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Home & Garden

The Reeves-Reed Arboretum is A Flowering Gem

Daffodils are just the start of the spectacle at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

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Garden Variety

Reimagining a Historic Estate at Annual Mansion in May

One of New Jersey’s most anticipated charity events is expected to attract more than 30,000 home-decor fans to Alnwick Hall in Morris County.

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Vertical Farms Are Green—and Growing

AeroFarms is bringing innovation to Newark’s Ironbound section and growing salad greens in vertical farms without the use of soil or sunlight.

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A Conversation With Lonnie G. Bunch III

Founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History & Culture Lonnie G. Bunch III discusses his Belleville youth.

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The Jersey Brothers Were Brothers in Arms, Divided by War

When WWII broke, three brothers took divergent paths, each tracing a different aspect of the bloody conflict. A new book chronicles their story.

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The Hands of Time Can’t Hinder His Handiwork

Joe Barca will celebrate his 100th birthday like any other day: in his Salem County barber shop.

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Only in NJ With Steve Adubato

NJ Transit is On the Wrong Track

NJ Transit gets $140 million in new funds, but our long-ailing rail system remains in peril.

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Milk & Honey Babies is Your One-Stop Tot Shop

Ariana Horry, owner of eco-friendly boutique Milk & Honey Babies in Englewood, opened her shop in 2015 after seeing the need for non-toxic kids products.

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Mad About Mom

Show her your love on Mother’s Day (May 14) with sophisticated, sure-to-satisfy gift ideas.

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Putting On the Spritz: Delightful Spring Perfumes

These spring-inspired perfumes just make scents.

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5 Pieces to Give Your Living Space a Fresh Take

Classic blue and white offer a crisp, clean palette for any space.

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Exit Ramp

Sweet on Pickleball

Another kind of racquet sport is making a racket on courts around New Jersey.

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