May 2019: Global Eats

Think you need to apply for a passport to taste the food of the world? Think again. If you live in New Jersey, global culinary delights await you in neighborhoods throughout the state. In this issue, we offer some of our favorite places for global eating, as well as a sampling of the markets around the state that allow you to bring global food into your own home.

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Global Eats

Global Eats: 38 Restaurants That Put the World on Your Plate

Diverse culinary delights await in neighborhoods throughout the state.

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In Palisades Park, Korean Food is King

Your guide to exploring this Bergen County eater’s paradise.

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20 Global Food Markets to Explore in New Jersey

Go global! The Garden State is rich in world cuisine–specific shops.

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Features

What Might New Jersey’s Legal Weed Market Look Like?

With the state’s marijuana legislation in limbo, businesses anxiously await the opportunity to grow profits from Jersey pot.

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How Christopher Gattelli Makes Broadway Move

The accomplished choreographer has created the footwork for a string of theatrical hits. His latest triumph: The Cher Show.

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Robeson Remembered: How Rutgers is Saluting an Oft-Overlooked Giant

The legacy of Renaissance man Paul Robeson has been virtually erased from American history. On the centenary of his graduation, the university is working to restore it.

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Eat & Drink

Peak Pan-Latin Party: Somos in North Arlington Reviewed

At his new restaurant, chef Juan Placencia draws freely from Central and South America to delightful effect.

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The Kitchen Step Reviewed: Room for Growth Despite Promising Dishes

At the Jersey City bistro, newly helmed by chef Nicholas DeRosa, several dishes shine. Others need work.

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The Humble Rise of White Horse Wines

How one family turned a bare-bones Absecon shop into a 32,000-square-foot staple.

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Greek Flame Reviewed: Unpretentious Entrées, Obligatory Bread Pudding

Tricia Vanech’s Haworth eatery pays homage to her Greek heritage and the traditional dishes she recalls from her girlhood.

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Savor Ultra-Fresh Options at Local Links Market Cafe

The Haddon Heights eatery boasts hearty, homemade breakfast and lunch menus—plus multi-course Saturday-night dinners and weeknight specials.

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A Bustling Brunch Spot in South Orange

Jackie & Son’s extensive menu alludes to its owner’s Israeli-Arab roots.

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An Ode to Restraint: Nettie’s House of Spaghetti Reviewed

Chef Chris Calabrese’s small-plate approach is a welcome break with Italian-American tradition.

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Home & Garden

Step Back in Time at Bernardsville’s Cross Estate Gardens

The historic mansion’s highlights include a five-story stone tower and a wisteria-draped pergola.

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Garden Variety

Meet the Philadelphia Union’s Youngest Hometown Player

At just 18 years old, midfielder Brenden Aaronson’s dream has come true.

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A Children’s Book Inspired by an Unlikely Friendship

Marie Unanue’s The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso: Central Park sends a positive message to young readers.

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Camden Celebrates Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday

The renowned poet updated his most famous collection, Leaves of Grass, while living in New Jersey.

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Historic Home, Once a Hub of Black Activism, Reopens in Red Bank

The T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, which opens May 23 in the rehabilitated house, aims to promote civil rights–related advocacy.

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Stylephile

150 Years of One-of-a-Kind Treasures

Walter Bauman Jewelers offers custom repairs and redesigns, pre-owned designer pieces at discounted prices, and the largest collection of estate jewelry in New Jersey.

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An Easy Way to Rent Eclectic Pieces from the Past

Dovetail Vintage Rentals, based in Red Bank, offers party-ready furnishings to customers in New Jersey and beyond.

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4 Pre-Summer Beauty Services We Love

From eyelash extensions to a nourishing facial, here are a few ways to treat yourself as the weather warms.

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Giving Back

In Ocean Grove, a Comforting Respite for Women Battling Cancer

Mary’s Place by the Sea, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this June, has served close to 10,000 women from all over the country.

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Steve Adubato: Only in NJ

Can Jersey Keep Its Top STEM Students?

The Governor’s STEM Scholars program aims to make future grads aware of the state’s diverse job opportunities.

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Exit Ramp

Local Teen Uncovers Family Histories—and Secrets—for Curious Clients

Eric Schubert hasn’t even begun college, but his genealogy business is booming.

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