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Eat Drink Man Woman

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
In the month leading up to February 14, says Nancy Laird, co-owner of the ultra-romantic restaurant Serenäde in Chatham, “The phone is ringing and ringing and ringing and ringing…That’s what we all do, is answer the phone.” Her husband, chef James Laird, says, “It’s no exaggeration. We turn away 5,000 phone calls for sure.”...
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Mr. Write

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Reporter Matt Katz figured the best way to get a girl was to start a dating column. Three years later, he's South Jersey's Carrie Bradshaw....
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Funny Bone

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
“In high school people used to say I was funny, but I never thought so,” says 24-year-old Gordon Baker-Bone. Pretty modest for the newly crowned Funniest College Student in New Jersey....
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This is Work?

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
If your immediate association with the word office is dull, check out the vibrant, high-ceilinged space at Smith Design in Glen Ridge, where the décor is a riot of memorabilia....
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A Gay Old Time

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Jim McGreevey has reinvented himself as a man liberated from the confines of the closet. Does that absolve him of his political foibles?...
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A Hull of a Challenge

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
For this mom and eco-activist, a leisurely summer canoe trip didn’t cut it. She’s paddling all the way from Miami to Maine....
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“Rosie,Mom.Mom,Rosie.”

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
As a writer for Rolling Stone, Jancee Dunn interviewed everyone from Mel Gibson to Rosie O’Donnell. Her secret weapon isn’t a relentless style or rocker-chick persona—it’s her mom....
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The Squeamishness Lingers

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Back in October, Eastampton-based humor writer Gregg Podolski wrote a column entitled “McGreevey Book: Let’s Get Past Squeamishness,” which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The premise: “Haven’t we matured to the point where we can see two boys kissing and not throw rocks like we’re back in third-grade recess?”...
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Rainbow Rooms

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
As a freshman at Rutgers University’s Douglass College in 2003, Danielle Josephs knew of the tensions between Jews and Muslims in the Middle East, but she was horrified to find them on campus as well. After stumbling upon a pro-Palestinian protest in which she heard shouts of “death to Jews,” Josephs, a Middle Eastern Studies major, decided to take action....
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Turn Left Repeat

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
It’s good training,” says race-car driver Andrew Prendeville about driving on highways in New Jersey at rush hour. “You have to stay so aware, watching out for potentially dangerous situations.”...
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Think Global, Roast Local

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Jersey companies are roasting their own beans, reaching out to growers, and custom blending, the better to create the freshest cup. ...
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Marching to a Different Beat

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
When a rare wrist disease ended his dream of drumming, he set out on an unlikely path—and found fulfillment in the kitchen....
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Sister Ships

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
What do you do when your husband realizes his lifelong dream of owning a tall ship? Asbury resident Dawn Santamaria faced that dilemma in 1999 after her husband, Jay, bought the vintage sailboat Unicorn....
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Splendor in the Grass

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
At his computer, Tom Szaky is Googling words like peat and fertilizer. Jon Beyer, his business partner, is taking lunch orders. After all, you’ve got to eat before you get your hands dirty in business—particularly this business....
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For Love and Money

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
We asked more than a dozen people from all walks of life what they like (and dislike) about working in New Jersey. Here’s what they said....
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You Want to Be a What?

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Newark native Richard Wesley and his father scrapped over Richard’s post-college career. Now the playwright reflects on what it meant to be young, gifted, and black in the 1960s—and what it means now....
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Crab King

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
With a little help from his mom, Robert Sliwowski, aka Bobby Chez, bounced back from ruin to sell 30,000 crab cakes a week....
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Crusin’ for a Bruisin

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Maybe it’s the volatile mix of short skirts, fishnet stockings, and naked aggression. Maybe it’s the cosmic hoot of rooting for stars with names like miss mayhem and dirty pirate hooker.Whatever the reason, women’s Roller Derby is knockin’ ’em dead in the Garden State. ...
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Leap of Faith

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Musician Andrew Holtz remembers the seven miserable months he stuck it out working as an accountant at KPMG in Manhattan after graduating from Fordham University in 2003....
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This is the Smallest Thing in the Universe

By New Jersey Monthly | 03/12/2015
Ed Witten, Princeton’s world-renowned physicist, is “stringing” us all along in the theoretical world as he picks up where Einstein left off. ...
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