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Ode to the Onion

It’s always there for us, this bulb that lays the foundation for so much we do in the kitchen. Humble, essential and versatile, it’s the indispensable friend we turn to when we need a helping hand.

Restaurant Revue Freehold


Stylish and swanky, with food plated to impress on first sight and first bite, this thoroughly modern Indian restaurant balances respect for fundamental ingredients with a desire to elevate the ordinary.

Fish Stew

Don’t let leftover cooked fish fillets go to waste: Turn them into next-day eats by using a quick-fix that just might earn a spot in your dinner rotation.

Blooms & Blisters

Flour, water, salt: It’s those very basic ingredients that come together to surprise, and excite, bread baker Travis Coatney. Now, the sultan of sourdough is taking his loaves public.

Restaurant Revue Red Bank

Rice Box

Inspired by favorite Thai ingredients, two brothers offer options that bring a kaleidoscope of flavors to fast-casual dining. The results? Freshness and variety that upgrade typical takeout.

Dog days of winter: 2.15.21

Are you despairing of a tomato-less time of year? Please don’t. There’s so much so good out there right now. Eat! Enjoy!

The real oat deal

Scott and Alison Morgan, of Morganics Family Farm in Hillsborough, grow oats that make a staple sensational.

Restaurant Revue Bay Head

Charlie’s of Bay Head

On the shores of Twilight Lake sits a statuesque restaurant built to stand up to storms and stand out for its elegantly casual scene, cheerful service and impressive food.

Green Street Market

A neighborhood market with a regional reach maintains an ever-growing customer base thanks to a well-edited stock and popular to-go options.

Restaurant Revue Rio Grande

Dawgtown Dogs

What’s better than your team winning the big game? A beefy, brawny hot dog smothered to smithereens with Olympic-caliber house-made toppings. Bet you will eat more than one.

An Industry Insider’s ‘Tops’ List

Anthony Bucco has led the kitchens of acclaimed Garden State restaurants for decades. The chef who is mentor to many explains why traditional “tops” lists shortchange today’s culinary pros and names the names of those he believes deserve spotlight and tribute.

Restaurant Revue Cape May Court House


The main ingredients are comfortingly familiar. But the idiosyncratic touches given to Ben Scola’s plates elevate this South Shore BYOB to a destination – year-round, to boot.


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