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Day Seven: Get Your Culinary Kicks on Route 46

Hackettstown without James on Main, elite chef Bill Van Pelt’s love song to the ingredients of the Garden State’s plush Northwest, seems a distant memory. Did it ever not anchor the downtown that Route 46 runs through, its actual Main Street? Seems unfathomable, though true, as the intimate storefront with its energetic, yet elegant plates was born only in 2016.

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JAMES ON MAIN, 105 Main Street (Route 46), Hackettstown. 908-852-2131. Website: Emails: and Follow on Facebook and Instagram @jamesonmain.


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