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KAI SWEETS

A confectionary in the food court at Mitsuwa offers exceptional renditions of two favorites at neighboring stalls in the busy marketplace in Edgewater.

Restaurant Revue RICHLAND

Pickwickian Tavern & Smokery

A jolly character in a novel by Charles Dickens lends a roadhouse in South Jersey its name. But it’s the “smokery” component that gives this swell spot its soul.

Jammin’ Jars

Buy now and eat now – and later. Just remember to buy these top-notch preserves in bulk for gift-giving this holiday season.

Restaurant Revue SOMERVILLE

Canton Palace

Just do it: Mark your calendar for an evening sharing with family and friends one of the 10-course menus served forth in banquet fashion – and eat like royalty.

Meghan Cattani: Cattani Catering & Kitchen

In the case of the chef who is always at the stoves of her eponymous restaurant in Ewing, learning how to cook at the knees of her grandmothers is no cliché, no empty claim. It’s all about heart and soul and recipes “from my grandmothers’ handwriting to your table.”

Restaurant Revue COLLINGSWOOD

Li Beirut

Stop with Instagram for a moment and let your senses of taste and smell take charge at a Lebanese charmer that’ll teach you a thing or three about foods whose flavors trounce their looks.

Restaurant Revue FREDON TOWNSHIP

The Circle

Chefs Brendan Ullmann and Tyler O’Toole bring attention to detail, commitment to fresh, local ingredients and a willingness to explore taste combinations to their new destination restaurant in Sussex County.

Here’s to the Champs: 11-22-21

The World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, NBA Finals and MLS Cup are to their respective sports what these dishes are to their genres.

Restaurant Revue BRIDGEWATER

Ryujin

A mere-months-old modern Japanese restaurant turns an alternative to a regular piece of sushi on its ear by virtue of high design and on-point technique. It doesn’t stop there.

Harold’s New York Deli

Blintzes and brisket, pastrami and giardiniera, whitefish salad and the fluffiest matzoh balls in the richest chicken broth ever. What’s not to love? (OK, one thing; but no need to be a schlemiel about it.)

Turkey Chili

White beans, plus much that’s sitting post-feast in your crowded fridge, can combine to make a supper fit for a crowd.

Restaurant Revue ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS

Strada

A respite from the day with intriguing antipasti and a soon-to-be-famous polenta Bolognese, this brand-new pizza bar could sit pretty by relying on tomato pies. But it goes a step or three off-trail and that makes a big difference.


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