FOOD FIND: Kai Sweets

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Sweet Somethings

A new book proves whisperers speak volumes. Its veteran author and her unofficial fan club convene at Canal House Station in Milford to take a moment listen to eat, and listen.

Coming Soon: Juanito’s Charcoal Grill

Restaurateur Juan Torres has an empire in Red Bank. He’s got another restaurant in the making, this one with the stamp of an artist and craftsman who right now is putting a gallery of finishing touches on the West Side space.

Blue Jingler Farm

Find the best-ever chili-Cheddar hot dogs – and more – at this fifth-generation family farm along Hunterdon County’s 579 Trail.

Of Fruits and Labors

Sam Bonacorsi planted 200 fruit trees during his first year farming in Hunterdon County. They grew so well that he planted 2,000 more the next year. For our photo story, Mike Peters trains his eye between the leaves.

The Hammerbacher Experience

A one-of-a-kind bakery with highly personal, seasonally influenced pastries both savory and sweet is the domain of a couple devoted to craft – and to their expansive community.

Feeding Grounds

Cookie Till germinates. And wherever this restaurateur-advocate-instigator plants her ideas, good things grow for a greater community.

Sparkling Light

Soleiada Winery taps Conor Quilty as its new winemaker, popping the cork on a ground-breaking concept for the Garden State.

From Pharma to Farmer

Steven Price is sprouting a multifaceted culinary business from garlic. He’s grower, maker, inventor, marketer, cook – and, perhaps most importantly, teacher.

Born to Bake

There’s something about a Carey Bell confection that sets it apart from the pack. Flavor, texture, attitude, appearance – they all play a part in giving her work a voice that’s riveting, distinctive and, perhaps most importantly, intuitive.

Total Eclipse

With a style that’s personal and distinctive, crazy-quick rotations and uncommon touches to base recipes, brewmaster Chris Mattern gives new meaning to the term “microbrew.”

The Gingered Peach

Gathering inspiration for her baked goods everywhere from Trenton to Brittany, from the Deep South to the Mediterranean, Joanne Canady-Brown presents a globe-trotting oeuvre in downtown Lawrenceville.

Brews get boffo box office!

Alternate Ending is Scott Novick’s very personal love story with beer that happens to be set in a land where dreams come true.


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