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Recent articles by Esther:

The Grill at Riverside replaces LT Bar & Grill in Hackensack

A new management group plans to add more grill items and new entrees. → Read More

Jack's Cafe in Westwood to close after 16 years

Jack's Cafe, a snug, funky diner in Westwood, is closing later this month. The financial struggles related to COVID are the main culprit. → Read More

New Jersey pizzerias make the list of the best pizza in the world

If you need more proof that the Garden State has world class pizza, check out the latest rankings. → Read More

Jon Hepner, a pioneer of the New Jersey food truck scene, dies at 57

He did not only own one of the first gourmet food trucks in NJ, but was president of the New Jersey Food Truck Association. → Read More

Brooklyn Pizza in Edgewater to close after 25 years

Brooklyn Pizza, which has family ties to New York City's pizza royalty, is closing its doors Nov. 26. Two other locations are staying open. → Read More

Maple syrup or pumpkin puree? These are North Jersey's best pancakes no matter the topping

We scouted the region for the fluffiest and most creative pancakes. → Read More

5 restaurants, 5 blocks: Eating at the best restaurants on Paterson's Palestine Way

Our Israeli-born food editor and the first Arab mayor of Paterson go on a food crawl on newly renamed Palestine Way. → Read More

Book now: These North Jersey restaurants are open on Thanksgiving

Skilled chefs throughout North Jersey are willing to do all the work on Thanksgiving for you and your loved ones. → Read More

Del Posto executive chef is now running kitchen at newly opened Verana in Norwood

Giuseppe Agostino is the executive chef and co-owner of Verana, a white-tablecloth Italian restaurant that just opened in Norwood. → Read More

Michelin-starred Italian chef now heads kitchen of Felina in Ridgewood

Massimo Sola, who earned a Michelin star in Italy, is the new executive chef at award-winning Italian restaurant Felina. → Read More

In celebration of The Hot Dog Lady, 200 people and a Sinatra impersonator

Dolores Santucci is a veritable institution. Now there's a Dolores Santucci Day. → Read More

Johnny Depp, Jeff Beck spotted at Augustino's Italian restaurant in Hoboken

The duo took a break to eat at the legendary Italian restaurant while on tour. → Read More

We asked 9 chefs for their favorite North Jersey restaurants. Here's what they said

So many restaurants, so many choices in NJ dining. We've made it easy and asked nine experts for their recommendations. → Read More

11 North Jersey restaurants with mocktails so good you won't miss the booze

Call them mocktails. Call them zero-proof drinks. Call them virgin cocktails. Whatever term you use, know that they are super popular. → Read More

'The Bear' may have made the Italian beef sandwich popular, but NJ has something better

Tried finding an Italian beef sandwich in New Jersey lately? → Read More

Award-winning Ice Cream by Mike in Ridgewood closes after 7 years

"We just didn't have enough business," owner Mike Elias said. → Read More

Social media influencers change how you dine out. Here's what you don't know

Social media influencers have replaced our friends as a source for restaurant recommendations. Friends, however, didn't get free meals for the tips. → Read More

Kim Kardashian and Cardi B were at American Dream three days apart. Coincidence?

Could there be more to the back-to-back visits by the superstars to the financially distressed American Dream mall? We asked → Read More

What North Jersey restaurants have new chefs? Here's our rundown

Here are some of the new pros heading North Jersey kitchens, as restaurants like Caffe Anello, Allegory and Fox & Falcon have new chefs. → Read More

Visiting New York? Here are 15 hidden gems that even locals don't know about

Maybe you'd rather discover underrated treasures and little-known spots whether this is your first or 100th time visiting New York City. → Read More