Esther Davidowitz, North Jersey News

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Recent articles by Esther:

Fourth of July: 6 food specials you should know about in North Jersey

Need a little help assembling your Fourth of July feast this year? Here are some local restaurants and shops that can help. → Read More

Palm trees from Florida and artificial grass: Extravagant outdoor dining in Oakland

If you're going to dine in a parking lot, might as well make it look like you're dining in Miami, Florida. → Read More

Vesta Wood Fired's chef Todd Villani to depart from restaurant — and eventually NJ

After a bit more than a year, the chef and part owner has left the restaurant will plans to move to North Carolina. → Read More

'Talk about insult to injury': NJ restaurant owners miffed that indoor dining has been postponed

Gov. Murphy has delayed indoor dining after witnessing crowded restaurants in New Jersey. Restaurant owners are none too pleased. → Read More

Callahan's permanently closes Norwood store, won't reopen in Fort Lee

After a five year run, Callahan's closed its Norwood store and scrapped plans to reopen in Fort Lee. → Read More

Fairy Tale Forest in Fair Lawn isn't open yet, but its new restaurant Fables is

Christine Nunn, who owned Picnic in Fair Lawn, is the chef at the new Fables restaurant at the yet-to-open Fairy Tale Forest. → Read More

After two years, award-winning chef Adam Weiss is no longer at Stone & Rail in Glen Rock

The two-time winner of Ultimate Chef Bergen County made the announcement on his Facebook page. → Read More

Frustrated with the industry, MishMish owner said it will not return as a sit-down restaurant

Meny Vaknin said he's tired of working so hard for so little money. → Read More

Saveur Creole in Montclair aims to promote Haitian culture through food

Chef/owner Ronald Mompoint sees himself as a kind of culinary ambassador for Haiti, his native country. → Read More

Technique in Westwood permanently closes its doors

Chef/owner Ross Goldflam said he wants to spend more time with family and friends. → Read More

Fresh-from-the-farm food delivery service begins in North Jersey

Illuminate Supply Chains drops off crates of fresh food from local farms as well as small local food shops to homes in the Maplewood/South Orange area. → Read More food editor dines out for first time since COVID-19 lockdown. Here's how it went

After a quarter of a year of being shut inside, and The Record food editor Esther Davidowitz finally sits down for a meal outdoors. → Read More

Some of us put on weight, some lost: How coronavirus quarantine impacted our waistline

COVID-19 has changed just about everything in our lives. Any wonder it also has changed our girth. → Read More

High tea may be out, but every weekend this Wayne tea house offers themed 'picnic-tea' to-go

High Societea in Wayne is offering scones, "clotted" cream, lemon curd, finger sandwiches and sweets in a red-checkered lined box to-go. → Read More

Because of coronavirus, Sabor Latin Restaurant will reopen as Lolita's Mexican Cantina

The owners of Sabor own Lolita's, which has been doing well with takeout. Sabor has not. → Read More

Where to support black-owned businesses in North Jersey

Black-owned restaurants are not only crucial to supporting our communities but African-American entrepreneurs and employees. → Read More

Prized meat seller D'Artagnan offers free home delivery to North Jersey

You can get top-notch hormone-free meat and other products delivered to your doorstep by what some consider to be the best restaurant meat purveyor. → Read More

Erie Coffeeshop & Bakery in Rutherford offers boxes of baked goods to-go

Five-year-old Erie closed for one and a half months due to the coronavirus. Now it sells out what it offers. → Read More

North Jersey restaurants reopen for outdoor dining June 15. Here's where to dine alfresco

As of June 15, NJ restaurants will be permitted to serve guests outdoors. Get ready and reserve a table at these North Jersey restaurants → Read More

12 Jersey-made Father's Day gifts for food-loving dads

You can't take Dad out for a steak dinner this year, but you can treat him to a tasty gift. → Read More