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Acapella West in Edgewater NJ

Northern Italian cuisine at Acappella in Edgewater NJ

Northern Italian Cuisine in Edgewater NJ {163 River Road, Edgewater; 201.840.0163} This new installment of the downtown NYC Acappella’s (celebrating their 25th anniversary this year) just arrived to the Gold Coast in Edgewater. Northern Italian cuisine is what you’ll have the pleasure of eating at the new location. Whether you start with antipasto or soup, your choice is sure to please your palate. Pasta, ... Read More »

Dining In with ChowGofer

Dining in with ChowGofer

Eat your favorite restaurant fare—in the comfort of your own home We know that when it’s cold out, it’s difficult to muster the energy to bundle up and dine out—or even pick up take out. Lucky for us, ChowGofer now exists to bring that warm meal to you—whether you have a hankering for fast food or five-star surf and turf. ... Read More »

Dinner in a Show at iPic Theater

iPic Theater in Fort Lee brings gourmet food and libations to moviegoers

In search of a date-night idea that’s a step above what you’re used to? Look no farther than Fort Lee. The new iPic Hudson Lights {2023 Hudson Street, Fort Lee; 201.582.7100;} raises the bar on the classic “dinner and a movie” standby with its high-end cuisine and cocktails, delivered right to your seat while you’re enjoying the most recent ... Read More »

From Jersey Shore to soup du jour

David Burke - From Jersey Shore to soup du jour

Growing up in Hazlet, just a few miles from the ocean and even closer to Sandy Hook Bay, David Burke—culinary partner at ESquared Hospitality and world-famous chef—was surrounded by food from the start. From local fish and crabs, to the farm fresh fruits and vegetables bought from roadside stands, Burke had access to it all.  From a culinary point of ... Read More »

Pastrami Paragons

Pastrami Paragons

Created as a way of preserving meat before the dawn of refrigeration, pastrami has become a delicatessen delicacy. Rooted in Jewish culture, the cured and smoked meat pairs best with a hearty rye, whether dressed simply with spicy mustard or piled high with Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and sauerkraut on a Reuben sandwich. In New York City, lovers of the ... Read More »

The Best Manhattan Summer Events

Few things beat Hudson and Bergen Counties’ prime location just across the river from Manhattan. It’s good to be in the Jerz, but sometimes it’s better to head across the Hudson for the inimitable sights and delights of the city. In this new recurring section, we’ll collect the best that NYC has to offer, from festivals and special events to ... Read More »

Spotlight on Biddy O’Malley’s

Biddy O'Malley Caprese Salad

Want an exquisite meal in a laid-back atmosphere near bergenPAC? Look no further than right next door. The Irish bistro and bar Biddy O’Malley’s {30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood; 201.608.5545;}, owned and operated by County Clare émigré Noel O’Malley, opened up shop in Englewood earlier this year to serve up cuisine that is anything but standard pub fare. ... Read More »

Chicago Comes to NJ

Self-described as the “rock and roll band with horns,” the legendary group Chicago is heading to bergenPAC in August as part of their 2016 Heart and Soul tour with co-headliners Earth, Wind & Fire. Chicago’s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a long time coming for a band with 25 platinum albums; 21 Top-Ten singles ... Read More »

Discover Almayass Restaurant

Almayass NYC

What better way to celebrate the introduction of DiningOut New Jersey’s new “Across the River” section than by profiling a Manhattan restaurant known for creating the kind of exotic Armenian culinary experience described in our inaugural “Food Culture” section? Almayass {21st Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South; 212.473.3100} infuses authentic Armenian food and flavors into traditional Lebanese dishes. The restaurant has been ... Read More »

Food Culture: Armenia

Armenian food

Growing up in New Jersey in the 1950s and ‘60s, I had some explaining to do whenever I opened my lunchbox. Everyone else had ham sandwiches or tuna salad, while I had lamb and rice wrapped in grape leaves, or little onion-filled pies that looked like flying saucers made out of meat—all traditional Armenian foods. My friends thought this was ... Read More »