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Acapella West in Edgewater NJ

Northern Italian Cuisine 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

Eat your favorite restaurant fare—in the comfort of your own home

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

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

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; ipictheaters.com} 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 »

Pastrami Paragons

NYC’s best old-school meat mavens

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 »

Spotlight on Biddy O’Malley’s

BergenPAC's next door neighbor is a perfect place for dinner before a show

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; biddyomalleys.com}, 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 »

Discover Almayass Restaurant

Where Armenian flavors meet traditional Lebanese cuisine

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

An introduction to Armenian food, plate by plate

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 »

Dreaming Big with Drew Nieporent

How the founder of Myriad Restaurant Group shaped his own success

“You have to dream big if you’re gonna win.” Sound advice from America’s legendary restaurateur, Drew Nieporent. As founder of Myriad Restaurant Group (which operates Tribecca Grill, Nobu New York City, Nobu Fifty Seven, Nobu London, Nobu Next Door, Bâtard, and Crush Wine & Spirits), Nieporent is no stranger to winning. With 35 restaurants worldwide under the Myriad umbrella—most recently ... Read More »

Cold Weather Comforts

Three New Jersey comfort foods sure to cure the common cold

When the holidays are over, many of us start to feel the winter blues. That’s when we crave comfort foods—the rib-sticking goodness that invariably boosts our mood. DiningOut asked three New Jersey chefs what their most popular comfort food items are this season. When you get the craving for something warm and hearty, take their advice for soul-satisfying indulgences. David ... Read More »

Food Talk

With Dan Jurafsky, author of "The Language of Food"

In “The Language of Food,” Stanford University linguistics professor and chair Dan Jurafsky journeys into the linguistic history of all things culinary. Jurafsky explores food terminology with easy-to-digest etymologies, entertaining anecdotes, and even snippets of ancient recipes—as well as some not-so-ancient ones, like Emily Dickinson’s recipe for coconut cake. “The Language of Food” asks questions about the similarities between words like macaroon, macaron, and ... Read More »