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ANTIQUE BAR & BAKERY // HOBOKEN

Antique Bakery in Hoboken was Frank Sinatra’s go-to shop for freshly baked bread—an Italian twist on the French baguette, better known to regulars as the cherished Hoboken sticks. Today, the nearly century-old haunt functions as Antique Bar & Bakery {122 Willow Avenue, Hoboken; 201.683.7029; antiquebarbakery.com}, a full-service restaurant and bar beaming with vintage nostalgia. “This was Sinatra’s favorite place to ... Read More »

VENTANAS AT THE MODERN // COVER STORY

DiningOut sat down with James Beard Award-Winning Chef David Burke and Son Cubano Owner Alexander Duran to discuss how their culinary superpowers opened Fort Lee’s stunning nightlife destination   When two powerful, creative forces come together, there’s bound to be some friction, some fireworks and, when the chemistry is right, some magic. So it is with Ventanas {200 Park Avenue, Fort ... Read More »

THE ANTHONY BOURDAIN FOOD TRAIL

One year after the untimely death of the famed chef and television personality, 10 area restaurants came together to launch the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail—a culinary experience taking diners across Bourdain’s homeland of New Jersey, a place the chef himself called “a cultural petri dish for greatness.” Anthony Bourdain—esteemed celebrity chef, New York Times best-selling author, and food connoisseur—used his ... Read More »

COVER STORY – KUBA RESTAURANT

On the busy thoroughfare of Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee, a proud mother-daughter-team have brought the wholesome, piquant flavors of Cuba to the area by way of their new, aptly-named eatery, Kuba Restaurant {2139 Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee; 201.585.1601; kubarestaurant.com}. Owner Jillian Cartagena calls the name of the restaurant “a fun twist” on the beloved northern Caribbean country of Cuba, ... Read More »

IN THE MIX – THE ASK

What is one dish that says “summer has arrived?” Anthony McDonald of Pier 115 in Edgewater, NJ ANTHONY MCDONALDMANAGER/NIGHTLIFE DIRECTOR OF PIER 115{115 River Road, Edgewater; 201.313.2155; pier115barandgrill.com} The one dish that says “summertime has arrived” is definitely our Grilled Octopus. Four ounces of octopus tentacle are grilled to a crisp while maintaining a tender interior. It is then cut, ... Read More »

THE ULTIMATE DINNER AND A MOVIE EXPERIENCE

Chef Sherry Yard of City Perch and COO of IPIC

For our spring edition of DiningOut New Jersey, we sat down with renowned restaurateur and chef Sherry Yard, the chief operating officer of IPIC Entertainment. A beloved role model in the hospitality industry, Yard, who is based in Los Angeles and has been dubbed “LA’s sweetheart” by the media, has helmed the kitchens at five-star Manhattan restaurants, whipped up decadent ... Read More »

ACROSS THE RIVER: Maison Vivienne

Two father–son teams bring au courant inventiveness to French Provençal classics No longer does it take a trek to the Hamptons to be transported to the South of France. Maison Vivienne, a relative newcomer to Southampton in 2018, was joined in December by a citified sister—the flagship restaurant of the same name {116 East 60th Street, New York; 646.484.5356; maisonvivi.com}. “We ... Read More »

Food Culture: Spain

Food Culture: Spain - Dining Out NJ Winter 2018

Spain brought new ingredients to the native populations of the Americas. In turn, Spain brought back ingredients from the Americas and incorporated them into their own cuisine. The arrival of the Spanish in America in 1492 initiated the export of potatoes, corn, bell and chili peppers, paprika, vanilla, and chocolate. Many traditional dishes such as tortilla de Patatai (omelette with ... Read More »

Food Culture: Japan

Food Culture Japan - Fall 2018

From sizzling skewers of yakitori to exotic sushi platters, it comes as no surprise that Japanese cuisine has found its way into the hearts of American diners. The cuisine has encapsulated crowds looking for an evening filled with amazing food and a side of cultural ambiance. Take a closer look at some of the most popular Japanese dishes served right ... Read More »

Food Culture: American

Fire and Oak American Grill

Though American food is not quite as easy to categorize as the traditional foods of other nations, there is a distinctly American fusion of cultures which creates an authentic ambience and cuisine that is unequivocally American. When we envision classic American dining, we might picture a meal taking place in an old tavern with dim lighting, wooden booths, and a ... Read More »

Cafasso's Fairway Market - Fort Lee, NJ