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IN THE MIX – THE STONY HILL INN

Enjoy the company of good friends and good food at this stately Dutch homestead. Patrons who frequent Stony Hill Inn {231 Polifly Road, Hackensack; 201.342.4085; stonyhillinn.com} know it as a treasured destination for power lunches, special occasions and weddings. While the pristine estate’s manicured grounds captivate guests with understated elegance, diners can also enjoy stepping back in time to catch ... Read More »

IN THE MIX – SOCIAL MEDIA TASTINGS

Instagram is always buzzing with drool-worthy visuals of delicious food. Because we at #DiningOutNJ love to fill your feeds with all our favorite dishes, we teamed up with a lively group of local food bloggers and enthusiasts to capture all the action at social media tastings we’ve hosted at various restaurants throughout Bergen County. This past spring, this tasting gang ... Read More »

ACROSS THE RIVER – BEETLEJUICE ON BROADWAY

Shines a Spotlight on ‘Strange and Unusual’ Lydia Deetz. Sophia Anne Caruso again shows she’s ‘not the girl next door’ in uproarious adaptation. Countless angst-y teenage girls felt a deep kinship with young goth goddess Winona Ryder in her portrayal of Lydia Deetz in Tim Burton’s 1988 movie “Beetlejuice.” The cult classic’s stage adaptation—under the direction of Alex Timbers—will undoubtedly ... Read More »

BEYOND THE BORDER – DRIFTHOUSE BY DAVID BURKE

For celebrity Chef David Burke, Drifthouse {1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright; 732.530.9760; drifthousedb.com} is a homecoming. The New Jersey native, who opened the beach chic eatery in February 2018, has reaped the rewards of his vision with a strong seasonal menu that keeps diners coming back. “Believe it or not, I was a lifeguard here in Monmouth County in the ... Read More »

DINNER AND A SHOW – THE JIM BREUER RESIDENCY

A talk with North Jersey’s very own beloved funnyman and SNL alum. He’s best known for his riotous impersonations of various actors from Joe Pesci to Jack Nicholson and Sylvester Stallone. Not to mention, his gut-busting “Goat Boy” character on Saturday Night Live. We’re talking about the incredibly funny Jim Breuer. In April, Breuer chatted with DiningOut Magazine about his ... Read More »

ALDO’S RESTAURANT: PASSION IS KEY INGREDIENT IN RECIPE FOR LONGEVITY

Restaurateur creates family atmosphere that has kept guests coming back for 36 years A popular adage advises, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” With 36 years under his belt and no intention of stopping anytime soon, restaurateur Aldo Cascio is the embodiment of this statement. “People say, ‘When are you going to retire?’ ... Read More »

ALFRESCO DINING

Sabor Latin Bistro in North Bergen Ahhh, the arrival of summer! While basking in those glorious rays of sunshine, why not savor your favorite food and drink while you’re at it? Behold our list of Bergen and Hudson County restaurants offering charming outdoor patios upon which to share a delicious meal with your nearest and dearest. Whether choosing to dine ... Read More »

BRASSERIE BONJOUR – EDGEWATER NJ – SOCIAL MEDIA EVENT

Steak Frites at Brasserie Bonjour in Edgewater NJ - French Restaurant

DiningOut and our social media friends and bloggers enjoyed the most exquisitely French offerings at Brasserie Bonjour in Edgewater, NJ. Our tasters enjoyed classic French Onion Soup, an incredibly succulent duck breast, crispy frogs legs, the tenderest steak cooked to perfection, quail lollipops and a selection of desserts. Brasserie Bonjour is a definite must try for those who live for ... Read More »

Brunch at City Perch in Fort Lee NJ - IPIC