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Snapshots From Pizza Town USA, 'America's Favorite Town' Since 1958

Slice Robyn Lee 11 comments

Pizza Town USA is as good as it sounds, assuming you think it sounds awesome. Slice founder Adam Kuban reviewed Pizza Town USA three years ago, and aside from the prices, his positive review still holds up. More

Destination, Jersey: The Wonderful Turkish Food of Paterson, NJ

New York Max Falkowitz 14 comments

Where do you go for a neighborhood full of great Turkish food? South Paterson, NJ, home to a host of stand-out bakeries, restaurants, and markets. Here's an afternoon tour for your first visit. More

Behold French Fry-Stuffed Fat Sandwiches From RU Hungry in New Brunswick, NJ

New York Robyn Lee 18 comments

A fat sandwich is what you get when you cross a burger and/or a cheese steak and/or a gyro and/or bacon and/or eggs and/or dump on a sports bar appetizer platter—namely mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, and fries—and douse it all in a sauce or two. More

Vegetarian Indian at Sapthagiri Worth a Trip to Jersey City

New York Lauren Rothman 4 comments

Visiting Jersey City's Newark Avenue is a treat; the steeply-pitched street is lined with dozens of restaurants and a handful Hindu temples, and strands of multicolored lights hanging from the street lamps and power lines lend the area a festive air. The atmosphere alone is worth a trip; the excellent food at Sapthagiri is just one more reason to go. More

Steakcraft: The Orange Squirrel's New York-Quality Steak in Bloomfield, NJ

New York Nick Solares 9 comments

Chef Francesco Palmieri has strong connections to several other chefs that we have featured here on Steakcraft, making The Orange Squirrel a natural for a feature despite being a little off a New York's beaten path in Bloomfield, NJ. More

Snapshots from My Cross-Country Road Trip

J. Kenji López-Alt 27 comments

Hi-ho, Kenji here, reporting from my temporary digs in the West Coast where, thanks to my wife and her penchant for getting offered internships in exotic seaside locations, I'll be reporting from until October. With a large country to traverse and two dogs to do it with, it only made sense to give my best friend a call, rent a car, and do things the old fashioned American way with a road trip. Take a look at everything we ate along the way. More

Amazing Seafood at Newark Neighborhood Joint Seabra's Marisqueira

New York Jamie Feldmar 1 comment

Killer octopus salad, a traditional Portuguese "dry soup," shots of literal firewater and more at this Newark seafood institution. More

Hanging Gardens of Ham, Mountain of Salt Cod at A. J. Seabra's Portuguese Supermarket in Newark, NJ

New York Niki Achitoff-Gray 3 comments

It was with a sip of Portuguese "fire water" in my belly and some serious heat-induced dehydration that I launched myself giddily down the aisles of Newark's A & J Seabra Supermarket. And I'll level with you—that stuff is strong. So it took me a few minutes to reassure myself that it wasn't just the booze and the heat flushing my face and sending me bouncing from counter to counter, plucking items from the shelves, glassy-eyed and greedy. More

Shake Shack Coming to Paramus, NJ, This Fall

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 4 comments

Paramus, New Jersey, is racking up the fast-casual burger choices with Smashburger, Bobby's Burger Palace, Steak 'n Shake Signature, Bucu, and soon, Shake Shack, which is opening its first New Jersey location in Paramus this fall. More

A Sandwich a Day: A Happy 'Banana Burger' Misdirect at Altas Horas, Newark, NJ

New York Max Falkowitz 2 comments

As we've seen before, the Brazilian take on a burger isn't just cooked ground beef on a bun. Mayo makes frequent appearances. Corn, too. Fried potatoes perhaps. And, so our research into famed hamburgao spot Altas Horas led us to believe, bananas as well. More

Snapshots from the Gourmet Japanese Fair at Mitsuwa Marketplace

New York James Boo 5 comments

Mitsuwa becomes a schedule-clearing dining destination when it stages one of its seasonal food events—the likes of which hit Edgewater, New Jersey last weekend in the form a humbly named Gourmet Japanese Fair. Filling the interior of the marketplace with temporary stands to serve a stunning variety of sushi, ramen, snacks, and desserts, the Fair drew a steady stream of diners from opening to close. More

Salugo in Verona, NJ Tries for Satisfying Gluten-Free Pizza

Slice Casey Barber 1 comment

There's hope for gluten-free pizza lovers: Salugo Pizzeria's crispy GF crust is gussied up with high-quality toppings, from spicy sopressata to fresh, sautéed spinach. More

5 New Jersey Beers to Drink Right Now

Drinks Chris Lehault 6 comments

New Jersey is not all fists pumps and Real Housewives. Thanks to public demand, recent legislation has eased up on microbreweries, brewpubs, and growler sales to allow beer options in New Jersey to improve significantly. Want a taste of the new New Jersey beer scene? Check out these 5 brews. More

Morristown, NJ: Millie's Old World Unites Two Ovens Under One Roof

Slice Casey Barber 3 comments

Millie's Old World, a snazzy new spot on Morristown's main drag, has not one, but two types of ovens. The first, a wood-fired import from Naples, is capable of churning out Neapolitan pizzas in 90 seconds flat; the second, a coal-burning oven, yields a chewier (but equally flavorful) crust. Why not pick just one style of pizza? According to Marlene Carrabba, mother of sibling owners Vince and Brandon, her boys each had a favorite and couldn't choose between the two. So, in true Jersey style, they went with both. More

Staff Picks: Favorite Burgers for $5 and Under

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 23 comments

So far this year we've picked our favorite fast food burgers and fancy-pants burgers. Today, we're giving love to our favorite good, cheap burgers from local burger joints—nothing over $5 and nothing from non-local chains. Tell us your favorites in the comments! More

Whitehouse Station, NJ: Fried Calamari and Crispy Crusts at La Casa Bianca

Slice Casey Barber 6 comments

The pizza at La Casa Bianca in Whitehouse Station, NJ, boasts a bunch of special-ingredient toppings like broccoli rabe, fried calamari, and baby clams, but it's the brick oven-fired crust that gets top billing. More

Daily Slice: Pizza Rustica at Avellino's, East Hanover NJ

Slice Casey Barber 3 comments

Looking for a classic example of pizza rustica (also known as Italian Easter bread or pizza gain)? You'll find a great specimen of the meaty, cheesy, eggy two-crust pie at Avellino's in East Hanover, NJ. More

Daily Slice: Plain-Jane Cheese at Coffaro's in South River, NJ

Slice Casey Barber 2 comments

Coffaro's in South River, NJ, has been a community fixture for more than 60 years, but its basic cheese pie doesn't come with bells and whistles. More

Market Tours: Maricel Presilla's Hudson County, NJ Latin Supermarkets

New York Andrew Coe 4 comments

When the James Beard Award-winning chef Maricel Presilla goes to cook Latin American food, her first stops are the markets in Hudson County, New Jersey, where she can find everything from enormous cow feet for menudo to Peruvian dried corn for ceviche. More

Bradley Beach, NJ: Thin Crusts and Thin-Sliced Meatballs at Vic's

Slice Casey Barber 9 comments

Vic's in Bradley Beach is a Jersey Shore institution, where regulars flock each summer for thin crust tomato pies loaded with homemade sliced meatballs or sausage. More

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