(New York City) Today, Mayor de Blasio announced that the city’s styrofoam ban will go into effect on January 1, 2019.  Essentially, this means that stores, food service businesses and manufacturers may not sell, possess or offer single service Expanded Polystyrene foam food service articles or loose fill “packing peanuts” packaging in the city beginning in 2019. Over the next few...
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Hoboken, NJ I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like pumpkin in some way. They can be used to make sweet or savory dishes, you can carve them and even eat the seeds. Many of us have a bad habit of sticking to the same old pumpkin recipes we have always used. So we decided to find some new ways to...
Garfield, New Jersey  (10 Miles from GWB) JAM Burger, located at 87 Passaic Street in Garfield, New Jersey has carved out quite a niche in their first year of business.  They are known for their burgers and sandwiches as well as their one of a kind milkshakes. A local favorite is their "Bodega Burger" which comes with Fried egg, Monterey Jack cheese,...
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Fall is officially here and thus begins the harvest season of a huge variety of vegetables and some fruits. You can find many of the items listed below year around but nothing is better than a fruit or veggie at the peak of their natural harvesting season, especially if you purchase from a farmer market. At the end of...

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Braised Short Rib Taco from #GoaTaco at Smorgasburg in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.  Image by #ChefHelen Smorgasburg, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, presents Smorgasburg Prospect Park, which offers a range of cuisines from local and regional food purveyors on Sundays from 11 am until 6 pm, from April through October. This highly regarded outdoor food market features 100 vendors offering packaged and prepared food...
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It’s summer time and fresh fruit and veggies are in abundance. Often the best deals are for large amounts leaving you with more than you can consume before they go bad. Below are some easy ways to use or store your extra fruits and veggies before they pass their prime. Be sure to wash and dry your fruits and...
This is what I'm talking about, this is by far my absolute favorite assignment of the year. The border of New York and New Jersey is a mecca for Italian-American cuisine. The Pizza and Italian food in this region is unparalleled, period.  There is a slice for every pizza snob out there. We will dive into NY thin crust, Sicilian,...
Who doesn't love Cuban food, is there anything more refreshing than an ice-cold mojito on a hot day?  We are going to take you on a tour of "Havana on the Hudson". Outside of the Miami area you will not find a better location than the border of NY and NJ to nosh on a Cuban sandwich or skirt...
When one thinks of South Florida, what usually comes to mind is sunshine, beaches, orange groves, spring training, and the overpriced theme parks just a hop, slip and a jump up in Orlando. But take it from one of many jaded New Yorkers who have moved here over the last few decades – there’s more to having fun in the...
Back in 1980, two brothers and Jersey natives had an idea. Fast forward a few decades, and that idea has become a local favorite for quality eats and unbeatable customer service. At The Great Wazu, all their sandwiches (they've got 80+ of those bad boys), soups, and salads are prepared fresh to order and made with only the finest...