New Jersey is a haven for food enthusiasts with the many local restaurants, and yummy dishes that are unique to the garden state. There are different types of food outlets, from fine dining, food trucks, local franchises, and hole-in-the wall places.
The Food Network’s United Plates of America for instance featured the Garden State and its incredible eats. One of the best food finds that they mentioned in their post is the Sicilian Pizza at Bruno’s Restaurant and Pizza.
“The crust is thick and flavorful with extra-crisp edges, meaning the corner slices are typically the most sought-after pieces of the pie. This pizza is all about balance, right down to the ratio of impeccably seasoned sauce to impossibly gooey cheese. You’ll be hard pressed to find a heartier pie, too, which means you may just find yourself in the sweet situation of taking home leftover slices — we won’t tell if you scarf them down cold for breakfast.”
Take a look at the rest of their slideshow here.
Only in New Jersey
“Invented at the Belmont Tavern by the mysterious chef Stretch, chicken savoy has been designated by some as New Jersey’s unofficial state dish. Nearby restaurants have all tried to make the dish—roast chicken rubbed with garlic, cheese, herbs, and finished off with vinegar—but none have quite matched the original.”
Candy, candy, candy
The Saltwater Taffy meanwhile made it to Delish.com’s best food finds in the Garden State. Saltwater Taffy originated from New Jersey and has ever since been a local treat.
“While your dentist might not be too happy about it, the rest of us can thank Jersey for salt water taffy. As the story goes, in 1883, Atlantic City had a big storm that made the ocean water surge into a local candy store. When taffy was discovered in the salty water, the name “salt water taffy” was born. The term was trademarked in 1923 and the sweet stuff has been an icon on the Atlantic City boardwalk ever since.”
Read the rest of the write-up here.
New Jersey indeed has a gold mine of great gastronomic treats!