Tag Archive | New Jersey

Pie Guys Pizza: Wayne, NJ

There’s a new pizza spot in New Jersey, and you know¬†that means that I had to make the journey to scope the place out. There simply cannot be a crispy grandma slice in my state that I haven’t sampled, so it was the first thing I ordered when I reached¬†Pie Guys Pizza‘s counter. It didn’t […]

Aida’s Cozy Kitchen American & Lebanese Luncheonette: Chatham, NJ

What do you get when you combine a 1950s Americana lunch counter with traditional home-cooked Lebanese food? Cozy and retro Luncheonette, Aida’s Cozy Kitchen. Yes, such a combination really exists. With a vintage soda-shop counter and home-y country decor, stepping into this lunch spot is a foodie experience with a vintage twist. If you’re looking […]

Papa Razzi: Short Hills, NJ

If you’re in the mood for something fancy, you should go for a stroll around the glamorous Short Hills Mall. And if you’re hungry in a similarly fancy fashion, you should try out Papa Razzi. This high-quality Italian restaurant, conveniently located in the lower level of the mall, is no food court. Papa Razzi offers […]

Bubbakoo’s Burritos: Point Pleasant, NJ

When I first set out to write my review of Bubbakoo’s Burritos, I only expected to rave about their amazing burritos. But since I began writing this post, the Jersey Shore locations were among those cities hit hardest during Hurricane Sandy. The chains of Bubbakoo’s are back up and running, but serving a new purpose […]

Picante: Springfield, NJ

Down the street from Thai Amarin, a new Collabor-fave, is Picante “The Taste of Mexico,” a cool lunch spot that has gained much critical acclaim in the area. Let me tell you: Chipotle, this is not. Fresh, authentic, and reasonably priced, this place is a gem. The best way to describe Picante and its dishes […]

Interview Series: Lunch with Sam and Sasha

At Trinity, a delightful outdoor Hoboken, New Jersey lunch spot perched on the edge of the Hudson River, I met with Sasha and Samantha, owners and co-founders of United Scents of America. (A Collabor-fave fragrance company!) Over chicken fingers and martinis, the ladies told me about the start of their company, the great personal story […]

What does New Jersey smell like?

It depends who you ask, really. Does New Jersey smells like its beaches, woods, swamps, farms, or cities? Hairspray? A spray tan? Yes, we have them all! Of the many smells of Jersey, the nicest one is from the amazing Jersey-based perfume line, United Scents of America. They have interpreted New Jersey’s scent in a […]