Repeat after me: New Jersey is the center of the food universe.
If you live in New Jersey, you know this already.
If you live elsewhere, you’re cackling hysterically.
But as Jack Nicholson, the pride of Neptune, said in “A Few Good Men:” ”You can’t handle the truth!”
The truth is that food-wise, New Jersey takes a back seat to no one. No. One. We have it all here, in one compact package of a state. From high-end to low-rent, from fussy, white-tablecloth restaurants to sketchy yet delicious dives, New Jersey is food heaven.
And it’s time the rest of the world acknowledged us as such.
Consider the fine dining here: You don’t have to schlep into the city for the deluxe experience. Jersey City, Hoboken, Montclair and other cities are home to high-end restaurants the equal of NYC. Restaurant Serenade in Chatham. Fascino in Montclair.