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NJ Vocabulary

NJ Vocabulary: The Series

Jersey boys (and girls) know that the Garden State has a language all its own when it comes to discussing our home turf. But did you know that some folks from one region of New Jersey might have totally different…

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What Is a Sloppy Joe?

NJ Vocabulary: What Is a Sloppy Joe?

While some can argue that a New Jersey tomato pie is similar to a pizza, comparing a New Jersey Sloppy Joe to a Sloppy joe anywhere else is impossible. And there are still some New Jersey residents who aren’t aware…

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NJ Vocabulary: What Is Pork Roll?

It’s breakfast. It’s lunch. It’s dinner. It’s brunch. It’s a sandwich, a pizza topping, a side dish or a main course. It’s pork roll — and it’s our NJ Vocabulary word of the week. Pork Roll — Noun. A pork-based…

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Tomato Pie

NJ Vocabulary: What Is a Tomato Pie?

I t shouldn’t be any different, right? It’s the same three ingredients, simply arranged in a different order. But just as 123 isn’t the same as 312, changing the order changes everything. And there’s something delicious in the special way…

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Rutt's Hut, Rippers

NJ Vocabulary: What is a Ripper?

Philadelphia has the cheesesteak, Chicago has deep-dish pizza and Portland has whatever the hell kale is — but when it comes to regional cuisine, nothing is quite as unique and delicious as the Ripper at Rutt’s Hut in Clifton. Rutt’s…

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