Local Vibes

The Food Network’s “United Plates of America” is a fun report highlighting a unique cuisine each state is known for. These dishes simultaneously differentiate and unite us. The most iconic food selection from New Jersey is often ordered as a late-night snack.

While Pork Rolls (Taylor Ham), bagels, tomato pie pizza, and fresh produce are synonymous with the Garden State, none of these items are Food Network’s most iconic dish in New Jersey. So, what is it?

Disco Fries

It makes sense that a state that houses more than 500 diners is well-known for a dish that is offered at such establishments. The Food Network describes Disco Fries as “New Jersey’s answer to Canada’s poutine.” Traditionally, Disco Fries are made up of French fries smothered in melted cheese and gravy. However, there are numerous variations of this hot plate, mozzarella is a common cheese found in the dish.

“Disco fries started to stick around the late ’70s and early ’80s, when diners had an influx of disco-goers coming in for a late-night snack after a full night of dancing and partying,” Jersey’s Best explains.

Where To Get Disco Fries

Many of New Jersey’s most renowned diners are open well after midnight or 24 hours. In fact, The Summit Diner in Summit (which is the oldest in the state) is a mainstay for Disco Fries. The same can be said for the Tick Tock Diner in Clifton.

In addition, if you’re looking for creative versions of Disco Fries NJ.com has you covered. They recently highlighted Suprema in Rutherford as the place to go. This is where the Italian Disco Fries were born. They consist of, “Crispy French fries topped with slow-cooked beef short ribs, a four-cheese fonduta, house-made brown gravy, and creamy burrata,” the story explains.

The best part here is that Disco Fries fit into the breakfast, lunch, or dinner portion of the menu. So, the most iconic food in New Jersey will be ready for you at any time of day.

New Jersey Food Festival Brings 'Boujee' Eats: What You Need To Know

New Jersey is getting a new food festival! Boujee FoodieCon will be coming to Fort Monmouth in Oceanport on June 3 and June 4. The two-day festival will have culinary contests, games, music, and more.

“We’re thrilled to bring this event to the community,” says CW Events founder, Renee Lam-Whiteman per NJ.com. “It’s a great way to showcase the diverse and extraordinary food and music scene in our area, and to bring people together for a day of fun and celebration.” Co-organizer Melanie Carpenter adds, “This event will showcase the ongoing transformation of Fort Monmouth from a vacant military base to a vibrant epicenter of the area.”

Take a look below to see what events you can expect, live music, and ticket information:

  • Vendors

    Finnish Brewer Launches NATO Beer As Finland Seeks NATO Membership

    There are several vendors that will be at the festival including food, drinks, and various products. Here are the lists of some of the vendors below:
    – The Butcher’s Block
    – Pancho Mexican Kitchen
    – Birdsmouth Beer – an all lager NJ brewery
    – Mav’s Top Buns – artisanal cinnamon buns
    – Goodlife Coffee Mobile Barista
    – Your Sister’s Balls
    – Hearthly Burger
    – Dim Sum World
    – Exotic Bowls
    – Masha Moro Caviar
    – Stefie the Sommelier Wine Tastings
    – Honeysuckle Nectary Apiary & Gardens
    – Q Company Barbeque
    – Alfonso’s Catering
    – Best Day Ever Ice Cream Truck
    – Crazy Corn 05 – Mexican street corn, mango chamoy and more!
    – Green’s Natural Foods
    – Bella Ciao Pizza
    – Crum & Co. – crumb cake
    – CFS – Complete Fitness Solution: Home of Crossfit Shrewsbury
    – Jaimes – clean, hydrating lip gloss line
    – Oceanport Pharmacy
    – Joyce Murphy, Better Homes and Garden Realtor

  • Saturday (June 3) Events

    Gary Clark Jr. Performs At The Grand Opening Of The Theater At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

    Gates Open (11 am – 9 pm)
    Daly Irish Dance (11 am- 11:45 am)
    Lakehouse Music Academy Bands (12pm- 2 pm)
    Kül D’Sack (2 pm- 4 pm)
    MC DJ Reem (4 pm- 9 pm)
    Earth Monkeys (4 pm- 6 pm)
    Laura G Music (6 pm- 8 pm)

  • Sunday (June 4) Events

    Fan Festival Official Opening - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

    Gates Open (11 am- 9 pm)
    Daly Irish Dance (11:30 am 12:30 pm)
    Damian & the DCQ (1 pm- 3 pm)
    So Watt (3 pm- 5 pm)
    Earth Monkeys (5 pm- 7 pm)

  • Music

    Red Hot Chili Peppers With St. Vincent and King Princess - Las Vegas, NV

    Live music will also be at the festival, and these four bands and one solo artist will be performing are below:

    So Watt
    Earth Monkeys
    Laura G Music
    Kul D’Sack
    Lakehouse Music Academy bands

  • Ticket Information

    Lollapalooza Chile 2023 - Day 3

    Gates open Saturday, June 3rd at 11 am – 9pm & Sunday, June 4th at 11am to 7pm. Admission is free for children under the age of 10. There are no refunds. This is a rain-or-shine event. In your ticket price you will receive, entrance, parking, entertainment, 360 photo booth, carnival
    You can purchase your tickets here.

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