3 NJ Spots Are On USA Today’s Restaurants Of The Year List

If you are on the hunt for some new delicious and local establishments to try, you are in luck. USA Today recently published their list of restaurants of the year, and three New Jersey spots were featured. The selections in USA Today's list vary widely in cuisine type; their major similarity is that they offer a truly authentic experience that is representative of the area. "They’re places with stories to tell, places that should be on your dining bucket list and, lest we forget, places serving delectable dishes we can’t stop talking about," USA Today said. In other words, these establishments are places you need to try. In New Jersey, the restaurants highlighted cover a lot of ground when it comes to what they are cooking up. From sushi to Middle Eastern classics, you can be assured you will receive a homecooked flavor stepping into any of them. However, let's start with a Farm-to-Table spot in Old Bridge. Heirloom Kitchen Located at 3853 County Road 516, Heirloom Kitchen even offers cooking classes. "The restaurant serves creative and colorful renditions of classic dishes with a four-course prix fixe menu and a vegan prix fixe menu," USA Today states. Their menu details the four plate options the guests can choose from. This is in addition to appetizers, bread service, salad, desserts, and wine options. Where Else In New Jersey? If you are on the hunt for the best sushi in the state, you can head a bit north to Ridgefield. Sushi By The Sea actually started as a pop-up during the pandemic. Now, they are bringing their culinary visions to life with their restaurant. You can get a glimpse of their "Best Omakase in New Jersey" process here. Then, in Patterson, you will find, "A Taste Of Ramallah From Our Family, To Yours," at Al-Basha. This includes salads, lentil soups, falafel, and beef shawarma. Al-Basha describes the experience of visiting them by saying, "Located in a vibrant neighborhood, the restaurant soon became a beloved culinary hotspot, where locals and visitors flocked to experience the authentic flavors and warm hospitality." [select-listicle listicle_id="729074" syndication_name="redrafting-each-of-the-giants-first-round-picks-the-past-5-years" description="yes"]