In an effort to help hard-hit businesses like restaurants, wineries and breweries across the state, the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism has launched Taste NJ. The campaign hopes to bring awareness to the businesses around the state that have found ways to operate in the face of strict rules and restrictions.
“New Jersey’s restaurants, wineries and breweries are a big draw for residents and visitors alike,” said New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “Taste NJ is an opportunity to support these Garden State businesses and workers that contribute so much to our communities and our quality of life.”
The web portal will launch with four parts:
Take a Taste: This virtual hub has details on NJ restaurants, breweries and wineries that are offering delivery and takeout services. It’s broken down into categories of places to eat local, sip and savor spots for wineries, or cheers to beer, great places to grab to-go NJ beer.
Happy Hours: After you are done working and homeschool teaching for the day, find ways to host wine and cheese nights with friends with selections of beverages from breweries and wineries around the state.
Dine-In Movie Nights: Make Wednesday your night for dinner and a movie, support your local restaurants with takeout or delivery, and watch a New Jersey-themed film. The New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission is working with the NJTT to suggest films that were filmed here, are set here or feature stars that hail from the Garden State. There are two new options each week, one for date nights and one that’s family friendly. This week is Clerks & The Addams Family.
Virtual Cooking Class Series: New videos will be added regularly from award-winning local chefs and NJ personalities who will be showing off their culinary skills.
If you’re looking for some more fun New Jersey things, like zoom backgrounds and a custom Spotify playlist, visit New Jersey in the House!, the NJTT’s other recent initiative to help let residents experience the Garden State without leaving home.