The Besties – The Best of the Best in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Bedminster in Northern Somerset County

The Besties Mr Local History

Post Views: 7,531 Bedminster, Bernardsville, Basking Ridge, Far Hills, Peapack/Gladstone also known as The Somerset Hills. It’s time for a real discussion on where to get the best things based on what the LOCALS say! Don’t agree? Post what you think is is best. And if we couldn’t find local, we gave best option. Also check out the Facebook Group – Jersey’s Epic Comfort Food group discussion. Best Food Best Bread: Biagios’  (Stirling) Best Meat/Butcher: Green Village Packing Company (Green Village) Best Bagels: Tie: O’Bagel and Bagels 4 – U…

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Retrospective: Newark’s McGovern’s Tavern- History & Transformation

The history and transformation of a Newark Icon - McGovern's Tavern

Post Views: 648 As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, we often update the post when we learn stories and are sent photos from our community. We will continue to expand this piece as information becomes available. The story WII be updated as we learn more about the family and the history. So please come back!!!! Mr. Local History Research Team – This is a DRAFT preview story (Work in Progress)Have a story or image to share? Post it in the comments section at the end of the post. Frank McGovern…

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1932 Krug’s Tavern – Wooden Collectible Honors Jersey’s BEST

Krug's Tavern Anniversary Wooden Keepsake

Post Views: 540 Krug’s Tavern, a shot and beer joint that’s survived thru WW2, the Riots, and gentrification, the four generations continue the family legacy with this legendary New Jersey tavern. Now Krug’s has reached its 90th anniversary and the non Profit Mr. Local History Project honors this monumental achievement introducing a new keepsake collectible of the tavern on wood to honor the 90 years serving New Jersey. 2022 – Krug’s Turns 90 – NJ’s Best Burger Stop Earns HonorsNow A Wooden Keepsake Souvenir Honors Krug’s History To honor the…

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New Jersey’s MOST ICONIC Diner Keepsake

Jersey Diner Collectible - Mr Local History

Post Views: 420 Nothing goes better than a fun Jersey day trip to an iconic town that starts the Jersey shore and gives you so many fun choices to fill with food and history. The Mr. Local History introduces you to Keyport, New Jersey, a historic seafaring community full of history and a great place to grab a days worth of great eats! Broad Street Diner This authentic diner is a circa 1953 O’Mahony stainless steel railcar diner located just a few blocks from Raritan Bay at 83 Broad Street.…

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Krug’s Tavern 100 Burger Album Honors 90 years!

Mr Local History Krugs Burger Album Banner

Post Views: 673 2022 is the 90th anniversary of Krug’s Tavern. So what better way to kick off the Burger Album by starting with Krug’s Tavern in Newark. Submit your burger pic below. Krug’s Community Photo Album 70+ burgers and Going for #100krugsburgers . Have one to share? Submit below. 90th Anniversary Keepsake Souvenir Honors Krug’s Tavern Krug’s Community Photo Album: Over 100 of the BEST Burgers #100pluskrugsburgers. Have one to share? Submit below. Simply click on any image to start the burger slide show. Send Us that Burger Pic!…

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Deep Dive: Krug’s Tavern – Preserving Newark’s History

Newark's Krug's Tavern #1 burger celebrates history

Post Views: 1,039 The Mr. Local History Project (MLH) has been preserving and promoting Jersey local history since the non-profit was established in 2019. For this piece, we are on a mission to create the definitive online history of Krug’s Tavern, an Ironbound Newark landmark family institution. Krug’s Tavern, a shot and beer joint that’s survived thru WW2, the Riots, and gentrification, the four generations continue the family legacy with this legendary watering hole. Now Krug’s has reached its 90th anniversary, the non Profit Mr. Local History Project honors this…

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Sandwich Inventions that Define New Jersey

Let the debate begin. DO NOT READ THIS STORY IF YOU'RE HUNGRY!!!!!! And don't forget to vote!!!!!! https://www.mrlocalhistory.org/jersey-sandwiches/ #jerseysandwich #jerseyfood #jerseyhistory #jerseyfoodie #sandwiches #bestsandwiches #taylorham #italianhotdog #sloppyjoe #tomotosandwich #subsandwich

Post Views: 1,465 While watching an old episode of Man vs. Food Nation, food critic and comedian Adam Richman showed some awesome sandwiches from Jersey. Adam got us thinking, what are the sandwiches that define New Jersey? We’ve reached out to the public for their advice and we’ve hit the road to find answers across the state. Jerseyans take their sandwiches seriously! Our Jersey Comfort Food Map – Grows Daily This is an interactive map. Open it in a new window and bookmark it on your phone. Zoom in to…

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Keyport Day Trip – History and Food Road Trip

Mr Local History Goes to Keyport New Jersey

Post Views: 1,546 Nothing goes better than a fun Jersey day trip to an iconic town that starts the Jersey shore and gives you so many fun choices to fill with food and history. The Mr. Local History introduces you to Keyport, New Jersey, a historic seafaring community full of history and a great place to grab a days worth of great eats! Known as “The Pearl of the Bayshore” and “Gateway to the Bayshore,” Keyport is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. With a current population…

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Retrospective: Westfield’s Excellent Diner – A Lost (and Found) Jersey Treasure

Excellent Diner Westfield 1970s

Post Views: 2,062 Or maybe we need to say: Give everyone the Disneyland Paris Café des Cascadeurs (Stuntman’s) diner update? #disneylandparisdiner As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, we often update the post when we learn stories and are sent photos from our internet community. We will continue to grow this piece as information becomes available. If you have a comment or photo, feel free to post at the bottom of this page or drop us a note. Mr. Local History Project Here’s a story about the birth, death, and resurrections…

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Jersey Comfort Food to Die For – Mapping The Best of the Best!

Jersey Food to Die For - Mr Local History Project

Post Views: 4,702 Here’s to a lifetime of living in Jersey. Here’s the map. It’s simple. It may not be the healthiest, but Fagettaboutit, it’s Jersey’s best comfort food. Great flavor with an attitude. I just love it. You will too! Post any pics if you have them.We’re big into #foodporn 🙂 The first round of the Jersey Comfort Food map started when I wanted to get an Italian hot dog. Where would I have to travel? Or if I’m traveling the state, how do I know where the BEST…

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Retrospective: Westfield’s Iconic Jolly Trolley

The infamous Jolly Trolley in Westfield New Jersey- Mr Local History Retrospective

Post Views: 1,894 This is a personal story and what I’m calling a web gift from the WHS class of 1980 to all those who loved the Jolly Trolley. I hope you continue to send in your stories and photos. As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, we often update the post when we learn more and are sent photos from our community. We will continue to grow this piece as information becomes available. If you have a comment or photo, feel free to post at the bottom of this page…

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Retrospective: The Cranford Hotel

The Cranford Hotel Sketch Mr Local History Project

Post Views: 1,741 As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, we often update the post when we learn stories and are sent photos from our community. We will continue to grow this piece as information becomes available. If you have a comment or photo, feel free to post at the bottom of this page or drop us a note. Mr. Local History Project If you’ve ever been to Cranford, New Jersey, there are two places you have to go to: the Cranford Canoe Club as it epitomizes what is known as…

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What is New Jersey’s Most Iconic Diner? We Have a Winner!

Winner of the 2021 Mr Local History Diner statewide contest.

Post Views: 3,831 Being a Jersey guy who can’t forget the classic New Jersey diner. I’m not talking IHOP or Denny’s, but a REAL New Jersey diner. This story is a calling to our internet friends to identify the ultimate New Jersey’s Classic Diner for an upcoming New Jersey Historic Village wooden keepsake. After all, we are the Diner Capital of the United States so a lot of bragging rights are at stake. After two months and 600 votes, we have our keepsake nomination. Congratulations to the Broad Street Diner…

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Remembering Howard Johnson’s

The famed Howard Johnson's sign that crossed America - Mr Local History

Post Views: 4,264 Who doesn’t remember driving the car and ending up at the famed orange roof of the famed Howard Johnson motor lodge or restaurant. From Weirs Beach, New Hampshire to Daytona Beach Florida, all the way out to Anaheim, California it was the famed orange roof where you could stay at the motor lodge or grab some of the best clam boat and ice cream on the planet. So for a Jersey guy, I was surrounded by the orange roof not only in New Jersey, but it was…

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The Food Hall – Modernizing the Food Court Concept

The District Kitchen in Jersey City is the closest we've seen to being a true "Food Hall".

Post Views: 2,132 Above: The District Kitchen in Jersey City is the closest we’ve seen to being a true “Food Hall”. Some ask “why am I seeing an article about food on a history website.” Well, history shows up in strange places. As I sat in a new food court in Toronto, Canada, I realized that this is a new concept to challenge the traditional food court. Well, it’s winning! Read on…. It’s not a food court like you see at the mall. A fairly new concept, the food hall…

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