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Places to Go for Funky Ice Cream Flavors in New Jersey

Feeling adventurous? If the answers yes, prepare your taste buds and head to these New Jersey locations for uniquely flavored ice cream concoctions. With flavors like lavender and garlic, these ice cream shops & restaurants will be sure to give you something to talk about. Article courtesy of NJ Monthly.

1.       The Bent Spoon- Princeton, NJ (

This Princeton shop has been whipping up interesting flavors since 2004. Some of their famous flavors include lavender, Earl Grey, habanero chocolate, and avocado.

2.       Torico Homemade Ice Cream Parlor- Jersey City, NJ

Torico’s may take the cake or in this case, scoop, when it comes to exotic ice cream. Most people haven’t even heard of these unique flavors let alone tasted them. Some of their creations include Jackfruit, a Pan-Asian taste the lends itself to a fruit salad flavor; Latin American mamey, a lovely coral-colored fruit with similarities comparable to a sweet potato, and “ube” is made with the essence of a bright purple yam.

3.       Applegate Farm- Montclair, NJ (

This more mainstream shop features a refreshing green tea ice cream with bits of real tea leaves mixed in.

4.       Jefferson Dairy- Lake Hopatcong, NJ (

Does your palette crave a sweet and savory flavor? Jefferson Dairy may have the perfect ice cream for you with its sweet & salty maple and bacon blend.

5.       Garlic Rose Restaurant- Madison & Crawford, NJ (

Since its opening in 1996, Garlic Rose has served up garlic ice cream! This oddball flavor is made from a traditional vanilla bean base and is served up with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry. Weird? Maybe, but this place sells a lot of it!

6.       Strip House Restaurant- Westminster Hotel in Livingston, NJ (

Vegan? No problem! Executive Chef Bill Zucosky features a vegan beet ice cream and a lemongrass variety that he serves with a slice of candied ginger pound cake.

7.       Costanera Restaurant- Montclair, NJ (

Chef Juan Placencia uses a fruit called lucuma from his native Peru to whip up a delectable flavor that tastes like sweet potatoes covered sweet potato.

8.       Maritime Parc- Jersey City, NJ  (

Pastry Chef Elizabeth Katz has included flavors such a strawberry balsamic, sweet corn, olive oil fennel, candied ginger, blueberry Thai basil, and coffee stout chip on her ice cream menu. Some of these tantalizing flavors star in a sundae while other complement a cake or torte.

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10 College Towns with the Best Food highlights 10 College Towns with the Best Food. Some of our favorite towns are:

Princeton, New Jersey – Stop by Olive’s for a mouth-watering lunch of moussaka, a classic B.L.T, and an oversized cookie. Find delicious dinners at the Blue Point Grill, with an eclectic array of seafood like She Crab Soup, Portuguese sardines, Maine lobster cakes, and shrimp dumplings. And any gelato (or cupcake) hankering can be satisfied at The Bent Spoon,

Ithaca, New York – Already known for being a true food-lover’s town, Ithaca gives students the chance to study in a gorgeous (gorges?) setting with a healthy helping of Greek souvlaki, calamari, and some French fries on the side from Souvlaki House. Seasonal Italian dishes like chicken liver pâté, grilled artichokes, and chicken Milanese at Mercato Bar and Kitchen are enough to pull you away from even the most riveting study session and The Chapter House works for when you have a late class the next morning.

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Bernanke to Give Free Lecture at Princeton

As reported by, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to give a free public lecture at Princeton University on Sep. 24th. Bernanke is the founding director of Princeton’s Bendheim Center for Finance and will be speaking as part of the Bendheim Center’s 10th anniversary celebration. The lecture will also be webcast live at

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Applications to Colleges Are Breaking Records ‘s article, “Applications to Colleges Are Breaking Records“, reports that many colleges are seeing double digit increases in applications from last year. Officials from schools have credited aggressive recruiting and the ease of online applications for the increase in applicants. But another big reason is the economy. According to David G. Payne, the Educational Testing Service’s vice president and chief operating officer for college and graduate programs, “When job creation slows, there’s an increase in the number of people who pursue a graduate degree.”

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