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menton1 Aug 19, 2009 11:33 AM

There's a dearth of participation in the New Jersey Chowhound scene, because of the ambiguity of the boards for NJ and the strange way they are split up. Bergen County is with Westchester and LI, and great places in Union County (8 miles from NYC) like David Drake are lumped in with Delaware and Maryland. Morris County is in no-man's land.

So the result is, very few posts about NJ food and restaurants on either board. Very few responses as well.

Could someone at CH who is familiar with NJ perhaps take a look at the way you have situated the boards of TriState and MidAtlantic and revise them in a way that will make it easy and attractive to have a discussion about NJ food? Perhaps a NJ-only Board? There's a lot of food in NJ, and there's just little discussion about it on CH.

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    oliveolg Oct 30, 2009 07:35 AM

    I second that. Has this been done? I can't find anything about NJ.

    1. phDuh Dec 26, 2009 07:42 AM

      I "third" this! I think NJ warrants its own board, and I think the discussion would improve and increase

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        HillJ Jan 1, 2010 08:22 AM


        Not only does the topic of a separate NJ Board go back quite a ways, the CH Team has posted replies regarding the creation of any new Boards just as often. Many of us NJ folk would enjoy a better "map" of our state but (so far) no announcements have been made in that regard.

        You can Google NJ Chow or NJ Chowhound or use the CH search engine to define your search but I concur it's frustrating and time consuming at present. While I agree with the frustration of finding reviews and rec's for NJ remain, the "topics" for NJ chowhounding, NJ road eats and restaurant recommendations are in fact quite prolific on this site. You gotta dig!

        1. Caralien Jan 1, 2010 07:41 PM

          I created "Eating Local: Princeton" (Mid-Atlantic) because I couldn't find anything similar on CH:

          There are random NJ posts (pizza, etc.), but it's difficult to find specifics here.

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            HillJ Sep 4, 2010 08:36 AM

            Such a successful result.
            NJ having its own board has proven to be an outstanding resourceful place to learn and experiment with all the wonderful places the ENTIRE state has to offer.

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