Matt Mikolay

Matt Mikolay is a graduate of Rutgers University and a resident of Highland Park. His work has appeared in The Daily Targum, The Impulsive Buy, and Thought Catalog. Follow him on Twitter at @mattmikolay.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Easton Avenue, one of the city's most vibrant thoroughfares, is home to an exceptionally high concentration of pizza parlors with a growing and changing array of establishments.

    With ten stores that sell slices, and a new one set to open soon, pizza is the prevailing offering on the avenue, which connects the downtown with the student-dominated neighborhood near Rutgers University.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Though New Brunswick faces no shortage of taverns and bars, a less common establishment is the brewpub, a combination restaurant and brewery specializing in house-made craft beers.

    Harvest Moon is just that, the only brewery in a city that was once home to several.

    Located at 392 George Street in downtown, "the Moon" usually features between six to ten original beers on its menu at a single time.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A growing chain of fast-casual burrito restaurants is the latest newcomer to Easton Avenue, a thoroughfare that has seen several new food chains open in recent years. 

    Bubbakoo’s Burritos opened in February at 53 Easton Avenue, the longtime home of Cluck-U Chicken and a short-lived dessert shop.

    The restaurant serves tailor-made Mexican fare, and is built around a highly customizable menu: the customer chooses the protein and toppings inside any burrito.

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