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Welcome to National Waffle Day!
Can you believe there is a whole entire day dedicated to waffles? Neither can we, but those of us at the Belvidere Diner are quite amused to find that March 26th has been dedicated “National Waffle Day.” We love these silly holidays, if only because they are a great excuse to try something new on our menu! Read on to find out the history of the waffle, the great breakfast items at our diner in New Jersey, and more!
These Mediterranean Meals Are Healthy and Hearty
If you’ve kept an eye on dietary news, you’ve probably already heard that the Mediterranean diet is receiving a lot of attention due to its health benefits and weight loss options. But what is really so great about this diet and where can you find Mediterranean diet foods in Belvidere? The Belvidere Diner serves a wide variety of food, including some that work with a Mediterranean diet! Read on to find out more.
Pack up on Protein for Plenty of Energy
Between cold days, busy work schedules, and staying up at night binge-watching your favorite streaming series, you may be craving an energy boost most days. If you’re not a big caffeine fan, or if you’ve read the research that caffeine may not be all it’s brewed up to be, you may wonder how else you can get protein to get through your day. The answer starts in your kitchen—or, in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant and diner in New Jersey! That’s right, what you eat can give you the energy you need. This month, the staff at Belvidere Diner share some of our favorite menu items with you, letting you know some great ways to pack in the protein.
Spice Up Your Dinner Date with These Tips
Don’t spend another night at home glued to the TV and eating cold pizza. Take your night (and maybe your relationship?) to the next notch with a fun dinner date! At the Belvidere Diner & Restaurant in New Jersey, we are always looking for fun ways to beat the cold and turn up the heat—for the romantic month of February, we have some great tips for a spicy dinner date!
Stick to Healthy Eating Resolutions with These Great Dishes
Did you know that most people will fail their New Year’s resolutions by the end of January? What a bummer! Fortunately, there are ways to keep your resolutions—and one includes identifying an effective way to replace the behaviors you want to change! Those of us at the Belvidere Diner in NJ aren’t psychologists, but we do like to read up on how behavior works and how to make healthy eating choices. Check out our tools for healthier eating and dishes to go with them!
Hot Food Trends for the New Year
Are you geared up for the New Year? If so, you may wonder what sorts of food trends you should be expecting. The staff at Belvidere Diner in NJ is already looking at trends, because we love to work with our community to ensure that we are bringing the best dishes and keeping up with expectations, demands, and trends in the food industry. Read on to find out the anticipated hot trends for 2019.
Great Gift Ideas for the 2018 Holiday Season
Have you finished your holiday shopping for 2018 yet? If not, this post is just for you! The team at the Belvidere Diner know just how to get the holiday spirit going, and our gift-idea post for 2018 is the perfect place to find last-minute ideas from your favorite diner in Belvidere!
Don’t Skip the Most Important Meal of the Day! Our Breakfast Specials
Popular wisdom has argued for many years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and many medical professionals agree—breakfast starts your day off right by feeding your brain, stomach, and muscles, giving you the energy, you need to work and play as well as a boost to wake up your digestive system. But many people report skipping breakfast regularly, stealing all these great benefits from them! Those of us at the Belvidere Diner in New Jersey think this is a shame, so we have breakfast specials just for you! Here are a few of our favorites.
Holiday Tips for Building Connections
In today’s world of social media, smartphones, and video chats, one would think that we are more connected than ever. But when it comes to feeling connected, most research says that people are feeling less connected to one another than ever before. At the Belvidere Diner in New Jersey, we are thrilled to see our customers connect with one another, our staff, and their communities on a daily basis. Read on to find out great tips to build connections this holiday season!
These Comfort Foods Will Warm You Up This Winter
Winter may not have officially come, but the chilly weather has the staff and patrons of the Belvidere Diner in New Jersey ready for some comfort foods! Comfort foods are so interesting, because they occur across cultures and usually share some common characteristics: They tend to be warm, filling, starchy, and often filled with indulgent ingredients like cream, cheese, or sugar. While they are delicious foods at any time of year, they are particularly revered for their warmth and comfort during the colder months. Read on to find out some of the best comfort foods you can get at the Belvidere Diner!
Scoop up Some Seafood During National Seafood Month!
Get ready to dine from the sea, because October is National Seafood Month! We love food holidays, especially food holiday months, because it reminds us to highlight some of our—and your—favorite dishes! At the Belvidere Diner, we source our seafood as fresh as we can, whenever we can, because we know how good a fresh piece of fish or seafood tastes! Read on to find out some of our favorite seafood options in New Jersey.
How Processed Foods Sap Your Energy
Do you ever feel yourself feeling tired, worn down, or fatigued—with no medical reason? These problems can be associated with physical illness, depression, and anxiety, but are more commonly associated with another factor: Diet! In particular, processed foods are a big culprit, and the topic of today’s blog. Fortunately, the Belvidere Diner is committed to making foods the way they were meant to be, fresh and natural, which eliminates the needs for many preservatives and artificial processing. Read on to find out how processed foods sap your energy, and how a great meal from the Belvidere Diner in NJ can help!
Make Back to School Season Easier with These Tips
Uh oh, it’s back to school time! If you’re already frazzled with PTA meetings, homework, carpools, studying yourself, or just caught up in the buzz of things, you could probably use a break. Want to see how to make one? It’s easy if you follow these great tips. We manage time, people, and even crying kids at our restaurant in New Jersey, so we have some good ones lined up for you!
Celebrate National Chicken Month with These Fun Facts
September is National Chicken Month! At the Belvidere Diner in NJ, we love to find fun facts, interesting tidbits, and weird news to share with our visitors, and this seemed right up our alley. Do you love chicken? We sure do, and we go through plenty of it in our restaurant. In fact, it’s one of our most popular meats, and it’s good friend the egg is the foundation of many of our breakfasts! Want to know more about chicken? Read on to find out fun facts as well as our favorite chicken dishes from our restaurant in NJ!
Feeling Tired? How Diet Affects Your Energy
Everyone feels tired now and again. If you haven’t gotten a good night’s sleep, have overexerted yourself, or even if there is just a lot of stress on your mind, you may find yourself feeling tired or drained of energy. But if this happens every day, you may benefit from taking a look at your diet. Those of us at Belvidere Diner in NJ aren’t nutritionists, but we do our research and consult with experts to give you the latest advice from the nutrition field. Read on to find out how your diet affects your energy levels!
Beat the Summer Heat with these Cool Dishes
Every summer, we think it’s the hottest one ever—and this year is no exception! Whether you love the heat or hide in the air conditioning as much as possible, you need to eat at some point. If you struggle to build up an appetite in the hot weather, or just want another option to cool down, check out our “coolest” dishes!
Top Tips to Show Your Graduate you Care
Graduation season is here! Whether you’re celebrating your child’s graduation from high school (finally!), a college student’s successful earning of their bachelor’s or graduate degree, or some other special accomplishment, you want to show them you care. Read on to find out how those of us at the Belvidere Diner in New Jersey share our love and excitement!
These Three Health Signs Suggest You Need More Fresh Food
Processed food is everywhere these days. Not only will one in three Americans eat fast food today, there are also packaged bars, canned foods, boxed foods, and all sorts of other edible goodies that may not even qualify as food. At the Belvidere Diner in NJ, we think this is a bunch of processed junk! Sure, we like to indulge in treats now and then, but even our desserts and appetizers start with real, fresh food. Is your body begging you for something fresh? Here are three health signs that suggest you need more fresh food!
Spring has Sprung—Enjoy it in Belvidere, NJ!
The long awaited Spring season has seemed to finally arrive. After a long and cold winter, we are ready to get outside and enjoy the warmth and sunshine. Belvidere is located in Warren County, right next to the Delaware River dividing Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The beautiful town is full of rolling hills, fun events, and great people. Luckily, in Belvidere, NJ there is plenty to do, there is plenty to do this time of the year. Read on to find out what some of our favorite things to are to do in Belvidere!
Budget Conscious While Dining Out
Dining out has become a weekly, and possibly a daily habit for many Americans. Although dining out can be a great time for bonding or time to get away from your crazy life, it is important to keep your budget in mind. With spring already here, many of us are starting to save our pennies for summer vacation. Since we know that no one wants to give up dining out altogether, we’ve compiled our favorite tips for saving money when eating at a restaurant or diner in Belvidere, NJ. Keep our tips in mind next time you dine out!
Happy National Beer Day!
Do we really need an excuse to indulge in a fresh cold beer? Not really, but now we know we can’t let this day pass without sharing a brew with a friend! Saturday, April 7th, 2018 is National Beer Day! Nowadays, there is a national day for everything, and most of those days are absolute nonsense—not this day though. National Beer Day actually has some reasoning and history behind it. April 7th marks the day that the law that President Roosevelt signed went into effect.
Spring Has Sprung! Our Favorite Dishes to Celebrate
It may be spring, but it doesn’t exactly feel like it! Even though it doesn’t feel like spring, we are all ready for the new, warmer season. We’re suddenly finding time to think about our gardens, plan for summer activities, and break out the short-sleeved shirts. At our diner in Belvidere, we find that people don’t just change their choice of clothing and activity based on the weather, they often adjust their food styles as well. Want to see our favorite spring dishes? We’ve rounded up some of our most popular!
The History of Spring Holidays and Ways to Celebrate
Spring has (almost) sprung, and if you love flowers, cute baby animals, or just a break from the endless snow, this season is for you! In fact, many people have celebrated Spring holidays for many millennia, dating further back than we can remember. At the Belvidere Diner in NJ, we are always eager to celebrate—pretty much anything! Read on to find out more about the history of spring holidays and the best ways you can celebrate!
Don’t Let These Top 3 Preservative Hazards Get You Down
Everywhere you look in today’s world, you are bombarded with an assortment of preserved foods! Whether it’s the tasty candy bar at the checkout line, “juice blends” with a mix of questionable ingredients, or even a whole meal at many fast food places, you can find that your health and energy take a toll when you’re eating all this processed garbage.
Perfect Pairings For a Romantic Valentine’s Day Meal
Are you planning on going out to a restaurant or diner in New Jersey for Valentine’s Day this year? If so, you’re not alone! Over half of the people who plan to celebrate this “love-ly” holiday are planning on eating out as part of their celebrations. But how can you choose a perfect Valentine’s Day meal? Read on to find out our favorite ideas, dishes, and ways to make a romantic night!
Avoid These Top 3 Dangers of Processed Foods
At Belvidere Diner in New Jersey, we promise to keep your foods fresh, natural, and free from processed goods. But is that really something you should care about? We think so, and it does make common sense, but we consulted the science to find out the top three dangers of processed foods. Read on to find out why you should eat at Belvidere Diner in NJ to avoid these top three proceed food dangers!
The Revival of the Incredible, Edible Egg
For those of us who are old enough to remember, the “Incredible, Edible Egg” campaign of the 70s and 80s is about to make a comeback! While eggs have been enjoyed by humans for countless centuries, concerns about the cholesterol, particularly in the egg yolks, gave these tasty protein sources a bad rap. Fortunately, more research has been done, and the 2015 American Dietary Guidelines has changed to include eggs as a part of a healthy diet—after eschewing them for over 40 years!
Healthy Comfort Food? It IS Possible!
When the cold weather strikes, many people reach for comfort—often, in the form of comfort food! This style of food is classic and delicious, but not known for being very low in calories. With plenty of creamy, cheesy, carb-y goodness, most comfort foods are quite distressing to the waistline!
So how can you enjoy a healthy meal out at your favorite restaurant in NJ while still finding a little “comfort” in your foods? Here are our favorite tips!
Top Food Trends of 2018
There are plenty of trends that change on the regular, and food trends are certainly one of these! If you’re bored with the typical fare, a lover of new things, or just enjoy listicles (because really, who doesn’t?), this list is for you! We might not serve all of these hot trends at our diner in New Jersey yet, but we change up our menus once in a while!
Breakfast. Many people criticize Millennials for bringing unwanted changes to the world and not being motivated, but they’ve renewed the nation’s interest in breakfast! Whether it’s nostalgia for childhood or an insatiable desire for syrup, breakfast is hot. Many diners in NJ serve all-day breakfast, putting us ahead of this trend.
Top Tips for Gratitude and Fun This Holiday Season
For some reason, the holiday season has turned from a time of fun, family, friends, and gratitude into a hot mess of commercialism, stress, and conflict. We see our patrons coming into the Belvidere Diner in NJ stressed and frustrated all the time, and it makes us wonder where the “holiday spirit” has disappeared to! We decided to gather up some tips for relieving stress, having fun, and feeling gratitude this year, and we thought we’d share!
Reduce Stress. We are expected to take on so much during the holiday season, and all that stress adds up! To focus on fun and relaxation, try cutting some of these stressors out.
Skip the Bar Scene and Hang at the Belvidere Diner!
With the holiday season upon us and plenty of people visiting and reconnecting, a lot of our customers are going to or coming from the bars. But this may not always be the scene for everyone—after all, many people are avoiding alcohol, want a little food in their stomachs, or are simply “over” the noise, lights, and crowded bar scene. But where else can you go to enjoy a casual drink and conversation with friends? The Belvidere Diner in New Jersey may be your new favorite place!
Meeting up at a diner has plenty of benefits. One is managing the kids! If you and your friends have children, you might not need to worry about getting a babysitter or arranging for childcare, because you can bring them with you!
Why Homemade Food Tastes So Much Better
The holiday season is the perfect time of year for nostalgia. This is the time when we think back to grandma’s warm apple pie, mom’s fresh-roasted turkey, or any other traditional foods your family may make! Why does this food taste so much better than the stuff you find yourself buying from fast food? Because it’s homemade! At the Belvidere Diner in NJ, we pride ourselves on making all our foods homemade, so we can bring this sort of delicious flavor to you. Read on to find out why homemade food just tastes better—regardless of whether you’re actually making it in your home, or trusting the skilled chefs at the Belvidere Diner to make it for you.
Why the Fast Food Trend is Slowing Us Down
The new trend in food is fast! Fast food, specifically, whether we are considering the fast food legends that have been around for decades, serving up greasy burgers and fries, or newer “fast casual” restaurants that aim for a slightly higher quality—and a slightly higher price. But is all this fast food coming at a price/?
At Belvidere Diner, we pride ourselves on moving away from the fast food movement. While we deliver your food steaming hot in a matter of minutes, we don’t do so by cutting corners!
Will Your Food Outlast You? The Challenges of Preservatives
Human beings have been using preservatives since ancient times. Throughout history, we have relied on heat, cold, dryness, wetness, salt, vinegar, and more to keep our foods fresh and edible, even through long winters or poor growing seasons,
However, in the past few decades, the trend in food has moved away from preserving foods naturally or minimally and moved toward creating relics that can (technically) last forever…although we’re not sure how many of them we’d like to eat! While preservatives do play an important part in food and disaster readiness, we like to think that eating fresh while we can is a benefit of a developed and bountiful world.
How Restaurants Can Cook Your Meal to Order
At the Belvidere Diner, we pride ourselves on cooking every meal to order—your burger, sandwich or eggs aren’t just sitting back there on a heating rack getting rubbery and stale, the ingredients are waiting for our chef to turn them into a masterpiece.
But if you’ve ever tried to cook meals to order in your own kitchen, even for a few family members, you know it can be a challenge! So how do we get all our meals cooked to order and out on time? Read on to find out our secrets!