Don't you just love grilled cheese? Not only does New Jersey have some of the best-grilled cheese establishments, we even have the perfect compliment to the famous sandwich. I'm talking about Campbell's tomato soup made right in Camden.

I would bet I'm not the only one who came in from playing in the snow as a child only to find a nice cup of soup and a grilled cheese waiting for me. You could taste Mom's love in every bite and sip.

If ever there was a comfort food, it would be the grilled cheese. If done just right, lightly browned bread buttered on both sides with melted cheese, there's nothing like it. If you add bacon and tomatoes, it would be the "Happy Waitress" if not, it's just a happy you.

In Sea Isle City, Steve's Grilled Cheese rules. It's so good that my sons would rather eat their grilled cheesesteak than go buy a regular one. You should also check out Say Cheez Cafe, and try the grilled cheese with the mac and cheese.

My producer Jordan suggests the Melt Factory Grilled Cheese in Morristown.

So where are the best places in New Jersey to get a grilled cheese? I asked my social media following and here's what they came up with:

Walsh Jackie
Robinson Ale House in Asbury Park does a variety of grilled cheeses with tomato soup.

John Hamer
In South Jersey, it's Steve's Grilled Cheese

Cindy Nieto
Robin's Nest in Mount Holly

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Tim Aanensen
I nominate Josie’s Good Eats. They have a $9 American cheese grilled cheese. Thick bread, generous amount of cheese, buttered amazingly. I actually delight at the crust on this one! Very much worth it!

Junior Canonico
The Manville Diner

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Keith Vena
Tommy’s Tap Tavern (Princeton). They serve it with bacon and a tomato basil bisque soup

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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