Food & Drink

October 16, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Disappointed that you couldn’t get tickets for Charlie’s Ale Garden during AddamsFest? Despite a “sold out” image on the Beer Garden page on AddamsFest.com, organizers said that more tickets will become available for purchase later this week. “As we said, we can only pre-sell as ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Ave in Bloomfield NJ will host 'A Taste of the Caribbean' on the afternoon of Sunday October 7.  The event is a part of the congregation's celebration of their faith community with food and music from the homeland of the members. The ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Italian American Heritage Month was proclaimed by the President of the United States and US Congress in 1989. The month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of Italian immigrants and their descendant to American culture. Any good celebration needs food, so today ...

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VERONA, NJ - Chef Ariane Duarte will be hosting the 2nd annual fundraiser for homeless pets and pets of domestic violence victims on Thursday, October 18. The non-profit organization, Only Kindness Rescue, has collaborated with Chef Ariane to host the fundraiser for a cause. The goal is to raise ...

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Warning - If a Pomodoro sauce recipe has more than 4 ingredients run! Ingredients: (serves 2-3) 3 cloves of garlic, chopped. 4oz of olive oil. 2 dry pints of cherry or grape tomatoes. 6-10 leaves of basil, chopped. 1/2 lb of dry spaghetti. Salt Red ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The team of Gelotti of Montclair is partnering with Montclair Film for a "scooper" fun-draiser to help rebuild and repait the damage sustained during the August 11 flash floods. 100% of profits from the day-long event will be donated to 'Montclair Film's Flood Recovery Campaign." ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey will bring a coach bus filled with more than 50 foodies to the Jimmy Buff's in Kenilworth. The motor coach bus tour is organized by Erwin Benz and John Fox, who is one of the country's best known hot dog experts. It grew from a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Whole Foods Market, has voluntarily recalled 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips due to an undeclared ingredient. The company stated in a press release that the product may contain undeclared milk that was not listed on the product label. The undeclared ingredient could ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Yes, you saw correctly!  That was Mayor Michael Venezia bagging groceries Friday afternoon at Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield.  It was all part of ShopRite’s Partners In Caring “Help Bag Hunger” annual initiative during National Hunger Action Month. This year, Brookdale ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia will bag groceries today at the Brookdale ShopRite at 2 p.m. as a part of the ShopRite Partners In Caring “Help Bag Hunger” project during National Hunger Action Month. Brookdale ShopRite owner Neil Greenstein donated 20% of value of every item bagged. Last ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Today is National Cheeseburger Day, and Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center is celebrating by offering their Sunday afternoon specials today. National Cheeseburger Day is celebrated each year on September 18.  In recognition of National Cheeseburger Day, owner Jeremy Goldberg ...

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2018 – Bahar LLC., a Clifton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,344 pounds of frozen, raw beef dumplings products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) ...

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Pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice, is a combination of warm spices originally blended to create the spice blend for pumpkin pie. From time to time a “food journalist” will get their knickers in a twist and write ad nauseam about the final product not containing any pumpkin. ARGH! Keep in mind ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Ave in Bloomfield NJ will host 'A Taste of the Caribbean' on the afternoon of Sunday October 7.  The event is a part of the congregation's celebration of their faith community with food and music from the homeland of the members. The ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--23 Skiddoo Café is a brand new café in the Watsessing Heights area of Bloomfield that opened in late June. It is named after the 20th century American slang phrase and caters to the neighboring residents, bringing life to the once vacant building. Owner Hodge Halili is from Glen ...

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UNION, NJ - When Juan Fernando Lopez came to the United States from Honduras, he never dreamed that someday he’d own a renowned, successful bakery.  And he never could have imagined that one day he would be a contestant on a television bake-off show. But Lopez, owner of Conca D’Oro Pastry Shop ...

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WASHINGTON, DC –  As Rosh Hashanah begins the Jewish High Holy Days at sundown on September 9, the federal government has issued a warning about the possible contamination of Empire Kosher chicken, a popular brand in Bloomfield. The Empire Kosher brand raw chicken items, which may ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A good portion of the summer has been plagued by soaring temperatures, high humidity and soaking rains – the perfect recipe for a dangerous mushroom season in the Garden State. So far, 45 mushroom exposure cases were managed by the medical experts at the NJ Poison Control Center since ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.    “As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but ...

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 Asian Cucumber Salad Serves: 6 Ingredients For Salad: 2 large cucumbers, cut into ¼” slices [peel only if skins are tough] 2 scallions, green and whites separated and thinly sliced 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds, optional Ingredients For Vinaigrette: ¼ cup Seasons Blackberry Ginger Dark ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The 7th Annual Bloomfield Restaurant Week (BRW) kicks off this Saturday, August 4th with a “who’s who” of Bloomfield’s long-time favorites and new entries to the growing restaurant scene in town. With more than 25 restaurants lined up, and more restaurants being added each week, ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Anthony's Cheesecake, on Washington St. in Bloomfield Center, is the winner of a national 'Corner Stories' promotion. The promotion, created by Screenvision Media, will feature a profile of Anthony's in the pre-show portion of major motion picture showings from today through ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - El Matador Mexican Restaurant is hosting their Grand Reopening this Friday July 27.  After a hiatus, the North Center Mexican restaurant will be back to welcome guests. El Matador is located at 418 Broad Street Bloomfield NJ, in the area near the McDonald's. 

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Two eateries in South Orange, Noodlefan and K Kakes Cakery, have been closed recently, and there is not much information about when, or if, they will re-open. Noodlefan, located at 14 Academy St., has been closed for about a month, with a sign on the door indicating they plan ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Representatives from Essex County will be at the Watsessing Park county farmers market Thursday July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to process applications for senior citizen market vouchers.  Qualifying senior citizens from Essex County can apply to receive $25 in vouchers that can ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights.  The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department shut down the 7-Eleven at 1712 Springfield Ave. near Tuscan Road on Friday for an undisclosed violation of the Township Health Code. The red “unsatisfactory” notice was placed at the entrance on July 6, stating only that the store received an ...

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Editor's Note: The following article on the 250th anniversary of the history of the Grain House restaurant building was submitted by Brooks Betz, a trustee for The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH, www.thssh.org). The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills ...

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WASHINGTON – A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that when it comes to handwashing before meals, consumers are failing to properly clean their hands 97 percent of the time. Rushed handwashing can lead to cross-contamination of food and other surfaces, resulting in foodborne ...

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