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What’s New at Klein's Fish Market and Waterside Cafe in Belmar

* The River Bar at Klein’s Fish Market and Waterside Cafe is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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* Relax in their enclosed and heated bar. Watch sports games with a fabulous view of the Shark River.

* Daily Happy Hour 3 to 6 p.m. Available at the bar and in the dining room.

* Every Wednesday, half price sushi from 4 to 9 p.m.

* Every Thursday, half price bottles of wine from 4 to 9 p.m.

* Award winning Sunday brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Plan to attend Klein’s Fish Market’s annual Brunch with Santa on December 15th. Call for reservations.

* Watch for the designated date of the annual Holiday Wine Dinner in December.

* The restaurant will be closed Monday and Tuesday during cold winter months..

The retail Fish Market will remain Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Klein’s Fish Market is located at the corner of Main Street & River Road, Belmar. Call: 732.681.1177. Ask about their free 20% off coupon.

John’s Meat Market in Scotch Plains is Ready for Thanksgiving and Your Special Order

It’s November and time to order your turkey from John’s Meat Market in Scotch Plains. Proprietors Nick, Vinnie and Vinnie Losavio Jr. and their well-trained staff await your visit to their very special beef, poultry, seafood, soup, bread and other delectables available at their specialty shop in Scotch  Plains. Delivered fresh each morning from the Fulton Fish Market, all of their seafood has been carefully selected for your dining pleasure.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, consider serving one of John’s Meat Market’s famous Top Round, or  Rib Roasts for your holiday meal. Your family will also appreciate a bowl of one of their delicious soups: Minestrone, lobster bisque or chicken noodle.

Always eager to take your order and help in any way, the staff at John’s Meat Market will custom wrap your Thanksgiving dinner order. Don’t forget to include a couple of pounds of shrimp and some of their delightful sauce.And, by the way, delivery is free. John’s Meat Market, 389 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains: Call: 908.322.7126

The Wood Pit Barbecue

Voted Best Barbecue

Folks are talking about the Wood Pit barbecue in Montclair. That’s where you may order smoked turkey, smoked leg of Lamb, smoked salmon or smoked fried turkey. Your Choice: $59.95. Order now and pick up your dinner on Thanksgiving Morning. Enjoy authentic North Carolina Barbecue and home-style desserts baked from scratch. The Wood Pit Barbecue, 108 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair: Call: 973.337.2396

The Laurel in Maplewood is Always Ready to Serve You

You’ll really appreciate the selections, service, and friendly greeting you receive at The Laurel in Maplewood. 

Open for breakfast lunch and dinner, folks adore the scrambled eggs, toast, and coffee, as well as their sandwiches, salads and burgers. 

Note: The kitchen is closed from 3 to 5 p.m.

The buzz at Laurell’s is all about the starter of Moroccan-spiced chickpeas and their desserts. A great place to meet friends for breakfast or lunch, the Laurel is closed on Mondays. The Laurel, 175 Maplewood ave., Maplewood. Call: 973.762.0050.  

Grand Opening of the Flaming Grill & Supreme Buffet in Manville

An exciting new dining experience opened in Somerset County. Offering Japanese & American cuisine, the restaurant boasts a Hibachi section where you may choose your own menu. Enjoy rib eye steak, salmon, butter shrimp, black pepper shrimp, crab meat, cheese, General Tso’s Chicken, selections of sushi, salad fruit and desserts. There is a lunch and dinner buffet, plus buffets to-go! There is even a large party room. The Marketplace all, 126 North Main street, Manville. For more information call: 908.685.8828 or 908.685.8883.

Greetings from Millicent

We’re almost into the holiday season, a special time of the year. I will do all I can to let you know what restaurants and shops are catering to their clientele. Should you know of a special place, please let me know.

Truly, I am grateful to those that take the time to reach out to me. That’s how I get to share the news with you, my faithful audience. Thank you, and promise to stay in touch!