Food & Drink

October 16, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Emma’s Brick Oven in the heart of downtown Cranford is celebrating their one year anniversary under the management and ownership of Victor Biancamano and Andrew Galli. “It’s been a great year; we have introduced new items to the menus, renovated the space and worked to create an ...

Read more »

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Having won the title of Best Soup in New Jersey from food website The Daily Meal, the Fanwood Grille has expanded the availability of its award-winning soups to the Scotch Plains Farmers Market this fall. Among the soups that the eatery has sold at the market are its ...

Read more »

Sometimes, the best plans are the ones you never see coming. Frank Bruno, owner of Vine Ripe Markets in Westfield, never thought his passion for food would lead him to owning a grocery store. “To be honest, I only had visions of making it in the insurance industry,” said Bruno, a 2005 ...

Read more »

CLARK, NJ – Thailand Restaurant fans might be surprised to hear their favorite restaurant is making a comeback of sorts.  The restaurant is slotted to reopen soon under the new ownership of Sunti Pansa-Ad and Arunee Tsui.  Acquaintances of the former owners, the new duo plan to keep the name and ...

Read more »

Once again each Monday night, Emma's Brick Oven will have Frank Sinatra songs by Paul Fasone. Can't make it Monday? Tuesday night is Kids Night Out, this week featuring their favorite troll, "Branch".... Don't miss out and bring the kids to join in the fun!!! Emma's Brick Oven is located at 101 ...

Read more »

CRANFORD- NJ - Tuesday night is Kid's Night once again at Emma's Brick Oven.  Bring the whole family to meet everyone's favorite troll Poppy.  Come enjoy great food, face painting and make memories with the family.  The fun starts at 5:30 p.m.        

Read more »

CLARK, NJ – The results of TAPinto Clark’s Facebook poll are final.  In the question of who voters thought would win Saturday’s Clark Fire Department versus Clark Police Department BBQ Cook-Off , participants gave the Clark FD 64% of the votes compared to the PD’s 36%. Only the competition will ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the summer, Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant will be offering special weekday pasta and drink specials.  “The summer is a great time to take a break from cooking and barbecuing and let someone else handle the meals," said Southside owner Alexis ...

Read more »

CLARK, NJ – Preparations by the Clark Police and Fire Departments are underway ahead of the upcoming “Clark PD vs Clark FD BBQ Cook-Off.” The cookoff, which will feature members of both departments facing off in a cooking competition, is scheduled for Saturday, July 28 at the Clark Recreation ...

Read more »

CRANFORD - Following the success of the first ever "Kids Night Out" in early June that featured Vampirina, owner Victor Biancamano decided to make the event a regular occurrence.  Biancamano made a call to Peppa Pig, and despite her busy schedule, she was able to free up some time to enjoy some ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – COACHES Care will be hosting an event at the Southside Clam Bar this Tuesday June 12, to benefit the Jacob McCreesh Pediatric PT Gym at JFK Medical Center.  Jake's Place will provide physical therapy for children diagnosed with brain cancer as well cerebral palsy, spina ...

Read more »

CRANFORD – Locals flooded Emma’s Brick Oven on Tuesday evening for its first ever, “Kids Night Out”. The event went from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and allowed kids to meet their favorite vampire, Vampirina, and get their face painted. The show, “Vampirina,” debuted on Disney Jr. in late 2017 and ...

Read more »

CRANFORD,NJ - Emma's Brick Oven launches their new summer lunch menu starting Tuesday.   The menu features platters, wraps, paninis, salads and more.   There is something for everyone hungry for a summer lunch.  Menu is available every Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Diners can ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Farmer’s Market kicked off its 2018 season in a new location on Saturday morning. The market moved from the South Avenue side of the Westfield train station to the North Avenue side to create more access to central downtown, according to market manager Chris ...

Read more »

CRANFORD, NJ - Emma's Brick Oven will host a Kids' Night Out on Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m.  Children will have the chance to meet their favorite vampire "Vampirina" and get their faces painted.   Families and friends are invited to join in the fun, have some food and top it off with one of Emma's ...

Read more »

CLARK, NJ – Thailand Restaurant will be closing its doors after almost two decades of serving traditional Thai fare from its Central Avenue location. A sign greets patrons at the door as they enter indicating that the restaurant’s last day open will be Sunday June 3.  Petey Gosinanond, the ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — Vine Ripe Markets, an independent grocery store on North Avenue in Westfield, is not your typical supermarket. For owner Frank Bruno, the son of a cop and a teacher, it’s a dream come true.  “It was a life-long dream,” Bruno said. “I envisioned the American dream as being a small ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m., head to The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield to taste sandwiches from some of the area’s best-loved restaurants and vote for your favorites. Proceeds from the event will go to Greta’s Run (benefiting people with special needs) and A ...

Read more »

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School's Father's Club will host a Car Show and Food Truck Festival (featuring live DJ and Beer Garden) on Saturday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.   Food Trucks will include: Boardwalk Freddy Bro-Rito Cousins Maine ...

Read more »

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School's Father's Club will host a Car Show and Food Truck Festival (featuring live DJ and Beer Garden) on Saturday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.   Food Trucks will include: Boardwalk Freddy Bro-Rito Cousins Maine ...

Read more »

CRANFORD, NJ – After 14 years, Emma’s Brick Oven Pizza is experiencing a renaissance under its new owner, Victor Biancamano. Biancamano officially took ownership of Emma’s in October 2017, and since then, he’s been working with a fierce drive to impart a lively, modern take on the Cranford ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Rotary Club will host its first Pancake Breakfast at the newly renovated Scotch Hills Country Club in Scotch Plains.  The event will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the price will be $10 per ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The sudden announcement that the venerable Jade Isle restaurant (158 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains) would close on Sunday evening caught many of its fans by surprise. As a result, longtime customers flocked to the eatery this weekend for one last meal.  Not wanting to ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The iconic Jade Isle Restaurant located at the corner of Terrill Road and Second Street in Scotch Plains will close its doors forever after its last day on  Feb. 18. A phone call to the restaurant on Saturday confirmed that the Jade Isle's long history would come to an end ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Celebrate someone you love this Valentine’s Day at Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant. On Valentine’s Day from 4 to 9 p.m., all Southside guests (21 and older) will receive a complimentary glass of champagne and all female patrons will receive a free red ...

Read more »

CRANFORD/FLORHAM PARK, NJ -  For over 50 years, the Ajello family has filled Pastosa’s creamy ravioli and their customer’s bellies with the finest ingredients. Whether grabbling a handcrafted specialty sandwich for lunch, a dinner to go or placing a catering order, Pastosa stands ready to serve up ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in the new year with family and friends at South Plainfield's Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant. “Overall, 2017 has been a great year for us and it is all thanks to our customers,” said Southside owner Alexis Broehl, a South Plainfield ...

Read more »

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In time for holiday gatherings and other upcoming events, The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., Fanwood) has introduced a catering menu that includes continental breakfast and full breakfast options, as well as appetizers, lunch and dinner items. "I found that ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – TAPinto Publishers from towns all around New Jersey are sharing cookie recipes with readers  throughout the holiday season.  Today's recipe is a little nutty and all nice.   Peanut Butter Snowballs are fun and easy to make. This delicious treat has become a holiday favorite in ...

Read more »

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - TAPinto Publishers from towns all around New Jersey are sharing cookie recipes with readers  throughout the holiday season.  Today's recipe is all about the butter. My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her ...

Read more »