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Popular Restaurant Addams Tavern in Westfield Readies to Reopen After Yearlong Closure

December 11, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — A popular restaurant in Downtown Westfield that has been closed for about a year is preparing to reopen with a new menu and staff.

Denise Telerico, a manager at Addams Tavern (part of Harvest Restaurant Group), said on Monday the establishment is tentatively anticipated to open Friday but has some preparations to make after its yearlong closure.

While the interior ...

Judge Gives Addams Tavern in Westfield Green Light to Reopen

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly a year after being shut down over building code violations, Addams Tavern has gotten a state court’s approval to reopen.

The popular restaurant has all the government approvals needed to reopen, Town Attorney Thomas Jardim said Friday.

“There appear to be remaining issues as to drainage of rainwater and one issue with respect to ADA ...

Commissioner O'Connor Expresses Concern with Potential New Liquor Licenses

CRANFORD - Momentum is growing around a proposal from Assemblyman John Burzichelli, D-Gloucester, to let restaurants purchase much cheaper permits to serve alcohol. 

Currently, towns can create one license per 3,000-population. Many of the best restaurants in New Jersey don’t have a liquor license, but rather are bring-your-own-bottles (BYOBs).

Kilkenny House to Remain at Current Location

CRANFORD - The plan to move Kilkenny House from its current location to 109 Walnut Avenue appears to be dead.

At 109 Walnut Avenue, the construction of a three-story, mixed-use development consisting of 24 residential apartments on the second and third floors, with 5,000 square feet of what was to be the new Kilkenny House on the ground level is underway. 

At the ...

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta: A Memorable Family Dining Experience

CRANFORD - Some of Chef Vinny Savinelli’s earliest memories are of the kitchen: Watching, helping, and learning as his father, Domenico, an internationally trained chef, regularly worked his culinary magic.

You can say that great food is in Chef Vinny’s blood! “Many of my fondest childhood memories were of being in the restaurant with my parents,” said ...

Union County's New Hot Spot: Ava's Kitchen & Bar

KENILWORTH - Tucked around a cozy corner just off the Boulevard in downtown Kenilworth lies a place that lives to meet all of your quality food and beverage needs

Ava’s Kitchen & Bar features a wood-burning brick oven that churns out thin crackly-crusted pizzas with a flavor and texture that is like no other. Along with its award-winning pizza, Ava's menu features ...

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