Food & Drink

October 23, 2018

KENILWORTH, NJ - Last September, it was announced that Attilio Guarino, former pizza chef and owner of Emma’s Brick Oven in Cranford, was bringing his talents to Kenilworth. As the time has gone by, many have seen the former Umberto’s Clam Bar, located at 1 North 21st Street, transform into ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Rotary Club’s annual fan-favorite fundraiser flooded the Renaissance Hotel’s ballroom with novice and seasoned foodies alike Monday evening, raising more than $13,000 to put toward community initiatives. Entering its 12th year, Taste of Elizabeth offered 40 food and ...

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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 ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road. “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new ...

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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 ...

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CRANFORD - Downtown Cranford is thrilled to announce Restaurant Week 2018! A number of restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus from August 13-17. This is a great chance to dine at your favorite spot or try someplace new. Check out the list of participating restaurants below. Participating ...

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CRANFORD - In just under two weeks, a number of our restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus from August 13-17 for Cranford Restaurant Week. This is a great chance to dine at your favorite spot or try someplace new at a discounted price. As we get closer, restaurants have begun to release ...

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WESTFIELD NJ — Farinolio, a Tuscan bakery-café in Downtown Westfield, opened for the first time Tuesday for lunch. Located at 121 East Broad St. where Let’s YO! once was, the shop offers breakfast items (such as croissants in flavors including chocolate and ham-and-cheese), lunch (including flat ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce has had no luck this year. Due to impending rain on Wednesday, the Food Truckfest has been canceled.  This marks the third event hosted by the Cranford Chamber of Commerce that has been canceled this summer. The Cruiser Nights in June and July ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxwood Coffee is officially open in Downtown Westfield. The coffee shop and café, at 143 East Broad St. where Panera was, hosted a friends and family event on Wednesday evening to celebrate what owner Stephen Bellamy is calling a “slow open.” “We are planning to phase in ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Addams Tavern, which is undergoing court-ordered renovations, may re-open in September, according to Chip Grabowski, CEO of Harvest Restaurant Group. The restaurant at 115 Elm St. has been closed since December. Recently, firefighters extinguished a minor fire on one of the ...

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CRANFORD - Following the success of the first ever "Kids Night Out" on June 5th 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 ...

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CRANFORD - Little Buffalo (101 North Avenue West) has been named one of the stops on the 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey Little Buffalo of Cranford, which has been open for about a year, is making its debut on the tour. The eatery features several types of hot dogs, including a ...

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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 ...

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Emma's new summer lunch menu starts this Tuesday and will run every Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come join us and enjoy your lunch on our outdoor patio!

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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 ...

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CRANFORD – On Thursday evening, rumors started to swirl about the potential closing of the Downtown Family Restaurant. With no official word on the restaurant’s Facebook page, it wasn’t until Friday morning that guests were greeted with a sign on the front door reading: There is a season for ...

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CLARK, NJ – Foodies, loyal customers and locals have been making the final pilgrimage to Thailand Restaurant for one last meal and visit before they close for good. Many are being turned away at the door. With limited space and resources, Petey Gosinanond, the daughter of owners, Cindy and Alex ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Carlo’s Bake Shop, known from the TLC network show “Cake Boss,” closed its E. Broad Street storefront this week. Passerby on the street noticed on Tuesday that the store was closed. A sign in the window reads that the bakery is relocating, but a new location was not ...

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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 ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford High School wrestling program aims to satisfy every food craving with a food truck festival this month. Proceeds from the festival will support the program. “Season’s over, let’s eat,” CHS wrestling coach Pat Gorman said in a press release from the program. “It’s ...

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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 ...

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GARWOOD, NJ – Fast food connoisseurs who mourned the loss of Burger King on North Avenue in Garwood can rejoice – the Garwood Planning Board confirmed that a Wendy’s will take its place. The existing building will be kept in place, but renovations are planned, according to Adele Lewis, secretary ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Buona Pizza took home first place Sunday at the Westfield Area YMCA’s third annual Pizza Palooza Sunday, when 300 people tasted and voted on their favorite slices from  participating Westfield, Garwood and Mountainside businesses. Roma Pizza came in second place, just two votes ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA will host its third annual Pizza Palooza on Sunday, March 4, from noon until 1:30 p.m in the gym of its main facility at 220 Clark Street.  Participants can taste their way through participating Westfield, Garwood and Mountainside pizzerias and vote for ...

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Fanwood Grille’s Soups Voted Best in New Jersey by National Food Website The Daily Meal Ranking lists new eatery with some of the country’s most famous restaurants FANWOOD, NJ – National food website, The Daily Meal, which has released its list of Best Soups in Every State, has chosen the ...

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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 ...

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