Food & Drink

May 30, 2021

Updated on 5/31 at 1:42 p.m.: This event is sold out.  CRANFORD - Taste of Cranford returns to Downtown Cranford this Tuesday.  From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the food stroll will feature 24 restaurants in Downtown Cranford offering small plates and refreshments with sample-sized pricing. There are ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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CRANFORD - Wawa, Inc. announced it will open its newest location, 500 North Avenue East in Cranford, Thursday morning.  To celebrate the grand opening, Wawa is hosting a socially distanced ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. featuring VIP customers, local officials, and charity partners, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Should bars across New Jersey be able to keep their buffalo wings hot and beers cold a little bit longer on Super Bowl Sunday? One New Jersey Assemblyman thinks so. In a letter to Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judy Persichilli, Assemblyman Nicholas ...

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CRANFORD - Agave Mexican Restaurant, located at 117 North Union Avenue (formerly Lidia's Cuban Kitchen), officially opened for business this past Tuesday. The Mexican restaurant is owned by Jose Villanueva who has been in the restaurant industry for 15 years. He was born in Mexico City ...

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CRANFORD - If you've got the late night munchies, you'll now have to order in.  Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed Executive Order No. 194, which restricts seating and hours for restaurants, bars, clubs, and lounges. The EO, which goes into effect on Thursday, Nov. 12, also prohibits ...

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NEW JERSEY — A significant set of COVID-19 rollbacks will take effect in New Jersey starting Thursday in the form of indoor dining curfews and ban on interstate indoor youth sports travel. After weeks of high case figures, Gov. Phil Murphy affirmed Monday that “the second wave is here.” The ...

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CRANFORD - It's been over a year in the making, but Ani Ramen officially opened its doors in Cranford on Monday. "The response in Cranford has been unbelievable," said Founder and CEO Luck Sarabhayavanija. "We love all the towns we go into, but this is definitely one of the more special ones.

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CRANFORD - Mayor Patrick Giblin, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty, Commissioner Jean-Albert Maisonneuve, and Acting Downtown Director Caren Demyen welcomed Sapore Di Italia to Cranford with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday.  Sapore Di Italia is located at the former Emma's Brick Oven ...

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CRANFORD - Has lunch been yet another thing you have to think about this year as a parent of a school-aged child? Flag for Cranford and local restaurants have partnered up to help alleviate the problem.   With Cranford Public Schools operating on a half-day schedule, no lunch is served, creating ...

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CRANFORD - Tania Marissa Maranhao is looking to bring a taste of the Caribbean to Cranford. Maranhao will be opening "Yumpanadas," a gourmet empanada restaurant, at the former Fromage Grillé location, 101 Miln Street, with a target date of early to mid October. Using family recipes from her ...

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CRANFORD - This Wednesday, Downtown Cranford and Cranford Community Connection present Taste of Cranford.  From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., the food stroll will feature 15 restaurants in Downtown Cranford offering small plates and refreshments ranging between $5 and $7. Participating restaurants are ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Jaycees have announced that the annual Cranford Oktoberfest event will be a town-wide celebration this year. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event looks a little different, but the beer and brats will be just as tasty. Typically held in the parking lot of Union County ...

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CRANFORD - After an announcement from Governor Phil Murphy that restaurants in New Jersey would be allowed to partially reopen indoor dining, restaurants throughout Cranford are preparing for the change to take effect. The new rules, which will go into effect Friday mandate among other things, a ...

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CRANFORD - Fromage Grillé announced on its Facebook page Thursday afternoon that it has permanently closed its doors.  "It's been an amazing pleasure serving the Cranford community. It comes with great sadness to announce that we are officially closing our doors. We will miss the many familiar ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s much-anticipated wait for indoor dining looks to be over and just in time for Labor Day. On Friday after nearly five months, restaurants will once again be able to serve indoors while following coronavirus limits, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday at his press briefing ...

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CRANFORD - Attilio Guarino, owner of Ava's Kitchen & Bar in Kenilworth, says enough is enough and plans to open for indoor dining on Tuesday, September 8.  Nearly all restaurants, with the exception of those who can open two walls for better ventilation, have been banned from serving food ...

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CRANFORD - If you've driven through the center of town, you may have noticed concrete barricades blocking on-street parking spaces.  These concrete barricades, set up as "parklets," are part of the Cranford DMC's Pandemic Response Plan to assist businesses, in this instance restaurants, by ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Township Committee at the Tuesday, August 11 Combined Workshop and Official Meeting approved Resolution No. 2020-280, which transfers the liquor license from Bar Americana to IOP Cranford Spirits, LLP. Resolution No. 2020-280 read, "Authorizing a Person-to-Person and ...

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CRANFORD - A Toute Heure, a mainstay restaurant of Cranford since 2007, announced Friday evening that it has permanently closed. A thank you and farewell email was sent to its email subscribers, which read, "We have been blessed and honored to serve our loyal customers and the community of ...

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CRANFORD - Folklore Artisanal Taco is looking to bring a fiesta to Cranford. The family-owned Mexican restaurant will open its doors to the Cranford community on Wednesday, July 29. It is taking over the space formerly occupied by Little Buffalo at 101 North Avenue West. The brand opened its ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy surprised restaurant owners who had been preparing for the return of indoor dining on Thursday, July 2, by announcing just four days before that indoor seating would be delayed indefinitely.  Having spent money ordering food, retraining workers, and purchasing PPE ...

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CRANFORD - Indoor dining, which was set to resume in New Jersey on Thursday at 25% capacity, has been postponed, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. “We have seen spikes in other states driven, in part, by the return of patrons to indoor dining establishments, where they are seated, and without ...

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CRANFORD - Pairings Palate + Plate announced via Instagram Sunday afternoon that the restaurant has permanently closed due to hardships caused by the coronavirus.  "We have been blessed to have spent the last ten years as a part of the Cranford community where our family of friends has ever ...

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