Food & Drink

January 16, 2019

CRANFORD - If you've stopped into the Rustic Mill Diner over the past few months, you may have noticed some changes.  Among those changes include new menu items, the removal of carpet in favor of hardwood floor, and other interior upgrades. Nick Siderias, the new owner of the Rustic Mill said ...

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CRANFORD - On Wednesday afternoon, NJ.com's food writer, Peter Genovese, released a list of 15 great N.J. food towns that no one knows about.  How Cranford is considered a "food town that no one knows about" despite winning NJ.com's Best Downtown Competition is perplexing, but residents are ...

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WESTFIELD - Vine Ripe Markets hosted their inaugural Free Catered Christmas Dinner contest this December. Local consumers were urged to register via the store website as to why they deserved to be considered for a free Christmas dinner catered by the store. Vine Ripe Markets is happy to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – After a court-mandated closure that lasted about a year, the popular restaurant and bar Addams Tavern has reopened. A state court had ordered the restaurant shut over safety violations, but on Dec. 3 ruled that those violations were no longer to the extent that the establishment ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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