Food & Drink

August 13, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — A judge has ordered Addams Tavern at 115 Elm St. downtown to close as of Friday, Dec. 15, and not re-open without further court order. Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis wrote that the court is convinced based on the testimony of four expert witnesses that the building is not ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford’s Vincenzo Savinelli, known fondly as “Vinny,” is bringing his childhood home to Cranford with Yale Terrace Brewery. The brewery was created by Savinelli and his three closest childhood friends, who met in middle school and have remained in touch ever since. “Yale ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Spice Bazaar opened recently at 114 Quimby St., bringing a unique North Indian dining experience to Downtown Westfield. Owners Kanika Vij and Simran Bakshi aim to celebrate Indian cuisine through the combination of traditional dishes and modern dining ideas. They expressed their ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — New restaurant 1958 Cuban Cuisine is officially open for lunch and dinner. Located at 301 South Ave, on the corner of South Ave and Boulevard, the restaurant offers authentic Cuban cuisine including Ropa Vieja and Churrasco a la Cubana. According to the restaurant’s Cuban owner, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Perrotti’s Quality Meats, who recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, were honored with a proclamation by Mayor Thomas Hannen, Jr. during Monday’s Cranford Township Committee meeting, Perrotti’s, located at 23 S. Union Avenue, was opened on Oct. 18, 1967 by brothers Dave and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – A Cranford husband and wife plan to bring the flavors of Buffalo, NY to Cranford with the grand opening of their new restaurant, Little Buffalo. Michael and Donna Maggio grew up in Buffalo before moving to Cranford in 1995. This year, they decided to bring the tastes of home to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – River & Rail Cantina will host an event fundraiser for the Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation, a foundation that benefits patients affected with cancer and their loved ones, this month. To celebrate the fundraiser, the restaurant will debut a special cocktail. The cocktail, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – “Cake Boss,” the hit TLC TV show, will film an episode for the series at Hanson Park Conservancy’s 7th Annual Rubber Ducky Race. Additionally, the crew will present a special cake on the day of the race. “Many people have asked us how that happened and, truthfully, I don’t know ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Kilkenny House will participate in a fundraiser for Cranford High School’s Project Graduation. A portion of the bill from any patron who visits Kilkenny House and mentions the CHS Project Graduation on Monday Oct. 16, will go to the event fund. “People should participate ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Attilio Guarino, pizza chef at Emma’s Brick Oven in Cranford, will bring his talents to Kenilworth this winter when he opens Ava’s Kitchen & Bar, his modern, intimate restaurant. Ava’s Kitchen & Bar, which will fill the space formerly occupied by Umberto’s, will ...

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ISELIN, NJ – As students get into the swing of school and their days fill with tests, friends, homework and activities, it’s easy to overlook nutrition. However, many studies link healthy foods to increased mental, physical and social performance. Marilyn Gordon, market medical director for ...

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CLARK, NJ – Duck Donuts is forecasting a spring opening of its’ fifth New Jersey location in the Clark Circle Shopping Plaza according to Kristin Kellum, PR Manager of Duck Donuts.     The Duck Donut made-to-order experience begins with a hot vanilla caked donut cooked up fresh. What it becomes ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – River & Rail Cantina will host an event fundraiser for the Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation, a foundation that benefits patients affected with cancer and their loved ones, this month. To celebrate the fundraiser, the restaurant will debut a special cocktail. The cocktail, ...

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