Food & Drink

October 11, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ --Healthy snacking and eating can be a challenge for many parents and guardians. To help families learn how easy it is to eat better, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick) hosts the program "Easy Peasy:  Quick and Healthy Family Foods" on ...

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BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival tomorrow, Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern wants to show a lobster some love. At 3:30 p.m. on May 18, he will kick off the annual three-day event by pardoning “Lucky Larry the Lobster” on the Fifth Avenue beach and then releasing it into ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, a downtown restaurant next to the train station and across the street from Rutgers University housing, has closed, apparently the result of declining sales. “Brother Jimmy’s ceased operations on Monday, May 7 due to their inability to pay rent owed to the New ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - More than 30 of Central New Jersey’s top restaurants and food purveyors will share their best dishes at the 19th annual Elijah’s Promise Chef’s Night at The Palace at Somerset Park, Monday, June 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This culinary extravaganza benefits Promise Culinary School in ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - If you graduated from Spotswood High School in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 or 1982, it is reunion time. A 5 for 40 Spotswood High School Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 21 at the American Legion Post 253. Reunion fun starts at 3 p.m. and includes a picnic, beer and wine. A cash ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - On May 4, 2018, the Rutgers Gardens Farm Market Lettuce Festival will feature Rutgers Scarlet Lettuce, a superfood lettuce with high polyphenol content and strong antioxidant properties. The Lettuce Festival will take place from noon - 3 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, located at 112 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Destination Dogs, the eatery specializing in hot dogs that opened in the city about six years ago, will be featured on the Travel Channel show “Food Paradise” next month, a spokeswoman for the show said. A film crew from the channel spent an entire day filming at the restaurant ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Okay, I'll admit it.  I grew up hating Irish soda bread.  Too dry.  Not good toasted. Weird shape.  People brought it to my house every St. Patrick's Day, and I graciously accepted it and tried to palm it off on my guests.  I made sure that everyone had some to take home.  Oy, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - One would never think for a second that East Brunswick could ever be a resort town, but before all the housing developments filled the township, that was the case. One example was Patrick’s Corner, located along Riva Avenue and fronting Farrington Lake. This was an area of East ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Could ancient tastes and flavors be the wave of the future?  With the Mediterranean diet having been proclaimed one of the world's healthiest and its popularity growing, the foods and flavors of Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East are occupying more space on American plates.  ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her favorite candy was butter crunch, her favorite cookie was a pecan sandy and her favorite ice cream was butter pecan.  So this year I went in search of a cookie that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick sports bar has agreed to pay $57,500 to six former employees, following a wage theft lawsuit that went on several years. The lawsuit, filed by former employee James Gerard, accused World of Beer of violating state and federal minimum wage laws, according to a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Preparing food together can really bring the family together and get everyone off of their screens, but those perfectly shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread characters require a little more skill and attention when all we want to do is get together as a family. Enter "The Classic ...

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Cancel the trip to Tuscany. New Jersey is receiving a great deal of acclaim for its vineyards with award-winning wines being produced every day.  As Americans are enjoying fine wine like never before, the Garden State has become a destination for winery tours and tastings. Many wineries also ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built up a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchens in the Central Jersey region, and this Thanksgiving, the organizers will have another go at living up to that name. This Thanksgiving, organizers are expecting to serve hundreds guests, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield resident Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe is now the worst kept secret in the township. Stilwell's jelly has been the subject of a great deal of chatter in town over the past few days. Then on Sunday afternoon. local business leader Izabela Van Tassel declared ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Immaculate Conception School bus will be parked in the lot of the Stop & Shop in the Concordia Shopping Center on Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. Residents are invited to come and stuff the bus with non-perishable food to help all members of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For most of us, Nutella is one finer points in life, and the fact there’s a growing shortage of global Nutella supply might came as disturbing news to some. The growing popularity of the creamy hazelnut and cocoa spread in recent years has driven up demand for the hazelnut, ...

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