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El Buen Café Opens on Centre Street

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L to R: Dave Strochak, Dana Lemonova, Angel Rodriguez, Mayor Bollwage, Jonathan Samet, Brenda Samet, and Carlos Torres. Credits: Fran Sullivan
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Jonathan and Brenda Samet in their new restaurant. Credits: Fran Sullivan
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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Samet family has added a second Elizabeth eatery when they officially opened  El Buen Café with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Feb. 28.  

Located at 13 Centre Street, this charming, little bistro has a huge menu offering homemade empanadas, potato balls, rice, as well as a variety of sandwiches and paninis including such as favorites as tuna melts, B.L.T.s, and Cuban sandwiches. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and closes at 5:30 p.m. El Buen offers free delivery.

Brenda Samet, who owns the Rankin Street Deli, opened the new place for her 20-year-old son, Jonathan, who likes to cook. “He was always interested in cooking, always in the kitchen,” remembered Samet. “He is going to make a good husband someday.”

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At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Samet family was helped by Mayor Bollwage, Councilman Carlos Torres, Elizabeth Avenue Partnership Executive Director Dave Strochak, and EAP board member Dana Lemonova.

El Buen Café is lodated at 13 Centre Street, 908-469-5040.

 

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