ELIZABETH, NJ – Women were celebrated tonight, March 30, or rather their history at a celebration at Yoly’s Cuban Cafѐ on Elizabeth Avenue honoring Joyce Chiu of Martin’s Restaurant.
The annual event is the creation of Council member Patricia Perkins-Auguste who hosted tonight’s celebration along with Mayor Christian Bollwage. “Women are often overlooked,” said Perkins-Auguste, explaining what motivated her. “Women play a vital role, not only in the home, but in the workplace. To highlight women in the mid-town area increases awareness of the important role that women have played and continue to play in every facet of American society.”
Tonight’s honoree, Joyce Chiu, is a familiar face in mid-town, and her restaurant, Martin’s, is a popular spot. “Martin’s is like a staple in the community,” said the mayor. “When you go, you have to sit there and enjoy the camaraderie there.”
Added Councilman Manny Grova, “Best coffee in Elizabeth!”
Assemblywoman Annette Quijano presented Chiu with a proclamation from Assembly. “I am familiar with Martin’s. Joyce fed me when I was in rehab after my back surgery. My staff would run in with sandwiches. And, yes, she does have the best coffee!”