Food & Drink

December 16, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey. While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats. Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer ...

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Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends. “This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she ...

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At this Saturday’s annual Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest at Cranford United Methodist Church, it’s the soup that’s expected to steal the show. Adding a soup festival component to the yearly fundraiser was the idea of church member Jo Ann Allen, according to Holly Walker, one of the “soup ladies” ...

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Hannukah 2018 starts the evening of Sunday, Dec. 2. You can get a head start on these traditional potato pancakes by pan-frying them the day before. Reheat them in a single layer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until hot, about 10 minutes. The trick to latkes that stay crispy? Let them dry on a rack, ...

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Kara Newman, author of the new book “Nightcap: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening,” explains the history of the nightcap and offers some spiffy spots in New Jersey to get one, plus one to try at home. Q. What inspired your book? A. Honestly, I just felt it was an unsung category, ...

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NEW JERSEY – Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken?    Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first-holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In what will be the latest addition to the city's food scene, the Halal Guys, a company started in a street cart, will open on Easton Avenue later this year. The company will open its newest franchise at 37 Easton Ave., in a busy section of the street between the city's two ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Zoning Board unanimously approved an application for Chick-fil-A to move to Middlesex Mall. Chick-fil-A will knock down the former Wells Fargo Bank located at the corner of Hadley Road and Stelton Road and build a new 5,000 sq ft state of the art ...

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Pasha Mediterranean Restaurant & Banquet celebrated its grand opening Sunday afternoon.  Located at 3079 Route 27, behind IHOP, the restaurant offers authentic Mediterranean cuisine.  Pasha is a family owned business run by four partners, Irfan Chhipa, Imran Chhipa, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - On Friday, September 7th, the Franklin PBA Local 154 Civic Association is hosting their 4th annual Wine & Spirits Tasting Fundraiser at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Avenue. The event, held from 7-11pm, will offer guests the chance to sample a number of local vendors’ wines and ...

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Although the Golden State may come to mind when thinking about the best US vineyards, the Garden State is growing in distinction as a wine – producing area as well. So, if you would like to plan for some Autumn R&R with views and vino right here in NJ, be sure to reserve your seat at the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several dozen restaurants are offering special menus and reduced prices during the inaugural Hillsborough Restaurants Week Aug. 21-26. Sponsored and organized by the Hillsborough Business Association, Restaurant Week includes dine-in restaurants offering prix fixe menu dishes, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ  – The residents of Franklin will have a new quick-service restaurant serving affordably priced authentic Afghan and Middle Eastern food, along with a variety of other choices, including burgers, sandwiches, wings, salads and more by the end of August if all goes according to ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Jersey tomatoes, sweet home-grown corn and local craft beers will be featured at the annual Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival here from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Flemington Community Partnership, which is organizing the event, expect several thousand people to attend the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - More than two dozen Hub City restaurants and eateries will showcase special offers two weeks in the annual Restaurant Week - what officials are calling 'Taste of Foodie Heaven" - began July 14. Places as varied as Jersey Subs, Destination Dogs and Frutta Bowls to Ramen ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— What has become a popular trend in Philadelphia — pop-up beer gardens — is making its way across the Delaware River into Camden. The Camden City Planning Board recently awarded preliminary and final site plan approval to CFBG, Inc. to build an outdoor, “pop-up beer garden” at 317 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Despite forecasts of rain this weekend, the annual Craft Beer Fest presented by Project P.U.B and Tapastre restaurant will be held rain or shine. The outdoor festival, which features dozens of craft beers from breweries throughout New Jersey and beyond, is scheduled for ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND – Here we are, it is the first "official" summer weekend.  This is this rundown on this weekend's entertainment lineup for Stafford and Long Beach. Remember to be safe and use Uber or Lyft while out in the evenings.   Arlington, 1302 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom  ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - More than 1,500 people attended the first ever Food Truck Festival held at Franklin High School Saturday, June 9. The event was jointly organized by the Franklin High School Project Graduation team and the Franklin Athletics Booster club, to raise funds for this year's Project ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Last week the Franklin High School Project Graduation team announced the line up for its first ever Food Truck Festival scheduled for June 9, from 11 am. to 6 pm at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, in Somerset. Carnivale Donut, Carnivale Concessions, Cheezen, Sip & ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon Land Trust’s upcoming Conservation Conversation program offers both food for thought and thoughts on food. The program “What’s the Future of Local Food?” spotlights the rapid changes to local food systems in recent years. From restaurants, Farmers’ Markets and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Close to 400 guests attended the 26th Annual Taste of Somerset fundraiser benefiting the PeopleCare Center at the Palace at Somerset Park Monday night. "Taste of Somerset is the original tasting event in Somerset County and the longest running with widespread benefits - to the ...

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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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Would you like to unleash your inner artist?  If so, then the upcoming Paint & Sip Night Fundraiser, hosted by the Franklin Woman’s Club, is for you.  Paint & Sip Night, is scheduled for Friday, June 15 at Wine and Dreams, 120 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset. (Doors open at 6:30 and painting ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville Farmers Market, scheduled to resume operations on Grove Street for its ninth season June 7, will not open this year. “You need more than one farmer to operate a legitimate farmers’ market,” said Jay Scott, who is the head of the eight-member volunteer committee ...

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Bring your appetite and come test your taste buds! SOMERSET, NJ - On Saturday, June 9, the Franklin High School Project Graduation will host its first Food Truck Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, in Somerset. The event will include 12 to 15 food ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The weekly Farmers Market at Duke Farms returns on Sunday, May 6, with more than two dozen vendors expected for the opening and throughout the summer from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every week, rain or shine. The market will close for the season Oct. 28. The Sunday Farmers Market at ...

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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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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - If you are looking for a unique dish, Eli's Fish and Grill may be the perfect place for you to try.  Shepa Uddin and Abdul Ali named their new restaurant after their son, Eli.  After urging from friends and family the married couple decided to go mainstream and bring ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Blue Sheep Bake Shop on Division Street will be a showcase each Saturday in April for the award-winning salted caramel cupcakes judged the winner at the 3rd annual 4H Cupcake Wars competition. Bridgewater residents and members of the Somerset County 4-H Master Chefs Club, ...

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