Food & Drink

July 23, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – For Restaurant Week, Krisztina Rossi invites you to come for a massage, a facial and nail service – and stay for the food and drink. The owner of The Spa at The Heldrich realizes her participation in City Center’s Restaurant Week may seem unusual to some, but she thinks many ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for adults 18 and over at the Bernardsville Farmers Market between 9 to 11 a.m. on this Saturday, July 24.  The vaccine clinic will be set up near the Millicent Fenwick statue at the parking lot for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher’s Bar & Restaurant, a dining destination nestled in the lobby of the Heldrich Hotel on Livingston Avenue, has reopened just in time for the city’s Restaurant Week. Christopher’s will be offering a special four-course prix fixe menu on July 23 and 24 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Farmer's Market comes alive today on the lawn in front of JCPenney's at the Brunswick Square Mall. The hours are 11am-3pm. Come and visit to support some local businesses. Click here to see the list of participating vendors.

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EAST BRUNSWICK/SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick's Chef Ravi is back!  This time he prepares a gorgeously delicious shrimp curry to be served on an equally hot summer's night.  Adjust the spices to suit yourself and don't worry about being exact.  Although this recipe is actually very east to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ –  Brothers Halal Meat and Grocery, located at 1991 Route 27 in Somerset, officially opened its doors last month and the owners are looking forward to expanding their ties within the community.  "We felt this was something the community needed and wanted to expand our business ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The New Brunswick Community Farmers Market will open for the season in New Brunswick on June 19. Fresh and local fruits and vegetables, local honey, baked goods, prepared foods, flowers and craft items will be available for purchase now through the end of October at the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two signature events are set to kick off in downtown Somerville Memorial Day weekend, the Friday night Cruisers and on Saturday night, the Summer Stage concert series. Hundreds of exotic, vintage, hot rod and classic automobiles will be parked along Main Street, with many of the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of area residents attended the 3rd annual Franklin Food Truck Festival on Saturday at Franklin High School. The funds raised from the festival will benefit students attending Franklin High School's Project Graduation event. Guest had more than 15 food trucks to visit, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A family-friendly food truck festival will roll into town next Saturday offering a day of kid-centric activities, shopping, and of course good food. The 3rd annual Franklin Food Truck Festival will be held May 22, from 11 am to 7 pm at Franklin High School (FHS) on 500 Elizabeth ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Owner Sachin Shah picked the perfect time to expand the food and drink menus at Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub. More patrons will be able to enjoy the newly added fish cakes, lamb sliders and vegetarian shepherd’s pie and wash them down with new summer coolers and ...

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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Gov.Phil Murphy recently signed into law A-5444, which provides $35 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for restaurants throughout New Jersey. The bill provides aid to a particularly hard ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Spring has sprung, with crocus and daffodils popping up through the ground, soon to be joined by umbrellas and tables popping up in front of restaurants throughout the downtown dining and shopping district. All sidewalk cafe licenses issued last year have lapsed; restaurant ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grab your green garb and head to New Brunswick's downtown City Center to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Wednesday. Several restaurants and pubs will be serving up traditional food and drinks, not to mention live music. Designated drivers who are dropping off and picking up ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has expanded indoor gathering limits in New Jersey effective Friday. Businesses, indoor entertainment and recreation areas (casinos and gyms), personal care businesses, indoor performance venues and indoor gatherings (religious ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Fat Cactus Mexican Cantina, a downtown dining destination for those hungry for Mexican food and drinks with a twist, has been cited by the state attorney general’s office for violating COVID-19-related executive orders. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal’s office on Wednesday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Old Man Rafferty’s, a downtown restaurant that has served savory French onion soup and overstuffed reubens to generations of theatergoers, Rutgers students and Johnson & Johnson’s workers, has closed its doors. Owner Mark Jakuboski said the landmark restaurant on Albany ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The news is out, the Mondelez bakery factory in Bergen County is considering a move out of town, or are they? "This is the beginning of the process," said Laurie Guzzinati, Senior Director, Corporate & Government Affairs North America Mondelēz Global LLC out of East Hanover.

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NUTLEY, NJ - The "media" may have many around the country believing that Nutley's greatest gift to Thanksgiving is Martha Stewart, but locals know its "Nutley Raiders Ginger-Spiced Cranberry Sauce." First created by students in the culinary program at Nutley High School in 2017, this dish has ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – After only three months, Chick-fil-A, located at 4801 Stelton Road, has become South Plainfield’s newest hot spot. Chick-fil-A offers an extensive menu with a variety of catering options available for delivery or pick up for any occasion. Officially opening on August 27, the new ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The expanded outdoor dining in the city’s downtown area, where participating bars and restaurants have been seating weekend diners right smack in the middle of George and Church streets since summer, has provided a much-needed boost to an industry hit hard by the COVID-19 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever.  "I'm ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The opinions expressed, and recommendations offered, are those of the author, Cody Obropta.and not TAPinto Hillsborough. HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Since beginning my pizza blog in 2016, I have dined at over 120 pizzerias in the state of New Jersey. As Hillsborough Restaurant Week ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The coming of the harvest moon was a signal to the ancients to tend to their fields. Around the Hub City, it’s a clarion call to come enjoy food, drink and music under the pale moonlight and the city lights. New Brunswick’s Harvest Weekend, organized by New Brunswick City ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. To help promote the township's 3rd annual Restaurant Week, Sept. 29-Oct. 4, Mayor Doug Tomson has been visiting dozens of Hillsborough restaurants the past several months, a good will "tour" that began in June when New Jersey's ...

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Those that sold to supermarkets fared better than those that relied on restaurants and schools This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy announced this morning that restaurants will be able to open for indoor dining beginning this Friday, September 4. Restaurants will be limited to 25 percent seating capacity with social distancing between tables. "Reopening responsibly will help us restore one of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The long-awaited grand opening of the South Plainfield Chick-fil-A, located at 4801 Stelton Road, took place at the crack of dawn on August 27.  Patrons are now able to order ahead of time on the mobile app for pick up or make their way through the double drive-thru to order ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -  A brief ceremony early Thursday evening in front of Kyma Greek Cuisine on Main Street made it official - al Fresco dining in the downtown restaurant district has expanded beyond the curb on to Main Street. Natalie Pineiro, executive director of the Downtown Somerville Alliance ...

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