Food & Drink

September 23, 2018

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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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds are expected to gather for "Taste of Somerset" at The Palace at Somerset Park on Monday, May 21, from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M to benefit the PeopleCare Center.   “Taste of Somerset is unique because of the large number of restaurants and beverage providers from across ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The organizers of Downtown Somerville Restaurant Week concede it ’s an idea that is long overdue, so they’re rolling out the welcome mat, setting their tables, and offering a Prix Fixe menu certain to appeal to customers old and new. Beginning Monday, March 19 and running ...

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TAPintoTravels - Very rarely...actually never..have we proclaimed something the best in the world.  Occasionally, we will give you a top ten list.  Perhaps, even some strong recommendations for a few special places. However, we feel pretty strongly about this one.  Yankee Kitchen has the best ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Grape Expectations, recognized as the oldest “Make Your Own Wine” establishment in Somerset County, will host wine tastings the next two weekends for those curious about wines made from grapes harvested in South Africa and Chile in South America. Tastings are scheduled ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms will host a Farm to Table Indoor Winter Market Sunday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Orientation Center, 1112 Dukes Parkway West. There will be 20 local farms and small businesses represented with a wide range of products, including pickles, fresh bread, jam, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Disillusioned with the grind that comes with being an attorney, David Delinko has gotten a fresh start, preparing and serving fresh salads to customers at the Salad House, which celebrated its Grand Opening Friday, Feb. 2. The owner of Somerville's newest restaurant, located at ...

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ST. LOUIS - Panera Bread issued a press release stating, "out of an abundance of caution, Panera Bread is conducting a nationwide preemptive, voluntary recall of all two ounce and eight-ounce cream cheese products sold in its U.S. bakery-cafes." The casual dining chain, which has one location in ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Pie Five, a fast-casual pizza restaurant that specializes in serving customizable pizzas in five minutes or less, opened its first franchise in New Jersey at 3010 Route 27 in Kendall Park.  There are close to 100 Pie Five restaurants operating nationwide, according to its ...

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