Food & Drink

June 19, 2021

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough residents can welcome summer 2021 by stopping by Main Street's newest business. Bubbakoo's Burritos is opening its doors on Monday, June 21 in the Renaissance Square on Main Street. The eatery is taking over the space previously occupied by Subway. Bubbakoo's features ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - St. Peter's Church will have a representative in this year's Dine Below the Line competition that gets underway on YouTube on Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m. Former St. Peter's Warden Cathy Decker will be showcasing her culinary skills in the competition that is a collaboration of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Catherine Lombardi needs bartenders. Social Room Bar and Kitchen is looking for hosts. Steakhouse 85 has an opening for a server. These restaurants and other businesses in New Brunswick’s vibrant downtown area are open and ready to hire. They have recently begun to list ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library are hosting a dine-to-donate at Otilia's Café on Thursday, May 13. Diners can present the flyer when picking up food in order for a percentage of the receipt to go to the Friends of the Spotswood Public Library. All the proceeds from the ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - To the music of classic Mariachi, the East Brunswick Seafood Fish Market opened this Monday after "testing the waters" for a few weeks at its location at 554 Route 18 North next to its parent restaurant the popular La Poblana China. Friends, family, and local officials ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The official start of summer may still be a few months away, but, at KC's Korner Restaurant and Tavern – The Norman House (est. 1890), al fresco dining is back. Last week, the Oak Tree Avenue establishment officially welcomed patrons pack to its outdoor patio.  According ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Amanda Bonnell of South Plainfield is among hundreds of men and women from around the globe competing in an online competition to be named Favorite Chef.  Over the past month, Bonnell has defeated between 25 and 50 others to win both the 'Top 15' and 'Top 10' categories ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – “The Port” somehow does the impossible. This rectangular lean-to dining room that extends from the front of Salt Seafood and Oyster Bar, across the sidewalk and into Church Street, gives an outdoor dining space all the cozy ambiance of an indoor dining ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The American Legion Post 253 is hosting Friday Fish Fries throughout Lent, but on Friday, March 5, the post will be hosting an Italian Trio dinner featuring eggplant Parmesan, stuffed shells, and baked ziti along with garlic bread. Dinner is $8 per person. Take out, dine in, and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Frank Tumulty was a schoolteacher with a wife and three young children when he decided to pursue his dream of opening a pub in the Hub City where Rutgers students could go on date nights, families could gather for dinner and urban professionals could unwind with a drink or ...

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SAYREVILLE/SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - The local bars, along with small restaurants and businesses, have faced extraordinary challenges having to adapt their operations amidst the pandemic to keep them afloat. “We’re built to work on 100% capacity, obviously, every business is,” said Kenny Cassidy, ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - It is National Pizza Day, so there's an excuse to order pizza for dinner tonight and Spotswood High School's Class of 2021 is hosting a dine-to-donate at Maria's Pizza and Italian Kitchen in Milltown. Just download and print the flyer. Give the flyer when picking up an order and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The vineyard owner on the screen had obviously been drinking his own stock and could no longer converse in his native Italian nor his limited English, but was fluent in the international language of drunk. His inarticulate antics provided hours of laughs for the customers who ...

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HELMETTA/MILLTOWN/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture, all Spotswood School District students have access to free lunches and now breakfast for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year. The USDA free meal program began helping schools across the nation feed ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – South River's Ria Mar, a local favorite Portuguese restaurant, has been cited by state attorney general’s office for violating COVID-19-related executive orders. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal’s office on Wednesday announced it was seeking to suspend the liquor licenses of ...

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NEW JERSEY- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of Nestle Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken meals for “possible extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic.” The baked chicken meals were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020 with a “Best Before” date of October ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library are hosting a dine-to-donate at Otilia's Café on Thursday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Diners can present the above pictured flyer when picking up food in order for a percentage of the receipt to go to the Friends of the Spotswood ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Tuesday is the final day of Project Graduation's three day dine-to-donate at the Panini Bistro. Diners can show the above flyer on their smartphones, mention Project Senior Week or use the promo code PSW with online orders and a percentage of the receipt will go to help make Senior ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Orchardside Farm is a brand-new farm located on the border of Cranbury, South Brunswick and Plainsboro Townships. Family owned and operated, Orchardside Farm is easily accessible from Dey Road, off of Orchardside Drive. Though they are a small farm, sitting on eight beautiful ...

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HELMETTA/MILLTOWN/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Project Graduation is hosting a Thanksgiving Pie Sale from now through Wednesday, November 18. Pies will be picked up on Tuesday, November 24. All the pies will be freshly delivered from Wemrock Orchards in Freehold. Pie choices include Thanksgiving favorites apple ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Farmers Market is back! The Farmers Market is sponsored by the Township of East Brunswick, the EB Sustainability Task Force, EB Environmental Commission and the Friends of EBEC. The market will be held at the Brunswick Square Mall twice a month, starting in ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Township and the Sustainable Jersey Committee are looking for local vendors to participate in a Winter Farmers' Market to be held on Sundays starting in October at the Brunswick Square Mall. Interested vendors should contact the Planning Office for additional ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - VFW Post 4589 Commander Travis Fryzowicz and the auxiliary are excited to be welcoming veterans and the community back to its popular Beer Garden on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning this week. The Beer Garden will be set up outside at the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Last month's Zeppole Night was a huge hit with residents. So, the Spotswood Recreation Department is dishing out some more summer treats on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. Residents can stop by Spotswood High School for Italian Ice while supplies last. Italian Ice Night is rain or ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Power trucks are in the borough, but there still isn't any word as to when all Helmetta residents will have their power back on. Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek is inviting residents to stop by the Maple Street Pavilion tonight to cool off with a sweet treat. Complimentary ice cream ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In this time of increased food insecurity, Middlesex County is proud to introduce the Share Your Foodways program: a way to create delicious, culturally distinct dishes from ingredients available at local food pantries. All the dishes featured in the program are easy to ...

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